As expected, the Momentum slate swept the board again at Labour’s NEC elections. This means they now hold all nine constituency positions as well as controlling other internal bodies such as the Conference Arrangements Committee. You have to be a truly dedicated political activist to care much about internal elections.
Keir Starmer faces growing pressure to explain why serial sex fiend John Worboys, was not prosecuted over more attacks despite dozens of victims
The Electoral Commission said its probe would look into whether the group's spending breached the limits for non-party campaigners in national elections.
According to the pollsters Survation, Labour now has an eight-point lead over the Conservative Party. The party is polling at 45% (an increase of one point), against the Conservative’s 37% (a decrease of one point). Dig a little deeper into the numbers and it’s clear that Labour’s lead is being fuelled by women.
A poll today shows Theresa May's approval ratings have sank to an all-time low, as the Conservatives remain dogged by scandals and in-fighting over Brexit
The Labour leader said those involved in the Paradise Papers leak of secret documents should say sorry if they have invested offshore to avoid tax.
MP Jim McMahon is trying to lower the voting age for General Elections to 16 in a bid to get more young people involved in politics
Westminster rocked by sex claims after it emerged that government ministers were named on a secret WhatsApp group of sex-pest politicians by female staff.
The Labour leader will wax lyrical about TV shows with a mystery celebrity for a charity version of the Channel 4 show.
The actor and comedian said he is "not standing for any faction" and will focus on the inclusion of underrepresented groups in his campaign.
Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara said the girl band should sack member Sarah Harding while the rest “come have an orgy with me”.
Tom Watson is going on a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with two Guantanamo Bay inmates. The deputy Labour Party leader announced this morning that he would not allow himself ‘anything but sips of water’ as a protest against the treatment of two prisoners currently on hunger strike in the notorious military prison. Mr Watson wrote in The Guardian: ‘This is not some George Osborne-inspired weight-loss plan.
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg to have bodyguard protection at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester this week.
“I won’t forgive you for getting into bed with the Tories.” As an active member of the Lib Dems for the last two years, this is a phrase I’m very used to hearing when I canvass Labour voters. Regular Politics.co.uk columnist Chaminda Jayanetti suggested that the party needed to recognise this feeling in the country, but that instead it had “learned nothing” from the Coalition years. In actual fact, the 2017 general election saw Tim Farron reject the idea of another coalition with the Tories, so it is clear that we have actually learned quite a lot.
Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity within the party has never been higher and the excitement at the conference has not gone unnoticed.
Jeremy Corbyn has played down the prospect of his party offering a second referendum on the Brexit deal, after Sadiq Khan suggested it was 'possible'.
Political campaigner Booth, 85, who was the father of Cherie Blair, the wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, died on Monday night.
One of the strange new communication techniques in Brexit Britain is for a politician to give a speech containing huge amounts of waffle except for a couple of very specific sentences right in the middle. Now shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has done the same at the Labour conference. Starmer went on about how lovely Labour was and how it would pursue a lovelier Brexit than the Tories.
People who vote Labour know less about politics on average than their Conservative counterparts, a poll has found. The survey tested participants’ political knowledge by asking them whether eight statements about politics were true or false. Statements included ‘the unemployment rate in the UK is currently less than 5%’; ‘the chancellor of the Exchequer is responsible for setting interest rates in the UK’ and ‘the minimum voting age for UK general elections is now 16 years of age’.
Laura Kuenssberg has reportedly been targeted by a left-wing hate mob who have sent her a series of threats because they believe she is biased against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under fresh pressure to commit Labour to keeping the UK in the EU single market after Brexit. Labour meets in Brighton for its annual conference this week.
Diane Abbott shocked breakfast TV viewers this morning by using the N-word live on air. The shadow home secretary was appearing on Good Morning Britain to discuss the racist and sexist abuse she receives from Twitter trolls. Ms Abbott shocked presenters and viewers when she said she had been called a “n***** b****”.
Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “open” to the United Kingdom remaining in the single market permanently after Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn has seemingly contradicted himself in a matter of minutes over his position on the single market and Brexit. Speaking ahead of a key vote on the second reading of the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Commons, the Labour leader appeared to suggest he supported membership of the single market (which would only be possible with continued membership of the EU) whilst going on to assert he wanted to respect the result of the referendum.
Britain could remain in the EU single market permanently Labour’s deputy leader has claimed. Tom Watson’s comments came even though party leader Jeremy Corbyn says Britain must leave it following the Brexit vote last year. Watson was speaking to BBC Newsnight.