Dear friends,

England is changing – and to win back power, Labour must change too.

At the last election, England decisively shifted blue. Now Labour now needs a plan for a red shift.

We believe progressive parties win when we own the future.But too many people think we belonged to the past. The electorate is changing rapidly. The world of work is dramatically altered. Communities are changing shape. Generational shifts in values are under way. Many feel left behind. Yet vast new forces of trade and technology are speeding up.

So we need to go back to basics. To draw on the real experience and insights of English people today, inside and outside the workplace. To show how we can re-energise the ways Labour values can transform real lives.

Red Shift brings together a group of English Labour MP’s and activists determined to shine a spotlight on how England is changing, how peoples’ ambitions are changing – and how Labour needs to change to win.

The group will publish its first report – Looking for a New England - on the changing world of work and politics at party conference in September.

You can read the group's op-ed in today's Daily Mirror here.

Visit the Red Shift website and tell us what you heard at the General Election here.