Beyond New Labour

  • Erica Consterdine


Seven years since Labour left office and now immigration is front and centre of the British political landscape. Public concern over immigration is at an all time high, and a seismic shift in British politics has since transpired—in June 2016 Britain voted to leave the European Union, a vote that was fuelled by anti-immigration sentiment. How and why has immigration gravitated from low to high politics? And what were the consequences of the New Labour period? This chapter reflects on what Labour’s legacy has been on the policy and politics of immigration in Britain and the repercussions of the Labour’s immigration regime on British politics.


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  • Erica Consterdine
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  1. 1.Department of Politics and Sussex Centre for Migration ResearchUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

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