Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, may face a grilling by the parliamentary home affairs select committee over his pursuit of an accusation of rape against the Conservative peer Leon Brittan after the police decided not to continue with the investigation.
Jeremy Corbyn returns to parliament this week having passed the one-month marker as Labour’s leader, where he will look forward to a string of elections that could determine when and how Labour moderates decide to challenge his leadership.
Labour MP Helen Goodman has been criticised after a tweet from her account asked why, “if China is so great”, Jeremy Hunt’s wife – who is from China – had come to England.
Nicola Sturgeon has said her party will learn “any lessons that require to be learned” from the growing controversy over a prominent MP’s property deals, which were allegedly linked to mortgage fraud.
Diane Abbott, the shadow international development secretary, has been told by a fellow Labour MP to stop behaving like an “internet troll” after she accused some of her fellow MPs of wanting to side with David Cameron and bomb Syria.
Geoffrey Howe was heralded as one of the greats of the Conservative party and a “quiet hero” of the Thatcher years, after the former chancellor’s death of a suspected heart attack was announced by his family.
At least 50 Labour MPs are prepared to defy Jeremy Corbyn by backing military action to protect civilians in Syria, it has emerged, as cross-party support grows for a new and comprehensive strategy to end the crisis.
The Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has challenged Labour and the Scottish National party to back an amendment he will table to the government’s immigration bill that would stop it becoming law.
Nicola Sturgeon has laughed off talk of any coalition with a Labour administration for the foreseeable future, saying she did not think it “would be forming a government with anybody any time soon”.
The Labour party will set up a National Investment Bank (NIB) and a network of regional banks to mobilise the economy, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.
Nicola Sturgeon will consider holding a second referendum on Scottish independence in 2017 if the Westminster government starts to leave the EU without settling the UK-wide approach promised by Theresa May.
Labour and other parties have a responsibility to stamp out vitriolic online abuse that is threatening to stifle democracy and all too frequently targets women, Yvette Cooper has said.