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  • Revealed: Labour’s latest democracy review proposals

    At its latest meeting on Tuesday, Labour’s ruling body discussed an 83-page document outlining proposals for the party democracy review. The paper was sent to NEC members only the night before, so representatives on the committee are now expected...

  • PMQs: Corbyn attacks Tories over Vote Leave campaign

    At the last PMQs before parliament goes into a six-week recess over the summer, Jeremy Corbyn chose to press the Prime Minister on the Vote Leave campaign breaking electoral law. His choice of topic will likely have pleased most of the (heavily Remain)...

  • Daily briefing: Rebels without a Clause 18

    Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning. “Ayes to the right: 305. Noes to the left: 301.” Watching MPs from the press gallery, we pricked up our ears. This was the government being defeated on a key Brexit...

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  • Featured News Revealed: Labour’s latest democracy review proposals

    Revealed: Labour’s latest democracy review proposals

    At its latest meeting on Tuesday, Labour’s ruling body discussed an 83-page document outlining proposals for the party democracy review. The paper was sent to NEC members only the night before, so representatives on the committee are now expected to consult on the following proposals before returning to the NEC with feedback by the end of August. The final NEC-approved democracy review proposals will then be voted on at Labour conference in September. Leadership elections It has been reported elsewhere that the […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured Brendan Chilton: In defence of Kate Hoey

    Brendan Chilton: In defence of Kate Hoey

    The general public holds the political class as a whole in pretty low regard. But as individuals, the elite tend – on the whole – to be respected by their constituents. Kate Hoey is one of those politicians. She has held many different and controversial positions, some of which have differed from general Labour policy, but at every election she has been returned by the good people of Vauxhall. That is a credit to her dedicated work as a constituency […]

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  • Comment Featured Ellie Reeves: The Tories undermined MPs’ voting system – now let’s reform it

    Ellie Reeves: The Tories undermined MPs’ voting system – now let’s reform it

    The past few months have seen some of the very worst aspects of our parliamentary voting procedures. From the sick MP forced into the indignity of being pushed in a wheelchair through the division lobby to the MP at home looking after her new-born child, previously informed that she had been paired to an opposition MP, only to see that promise broken. Our parliament and what we hold dear within our democratic institutions has been seriously undermined by these episodes. […]

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  • Comment Featured Antisemitism, sexual harassment and the democracy review – Alice Perry’s latest NEC report

    Antisemitism, sexual harassment and the democracy review – Alice Perry’s latest NEC report

    The following report covers July’s full NEC and sub-committee meetings. Leader’s report Jeremy Corbyn gave the leader’s report to the full NEC. Jeremy talked about Labour’s approach to Brexit and the work to hold the government to account. Labour’s priorities include protecting jobs, living standards, worker’s rights, consumer rights, the environment and future opportunities for young people. Labour opposed a hard border in Northern Ireland and wants to continue to have a strong relationship with Europe and be welcoming to […]

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  • Comment Featured Why Vauxhall Labour members are now calling for Kate Hoey’s deselection

    Why Vauxhall Labour members are now calling for Kate Hoey’s deselection

    When Theresa May called her ill-fated snap election in 2017, Vauxhall Labour activists from all factions and none had to grapple with a perennial local question: what do we do with a problem like Kate Hoey? While many of us oppose her views on Brexit, fox-hunting and the Ireland question, we’ve tried to tolerate and believe the best of Kate given her principled stance on the Iraq war, which ended her ministerial career, and her hard-working reputation in the local […]

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