Dame Tessa Jowell, widely seen as a Labour frontrunner for London Mayor, has confirmed she will seek the party nomination to run in 2016. Speaking to a Labour fundraiser in Ealing, west London tonight, Jowell said that when the selection race starts in May next year she will give it her “best shot” – but won’t make any formal announcement until then. According to people at the fundraiser, the Dulwich and West Norwood MP told party members: “I keep being […]
In a speech today at Labour’s East of England regional conference in Ipswich, Ed Balls has announced that £1bn raised from banks who are fined for manipulating the markers should go to the NHS. He is calling on George Osborne to include this in...
Labour MP calls on Tories to give up Whelan’s £1.5m donation after “antisemitic and racist” comments
Karl Turner MP has written a letter to David Cameron, asking him to give up the £1.5 million donated to the Tories by Dave Whelan, the owner of Wigan Athletic football club after he made “antisemitic and racist comments”. This comes after...
Watson criticises changes to parliamentary selections, as making it “more likely special advisers will be selected”
Tom Watson has criticised Ed Miliband’s decision to take responsibility for choosing the shortlists for Labour parliamentary selections as of 11th December. The reform was signed off by the Labour national executive committee (NEC) earlier in...
- Commons pass vote on Clive Efford’s NHS bill
- Gordon Brown outlines proposals for a stronger Scottish Parliament
- LabourList readers predict hung parliament
Last Tuesday I stopped by a Team Findlay phone bank in Glasgow. I was expecting to see a half dozen people making calls. There were close to 40. And that was just in Glasgow. More people were hitting the phones from Aberdeen to Ayrshire and from Dundee...
We must continue our support for Nigeria’s government in their efforts to bring the kidnapped schoolgirls home
On 14th April, more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok, in north-eastern Nigeria, by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, prompting a widespread international outcry. Seven months later, many of these girls have still not been able to return...
Up to now, Miliband has toyed at the edges of education, with no real commitment to how it will be funded or delivered. With Osborne’s budget (not to mention the election) fast approaching, Labour must commit. And to secure the votes of students...
- Here’s our opportunity: the policies people want are real Labour policies
- Carswell, Farage and Reckless – stock brokers and merchant bankers, not champions of the working class
- Our defeat last night shows Labour’s forgetting the politics of inclusion and compromise
Earlier this week, the Guardian reported that Boris Johnson was considering 90% funding cuts to youth and education schemes. Understandably, Labour Assembly Members wanted to question the Mayor on this,...
Ed Miliband has responded to claims that a number of MPs have approached Dave Watts, Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP), to call for Miliband to resign. Rumours suggest that there are two MPs,...
Last week, UKIP’s grouping in the European Parliament was forced to dissolve after an MEP from Latvia decided to leave, meaning they no longer had members from enough countries to continue. This...
- Tory welfare minister says disabled people are “not worth” the minimum wage
- Labour launch new video – where the Tories admit they’re “unapologetic, unreformed Thatcherites”
- Lib Dem delegates prefer Miliband to Cameron