Harriet Harman is so concerned that the Labour leadership contest may be infiltrated by entryists on the left and the right that she has written to every Labour MP with the names of people in their constituency who have signed up as party members or registered as supporters since the election.
Ed Miliband’s team was so out of touch that it struggled to find a single person earning the minimum wage to appear at a campaign event as the party geared up for the general election, a former senior adviser has revealed.
George Osborne has moved in front of Boris Johnson for the first time to become favourite among Conservative members to be the next leader of the party, according to a poll.
The scale of the police inquiries into Sir Edward Heath became apparent on Tuesday as Jersey became the latest force to reveal it was investigating the late former prime minister over child abuse claims.
Yvette Cooper is to receive a major boost after the former home secretary Alan Johnson decided to endorse her campaign to become leader of the Labour party.
The police watchdog is to investigate an alleged coverup of child sex abuse claims against the former prime minister Edward Heath.
Excitement over Jeremy Corbyn’s bid to become Labour’s next leader reached a new peak as around 1,500 supporters flocked to the leftwinger’s biggest rally yet amid intensifying Blairite attacks on his campaign.
Jeremy Corbyn will brush aside warnings that he risks a return to the divisions of the 1980s when he outlines plans to end “the years of political and economic austerity” to help create a high-skilled workforce in Britain.
Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to prevent a disastrous Labour split by promising to invite “great talents” from all wings of the party – including Blairites – into his shadow cabinet if he becomes leader.
Britain was heading into a period of unprecedented political, constitutional and economic crisis on Saturday night as European leaders stepped up demands for it to quit the EU as soon as possible.
Jeremy Corbyn has defended Labour’s campaigning in the EU referendum, telling a heckler at London’s Pride festival: “I did all I could”, after earlier using a defiant speech to insist he would resist attempts to topple him.