Labour’s disarray over the government’s welfare policy and the party’s wider divisions over the best response to the general election defeat were underlined when 48 Labour MPs, just under a quarter of the parliamentary party, defied their whips and voted against the welfare bill at second reading.
Labour needs to return to its roots and give power to the people, Liz Kendall has said, arguing that the party’s impulse has too often been “to regulate, to restrict, to fix, or ban”.
Labour leadership hopefuls Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham must stop pretending to share rival Jeremy Corbyn’s politics if they want the party to win in 2020, Liz Kendall’s campaign chair has warned.
People must challenge the view that people become radicalised because of historic injustices, recent wars, poverty or hardship, David Cameron will say, describing such arguments as “grievance justification”.
The former Labour chancellor, Alistair Darling, has backed Liz Kendall to take over from Ed Miliband.
In the rough justice world of general elections, the Liberal Democrats were treated more brutally by voters than they deserved on 7 May.
A new YouGov poll suggests that people think the Conservatives know what they stand for, whilst Labour and the Lib Dems do not.
Labour’s interim leader, Harriet Harman, has tried to defuse a rebellion over welfare by tabling an amendment setting out why the party disagrees with the government’s proposed bill, but suggesting that Labour MPs abstain rather than vote against.
The Scottish National party is planning to reach out to businesses, arts organisations and civic society in the rest of the UK in an unprecedented charm offensive, as the party seeks to use its “transformational” Westminster presence to establish greater links across England, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Labour has accused David Cameron of attempting to rig the electoral system, after the government ruled it would adopt a new electoral register this year even though up to 1.9 million voters on the old list are still missing from it.
David Cameron plans to reassure Nato that the UK will be “steadfast” in its commitment to spending 2% of national income on defence, despite the vote to leave the EU.
Labour’s rebel MPs are holding off challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the party’s leadership to allow crisis talks with his deputy, Tom Watson, and the Unite leader, Len McCluskey, to go ahead, in an attempt to prevent further rifts within the party.