Owen Smith

Labour’s conference, day one: The Spectator guide

25 September 2016 8:30

Jeremy Corbyn promised to wipe the slate clean following Labour’s fractious leadership race. Now that he’s officially clinched victory, it’s time for…

Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership again, with a stronger majority

24 September 2016 11:52

As expected, Jeremy Corbyn has just beaten Owen Smith in the Labour leadership race with 62pc of the vote, higher last…

This Labour leadership contest has represented an intellectual surrender to Corbynism

24 September 2016 9:05

The Labour leadership result isn’t announced until 11.45am today. But whatever the result—and no one seems in much doubt what…

Corbyn’s NHS plans reveal why Labour is doomed

22 September 2016 16:17

The NHS was the defining issue of the Labour leadership campaign because both candidates knew it had the power to…

Jeremy Corbyn promises to ‘wipe the slate clean’

22 September 2016 7:30

Yesterday evening, Jeremy Corbyn released a statement saying that: ‘As far as I am concerned, the slate will be wiped…

‘I voted for Owen Smith,’ says Jeremy Corbyn’s ex-wife

21 September 2016 11:05

Last summer as Corbyn-mania swept the country, the MP for Islington North’s appeal proved so far-reaching that even his ex-wife…

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…

Labour’s internal battle is only just beginning

20 September 2016 8:48

Not even Owen Smith is pretending that he’ll defeat Jeremy Corbyn when the leadership election results are announced this weekend. Tom…

The Corbyn détente is coming

19 September 2016 14:02

By the time Labour party conference begins on Sunday in Liverpool, the party will have announced its new leader. And it…

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.…

Owen Smith: UK could join euro and Schengen

11 September 2016 10:36

Why on earth did Owen Smith say that he might consider re-joining not just the European Union but also the…

Owen Smith receives a boost from Labour’s business tsar

9 September 2016 10:00

As Owen Smith’s supporters struggle to stay positive about his chances in the Labour leadership race, the MP can at least…

Jeremy Corbyn races ahead of Owen Smith in campaign funding

9 September 2016 9:33

Although Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign team recently asked subscribers to donate £10 to help fund the management of ‘selfie queues’ at…

Are you ready for the 2017 Labour leadership contest?

5 September 2016 17:36

Running through the summer like the writing in a stick of rock was the continually disappointing and dismal performance of…

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…

Owen Smith flounders in Brexit attack on Corbyn

26 August 2016 8:04

Owen Smith desperately needs to make up ground in Labour’s leadership contest (bookies’ odds, perhaps more reliable than the polls,…

Why you shouldn’t vote for Jeremy Corbyn

24 August 2016 14:18

What follows is an appeal to Jeremy Corbyn supporters to think again. It’s from Chris, a Labour party member, who…

Why Corbyn could still come out on top from ‘traingate’

24 August 2016 11:20

This morning Jeremy Corbyn has woken up to find his face plastered across the front pages of the Daily Mail and the Times…

Owen Smith makes a foolish pledge to block Brexit

24 August 2016 8:16

Jeremy Corbyn’s embarrassing train row is a gilt-edged opportunity for his rival to try and make up ground in the…

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…

How useful is Sadiq Khan’s endorsement of Owen Smith?

21 August 2016 12:03

Sadiq Khan’s endorsement of Owen Smith is rather handy for the ailing Labour leadership contender, given Khan is one of…

Corbyn makes a half-hearted pitch to win over Tory voters

19 August 2016 8:11

Can Jeremy Corbyn reach out to – and win over – Tory voters at a general election? It sounds like…

Owen Smith: We should get Isis round the table for peace talks

17 August 2016 13:23

Victoria Derbyshire seemed very anxious as Labour’s two-hour-long hustings between Owen Smith and Jeremy Corbyn wore on this morning to…

Labour’s moderates are stuck until they can solve their membership problem

10 August 2016 19:13

We are still not entirely sure when the Labour leadership contest will end, but in these dusty days of recess,…

Labour members win court case on leadership contest

8 August 2016 11:34

Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast discuss what’s next for Labour: Could Labour hold its autumn conference without a confirmed leader?…