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  • Featured News Major win for Labour left in final tally of nominations for party’s ruling body

    Major win for Labour left in final tally of nominations for party’s ruling body

    Candidates from the Corbynite wing of Labour, including Momentum chief Jon Lansman, have won the race for nominations for elections to Labour’s ruling body. The three activists, backed by the Centre Left Grassroots Alliance, emerged well ahead of Eddie Izzard, activists from the centre-left tradition and lower-profile independents in the final total of endorsements from constituency Labour parties (CLPs). The alliance slate of Lansman, Manchester councillor Yasmine Dar and national policy forum representative Rachel Garnham now appear favourites to claim the three […]

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  • Featured News Seats and Selections Updated: The full list of Labour target seats where selections have begun

    Updated: The full list of Labour target seats where selections have begun

    This is the updated list of target seats where Labour has opened selection contests. Arfon Deadline for applications: Postponed, more details due to be announced in January. Aberconway Deadline: November 24 Selection: January 20 Altrincham and Sale West Deadline: November 22 Selection: December 20 Blackpool North and Cleveleys Deadline: November 26 Selection: February 3 Bolton West Deadline: November 17. Selection: January 27 Bournemouth West Deadline: January 2 Selection: February 10 Broxtowe Deadline: October 16 Selection: November 18 Calder Valley Deadline: […]

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  • Comment Featured Tracy Brabin: Complacent chancellor closed his ears to pleas for fairer childcare

    Tracy Brabin: Complacent chancellor closed his ears to pleas for fairer childcare

    Sooner or later the government is going to have to listen to the wake-up calls from the early years sector – or it may be too late. In recent years a higher proportion of income for providers has started to come from government. The most significant is in the form of “free” hours of childcare, 15 hours available universally and 15 more if every parent in the family is working between 16 hours per week and paid up to £100,000 […]

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  • Featured News McDonnell demands infrastructure spending amid spat with BBC over “trite” questions

    McDonnell demands infrastructure spending amid spat with BBC over “trite” questions

    John McDonnell today demanded greater investment in public services as he came under fire in a BBC interview over the impact of Labour’s plans on the national debt. He said spending on infrastructure would boost productivity, helping to lift growth and wages, and called for government intervention on a far wider scale. As he embarked on the media blitz traditional for shadow chancellors the day after the Budget, he also became drawn into a tense exchange with Today programme host […]

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  • Featured News Seats and Selections Momentum delight as CLP picks local councillor to fight sacked minister Soubry

    Momentum delight as CLP picks local councillor to fight sacked minister Soubry

    Labour members in one of the party’s main target seats have picked a local councillor as their parliamentary candidate as they regroup for another attempt to oust former Tory minister Anna Soubry. Activists in Broxtowe chose Greg Marshall, who lost to the former business minister by just 863 votes in June, as one of the first of a wave of selections for key marginals. Jeremy Corbyn has vowed Labour will find candidates for 75 target seats before Christmas and internal contests […]

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