The shadow cabinet is bracing itself for a “revenge reshuffle” in the aftermath of Labour’s victory in the Oldham byelection, with key senior figures voicing fears they will be sacrificed by Jeremy Corbyn to kill dissent.
The government is under fire from doctors’ leaders and unions over controversial new plans to charge migrants and other foreign visitors from outside Europe for emergency treatment on the NHS.
A man allegedly shouted “This is for Syria” as he launched a knife attack on three people at a London underground station in what police have described as a terrorist incident.
Jeremy Corbyn is facing calls to consider winding up Momentum, the grassroots group of his supporters, amid fears among Labour MPs that it could be used as a vehicle to plot against those who voted for airstrikes in Syria.
Labour has comfortably won its first parliamentary byelection since Jeremy Corbyn became leader, storming ahead of Ukip by more than 10,000 votes in Oldham West and Royton in Greater Manchester.
Philip Hammond has moved to quell a row with the Labour party after David Cameron warned Tory MPs against voting alongside “Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers” in a Commons debate on military action in Syria.
Here is the text of the Commons motion on Syria tabled by the prime minister, David Cameron, the chancellor, George Osborne, the home secretary, Theresa May, the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, and the international development secretary, Justine Greening:
Justine Greening, the new education secretary, is now in charge of universities as well as schools.
The votes to decide Labour’s nominees for mayoral elections in Liverpool and Manchester should be delayed because of problems sending out ballot papers, two of the candidates have said.
The leaders of academy schools are spending taxpayers’ money on luxury hotels, top-end restaurants, first-class travel, private health care and executive cars, a joint investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches and the Observer can reveal.