UK politics

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…

Tory MPs find an issue to fight over

20 January 2020 17:25

Ever since Boris Johnson won a majority of 80 in the December snap election, the Conservative benches have been a…

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…

Leadership hopefuls play it safe at Labour’s first hustings

18 January 2020 13:46

The first hustings of the Labour leadership campaign was not particularly inspiring. It did not suggest that any of 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…

MPs need an alternative career path to just becoming a minister

16 January 2020 18:53

Parliament feels rather quiet at the moment, and it’s not just because there are no longer constant knife-edge votes on…

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…

Hall of Shame: This week’s pointless questions at PMQs

15 January 2020 13:40

There were two obviously planted questions at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions. Both were clearly designed to help the government with…

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.…

Lisa Nandy’s leadership bid gains momentum

15 January 2020 9:58

The second stage of the Labour leadership contest kicks off today as nominations open for affiliated groups – including trade…

Will Jeremy Hunt turn government inquisitor?

14 January 2020 11:33

When Jeremy Hunt made it to the final two of the Conservative leadership contest, many presumed this meant he had…

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…

The strategy behind Boris Johnson’s incoming government shake-up

13 January 2020 13:09

Boris Johnson’s first week back in Parliament did not lead to the type of fireworks many had been expecting after…

The Brexit drama to come

11 January 2020 10:36

This week has shown how much the election has changed. The withdrawal agreement has sailed through the Commons and in…

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…

Lindsay Hoyle was a breath of fresh air at PMQs

8 January 2020 17:28

New year. New parliament. New speaker of the House of Commons. The change was palpable immediately. Former speaker John Bercow…

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Hall of Shame: The most pointless questions at PMQs

8 January 2020 17:12

Prime Minister’s Questions might be shorter now that Lindsay Hoyle is the Speaker, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the…

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…

How will new Tory MPs deal with constituency problems?

7 January 2020 13:23

MPs are back in Parliament today after the Christmas recess, and for some of them, this is the first real…