Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled plans to give grants to working-class party members to help them become MPs to stop it being dominated by people from affluent backgrounds.
More than 40 leading economists, including a former adviser to the Bank of England, have made public their support for Jeremy Corbyn’s policies, dismissing claims that they are extreme, in a major boost to the leftwinger’s campaign to be leader.
He was late and needed to answer a call of nature. Andy Burnham arrived, on a close, uncomfortably sticky Friday evening, to speak amid the faded grandeur of Ipswich town hall, looking a little harassed and tired.
Jack McConnell, the veteran Labour politician, has condemned the party’s handling of its leadership election as a shambles, and said it puts the contest at risk.
Andy Burnham’s Labour leadership campaign has given a heavy hint that it may challenge the outcome of the election if Jeremy Corbyn wins, on the grounds of concerns about infiltrators from other parties.
The former Tory MP Louise Mensch came unstuck on Friday night when a series of apparently antisemitic suggested Twitter searches that she said were indicative of abuse from Jeremy Corbyn supporters turned out to be a record of her own search history.
The Labour former shadow minister Diane Abbott has defended Jeremy Corbyn against allegations he had links with antisemitic extremists, saying there will always be people who are less than savoury in liberation movements.
Russell Brand has endorsed Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership race.
A Labour committee voted not to undertake extra due diligence on voters in its leadership election last week, against the advice of party lawyers, according to leaked meeting notes obtained by the Guardian.
Angela Eagle says she is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for leadership of the Labour party because he is failing to offer an “effective” alternative to the Conservative government.
Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom has published details of her tax affairs after becoming one of the final two candidates to succeed David Cameron.
The embattled Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is likely to be recalled by a powerful House of Commons committee following official complaints by MPs that he gave misleading answers last week to its inquiry into antisemitism in his party.