Legal statement

We remove comments in line with our moderation and comments policy but anyone who wants to report anything they deem to be offensive or a potential libel or copyright infringement should contact us immediately – by email – and the relevant comment or post will be reviewed.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the third party content on LabourList is royalty free for editorial purposes, contributors may have posted in error content outside these criteria. If you believe any material on this website infringes on your copyrights, please report this to the Editor by email. We will remove all such content promptly on receipt of such a report prior to investigation.

All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.

The views expressed are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of LabourList.

Latest

  • News Scotland Post-referendum slump drove Labour’s defeat in Scotland

    Post-referendum slump drove Labour’s defeat in Scotland

    Labour’s appalling election showing in Scotland was driven by those who had supported independence leaving the party to vote for the SNP – and the Nationalists’ economic message helped strengthen their landslide in the final months. However, the new research carried out by the British Election Study (BES), found that Yes to Independence voters were likely to move from Labour to SNP regardless of their views on austerity. Labour were reduced from 41 seats in Scotland to just one on […]

    Read more →
  • Featured News CWU and TSSA announce they’re backing Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour’s next leader

    CWU and TSSA announce they’re backing Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour’s next leader

    Update: TSSA, the transport union, have also announced that they’re endorsing Corbyn to be leader, with Burnham as second preference, and Eagle as deputy leader, with Watson as second preference. Their full statement is below. CWU has announced that they are backing Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour’s next leader. The union represents workers in the postal and telecoms sector. Dave Ward, CWU’s general secretary, released a video (which you can see below) explaining their decision. CWU will be also recommend members […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Labour’s ground campaign is better than the Tories’, and here’s why

    Labour’s ground campaign is better than the Tories’, and here’s why

    Much has been said about why Labour lost the General Election – again – but in the current post-mortem, we are at risk of undermining the one thing we do better than any other political movement; our ground game. Labour should be immensely proud of what we can achieve together on the ground, entirely outclassing other political operations both in terms of our tactics and our reach. In Ealing Central and Acton, our two and a half year campaign resulted […]

    Read more →
  • Comment What is a Deputy Leader for?

    What is a Deputy Leader for?

    There are five big selection contests happening in the Labour Party at the moment. For Leader, Deputy Leader, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party and for their Deputy and for our candidate for Mayor of London. We have all been inundated with emails, texts and phone calls and our Twitter and Facebook timelines are filled with little other than the leadership and to an extent these other campaigns. I don’t know what it’s like in Scotland, but in London, the effect […]

    Read more →
  • News Andy Burnham criticises Cameron for using ‘dehumanising language’ after the PM described migrants as a ‘swarm’

    Andy Burnham criticises Cameron for using ‘dehumanising language’ after the PM described migrants as a ‘swarm’

    Andy Burnham has criticised David Cameron ‘dehumanising language’, after the PM describing Calais refugees as a ‘swarm’. The Prime Minister told the ITV News that the crisis at Calais, where over 3,000 people are living in a ‘migrant camp’, has become worse because “you have got a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean, seeking a better life, wanting to come to Britain”. It’s reported that more than 3,500 people have tried to get into the Channel Tunnel terminal this […]

    Read more →