The houses of parliament at night
The houses of parliament at night

Lots of our members have questions and ideas about the big topics in politics and how our political system works.  Our Parliamentary candidate from 2015 and 2017 Dan Greef has blogged about the series of sessions he will be offering from September 20th to help local Labour members get up to speed with the intricacies of our democracy.

September is here and I always get that ‘going back to school’ feeling and now so can you! I will be delivering an ‘Introduction to Politics’ course for all Labour Party members in South Cambs, South East Cambs or Cambridge CLPs. The course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about how politics and our political system works.

I have devised a programme of seven sessions over seven weeks as a general introduction to some of the issues and ideas in British politics. Perfect for beginners and for those who just want to find out a bit more.

Here is the plan for the course:

Thursday 27th September – Is First Past the Post a fair voting system?

Thursday 4th October – Is the Prime Minister becoming too presidential?

Thursday 11th October – How do governments manage the economy?

Thursday 18th October – Is Liberalism the sole domain of any particular political party?

Thursday 25th October – Introduction to Conservatism

Thursday 1st November – Introduction to Socialism

Thursday 8th October – How does Parliament work?

These sessions will follow the same format each week, but are independent of each other so there is no need to sign up for the whole course. Each will involve an hour’s material from me and another hour to discuss and debate the issues with the rest of the group. I envisage that the debates will be both stimulating and lively, so all Labour Party members are welcome!

Each session will cost £5 per person per session, with all the money raised going towards the South Cambs CLP campaign fund.

If you would like to find out more about the course, or would like to secure your place, then please email me on
or use the form below………………


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