Labour leadership contest

Emily Thornberry’s leadership pitch: Corbynism, but neater

22 January 2020 19:37

Emily Thornberry is the straggler in the Labour leadership contest. Unlike Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy, she’s not going to…

What is Lisa Nandy’s route to victory in the Labour leadership contest?

22 January 2020 16:00

With Lisa Nandy making it onto the ballot paper in the Labour leadership contest, the competition has just got rather…

Jess Phillips drops out of the Labour leadership race: what went wrong?

21 January 2020 15:26

In the past few minutes, Jess Phillips has confirmed that she is pulling out of the Labour leadership race, saying…

Keir Starmer makes it onto the Labour leadership ballot: who else will join him?

20 January 2020 18:15

Keir Starmer has made it through to the final round of the Labour leadership contest, having secured the backing of…

Jess Phillips vows to toughen up her approach to the Labour party

19 January 2020 14:23

Jess Phillips’ campaign slogan is ‘speak truth, win power’, but in yesterday’s party hustings, she seemed to think that the…

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

17 January 2020 16:08

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

Rebecca Long-Bailey narrowly ahead in new Labour leadership poll

15 January 2020 20:00

Do we already know the top two candidates in the Labour leadership contest? Tonight a poll by Survation for LabourList…

Inside the Labour leadership campaigns: who is running the show?

15 January 2020 10:10

Now that the second phase of the Labour leadership contest is underway, the five candidates are finalising their campaign teams.…

Emily Thornberry scrapes through in the Labour leadership contest

13 January 2020 15:13

Emily Thornberry has made it through to the second round of the Labour leadership contest, having secured the required number…

What’s behind Barry Gardiner’s botched ‘leadership campaign’ launch?

8 January 2020 22:16

Is Barry Gardiner running for Labour leader or not? The question is almost as confusing as whether Prince Harry and…

Keir Starmer wins big union backing in Labour leadership contest

8 January 2020 15:39

Keir Starmer, clearly the frontrunner in the Labour leadership contest, has just secured the backing of trade union Unison. This…

Jack Straw: Labour needs a Corbyn successor like a hole in the head

7 January 2020 11:17

Labour’s Rebecca Long Bailey formally announced her leadership bid last night, and formally planted her flag as the Corbyn continuity…

Labour leadership contest: the state of the race so far

5 January 2020 19:15

The candidates to replace Jeremy Corbyn have been busily launching their campaigns and giving political interviews this weekend, with the…

What does Jess Phillips actually believe in?

3 January 2020 18:27

Jess Phillips is expected to launch her bid for Labour leader this evening, having only said up to this point…

Keir Starmer looks and sounds middle class precisely because he’s working class

19 December 2019 10:40

Despite being beaten by an Old Etonian with ‘de Pfeffel’ as his middle name, the Labour Party has descended into…

Can Labour’s moderates learn from all their mistakes?

13 December 2019 16:18

Labour’s defeat is so terrible that it provides the kind of creative destruction that could save the party. It will…

Owen Smith all but concedes defeat in Labour leadership race

21 September 2016 9:11

There are still a few hours left in the Labour leadership race but judging by Owen Smith’s mood you wouldn’t…

Jeremy Corbyn promises business as usual

19 September 2016 10:15

The big question in Labour’s leadership contest is not whether Jeremy Corbyn will win, but how much he’ll win by.…

Is the worst nightmare of Corbyn’s opponents about to come true?

31 August 2016 9:46

Could Jeremy Corbyn come out of the Labour leadership contest with an even bigger mandate? Few would be surprised and…

Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith. Here’s why it won’t help him beat Corbyn

22 August 2016 7:59

It won’t come as much as a surprise to many that Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, has backed Owen…