Brown Says Labour Must Modernise
The big challenges facing the UK such as terrorism and climate change cannot be solved "unless we involve the people of this country", Gordon Brown says.
To achieve that the Labour Party must reform and modernise again, he told a youth hustings in Oxford.
"Only 1% of the population are members of political parties," he said, so citizens' juries and sites like MySpace needed to be used to involve people.
The six contenders to be Labour's next deputy leader also took part.
Mr Brown has been travelling the country with the deputy leadership contenders and taking part in the hustings, even though he has no competition for the role of Labour leader.