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  • Featured News Party staff under fire as Corbynites demand answers

    Party staff under fire as Corbynites demand answers

    Thousands of Labour members have signed an open letter calling for investigation into the conduct of party officials during last year’s snap election campaign. The Times‘ political editor Tim Shipman revealed over the weekend that Corbynsceptic staffers at Labour HQ undertook a “secret operation” to fool Jeremy Corbyn and his team into thinking a more ambitious campaign was being run. According to The Times‘ report, based on Tom Baldwin’s new book Ctrl Alt Delete, Facebook adverts were ‘micro-targeted’ at the Labour leader to give […]

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  • Europe Featured News Theresa May is pleasing no one with her Brexit balancing act

    Theresa May is pleasing no one with her Brexit balancing act

    Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning. Will enough Tory MPs vote against the customs bill for it not to pass, throwing the government into yet more chaos? That’s the question everyone in Westminster is asking this morning as the key piece of Brexit legislation returns to the Commons for its remaining stages before going to the Lords. Over the past few months, pressure has been building within the Labour Party as the call for […]

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  • Featured News Seats and Selections Uncategorized Faiza Shaheen selected to fight Iain Duncan Smith’s seat

    Faiza Shaheen selected to fight Iain Duncan Smith’s seat

    Faiza Shaheen has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the key marginal seat of Chingford and Woodford Green, currently held by former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith. The director of think tank Class won the contest by a landslide with 85% of the vote, triumphing over Waltham Forest councillor Yemi Osho, former Richmond Park candidate Cate Tuitt and Islington councillor Michelline Safi Ngongo. As revealed by LabourList earlier this month, local Labour members in Chingford and Woodford Green selected their parliamentary candidate for the […]

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  • Comment Featured Karen Lee: Blame cladding, not firefighters, for Grenfell

    Karen Lee: Blame cladding, not firefighters, for Grenfell

    Firefighters have been giving evidence to the Grenfell Inquiry for the past three weeks. Parts of the media have rounded on their accounts, yet there has been silence on the reckless deregulation that meant the building was covered in flammable cladding and left without fire safety measures such as sprinklers. This has given the impression of firefighters being in the dock, despite stepping up to face mortal danger, risking their lives to save others. The critical question, yet to come […]

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  • Europe Featured News Labour takes poll lead as Tories switch to UKIP

    Labour takes poll lead as Tories switch to UKIP

    Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has taken a four-point lead as Tory voters switch to UKIP, according to the latest Opinium/Observer poll. Conservative – 36% (-6) Labour – 40% (-) Lib Dem – 8% (+1) UKIP – 8% (+5) Although UKIP is widely thought to have been in turmoil since the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016 and Nigel Farage quit as party leader, the party’s support is now level with Vince Cable’s Liberal Democrats. Over the last two […]

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