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City of London Election 2017

In 2016, a year of turbulent and dangerous global politics, Small Axe launched a new movement that puts people back at the heart of politics: We Can Win.

What we did

We began our campaign in the heart of the City of London, an area where the world’s wealthiest banks sit alongside a community of ordinary residents and low-paid workers. Our Get Out The Vote efforts boosted turnout in the two residential wards and, for the first time in a long while, we elected resident councillors to Britain’s most secretive local authority.

We Can Win combined the skills of community organising with the technology and communications of the future, to empower people to take the political process into their own hands.

Our impact

  • We recruited and helped elect the first Labour group of councillors in the history of the City of London
  • Drew candidates from the community who emerged as leaders through campaigns on air pollution and housing.
  • This work formed the prototype for Labour’s Community Organising Unit which is deploying the same tactics nationwide.


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