Liz Kendall

The Spectator summer party, in pictures

6 July 2016 23:30

In recent weeks, Westminster politicians have found themselves compared to the characters of House of Cards and Game of Thrones over their post-referendum antics.…

Watch: The Spectator’s Brexit debate

28 April 2016 15:54

In the largest event in The Spectator’s 188-year history, 2,200 people packed into the Palladium this week to watch our…

Leave wins the Spectator Brexit debate at the London Palladium

26 April 2016 18:47

It was the largest debate in The Spectator’s history: we sold out the 2,200-seat London Palladium for our debate on whether Britain should…

Liz Kendall hits out at ‘old-fashioned misogyny’ on the hard left

11 April 2016 10:25

Although Liz Kendall insists that she gets on well with her former Labour leadership rival Jeremy Corbyn on a personal…

Can the Blairites rescue the Labour party?

25 September 2015 15:14

The first conference of the Corbyn era has got MPs and journalists scrambling around for a copy of the Labour…

Business as usual for Labour as shadow teams get to work

15 September 2015 13:21

If you’d missed Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader, and pitched up to business questions in the Commons today, you…

Liz Kendall says farewell to frontline politics (for now)

10 September 2015 15:15

Liz Kendall has all but admitted she is not going to be the next Labour leader. At a speech in Westminster this…

Liz Kendall goes ‘Cool Britannia’ with endorsement from Blur musician

10 September 2015 13:19

Liz Kendall may say she is not the Blairite candidate in the leadership election but her campaign isn’t doing much to suggest…

Tristram Hunt stands firm on Corbyn despite threat of ‘Labour purge’

3 September 2015 14:00

Yesterday Channel 4’s Michael Crick reported that a pro-Corbyn Unite official had told him ‘careerist’ MPs will be purged from Labour if Jeremy Corbyn…

Yvette Cooper responds to Charles Moore over wardrobe comments

3 September 2015 9:51

Charles Moore recently wrote in his Spectator Notes that a candidate’s looks matter in leadership elections. While discussing the Labour leadership hopefuls,…

Harriet Harman: we are not purging Corbyn supporters

25 August 2015 15:05

The summit on the integrity of the Labour leadership contest is over and interim leader Harriet Harman described it as a ‘routine’…

Do Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall look like leaders?

23 August 2015 10:00

A hidden reason for Mrs Thatcher’s victory in 1975 was that lots of older Tory backbenchers fancied her. She was…

Louise Mensch adds yet another Twitter gaffe to her list

22 August 2015 10:41

Louise Mensch has once again become the subject of much ridicule online over something she has tweeted. The incident occurred last…

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…

A Twitter snapshot of the Labour leadership struggle

16 August 2015 9:01

Who would win the Labour leadership contest if it were decided by the number of Twitter followers? Jeremy Corbyn 94,200…

Are you the heir to Blair? Liz Kendall: ‘I don’t think so, actually.’

10 August 2015 14:23

Unless something entirely undetected is happening in the Labour membership, Liz Kendall is not going to be elected party leader…

Milifandom founder backs Andy Burnham for Labour leader

1 August 2015 10:10

Although the Milifandom wasn’t enough to lead Ed Miliband to victory at the polls, the cult movement did at least…

Jeremy Corbyn takes part in Mumsnet chat: ‘I do not have a rare skin condition’

28 July 2015 14:02

This morning Jeremy Corbyn told Radio 4’s Women’s Hour that a thread on Mumsnet in which he was described by…

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…

The rival factions at war over Labour’s leadership contest

24 July 2015 15:29

Which factions have the most influence in the Labour leadership and deputy leadership contest? The biggest split in the party…

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…

Who is to blame for the rise of Jeremy Corbyn? Ed Miliband

22 July 2015 17:23

Well, look, it’s Ed Miliband’s fault isn’t it? Thrice over in fact. First for winning the Labour leadership, then for…

‘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…

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…

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…