Labour Conference

'It Gave People Hope!' Eddie Izzard And Labour MPs React To Jeremy Corbyn's Speech

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn “gave people hope” with his barnstorming speech at the Labour Party conference, his MPs said. The leader spoke to a packed conferen...

Jeremy Corbyn Uses Labour Conference Speech To Tell Daily Mail: Bring It On

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn used his party conference speech to send a very clear message to the so-called “mainstream media”. The Labour leader, who enjoyed a ...

Labour MP Emma Dent Coad Hits Out At The Sun Over Coverage Of Anti-Royal Family Remarks

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has hit out at national media coverage of anti-Royal Family remarks she made at a party conference event. Emma Dent Coad described herself...

Labour MP Rupa Huq Wants A Change In The Law To Stop Protests Outside Abortion Clinics

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Politics

A Labour MP wants to force a change in the law to stop protests being staged outside abortion clinics. Rupa Huq is planning to table an amendment to n...

Labour Member Explains Why He Took A Portrait Of Jeremy Corbyn Adorned With Fairy Lights To Conference

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour Party Conference has seen its fair share of interesting sights this year - but a huge portrait of Jeremy Corbyn, adorned with fairy lights and ...

Labour Is Still In Danger Of Turning Its Back On Traditional Voters, MPs Say

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour is still in danger of abandoning its traditional support base despite exceeding expectations in the general election, according to MPs. Jess Ph...

The Government Is Making 'Staggering Cuts' To Addiction Services, Labour's Jon Ashworth Says

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour has accused the government of “dismantling the country’s public health system” after shocking figures revealed two thirds of councils hav...

Dawn Butler: Jeremy Corbyn Is So Laid-Back Because He Lived In Jamaica

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s relaxed attitude is down to the two years he spent living in Jamaica, according to one of his shadow cabinet ministers. Speaking to ...

Labour Plans To End Period Poverty With Free Sanitary Products In Schools And Foodbanks

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour will end period poverty if it gets into power by handing out free sanitary products in schools, foodbanks and homeless shelters. The party says...

Arab Ambassadors Event Cancelled After Saudi Arabia And Sudan 'Barred From Labour Conference'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics

Arab ambassadors have cancelled their reception at Labour party conference after Saudi and Sudanese representatives were seemingly barred from attend...

United, Labour Can Shape The Future And Build A Fairer Britain In A Peaceful World

Jeremy Corbyn | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Politics
Jeremy Corbyn

As the great American poet Langston Hughes put it: "I see that my own hands can make the world that's in my mind". Everyone here and every one of our hundreds of thousands of members has something to contribute to our cause. That way we will unite, build on our policies. Take our vision out to a country crying out for change. We are half a million of us, and there will be more, working together to make our country the place it could be. United we can shape the future and build a fairer Britain in a peaceful world.

Watch: Anti-Corbyn Union Boss Slams Paul Mason For Deselection Threat

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics

WATCH: At #Lab16, our Assistant General Secretary, @JohnPaulMcH sends a message to @PaulMasonNews about his calls to deselect @AnnaTurley. pic.twitter...

Labour Party Conference "Violence" Threat

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Politics

Labour party staff have been warned they may face “aggressive and potentially violent” situations at the annual conference in Liverpool. The unpre...

Labour Denies Trying To 'Airbrush' Corbyn Out Of Conference Brochure

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK

Labour has been accused of trying to “airbrush” Jeremy Corbyn out of the party as he does not appear in the magazine for its September conference....

Labour Conference Under Threat As Security Firm Rules Out Providing Emergency Stewarding

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s annual conference is on the brink of being cancelled after a security firm turned down a last minute request to steward the event. G4S has ...

Conference - A Warm and Fuzzy Echo Chamber

Jess Phillips | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

If I were to be straight talking and honest I'd say the last five days were probably my fave times at party conference in last five years. It is gorgeous to be adored and it was really sunny. Jeremy must feel pretty warm and fuzzy if the way I feel is anything to go by. But and it is a big but... we need to draw a line under the love-in, stop talking to each other and start talking and listening to the non revolutionary non adoring sorts.

An Open Letter to Tom Watson

Chris Whiting | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Dear Tom Watson... I was so heartened, like many, to see Labour's new leader Jeremy Corbyn call for a 'kinder politics'. However, given you're not so kind and frankly laughably hypocritical comments about the Liberal Democrats today, am I to assume this is the first Labour u-turn under yet another feckless leader?

Diary of a Labour Conference Virgin, Day 2

George Dokimakis | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

Today's conference was an amazing experience that I was proud and humbled to be part of. Now, onwards to day 3 and standing for a few hours to hear Jeremy address the party for the first time in his 32-year career as a Leader of the opposition.

Jeremy Corbyn Has Made Some Bold Pledges About The Future Of The Country

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn will seek to defy his critics today with a patriotic speech that marries new help for small businesses with a plea for a “kinder polit...

Diary of a Labour Conference Virgin. Day 1

George Dokimakis | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

I'll cheat and start first with day 0, Saturday, when I first arrived in Brighton. First time in Brighton, first time in a Labour conference. The sun was shining, the sea was iridescent, looking like a close sister of a Greek island's sea front in the Aegean sea. All good omens about the Labour conference for a conference virgin...

Jeremy Corbyn Jumps In To Rescue Candy Atherton After Her Wheelchair Gets 'Stuck'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

This is the moment that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn jumped to the rescue as Councillor Candy Atherton got stuck on the conference stage. Shadow Cha...

'Labour Blindly Vowing To Stay In The EU Encourages Cameron To Give Away Workers' Rights'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics

Labour “blindly embracing” the campaign to stay in the European Union will encourage David Cameron to negotiate away workers’ rights, one of Bri...

Power and Authority Can No Longer Reside Exclusively in the Hands of the Whitehall Elite

Jon Trickett | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Trickett

In effect, what happened over the summer is that a new movement emerged. Restless with an unsatisfactory status quo which no longer serves Britain, people in their tens of thousands turned to Labour as their political party of choice. It is the task of the whole party to welcome our new colleagues, to listen, learn and perhaps adapt our party's culture and practices to these exciting new challenges.

A Flat Atmosphere at Labour's Conference

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Yes, the conference in Manchester has had a certain air of expectation that Labour will win in 2015. There is not, however, the excitement that one would expect at the Labour conference preceding their entry to government, and Miliband's speech did not inspire in the way a man giving his last speech as Leader of the Opposition should do.

Asa Bennett

Ex-Bank Of England Official Slams Labour's 'Very Disruptive' Mansion Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour's plan to hit houses worth over £2 million with a so-called 'mansion tax' would be "very disruptive" and hurt house prices, one of Britain's t...