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Labour Party Conference 2016 report

For many Labour Party members, Labour Party Conference 2016 must have seemed remarkably similar to Labour Party Conference 2015. Although the weather was less sunny, it began with the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Party. Last year, the consequence of Corbyn’s victory was widespread paralysis through shock at the backbencher’s dramatic emergence. This year, his predictable re-election was met with a more thoughtful response. In fringe events I went to and on the Conference floor, there were expressions of unity on issues such as grammar schools and the economy, and where there were disagreements they were (mostly) conducted with admirable comradeship. For lawyers, and those inter

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