The Labour party is “crying out for leadership” after it made a messof Monday night’s vote on the government’s welfare bill, leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has said.
The Scottish National party defied convention to occupy the Opposition benches in the House of Commons, shortly after party leaders claimed they were the only “real opposition” to the Conservative government.
UKIP ended up with just one MP in May, but the party still has a role to play.
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.
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.
Andrea Leadsom has told Conservative MPs that she is happy to show them a summary of her tax returns if they ask, but she will not immediately follow in the footsteps of her opponents and publish the details publicly.