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Founder• Paul Richards
• Liam Byrne
• Derek Draper

Progress is an independent organisation of Labour Party members, founded in 1996, which aims to promote "radical and progressive politics for the 21st century."

Progress is currently chaired by Alison McGovern MP with an elected strategy board representing members, Labour councillors and parliamentarians.[1]

Former leadership

As of November 2009 Progress was chaired by Stephen Twigg and vice chairs were Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, secretary of state for culture, media & sport; Chris Leslie, director, New Local Government Network; Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, secretary of state for energy & climate change; Baroness Delyth Morgan; and Meg Munn MP. Progress’ honorary president was Alan Milburn, the former secretary of state for health and MP for Darlington.[2]

Circa 2006


In 2008 Progress organised a joint meeting with Compass (Liverpool: Winning a fourth term: what’s the road to victory? A debate about the future of the Labour party 04 July 2008 18:00 to 19:30). Speakers included Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Stephen Twigg, Chair of Progress and PPC for Liverpool West Derby, John Harris of the Guardian, Willie Sullivan vice chair of Compass and Louise Ellman MP (chair).[3]




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Document:Progress MP joins Unite's unwaged section for GenSec voteblog post7 April 2017Joining Unite in order to participate in the General Secretary ballot is legitimate and some are known to have done so to support Len McCluskey. However, making a false declaration in order to do so ‘on the cheap’ is certainly not legitimate and such applications need to be rooted out and their votes invalidated.
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