Labour leadership contest 2015

Team Miliband said ‘we must not underestimate Éoin Clarke’

2 June 2015 11:30

The failings of those around Ed Miliband are numerous. From the Edstone to the interview with Russell Brand, the disconnection…

Team Yvette: We are setting the agenda in the leadership contest

1 June 2015 17:00

Now that the three main candidates in the Labour leadership contest have established themselves, they are vying to be the…

Andy Burnham’s barmy online army

29 May 2015 10:03

Andy Burnham’s campaign has ensured he remains the current favourite to be the next Labour leader. Part of his nascent…

Yvette Cooper snaps up six more MP supporters for her leadership campaign

27 May 2015 13:43

Six more Labour MPs have endorsed Yvette Cooper as leader: Coffee House has the names exclusively. Emily Thornberry Ian Austin…

Chris Bryant interview: Labour has to speak to voters ‘at the end of the line’

26 May 2015 17:57

Chris Bryant is haunted by Labour’s general election defeat. He has taken his former colleague Douglas Alexander’s office, and Commons…

BBC announces Labour leadership hustings from constituency symbolising party’s failure

22 May 2015 12:17

After Harriet Harman announced that Labour would ‘let the public in’ to its leadership contest, the BBC has announced that…

Kendall, Cooper and Burnham all have perceived weaknesses to overcome

21 May 2015 12:52

Now that Liz Kendall has enough MPs backing her to make it on to the ballot paper for the Labour…

Tristram Hunt bows out of Labour leadership race and backs Liz Kendall

20 May 2015 10:42

Tristram Hunt is not standing as Labour leader and will instead back Liz Kendall, he finally confirmed at the end…

The Labour leadership checklist

19 May 2015 13:04

There seems to be a checklist for Labour leadership hopefuls which all of them are very keen to tick off.…

Liz Kendall’s campaign still confident of getting 35 MPs

19 May 2015 10:55

Despite her early entry, Liz Kendall’s leadership campaign is failing to keep up with rivals when it comes to noise…

Dan Jarvis backs Andy Burnham in Labour leadership contest

18 May 2015 20:59

As far as endorsements go, Andy Burnham is winning the Labour leadership contest hands down. He has managed to recruit…

Ed Miliband’s fate shows that how you win a leadership contest matters almost as much as winning it in the first place

18 May 2015 18:58

Any new party leader needs legitimacy, an acceptance that they won the contest fair and square. Ed Miliband didn’t have…

Can Tristram Hunt persuade enough MPs to back him for Labour leader?

18 May 2015 17:58

The Labour leadership candidates are starting to release lists of names supporting them, with more announcements on the way. So…

Harriet Harman: Labour needs to let the public in

18 May 2015 10:37

How does the Labour party recover? Harriet Harman set out how it will try to come back from its latest…

Chuka Umunna confirms he will stand for Labour leader

12 May 2015 11:15

In the last few minutes, Chuka Umunna has confirmed that he will be standing for the Labour leadership. The Streatham…

Dan Jarvis: why I won’t run as Labour leader (and why we lost)

10 May 2015 23:43

Excerpts from his article in The Times today. Do read the whole thing (here). “I won’t be putting my name…

Podcast special: Cameron’s new cabinet and runners and riders for Labour leader

10 May 2015 23:17

In this View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and I discuss the beginnings of David Cameron’s new Cabinet and how…