Labour leadership contest

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey: I can’t wait to see Keir Starmer in Number 10

Rebecca Long-Bailey: I can’t wait to see Keir Starmer in Number 10

The defeated candidate said Sir Keir Starmer "will be a brilliant Prime Minister" as she led the congratulations to the new Labour leader.

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Keir Starmer wins Labour leadership contest

Sir Keir Starmer has won the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

John McDonnell: Antisemitism a ‘stain’ on Jeremy Corbyn leadership

John McDonnell: Antisemitism a ‘stain’ on Jeremy Corbyn leadership

The shadow chancellor said “lessons have been learnt” by the Labour's handling of antisemitism and that he hoped the party could “move on”.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Andy Burnham: Manchester Mayor feels ‘invisible’ to Labour

Andy Burnham: Manchester Mayor feels ‘invisible’ to Labour

The Labour Mayor said he wrote to all leadership hopefuls weeks ago urging them to reach out to northern cities but has not had any replies.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Opinion: Labour leadership transgender pledge ‘absolute nonsense’

Opinion: Labour leadership transgender pledge ‘absolute nonsense’

Labour activist Lucy Masoud has criticised a pledge signed by some of the party’s leadership hopefuls over transgender rights.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Tony Blair warns ‘head-to-toe’ renewal needed for Labour

Marking 120 years of the party, the former PM said Labour was "in crisis" as he urged leadership hopefuls to listen to the public.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Caroline Flint: Labour leadership candidates have ‘a lot to prove’

Caroline Flint: Labour leadership candidates have ‘a lot to prove’

The former MP said those hoping to replace Jeremy Corbyn must reach out to the public and show "contrition" over the general election loss.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jess Phillips pulls out of Labour leadership race

Jess Phillips pulls out of Labour leadership race

The backbencher said she could not be the person to "unite all parts" of the Labour movement as she ended her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

Emily Thornberry scrapes through Labour leadership first round

Emily Thornberry scrapes through Labour leadership first round

The shadow foreign secretary gained the necessary 22 nominations to go through to the second phase just minutes before the deadline.

Labour MP: ‘Very strong field of candidates’ in leadership race

Labour MP: ‘Very strong field of candidates’ in leadership race

The newly elected MP has backed Rebecca Long-Bailey to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as the first phase of the contest draws to a close today.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tom Watson: Jess Phillips could set Labour leadership race ‘alight’

Tom Watson: Jess Phillips could set Labour leadership race ‘alight’

The ex-deputy Labour leader said Sir Keir Starmer was "a frontrunner" and dubbed Rebecca Long-Bailey the "continuity Corbyn candidate".

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Labour leadership contest: Who is in the running?

Labour leadership contest: Who is in the running?

The contest to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader continues with three candidates remaining.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

Jess Phillips announces Labour leadership candidacy

The backbencher confirmed her bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, promising to challenge the Boris Johnson with "passion, heart and precision".

Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Rebecca Long-Bailey considering Labour leadership

Rebecca Long-Bailey considering Labour leadership

The shadow business secretary has confirmed she is considering running to replace Jeremy Corbyn while endorsing Angela Rayner as deputy.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pay more

Emily Thornberry: Those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pay more

The shadow foreign secretary said that public service spending needs a boost as she made her case to become the next Labour leader.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Emily Thornberry confirms she will enter Labour leadership race

Emily Thornberry confirms she will enter Labour leadership race

The shadow foreign secretary is the first to formally announce her leadership bid.

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

Sir Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' Labour leadership bid

The shadow Brexit secretary has said he is considering a run at succeeding Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn re-election: John Mann reserving judgement

Jeremy Corbyn vow to win election 'encouraging' says critic John Mann

Jeremy Corbyn vow to win election'encouraging' says critic John Mann

But Bassetlaw MP suggests he´ll reserve judgement on Corbyn following his leadership victory over Owen Smith

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn: 'There will always be a group of embittered Blairites undermining him', says Ken Livingstone

Jeremy Corbyn critics are just 'bitter, disgraceful Blairites', says Ken Livingstone

Jeremy Corbyn critics are just 'bitter, disgraceful Blairites' - Ken Livingstone

Former mayor of London says Corbyn is trying to make Labour a 'democratic' party again, but 'the party is riddled with people who followed Blair's big bank agenda'

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Labour party: 'The right thing to do is probably a split, there’s a massive gap opening up in centre ground politics', says editor of The Times' Red Box

'The right thing for Labour to do is split' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says Times editor

'The right thing for Labour to do is split' if Corbyn wins, says Times editor

The result of the Labour leadership election will be announced tomorrow, and many expect Corbyn to win despite having little support from his MPs

'If Labour gets itself together we can come back into government quite quickly', says Labour's Progress

We must stay and fight Jeremy Corbyn if he wins Labour leadership contest, says Blairite pressure group

We must stay and fight Corbyn if he remains leader, says Blairite pressure group

Richard Angell, of Labour's Progress group, says the party could get back into power with a few small changes

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

David Miliband is a quitter - how dare he criticise Jeremy Corbyn?

David Miliband is a quitter - how dare he criticise Jeremy Corbyn?

David Miliband is portrayed as Labour's great lost talent. But his refusal to step in and save the party leaves him no right to criticise those who are out there in the arena

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn's achievements have 'come with the help of the whole party', says Labour and Momentum activist

Jeremy Corbyn opponents represent 'a small minority' says Momentum activist

Jeremy Corbyn opponents represent 'a small minority' says Momentum activist

Santiago Bell-Bradford rubbishes idea of split in party on final day of voting in Labour's leadership contest

Labour leadership contest: 'Things could get much worse' if Jeremy Corbyn wins

Labour leadership contest: 'Things could get much worse' if Jeremy Corbyn wins

Adam Bienkov, of politics.co.uk, believes the party has yet to hit rock bottom and the nadir could be yet to come

'The whole challenge against Jeremy Corbyn was misjudged from the start', says deputy editor of Politics.co.uk

Labour leadership contest: Attempt to topple Jeremy Corbyn 'was doomed to fail from the start'

Attempt to topple Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader 'was a disaster from the start'

Political editor Adam Bienkov says the challenge against Jeremy Corbyn should have been made at a later date, and his opponents 'chose a candidate very few people had heard of'

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

'Jeremy Corbyn has started a whole campaign towards winning the next general election', says Labour councillor

'Labour leadership contest will help Jeremy Corbyn win general election'

'Labour leadership contest will help Jeremy Corbyn win general election'

Councillor Claudia Webbe says leadership challenge has enabled Corbyn to connect with the public and build support

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

'The shadow cabinet should be chosen by their peer group', says former advisor to Tony Blair

Jeremy Corbyn Shadow Cabinet comments ridiculed by former advisor to Tony Blair

Jeremy Corbyn Shadow Cabinet comments ridiculed by former advisor to Tony Blair

John McTernan said Labour party members 'don't know what they're doing' and Corbyn is simply making a power grab by including them in Shadow Cabinet selection

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Labour leadership: 'Jeremy Corbyn will win', claims Labour List

'Jeremy Corbyn had more support but no-one landed killer blow' - Labour List editor on leadership debate

'Corbyn had more support in leadership debate but no-one landed killer blow'

Peter Edwards believes Jeremy Corbyn will see off his challenger but 'the really dramatic question' is what happens then

Labour leadership candidates Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith are heckled during a live TV debate

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith heckled during live TV debate

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith are heckled during live TV debate

The two Labour leadership candidates were booed and jeered at in the first few minutes of a live TV debate

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Labour leadership: 'There will be some form of truce' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says political commentator

Labour leadership: 'There will be some form of truce' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says political journalist

'There will be some form of truce' if Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership

Adam Bienkov was speaking to talkRADIO after Jeremy Corbyn came out on top in a Labour leadership poll.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ed Balls' comments: 'You'd expect a little more humility', says founder of Novara Media

Jeremy Corbyn supporter mocks Ed Balls over 2015 electoral disaster

Jeremy Corbyn supporter mocks Ed Balls over 2015 electoral disaster

After Balls called Jeremy Corbyn's leadership style a 'leftist utopian fantasy', Aaron Bastani said the former shadow chancellor 'isn't all that' when it comes to winning elections

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Traingate: Jeremy Corbyn got it wrong and 'people will now think he's a liar', says political strategist

Traingate: Jeremy Corbyn got it wrong and 'people will now think he's a liar', says political strategist

Traingate: Corbyn got it wrong and 'people will now think he's a liar'

Tony Blair's former advisor John McTernan says Labour leader should have just said sorry

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Owen Smith reveals he will support Jeremy Corbyn if he wins the Labour leadership contest

Owen Smith promises to support Jeremy Corbyn if he wins the Labour leadership contest

Owen Smith will support Corbyn if he wins the election

Leadership candidate Owen Smith has revealed support for his opposition

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale reveals her support for Owen Smith

Labour leadership contest: Jeremy Corbyn loses another key figure as Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith

Jeremy Corbyn suffers fresh blow as Scottish Labour leader backs Owen Smith

The Scottish Labour leader has announced who she is backing to lead the party

Journalist explains Sadiq Khan's decision to back Owen Smith

Jeremy Corbyn 'lost Saqid Khan's support during Brexit campaign'

Jeremy Corbyn 'lost Saqid Khan's support during Brexit campaign'

Guardian commentator Dave Hill tells Paul Ross that Corbyn's lack of clarity over Brexit was a key factor in Khan's decision

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Corbyn Smith

George Galloway: If Jeremy Corbyn had made Owen Smith's Isis comments, he'd no longer be a candidate

George Galloway: If Corbyn made Owen Smith's Isis comments, he'd be finished

talkRADIO's evening presenter says Galloway might have been contacted by the police for making such remarks and condemned the media for focusing on Ant and Dec instead.