Labour leadership contest 2015

It is too late to stop a shadow hanging over the Labour leadership result

25 August 2015 8:59

Concern about how the Labour leadership contest has been run is spreading throughout the party. The former home secretary Charles…

An evening with Andy Burnham and his conventional Labour supporters

24 August 2015 22:10

Andy Burham’s rally this evening had only one similarity with Jeremy Corbyn’s last week: it was held in a place…

Gordon Brown appoints Yvette Cooper as his political heir

24 August 2015 17:39

Gordon Brown has announced he is backing Yvette Cooper in the Labour leadership contest. In a statement on his website, the…

Jeremy Corbyn signals the return of Labour’s Heathrow wars

24 August 2015 15:37

Quelle surprise, Jeremy Corbyn has come out against a third runway at Heathrow. The Labour leadership favourite has indicated in…

An evening with the cult of Corbyn in Islington

22 August 2015 13:00

Jeremy Corbyn has hosted over 70 rallies as part of his Labour leadership campaign. Yesterday evening, the bearded one returned…

Burnham campaign raises entryism concern — but deny any legal challenge

21 August 2015 15:40

Whoever wins the Labour leadership contest, questions will be raised about how it has been run. If Corbyn loses, his supporters…

Could Burnham or Cooper stand again in the next Labour leadership contest?

20 August 2015 17:12

Does it matter who comes second in the Labour leadership contest? According to the polls and bookies, Andy Burnham is…

Jeremy Corbyn: suggestions I’m anti-semitic are ‘disgusting and deeply offensive’

19 August 2015 17:14

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at suggestions he has been hanging out in a rather bad crowd. The former Conservative…

David Blunkett is the latest Labour grandee to attack Corbyn. But is this the right strategy?

19 August 2015 8:34

Day after day, Labour’s big beasts are being wheeled out one by one. Yesterday it was Neil Kinnock, today it’s David…

Can we trust the Labour leadership polls?

18 August 2015 18:46

Is Jeremy Corbyn’s steaming ahead in the Labour leadership contest? Is he going to win on first preferences alone? The best quantitate answers…

Andy Burnham: it’s not ‘three against one’ with Jeremy Corbyn

18 August 2015 9:12

The Labour leadership race is rapidly turning sour. None of the warnings from party grandees are denting Jeremy Corbyn’s support, so talk…

Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall deny Peter Mandelson asked them to drop out

17 August 2015 8:46

He may be out of power but Labour’s Prince of Darkness is still attempting to pull the strings. Today’s Daily Telegraph reports that Peter…

What happens if Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t win?

11 August 2015 9:06

Jeremy Corbyn is ahead in the Labour leadership race to the extent that it will now be something of a…

War crimes and renationalising the railways: the latest twists and turns in the Labour leadership contest

5 August 2015 10:21

The Labour leadership contest has taken so many odd turns already that a few more might return it to a…

Tory grandees poke fun at Andy Burnham over retiring remarks

4 August 2015 19:54

One of Andy Burnham’s problems is his occasional pandering towards populism. In an interview with GQ magazine, the Labour leadership contender tries to talk…

A beginner’s guide to Corbynomics

3 August 2015 15:37

‘Corbynomics’, aka Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for the UK economy, has entered the Westminster lexicon today. It appears to consist of…

Chris Leslie stands up to ‘Corbynomics’ — other should follow his example

3 August 2015 8:52

Finally, someone in Labour is tearing apart Jeremy Corbyn’s ideas. Overtly criticising what Corbyn stands for is something the leadership candidates have…

Trade unionists are putting themselves on the path to obscurity

31 July 2015 9:01

Jeremy Corbyn is the trade unions’ favourite candidate for Labour leader. From the more militant folks at Unite to the…

Podcast: the Osborne supremacy and why Labour’s grassroots don’t matter

30 July 2015 20:27

George Osborne reigns supreme over Westminster — how did he end up with all this power? On this week’s View…

Another union backs Corbyn as the antidote to a Blairite ‘virus’

30 July 2015 13:44

Jeremy Corbyn is stormin’ his way through the trade unions affiliated to the Labour party. The Communication Workers’ Union has…