Control over all schools admissions should be handed back to local education authorities as part of a reform process that would see the eventual phasing out of academies and free schools, Andy Burnham will announce.
A former brothel keeper has denied threatening to expose Edward Heath as a child abuser in order to escape prosecution.
The deputy chair of Ukip, Suzanne Evans, has announced that she will stand to be the party’s candidate for mayor of London.
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.
Andrea Leadsom has said she did not like the gay marriage legislation and would want to repeal the foxhunting ban, in a pitch to the rightwing grassroots of the Conservative party who will vote for the new leader.
Kezia Dugdale has warned that Scotland is not immune to the social divisions highlighted by the Brexit vote and insisted that it would be “categorically wrong” for the UK government to block a second independence referendum if it were called for by the Scottish people.
Andrea Leadsom faces questions over her Wikipedia entry after it emerged that embarrassing media stories had been removed from the page. The changes appear to have been made from Towcester, where the Conservative leadership contender’s constituency office is located.