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  • Featured News Another new name enters deputy leadership race – Rushanara Ali announces she will run

    Another new name enters deputy leadership race – Rushanara Ali announces she will run

    Bethan Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali has today announced she will be running to become Labour’s next deputy leader. Ali, who has been an MP since 2010, told the BBC’s John Pienaar that she already had support within the Parliamentary Labour Party, including from Keith Vaz and Tristram Hunt. She says that she wants to focus on voters who left Labour to support UKIP, and feels she can connect with them as a political outsider. She said: “I’m going […]

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  • Europe Featured News Harman reverses Labour’s opposition to an EU referendum

    Harman reverses Labour’s opposition to an EU referendum

    Labour will support and vote for an in/out EU referendum when it is brought to the House of Commons, acting leader Harriet Harman has announced today. Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show this morning, Harman said that the Tories will be able to pass a referendum bill with their majority regardless of what Labour do, and that it is more important not to get hung up on the argument around the process and start discussing the substance. She says that the […]

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  • Featured News Cooper puts focus on families with promise to invest in early years

    Cooper puts focus on families with promise to invest in early years

    Yvette Cooper today makes helping families the focus of her leadership offer today – and says that Labour need to win back support with women. She argues Labour must become the ‘party of early years and party of families’ in order to succeed. Cooper lambasts the decision by the Government to sideline children and families in their reforms to the Department for Education, which was renamed from the Department for Children, Schools and Families after the 2010 election. The Shadow Home Secretary […]

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  • Featured News John Prescott announces he’s backing Burnham

    John Prescott announces he’s backing Burnham

    In the coming weeks, leadership candidates aren’t just hoping to get endorsement from their fellow MPs, the four potential leaders will surely welcome the backing of high profile names to help them along with their campaigns. John Prescott is latest person to give his support to one of the candidates. In his  column for the Mirror he has announced that he is backing Andy Burnham. The former Deputy Prime Minister draws comparisons between Tony Blair and Burnham, while also highlighting Burnham’s […]

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  • Featured News How Labour figures reacted to the Irish referendum result

    How Labour figures reacted to the Irish referendum result

    We now know the result of yesterday’s referendum in Ireland about equal marriage – and it is a landslide in favour of equal rights for the LGBT community: Ireland says #YesToEquality by a huge 62.1%. Yes: 1,201,607 – No: 734,300. Only one area says no. #landslide pic.twitter.com/wvWE30rI1F — LGBT Labour (@LGBTLabour) May 23, 2015 As Labour peer and veteran LGBT activist Michael Cashman points out, it is days like today where you can reflect on how far we’ve come: Think […]

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