Labour leadership contest 2015

Jeremy Corbyn 20pts ahead in leaked poll — while Cooper heads into second place

28 July 2015 20:23

Jeremy Corbyn is still on track to be the next Labour leader, according to leaked private polling. Tomorrow’s Daily Mirror…

What if Jeremy Corbyn wins?

28 July 2015 17:31

A Jeremy Corbyn victory was once a hilarious joke but now it seems possible, even likely according to some. If…

The old Labour right tells the new right to pull its finger out

27 July 2015 15:51

Keeping Labour grounded to the centre is proving a tough battle for the moderates. Labour First, a pressure group of…

Ed Miliband’s legacy: 140,000 new hard-left members sign up to back Corbyn

26 July 2015 13:55

If Jeremy Corbyn becomes the next Labour leader, there will be a lot of finger pointing at Ed Miliband. Today’s Sunday…

The second preference conundrum and why Liz Kendall shouldn’t drop out

23 July 2015 14:45

Is Liz Kendall about to quit the Labour leadership race? The Times reports comments from Labour sources who say Kendall’s time is up…

Why Yvette Cooper is keeping quiet about what she believes

23 July 2015 9:55

What does Yvette Cooper believe? John Humphrys was desperately trying to find this out on the Today programme this morning,…

‘Yvette is dead in the water’ – Team Burnham on the YouGov Labour leadership poll

22 July 2015 15:26

The YouGov survey might be ‘just one poll’ in a notoriously tricky race to predict, but it has sent shockwaves throughout the…

Tony Blair advises Corbyn supporters to get a heart transplant

22 July 2015 11:13

Tony Blair has made his predictable intervention in the Labour leadership contest. At an event with the Progress think tank…

Labour will become a ‘pressure group’ if Corbyn wins, says Tristram Hunt

22 July 2015 8:30

Labour is waking up this morning to the news that Jeremy Corbyn might stand a chance of actually become Labour…

Jeremy Corbyn on track to be next Labour leader, according to new poll

21 July 2015 22:57

Could Jeremy Corbyn actually win the Labour leadership race? A new poll from The Times/YouGov suggests that he will. The new poll of…

The 48 welfare rebels demonstrate the ‘Miliband effect’ on the Labour party

21 July 2015 9:13

One in five members of the Parliamentary Labour Party voted against the party whip last night. Although the second reading…

Has Liz Kendall’s campaign run out of momentum?

20 July 2015 16:27

Liz Kendall’s chances of winning the Labour leadership contest appear to be slipping away. On several measures, she has fallen…

Five things we learnt from the Sunday Politics Labour leadership hustings

19 July 2015 14:14

The four Labour leadership contenders took part in another televised hustings today, this time chaired by Andrew Neil on the Sunday…

Liz Kendall’s Facebook Q&A offers a window into the Labour party’s madness

14 July 2015 19:48

Liz Kendall spent an hour on Facebook this evening answering questions from Labour supporters. Those sitting on a social network on…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn’s cantankerous interview on his ‘friends’ in Hamas

13 July 2015 20:43

Jeremy Corbyn is finally receiving the scrutiny he deserves. On Channel 4 News this evening, the hard-left Labour leader hopeful…

Labour MP: I’m supporting Yvette Cooper because she’s a mother

6 July 2015 21:32

How, as a seasoned politician, might you decide who to back in the party’s leadership contest? It might be that…

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…

Does Yvette Cooper want to be Labour’s Iron Lady?

19 June 2015 12:36

On Wednesday night in the televised Labour leadership hustings, Yvette Cooper channeled Margaret Thatcher, saying: ‘I’m not standing because I want…

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…

The missing candidates in the Labour leadership contest

18 June 2015 17:29

This Labour leadership contest is almost as notable for who isn’t standing as for who is. First, there is the…