Jeremy Corbyn has received a major boost in his campaign for the Labour party leadership after Unison, one of Britain’s largest trade unions with 1.3 million members, endorsed his bid.
Nick Clegg has turned down the offer of a prominent post in the new Liberal Democrat frontbench to allow Tim Farron to mould the party in his own image.
Two Green party members who hoped to stand for parliament on a job share basis have been refused permission to challenge their rejection in the high court.
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to join forces with EU allies to create a “better Europe”, making it clear he has no plans to abandon Britain’s membership of the union.
A new YouGov poll suggests how strong people think numerous factors were in causing Labour to lose the election.
Andy Burnham will try to tap into the surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn by warning that the modern Labour party has become “frightened of its own shadow” and would lack the courage to create the NHS today.
A devastatingly frank attack on “Labour’s narrow, predictable and out of touch” 2015 election campaign is to be launched on Tuesday by seven of the party’s candidates who failed to win critical swing seats in England in May.
William Hague, the former foreign secretary, is to take over as chairman of London’s military thinktank, the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), in September.
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.