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  • Featured Local Government News How is Labour’s local election campaign going?

    How is Labour’s local election campaign going?

    Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning. Just seven days to go until polling day. This time next week you will be on the doorstep, campaigning for the local Labour candidates who need you most (I hope). Not sure where to help? Momentum have launched their handy online tool My Nearest Marginal, which became so useful during last year’s general election. They’ve listed 24 key councils where either Labour is at risk of losing control, or […]

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  • Comment Featured Local Government Shelly Asquith: Meet Labour’s youngest council candidates

    Shelly Asquith: Meet Labour’s youngest council candidates

    Next week, as people go to the polls to elect their new councillors in many parts of the country, Labour is fielding its youngest set of candidates for years – possibly ever. It has been four years since most of the seats Labour is fighting were last up for election, and in that time our party has battled two general elections and seen membership soar. Many of those newer members are under 27, and Young Labour now boasts a membership […]

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  • Comment Featured Local Government The real battle for Labour is in areas like Kensington and Chelsea

    The real battle for Labour is in areas like Kensington and Chelsea

    Quam bonum in Unum habitare. How good it is to live in unity. It is hard to know whether Kensington & Chelsea’s borough motto was intentionally ironic, or contained a modicum of truth when it was first adopted many decades ago. Either way, it is difficult to imagine a community in modern Britain that is more obviously unequal. It may be the smallest borough in London, but Kensington & Chelsea is home to the extremes of wealth and poverty, opportunity […]

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  • Featured News Did Corbyn’s meeting with Jewish groups go well?

    Did Corbyn’s meeting with Jewish groups go well?

    Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning. Labour’s handling of antisemitism in the party hasn’t been knocked off the news agenda after a meeting was held between Jeremy Corbyn, new general secretary Jennie Formby and Jewish groups yesterday. It’s been described in unambiguous terms as “really bad” and a “disaster” by attendees. The Jewish Chronicle’s Stephen Pollard has pieced together accounts of the meeting for his write-up, in which he concludes that Corbyn and Formby “gave the game […]

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  • Featured News Wales Mark Drakeford bids to replace Carwyn Jones as Welsh Labour leader

    Mark Drakeford bids to replace Carwyn Jones as Welsh Labour leader

    Mark Drakeford is probably the next First Minister of Wales. Just days after Carwyn Jones revealed his plan to stand down from the Welsh Labour leadership post at party conference in Llandudno, Jeremy Corbyn ally Drakeford announced his bid and is already tipped to win the race. The Assembly Member, who says he wants to push on with the Welsh government’s “radical” tradition, has secured the support of several left-wing AMs and will be backed by Welsh Labour Grassroots (Momentum’s home in Wales). […]

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