Labour Party

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lord Falconer: Labour's lack of female leader ‘sends bad message’

Lord Falconer: Labour's lack of female leader ‘sends bad message’

The former justice secretary said the fact that Labour has never had a female leader “makes people wonder” whether the party is sexist.

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.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Labour MP: I'd rate Jeremy Corbyn's leadership with minus figure

Labour MP: I'd rate Jeremy Corbyn's leadership with minus figure

Siobhain McDonagh slated the current Labour leader, and announced she would be backing Jess Phillips to become his successor.

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 has entered its second round, with five candidates remaining.

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.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Ed Miliband to lead inquest into Labour election defeat

Ed Miliband to lead inquest into Labour election defeat

The former Labour leader will head up a panel to investigate the party's fourth consecutive defeat and "map out a route" back to power.

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

Labour MP: ‘I have no idea why we went forward with the election’

Labour MP: ‘I have no idea why we went forward with the election’

Chris Bryant told talkRADIO that backing Boris Johnson’s motion to call a December 12 general election was a “strategic error” by the party.

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.

Tony Blair warns Labour not to 'whitewash' election defeat

Tony Blair warns Labour not to 'whitewash' election defeat

The former Prime Minister says Labour faces a crisis if it does not revitalise itself as a "serious, progressive" alternative to the Tories.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Michael Gove: Labour Party has lost its best leadership candidates

Michael Gove: Labour Party has lost its best leadership candidates

The cabinet minister said the Labour politicians he "admired" had all lost their seats at the general election.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Stephen Kinnock: 'Next Labour leader should be a woman'

Stephen Kinnock: 'Next Labour leader should be a woman'

The Labour MP said it had been an "albatross hanging round our necks" that there had never been a female leader of the party.

Tony Blair's ex-aide: 'Jeremy Corbyn made Labour unelectable'

Tony Blair's ex-aide: 'Jeremy Corbyn made Labour unelectable'

John McTernan said the Labour leader had "crafted" the party's worst election result since 1935.

Labour leadership race to begin in January

Labour leadership race to begin in January

The party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, has recommended that the process to replace Jeremy Corbyn should begin on January 7.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Leaking Jon Ashworth recording was 'ghastly smear' against Labour

Leaking Jon Ashworth recording was 'ghastly smear' against Labour

Labour election candidate Dr Adrian Heald has slammed the leaking of a recording of a shadow cabinet member criticising Jeremy Corbyn.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jonathan Ashworth dismisses attack on Jeremy Corbyn as ‘banter’

Jonathan Ashworth dismisses attack on Jeremy Corbyn as ‘banter’

The shadow health secretary claimed that Labour faces an "abysmal" situation in parts of the country where voters "can't stand Corbyn".

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

John McDonnell: Climate change is top priority for every UK region

The shadow chancellor said talking to local communities showed tackling climate change to be the “number one priority” in every UK region.

Kate Hoey: Labour's bid to woo Brexit voters ‘too little too late’

Kate Hoey: Labour's bid to woo Brexit voters ‘too little too late’

The ex-Labour MP said the party's plan to change campaign strategy and appeal to Leave voters was "much too late and much too little".

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Tory candidate told Sikh rival he was 'talking through his turban'

Tory candidate told Sikh rival he was 'talking through his turban'

A Conservative candidate has apologised for the "derogatory" remark directed at his Labour rival during a debate in Shropshire.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Labour Party experiences 'sophisticated cyber attack'

Labour Party experiences 'sophisticated cyber attack'

The Labour Party has said that it has experienced a “sophisticated and large scale cyber attack” on its digital platforms.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Tory candidate steps down after ‘ill-judged’ remarks on rape case

Tory candidate steps down after ‘ill-judged’ remarks on rape case

Nick Conrad is standing down after facing backlash for saying women should "keep your knickers on" while discussing a rape case in 2014.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Ms Berger left Labour to found the Independent Group for Change, before joining the Liberal Democrats in September.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Labour Party to back December election

Labour Party to back December election

The UK is on course for a December general election after Labour announced its conditions to back the move had been met.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Keith Vaz MP faces suspension for ‘willingness’ to buy cocaine

Keith Vaz MP faces suspension for ‘willingness’ to buy cocaine

The Labour MP is facing a six-month Commons suspension after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to buy cocaine for others.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

Diane Abbott claims Kate Hoey ‘no longer a Labour MP’

The shadow home secretary has come to blows with fellow Labour MP Kate Hoey after saying she no longer represents the party.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

Dominic Raab: Corbyn wants Britain 'stuck in the mud' on Brexit

The Foreign Secretary accused the Labour Party of trying to "exploit" Brexit for "political purposes".

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick: Up to 20 Labour MPs could back Brexit deal

Jim Fitzpatrick has said up to 20 Labour MPs could defy party policy and back Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Labour MP suspended over sexual harassment complaint

Labour MP suspended over sexual harassment complaint

Stephen Hepburn - an MP since 1997 - has been suspended from the party following a complaint of sexual harassment.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

Labour Party conference votes to remain neutral on Brexit

Labour Party conference votes to remain neutral on Brexit

Labour conference delegates have backed Jeremy Corbyn's stance on staying neutral on Brexit until after an election.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Labour MP Harriet Harman to continue Speaker bid despite 'disquiet'

Labour MP Harriet Harman to continue Speaker bid despite 'disquiet'

She vowed to continue her bid to replace John Bercow, despite local party members calling on her to stand down.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Labour Party ‘failed to act’ on sexual harassment allegations

Labour Party ‘failed to act’ on sexual harassment allegations

Outgoing Labour MP John Mann accused his party of failing to act on issues of sexual harassment “and worse”.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

The Labour MP called her own party's stance on Brexit "utter nonsense".

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Scotland won't 'forgive' Labour if they permit second Indyref

Lib Dem Christine Jardine said a "large section" of Scotland would struggle to forgive Labour if it allowed a second independence vote.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

Mark Francois: Labour-SNP pact ‘transparent and ridiculous’

The Tory MP told talkRADIO that an alliance between the two parties in an effort to oust Boris Johnson would be "ridiculous".

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

John McDonnell 'making policy on the hoof' with Indyref promise

Labour's shadow chancellor said his party would not block a second vote on Scottish independence in a bid to get the SNP on side.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Antisemitic reports reach record levels

Antisemitic reports reach record levels

A record number of anti-Semitic incidents have been reported in Britain this year.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Jared O'Mara: Aide posts expletive rant on MP's Twitter account

Jared O'Mara: Aide posts expletive rant on MP's Twitter account

An MP's communications chief resigned with a series of angry tweets posted to the politician's official Twitter page.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers to consider motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour peers will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss whether or not to consider a motion of no confidence in the party leader.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Robert Winston: 'Corbyn can resign to prove he's not antisemitic'

Robert Winston: 'Corbyn can resign to prove he's not antisemitic'

The scientist is one of 67 Labour peers who took out a newspaper advert accusing the Labour Party of welcoming everyone “except Jews”.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Diane Abbott retweets critiques of Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

Diane Abbott retweets critiques of Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

The Labour MP has retweeted a number of critical tweets about the party's deputy leader Tom Watson.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

Lord Adonis: Brexit has become a 'far-right project'

The Labour peer warned that Brexit, both with a deal or without, would be an "extreme policy".

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

Wes Streeting: 'I'll never be president of the Corbyn fan club'

The Labour MP is hoping to use his parliamentary privilege to break gagging orders against staff who want to speak out about antisemitism.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Labour MP: Our party ‘can’t have a hierarchy of racism’

Labour MP: Our party ‘can’t have a hierarchy of racism’

Labour MP: Our party ‘can’t have a hierarchy of racism’

A Labour MP has said that the party “can’t have a hierarchy of racism” following Chris Williamson readmission. 

Tom Watson: Chris Williamson should have Labour whip removed

Tom Watson: Chris Williamson should have Labour whip removed

Tom Watson: Chris Williamson should have Labour whip removed

Labour’s deputy leader has called on Jeremy Corbyn to withdraw the whip from Chris Williamson following his readmission to the party.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Chris Williamson’s Labour suspension lifted after antisemitism row

Chris Williamson’s Labour suspension lifted after antisemitism row

Chris Williamson’s Labour suspension lifted after antisemitism row

Chris Williamson’s suspension from the Labour Party has been lifted following the conclusion of a disciplinary case against him. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Tom Watson: 'Our future doesn't need to be Brexit'

Tom Watson: 'Our future doesn't need to be Brexit'

He renewed calls for Labour to back a second referendum, saying "our future doesn't need to be Brexit".

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn

Brexit: Labour launches cross-party motion to block no deal

Brexit: Labour launches cross-party motion to block no deal

Labour has tabled a cross-party motion to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Peterborough by-election: Labour beats Brexit Party by 683 votes

Peterborough by-election: Labour beats Brexit Party by 683 votes

Labour candidate Lisa Forbes will now hold the seat in Peterborough, left vacant by disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell ‘not helpful’, says Labour MP

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell ‘not helpful’, says Labour MP

Decision to expel Alastair Campbell ‘not helpful’, says Labour MP

The decision to expel former Tony Blair adviser Alastair Campbell was “not helpful in the current political climate”, a Labour MP has suggested.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Alastair Campbell's Labour expulsion: How the internet reacted

Alastair Campbell's Labour expulsion: How the internet reacted

MPs, Labour supporters and political commentators have aired their views online after Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell was expelled from the Labour Party.

Ian Blackford Jeremy Corbyn

SNP’s Ian Blackford: 'Work with us, Corbyn'

SNP’s Ian Blackford: 'Work with us, Corbyn'

The SNP's Westminster leader called for the Labour leader to work alongside his party and call for a second referendum.

Dame Margaret Hodge brands Labour antisemitism probe 'depressing'

Dame Margaret Hodge brands Labour antisemitism probe 'depressing'

A human rights watchdog has launched a formal investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish".

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell expelled from Labour Party

Alastair Campbell expelled from Labour Party

The People's Vote campaigner announced news of his expulsion on Twitter.

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