Blue Labour is the Labour Party pressure group that aims to put relationships and responsibility at the heart of British politics.

Launched in 2010 by academic and Labour peer Maurice Glasman, the organisation is dedicated to reclaiming distinctive traditions of reciprocity and mutuality in the labour movement.

It combines respect for family, faith and work with a commitment to the common good: sustainable politics that helps people lead meaningful lives.


If you want to find out more about Blue Labour ideas The Labour Tradition and the Politics of Paradox is a good place to start. It is a collection of essays from leading Blue Labour thinkers, including Maurice Glasman and Marc Stears.

Published in May 2011 after a series of seminars in London and Oxford, the text contains a foreword from Labour leader Ed Miliband, and was supported by Labour’s key pressure groups The Fabian Society, Progress, Compass and the Christian Socialist Movement.

To learn more about how these ideas have developed please read Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics.