Today Douglas Alexander, Labour’s Chair of General Election Strategy, publishes his first state of the race memo – which LabourList readers can read exclusively before anyone else. We’ll be posting these each week to give you a unique insight through the final weeks of the campaign: —— Dear friend, Our campaign in the coming weeks is being carried to communities across the country by people like you: members, activists and supporters. So every week I plan to take the time […]
“Labour’s task ahead of May is difficult but do-able”: Douglas Alexander’s State of the Race Memo to Party activists and members
Labour hold a 10 point lead over the Conservatives in London, according to a new poll. They are on course to increase the two point lead they had in the capital in 2010, despite losing a mid-term Mayoral election, and make around eight gains. According...
Unite the Union have pledged an extra £1 million to Labour’s election campaign today. It is a huge boost for Miliband on the first day of the short campaign, following an assured performance in last night’s leaders’ interviews. This...
Yesterday evening we reported that Coventry North West MP Geoffrey Robinson was considering stepping down from the Commons at the very last minute – only hours after Parliament shut down for the election – with rumours circulating that a...
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The time has come to give people what they want – power over their own lives and their own communities. The aloof and distant state, making decisions in giant offices in Whitehall can feel – and act – as distantly as the big businesses,...
Labour campaign launch: A message of hope amid Tory warnings will prove a delicate balancing act for Miliband
“Britain can do better than this.” “Britain can do better than this.” “Britain can do better than this.” Seven times we heard the refrain in the opening two and a half minutes of Miliband’s speech – so...
‘Liberty’, Liz Kendall and Lisa Nandy argue in a collection of essays published by Compass yesterday, ‘should be reclaimed as a defining ideal of left of centre politics in England’. It was a nice coincidence I read colleague David Carpenter’s...
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After last night’s (not actually a) TV debate, Labour HQ have launched the following video comparing Cameron and Miliband’s performances: They still want a head to head debate…and so...
I leave this House feeling a huge amount of gratitude, but also with some concern – Gordon Brown’s valedictory speech in full
Gordon Brown gave his valedictory speech in Parliament this afternoon, after a 32 year-long career as an MP. The former PM used his last speech in the Commons to attack the Government’s approach...
Charles Walker, the Tory MP who chairs the Parliamentary Procedures Committee, was almost in tears today when he made a speech to the House of Commons in which he said he had been “played as a fool”...
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