Former Labour leader and Prime Minister Gordon Brown is set to resign as MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath “within days” according to a report from the Sunday Mirror. Brown, who played a key role in the Scottish referendum campaign this year – giving a barnstorming speech on the eve of the vote that defined the case for the union. Brown’s rumoured departure follows his long-time ally Alistair Darling’s decision to quit Parliament in 2015. The Sunday Mirror reports: “Gordon Brown will […]
Neil Findlay MSP, who is running to be leader of the Scottish Labour Party, is calling on the Labour Party to clarify what information will be given to members with Leadership ballot papers. At the moment it looks as though the booklet with candidate...
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”
- Commons pass vote on Clive Efford’s NHS bill
- Gordon Brown outlines proposals for a stronger Scottish Parliament
After this week’s Twitter row at the Rochester by-election, I am using my keynote speech to the Labour East Regional Conference today to say that it is UKIP who truly offends working class sentiment and represents a party which is fundamentally un-British. Today...
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...
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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