Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and edits the Coffee House blog. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK, attends The Times CEO summit in London

George Osborne admits he’ll miss his own surplus target

1 July 2016 12:14

Finally George Osborne has seen an upside to Britain voting to leave the European Union. The Chancellor used this morning…

Leadsom on Iron Throne

Andrea Leadsom overtakes Michael Gove to become second favourite in Tory leadership race

1 July 2016 12:00

As Michael Gove finished speaking, the bookmakers have reported that Andrea Leadsom has overtaken the Justice Secretary when it comes…

British Justice Secretary Michael Gove addresses delegates on the first day of the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

The big question that Michael Gove still has to answer

1 July 2016 11:43

Michael Gove had two clear aims in his leadership campaign launch speech. The first was to explain what the hell…


Tory party braced for deep divisions during leadership contest

1 July 2016 10:59

The Tory party is waking up this morning reeling from one of its most dramatic days since, well, last week,…

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Exclusive: Team Gove explains why he dropped Boris

30 June 2016 14:28

Michael Gove’s newly-formed campaign team have been ringing around shocked Tory MPs in the past couple of hours to explain…


The official candidates to be Tory leader and their pitches to the party

30 June 2016 13:57

The 1922 Committee has announced the final line-up in the Tory leadership race, after an extremely dramatic morning. The official…


Boris Johnson: Next Tory leader ‘cannot be me’

30 June 2016 11:56

‘My friends, you have waited for the punchline of this speech’ said Boris Johnson after 11 minutes of what sounded…

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Chaos and fury in Team Boris as support bleeds to Gove

30 June 2016 11:39

Boris Johnson is about to go ahead with his leadership campaign launch without the man who has pulled so much…

Nominations Open For Conservative MPs To Declare For The Leadership

Three questions Stephen Crabb will have to address in his leadership campaign

29 June 2016 16:18

Stephen Crabb is the first Tory leadership contender to formally declare his candidacy for the job, with a rousing speech…

State Visit Of The President Of The People's Republic Of China - Day 2

Corbyn hit by further resignations

29 June 2016 11:56

In the past week, David Cameron has had to resign after losing the referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, and…

May and Boris

Tory leadership contest: the state of the race

28 June 2016 18:40

Westminster is at its fastest-moving and most unstable for years. Portcullis House and the tea rooms are buzzing with MPs…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 3

Labour MPs pass vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn

28 June 2016 16:30

Labour MPs have passed a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn 172 votes to 40. There were 216 votes…

Jeremy Corbyn Faces Calls To Resign The Labour Leadership

‘We are going to have to lock some people in a cupboard’: Labour plotters prepare for coup

28 June 2016 10:51

Labour MPs are today voting on the motion of no confidence on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. The rebels expect the vote…


Labour MPs advised on personal safety after pro-Corbyn demo

27 June 2016 21:51

The demonstration in support of Jeremy Corbyn is starting to dissipate, but Labour MPs have this evening been contacted by their…

State Visit Of The President Of The People's Republic Of China - Day 2

Team Corbyn defiant after parliamentary party turns on him

27 June 2016 20:01

Journalists aren’t allowed inside the meetings of the Parliamentary Labour Party. But this evening they got a glimpse of just…

Labour makes a mess of holding the Government to account as Parliament returns

27 June 2016 15:34

Even when Britain has just voted to leave the European Union, Commons business must go on. And so this afternoon…


Jeremy Corbyn is going to fight to the bitter end

27 June 2016 15:05

Despite the rolling programme of frontbench resignations in the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn is clearly planning to fight to the…


New Tory leader in place by 2 September

27 June 2016 14:23

Senior Tories have decided that their new party leader will be confirmed by 2 September, which means that the timetable for the…

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Oliver Letwin to lead government Brexit unit

27 June 2016 13:53

Funnily enough, today’s Cabinet meeting was rather dominated by a discussion on the result of the EU referendum. The majority…

Jeremy Corbyn Sacks Hilary Benn Over Leadership Coup

Jexit: running tally of Labour frontbench resignations

27 June 2016 11:30

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he is staying put, despite a vote of no confidence from Labour MPs passing by a big…

Stop The War Christmas Fundraising Dinner

Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight on after day of resignations

26 June 2016 22:07

Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies in the Labour party had hoped that the leader would do the ‘decent thing’ and stand down…

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Tom Watson breaks silence over Labour turmoil 

26 June 2016 17:35

Freshly returned from Glastonbury, Tom Watson has spoken out about today’s turmoil in the Labour Party. The Deputy Leader has…

Political Leaders Respond To The UK's EU Referendum Result

Senior Tories push for longer leadership contest

26 June 2016 11:18

The Tory leadership contest is looking decidedly sedate compared with the ructions in the Labour party this morning. But tomorrow…

Happier times

‘He’s a good and decent man, but he is not a leader’: the Labour coup is on

26 June 2016 10:00

With the sacking of Hilary Benn from the Shadow Cabinet, we have reached open hostilities in the Labour party. The…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 2

Will Jeremy Corbyn step down as Labour leader?

25 June 2016 9:58

Jeremy Corbyn is giving a speech this morning about Labour’s response to the EU referendum. Rumours have been sweeping the…