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GAME CHANGER Eight Weeks That Transformed British Politics

GAME CHANGER Eight Weeks That Transformed British Politics

Inside Corbyn’s Election Machine

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Published:20 Sep 2018
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When Theresa May called a snap election in 2017, Labour was more than twenty points behind in the polls and it seemed the only question was how big her landslide would be. 

The experts argued campaigns don’t move opinions much and young voters would not turn out. But Jeremy Corbyn and his team had other ideas. They knew people were angry about austerity and were confident they would support a manifesto for the many not the few.

In the most dramatic election of modern times, Corbyn’s inspirational campaign transformed British politics. Labour won its best vote for twenty years and the largest increase in its vote share since 1945. Far from winning a landslide, the Tories were left without a majority and forced to abandon many of their unpopular plans.

Steve Howell was at the centre of Corbyn’s election machine. A member of the Labour leader’s strategy group, he was involved in all the key campaign decisions. From the outset, he believed that Corbyn’s campaigning skills, enthusiastic army of supporters and hopeful message could produce a surge in support. In Game Changer, he tells the story of eight weeks that transformed British politics.

Steve Howell was Jeremy Corbyn’s deputy director of strategy and communications during the 2017 General Election.

Involved in all the key campaign decisions, his task was to help turn around Labour’s fortunes and prepare for the snap election that duly came.

A former BBC journalist, Howell had run a successful communications consultancy for twenty years and was winding down to retirement when the call came. But, as a Labour Party member and Corbyn supporter, he could hardly turn down one last fling in the national political arena.

“Want to get the inside account of Labour’s historic 2017 general election campaign? Couldn’t recommend more former Corbyn staffer Steve Howell’s ‘Game Changer’. Go get it!”

Owen Jones, author of 'Chavs' and 'The Establishment'

“Game Changer is a vivid account of what it was like to be in the engine room of Jeremy Corbyn’s remarkable election campaign.”

Dennis Kavanagh, Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Liverpool Dennis Kavanagh, Author: ‘Thatcherism and British Politics’ and ‘The British General Election of 2015’.
Imprint
Accent Press
Publisher
Accent Press
Language
English
Product Format
Paperback
Dimensions
19.84 x 12.85
Weight
0 grams
Publication Date
20 Sep 2018
Number of Pages
368
ISBN
9781786156198
Product Format
Hardback
Dimensions
19.84 x 12.85
Weight
0 grams
Publication Date
18 Apr 2018
Number of Pages
368
ISBN
9781786155863
Product Format
EPUB
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0 grams
Publication Date
18 Apr 2018
Number of Pages
368
ISBN
9781786155870