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  • Comment Featured Tories’ turmoil should ring snap election alarm bells

    Tories’ turmoil should ring snap election alarm bells

    As most party members know all too well, Labour will face its first major electoral test under Jeremy Corbyn this May. Crucial as these polls are for all of us, particularly our candidates, we cannot blithely assume that they will be the only contest that we will face this year. We need to be on a general election war footing. In June, decades of Tory infighting are set to reach a crescendo with the referendum on membership of the European […]

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  • News “We need answers which are both radical and credible” – full text of Jon Ashworth’s Future of the Centre Left speech

    “We need answers which are both radical and credible” – full text of Jon Ashworth’s Future of the Centre Left speech

    This is the full text of the speech given by Shadow Cabinet member Jon Ashworth to Progress’ The Future of Labour’s Centre Left event on Tuesday. Thank you for inviting me to speak – my first time at a Progress event. We meet tonight after two general election defeats. So tonight’s discussion about the future of the centre left is timely. Beyond the confines of our party or the borders of our country, there are forces driving huge waves of change […]

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  • Local Government News Jeremy Corbyn pledges to give councils “freedom to innovate”

    Jeremy Corbyn pledges to give councils “freedom to innovate”

    Labour will send out a message during this May’s local election campaign that the party will stand up to “the onslaught of Tory cuts”, Jeremy Corbyn said today. In a speech to the Labour Local Government Conference this afternoon, Corbyn also pledged to allow councils “greater freedoms to innovate on a larger scale” in order to find solutions to problems caused by government spending cuts. The Labour leader outlined what kind of campaign the party would be running over the coming months, […]

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  • Featured News Scotland Seats and Selections Scottish Labour announce list candidates for May’s election

    Scottish Labour announce list candidates for May’s election

    Scottish Labour have announced their list candidates rankings for May’s Holyrood elections. With the election taking place through Additional Member System (AMS), there are two types of candidate, constituency and list. Given current polling, and the near wipeout in last year’s general election, it is expected that the vast majority, if not all, of Labour’s MSPs come May will be elected via the the lists. The candidate shortlist was announced in December, and was the largest ever for the party […]

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  • Featured News John McDonnell tops LabourList Shadow Cabinet rankings

    John McDonnell tops LabourList Shadow Cabinet rankings

    Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has topped this week’s rankings of Shadow Cabinet members, as judged by LabourList readers. It comes after a fortnight in which McDonnell has been prominent in the news attacking George Osborne over the Google tax deal. It is the first time he has topped LabourList’s Shadow Cabinet rankings – although he has always scored highly, and was voted by readers as their favourite frontbencher of 2015. As one of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest political allies, his popularity shows […]

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