Labour leadership contest 2015

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 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…

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…

Forget Jeremy Corbyn, I’m backing Liz Kendall for Labour leader

16 June 2015 22:43

I daresay some of you lot are amusing yourselves by joining the Labour Party for three quid so as to…

Yvette Cooper is trying to distance herself both from ‘Taliban New Labour’ and Andy Burnham

16 June 2015 18:30

Yvette Cooper is attempting to put as much distance as possible between her and the anonymous ‘Taliban New Labour’ comments.…

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…

Mary Creagh drops out of Labour leadership contest

12 June 2015 20:39

Mary Creagh has announced she is withdrawing from the Labour leadership contest. The shadow international development secretary has explained in tomorrow’s Guardian that she…

Labour’s left and right wings want Jeremy Corbyn on the ballot paper

12 June 2015 16:48

Jeremy Corbyn is adding some unlikely excitement to the Labour leadership contest. Although he does not have enough MPs yet…

Andy Burnham booed for dodging answer on £23k welfare cap

9 June 2015 20:21

Andy Burnham’s Labour leadership bid hit a rough patch at the GMB hustings today. When asked by the moderator Kevin…

Gloria de Piero becomes 35th MP to back Liz Kendall — putting her on the ballot paper

8 June 2015 22:09

Liz Kendall is now on the ballot for Labour leader, thanks to the support of Gloria de Piero. The shadow…

Liz Kendall offers tentative support for cutting benefits for EU migrants

7 June 2015 11:59

Liz Kendall’s turn on the Andrew Marr sofa was slightly shaky and vague on details. She continued on the theme of…

Zac Goldsmith is leading a group of rebel MPs on homeowners' development rights. Picture: Getty

Why so many senior Tories want Zac Goldsmith to run for mayor

7 June 2015 11:36

Over the last few weeks, a string of senior Tories have urged Zac Goldsmith to run for Mayor of London.…

Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall put in strong performances at Fabian hustings

6 June 2015 19:21

The Fabian Society hosted a hustings for the Labour leadership this afternoon, featuring all five of the declared candidates: Andy…

Liz Kendall: the ‘change everything’ Labour leadership candidate?

5 June 2015 13:43

The Labour leadership contest will heat up in the next few days. Tomorrow, the Fabian Society will host a hustings…

Labour, Prince Charles and homeopathic quacks: Andy Burnham has some explaining to do

5 June 2015 13:13

Obfuscation is an important tool in the kit of any snake oil salesman, which helps to explain why the Royal…

Jeremy Corbyn to stand for Labour leadership

3 June 2015 19:41

Jeremy Corbyn is to stand for Labour leader. Those scoffing at the idea of the very rebellious backbencher entering the…