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 […]
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...
The Private Member’s Bill brought forward by backbencher Clive Efford passed its first vote in the Commons today, by 241 votes to 18. While the opposition benches were almost full, there were a distinct lack of Government MPs in Westminster for...
Today Gordon Brown will give a speech to the 17th State Of The City Economy Conference in Glasgow where he will propose his plans for a stronger Scottish Parliament Brown, who was widely heralded as one of the strongest voices in the Scottish referendum...
- LabourList readers predict hung parliament
- MPs with links to private health shouldn’t vote on today’s NHS bill, Labour demand
- Burnham remains most popular frontbencher in latest Shadow Cabinet rankings
There are a couple of very basic facts that underpin Scottish politics at the moment. Simply put, people are fed up and they’re angry. They’re fed up of business as usual in politics and of a system that means they work hard for very little while...
Carswell, Farage and Reckless – stock brokers and merchant bankers, not champions of the working class
We knew Mark Reckless had a brass neck. You’d have to have one to show your face again after you fell over blind drunk in the Commons on practically your first week in the job. Which, by the way, doesn’t bode well for him when it comes to keeping...
There was a moment when we could have won Rochester and Strood. Talking on doorsteps there a month back, the mood seemed to be a plague on all your houses. People weren’t sure of UKIP, lots of people saying they were divisive and opportunistic....
- UKIP’s Reckless win is a disaster for Cameron – but it was a painful night for Labour too
- Emily Thornberry’s resignation – a “no cock ups” strategy or a wild over-reaction?
- Unlike under this government, there will be no targets for benefit sanctions under Labour
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