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  • Featured News Labour International vote hands Momentum chief narrow lead in NEC race

    Labour International vote hands Momentum chief narrow lead in NEC race

    The head of Momentum has won a narrow victory in a ballot of 1,000 members of Labour’s international wing for elections to the party’s ruling body. Jon Lansman, founding chair of the Corbynista group, topped the ballot just ahead of Eddie Izzard. Yasmine Dar, Lansman’s colleague on the left-wing slate and a Manchester councillor, came in third place. All three will now be nominated by Labour International for the new places on the national executive committee (NEC). The vote will be […]

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  • Comment Featured Richard Burgon: Conservative cuts agenda continues to create chaos in our prisons

    Richard Burgon: Conservative cuts agenda continues to create chaos in our prisons

    Our prisons are increasingly in the news, but sadly it is too often for all the wrong reasons. It seems that every few weeks our prisons reach a new low. Last month’s riot at HMP Long Lartin was the latest in a growing list of violent disturbances under this government. But it was noteworthy as it took place in a high security prison, holding the most dangerous prisoners. Just a few weeks later, we hit yet another unwanted record for the number […]

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  • Featured Local Government News Updated council by-elections: Labour loses one seat to Tories but wins in the north

    Updated council by-elections: Labour loses one seat to Tories but wins in the north

    Labour lost one council seat to the Tories and held several more on a night of 10 by-elections. Jeremy Corbyn’s party relinquished a ward in Waveney in Suffolk, where they also retained one. It also held seats in Hartlepool and Darlington, as expected, but trailed in a distant third in the affluent semi-rural Cumbrian town of Penrith. Votes were held in 10 seats last night. Overall Labour held three wards, the Tories five and the Lib Dems one while two results are […]

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  • Featured News Scotland Voting closes in Scottish Labour contest as Leonard and Sarwar thank members

    Voting closes in Scottish Labour contest as Leonard and Sarwar thank members

    The two candidates in the race for the Scottish Labour leadership today thanked party members after voting closed. The ballot finished at 12pm after a week of turmoil which saw the acting leader quit over claims of bullying toward a former partner. Members have been choosing between Richard Leonard or Anas Sarwar to replace Kezia Dugdale, who resigned suddenly this summer. Leonard, a former GMB organiser, is the favourite. Today he thanks members for taking part in the vote and said his […]

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  • Comment Featured Unions Blueprint for trade union renaissance shows how much we have still to do

    Blueprint for trade union renaissance shows how much we have still to do

    The new pamphlet from the Changing Work Centre – a joint Community/Fabian Society venture – has been put together with some impressively heavyweight labour movement support as it seeks to set out a blueprint for what it terms a “renaissance” of private sector trade unionism. Cameron Tait’s report is well written and designer Georgie Lowry has done a good job in making it engaging and accessible. The output nestles in amongst a range of related work, much of which is name-checked: […]

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