John Healey

Labour must make home ownership its priority

4 February 2016 12:03

Housing is now the biggest domestic public policy failure since the Second World War. A broken market that doesn’t meet…

Labour turmoil dominates local government questions

14 September 2015 18:15

The new Labour front bench made its first appearance at communities and local government questions this afternoon. Jon Trickett was…

Labour's former housing minister John Healey has tabled an amendment to the welfare uprating bill. Picture: Getty

Former housing minister calls for review of benefit rises bill

21 January 2013 12:14

The Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill returns to the Commons this afternoon for committee and remaining stages. As I reported last…

The Lib Dems are being urged leftwards

9 March 2012 11:59

If you didn’t know that it’s the Lib Dem spring conference this weekend, then you will after a quick rustle…

Healey and Denham depart the shadow Cabinet

6 October 2011 18:57

John Healey and John Denham have resigned from the shadow Cabinet ahead of Ed Miliband’s reshuffle. Healey is, officially, departing…

Rehsuffle rumours

29 September 2011 15:02

Those now leaving Liverpool are indulging in some shadow Cabinet reshuffle speculation. This chatter has been sparked both by the…

Labour turns up the heat on health reform

27 September 2011 18:40

The exodus from Liverpool has begun, following Ed Miliband’s speech. This means that there will be scant coverage of the…

Even Ed knew he’d lost

8 June 2011 15:00

Cameron made history today. He gave the Speaker a genuine reason to call PMQs to a halt. Usually Mr Bercow…

Miliband offers with one hand and stabs with the other

7 June 2011 12:45

Ed Miliband delivered a speech at the Festival Hall this morning. A couple of strategic issues emerged from it. The…

Labour divided on electoral reform

16 March 2011 9:14

John Healey has become the most senior shadow cabinet minister to declare that he will be voting no to AV.…

Woolas loses his appeal

3 December 2010 13:30

Phil Woolas has lost his appeal against the election court declaring his victory in Oldham East and Saddleworth. As I…