Scottish Labour has today announced the appointment of a new General Secretary – Ian Price. Currently Head of Public Affairs and Marketing at RSPB Scotland, Price replaces Colin Smyth, who stepped down last year. He has previously worked for the Labour party as an organiser in the North East of Scotland and has been a member for more than 20 years.
Ed Miliband has reacted to the death of Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) politician Ian Paisley by saluting his “political courage and reconciliation” for his role in the Northern Ireland peace process. Miliband said: “Dr Paisley was a towering figure in Northern Ireland politics for decades. His decision to take the DUP into a power-sharing partnership with Sinn Fein was the ultimate act of political courage and reconciliation. His willingness to work positively with Martin McGuinness was a key element in ensuring […]Read more →
Shadow Health minister Debbie Abrahams has slammed Alex Salmond for being “disingenuous” in his claims about the privatisation about the NHS. On the campaign trail for a No vote in Scotland, Abrahams said: “His claim that the NHS in Scotland is at risk of privatisation if Scotland stays part of the unions is disingenuous to say the least. “Health policy is already devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The only way the NHS in Scotland will be privatised is if the […]Read more →
The Scottish Independence Referendum is rightly a time for Scots to think about the Union and what Britain means to them. But it’s also a chance for each of us across Britain to think about what our country means to us. I’m a proud a Londoner. I was born here, have lived here all my life and I’m proud to be standing for Labour in my home town, Harrow, at next year’s General Election. But like many people my age […]Read more →
“Labour stands for big reform without big spending” is the opening line in the One Nation policy review published by Jon Cruddas and Jonathan Rutherford this week. As a London council Leader and in the face of identifying £70m worth of savings over the next 3 years on top of the £100m we have already found, I feel confident in stating that local government is already delivering this aim. As the policy review recognises, local government is leading the way […]Read more →
1.34: A few things to note about today’s ICM and yesterday’s YouGov polls. The don’t knows. YouGov puts don’t knows at just 4% – meaning that if Yes managed to win over everyone who hasn’t made their mind up yet, they still wouldn’t have enough votes to win the referendum. ICM, on the other hand, has don’t knows at 17% – a remarkable inconsistency between the two, and one that changes the task for Yes Scotland dramatically. The generational divide. Those in […]Read more →