Yvette Cooper

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’…

Gordon Brown appoints Yvette Cooper as his political heir

24 August 2015 17:39

Gordon Brown has announced he is backing Yvette Cooper in the Labour leadership contest. In a statement on his website, the…

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…

Burnham campaign raises entryism concern — but deny any legal challenge

21 August 2015 15:40

Whoever wins the Labour leadership contest, questions will be raised about how it has been run. If Corbyn loses, his supporters…

Could Burnham or Cooper stand again in the next Labour leadership contest?

20 August 2015 17:12

Does it matter who comes second in the Labour leadership contest? According to the polls and bookies, Andy Burnham is…

Yvette Cooper: I won’t be challenging Labour leadership result

20 August 2015 14:17

It was Yvette Cooper’s turn to do a Q&A session on the World at One today and it was a pretty dry…

Andy Burnham: it’s not ‘three against one’ with Jeremy Corbyn

18 August 2015 9:12

The Labour leadership race is rapidly turning sour. None of the warnings from party grandees are denting Jeremy Corbyn’s support, so talk…

Cooper vs Burnham: ‘A panicked, desperate stunt straight out of the Ed Balls playbook’

17 August 2015 20:30

Yvette Cooper has rounded on Andy Burnham this evening, demanding that the Labour leadership contender oppose Jeremy Corbyn or stand…

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…

Could the Tory right do a Corbyn?

14 August 2015 16:33

If the Labour leadership has taught us anything it is that, as Kent Brockman once observed, democracy simply doesn’t work.…

Labour’s attack dog takes a swipe at the Guardian after Burnham snub

14 August 2015 8:37

Oh dear. Is the Labour leadership campaign beginning to get too much for the Burnham camp? After the Guardian announced…

Why all the Labour leadership candidates have failed to deal with Jeremy Corbyn

13 August 2015 18:42

Even though Jeremy Corbyn has the Big Mo in this Labour leadership campaign, it is fair to say that Yvette…

Andy Burnham’s GQ interview comes back to haunt him

9 August 2015 8:58

Although much has been made of Andy Burnham’s admission in an interview with GQ that he owns an Armani suit,…

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…

While Labour panics, the Lib Dems are keeping their cool

29 July 2015 16:22

After May’s general election, both Labour and the Lib Dems needed a new leader, but the contrast between their leadership…

Jeremy Corbyn 20pts ahead in leaked poll — while Cooper heads into second place

28 July 2015 20:23

Jeremy Corbyn is still on track to be the next Labour leader, according to leaked private polling. Tomorrow’s Daily Mirror…

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…

Was Yvette Cooper ‘inspired’ by Mhairi Black’s maiden speech?

23 July 2015 12:13

Last week the SNP MP Mhairi Black gave her maiden speech to Parliament. The young politician inspired the nation with her story of…