Andy Burnham

Labour in chaos: what are the party’s options?

15 July 2015 17:45

Labour is in an almighty mess at the moment. Those involved in the leadership campaigns are surprised by how the…

Andy Burnham: how Arthur Scargill inspires me

15 July 2015 13:55

When Martin Freeman endorsed Labour ahead of the election, his credentials were called into question after Steerpike reported that Freeman…

The Iranian regime is anti-Western and anti-Semitic. Can we really trust its nuclear deal?

14 July 2015 21:10

It is often said that British ambition and influence in the world are on the wane. But there can be…

Andy Burnham may end up supporting Harman’s line on welfare bill anyway

14 July 2015 15:08

Andy Burnham has been vociferous in his opposition to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, and made his views clear…

Has Andy Burnham’s wife kissed a Tory?

13 July 2015 14:09

When Andy Burnham attended London Pride, the Labour leadership hopeful proudly sported a t-shirt which read ‘never kissed a Tory’.…

Andy Burnham talks equality at £1400 private members’ club

10 July 2015 13:20

Throughout his career, Andy Burnham has been keen to point out that he is not one of the ‘metropolitan elite’.…

There’s only one way to save the crumbling Houses of Parliament. Turn them into a theme park

1 July 2015 11:35

The Houses of Parliament are falling down. According to the Independent Options Appraisal of the Palace of Westminster Restoration and…

How the three stages of the Labour leadership race could benefit Liz Kendall

30 June 2015 15:50

Liz Kendall is continuing to push herself as the ‘change everything’ candidate for the Labour leadership. During a speech at Reuters this…

Alan Milburn finally confronts Labour with the hard truth about Tony Blair

24 June 2015 14:02

Alan Milburn has told Labour something it does not want to hear: Tony Blair was as great for the party…

Yvette Cooper attacks David Cameron for a ‘blind spot’ on women

18 June 2015 18:01

Yvette Cooper addressed a lobby lunch today and put on an impressive performance. In contrast to her slightly wooden performance…

It has to be Liz Kendall, doesn’t it?

18 June 2015 16:44

The most revealing moment in the Labour debate last night came when a questioner asked ‘what qualities do you share…

Team Burnham: Liz Kendall’s ‘country should come first’ remark was a ‘cheap point’

18 June 2015 12:32

The one memorable moment from last night’s Labour leadership debate was Liz Kendall’s remark that ‘country should come first’, with…

Podcast: Greece and the lessons of Black Wednesday, plus the latest on the Labour leadership contest

18 June 2015 9:20

As the situation in Greece becomes more serious by the day, is a default or Grexit on the horizon? In this week’s…

Labour’s ‘attack dog’ turns on Laura Kuenssberg over BBC debate

18 June 2015 8:40

Last night’s Newsnight Labour leadership debate proved to be a rather dull affair with all four hopefuls failing to make a…

Labour’s first televised leadership hustings were dull and achieved very little

17 June 2015 21:39

The first televised debate in the Labour leadership contest was a rather dull affair. None of the candidates shone and…

Liz Kendall on safe ground for Newsnight debate

17 June 2015 12:07

Tonight’s Newsnight debate will see the four Labour leadership hopefuls — Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn — head…

When will the Labour leadership contenders realise it’s the 2020 election they’re fighting?

17 June 2015 9:28

Tonight’s Newsnight Labour leadership debate is a sink or swim moment for Liz Kendall. So far, there has been a lot of…

Jeremy Corbyn makes Labour leadership ballot paper

15 June 2015 13:45

Thanks to a last minute rush of nominations, Jeremy Corbyn has made it onto the Labour leadership ballot paper. Corbyn had…

Team Burnham: ‘Taliban New Labour’ remarks came from Cooper’s campaign

15 June 2015 12:35

Who described the folks backing Liz Kendall as the ‘Taliban New Labour’? The Telegraph’s story this morning attributed the vituperative comments to a ‘sources close…

The Labour leadership contest is about to get nasty

15 June 2015 9:10

Today is the last call for nominating candidates in the Labour leadership contest. At noon, the nominations will close and we’ll…