Lisa Nandy

The England That Lies Beneath the Surface

Lisa Nandy | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Over the coming months I will be out of Westminster, not just listening, but analysing trends, enabling people in towns to talk about their own priorities on their own terms and learning how we shape the future so it works for all of us. This is the England, as Orwell said, "that is only just beneath the surface" and it must be heard.

The Waugh Zone March 7, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, March 7… 1) THE SNAP DRAGOONS William Hague has become the first senior Tory to say what has been...

Britain's Future Must Speak For Both Englands - The Towns And The Cities

Lisa Nandy | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Break down the result of the referendum and you will see that the growing division in England and Wales is not between North and South - or even left and right - but between towns and cities. We are increasingly a country made up of two groups of people whose shared experiences, political priorities and outlook, on the surface, are united on the surface by very little at all.

The Waugh Zone February 6, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, February 6… 1) MAKING AMENDS The European Union (Notice of Withdrawal) Bill starts its two-day com...

Nandy: Labour Should Be Party Of Patriotism, Not 'Placards'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour is never going to win power until it starts listening to Brexit voters and stops being a party of ‘placards’ and protest,...

Calling For 'Progressive Alliances' Is Brave - But It Should Never Be Necessary

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Last week, three Labour MPs did something that takes courage. In calling for Labour to stand aside in Richmond Park, they were pushing for a more coll...

May Facing 'Cover Up' Claim Over Child Abuse Inquiry

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May is facing accusations of a “cover up” after No.10 admitted she was aware of tensions between members of the child abuse inquiry weeks ...

Theresa May Tackled At PMQs For 'Failing' To Intervene In Child Abuse Inquiry Strife

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics

Lisa Nandy has demanded to know when Theresa May discovered there were “serious problems” with the ongoing inquiry into child abuse. The former Sh...

The Waugh Zone, September 29, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know about Labour’s 2016 Conference… 1) UNITY IS MORE THAN A MEMO There were two very different conferences in...

The Waugh Zone September 26, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, September 26, 2016… 1) LYNCH PIN Monday at Labour conference is normally the day the Shadow Ch...

Nandy Signals She Won't Return To Corbyn Frontbench

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics

Lisa Nandy has signalled she will not be returning to Jeremy Corbyn’s top team unless he adopts plans to give the Shadow Cabinet their own ‘mandat...

Labour's Lisa Nandy: The Genuinely Frightening Abuse I Got This Summer Reminded Me Of The Far-Right

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics

A Labour MP who quit Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet in June today revealed she felt “genuinely frightened” this summer after being threatened in...

Dan Javis Tipped To Join Corbyn Team

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Politics

Dan Jarvis is one of several former Labour frontbenchers being lined up to rejoin the party’s top team if Jeremy Corbyn wins re-election, HuffPost U...

Are Labour MPs Regretting the Corbyn Split?

Sam Harrison | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Politics
Sam Harrison

As Angela Eagle prepares her leadership bid, there are reports that certain members of the Parliamentary Labour Party are regretting their decision to resign from shadow government positions.

Angela Eagle Demands Showdown Meeting With Jeremy Corbyn To Tell Him To Quit

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Politics

Angela Eagle and other key members of the Shadow Cabinet are demanding a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to urge him to step down as Labour leader. The Huf...

The Century's Challenge

Lisa Nandy | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

With so many jobs reliant on oil and gas, particularly in the north east of Scotland and north east of England, the consequences of this shift on whole communities are huge. The UK's last deep coal mine closed in 2015 and in the last year alone 65,000 jobs were lost as reserves in the North Sea have become harder to exploit. There is even more at stake than this...

Question Time Audience Stunned By Awkward German War Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK

Question Time audience members were left fidgeting after a man used discussion about the upcoming EU referendum to make an awkward jibe about Germany'...

Labour Isn't Happy Fracking Under National Parks Was Just Approved

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK

MPs have approved proposals to allow fracking under national parks and other protected areas, prompting Labour to call for a moratorium on the controv...

'Patronising' Tory MP Accused Of Wanting The Poor To Starve In The Dark

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory MP stunned fellow parliamentarians after defending the benefits system that left a jobseeker with learning difficulties without food or electri...

Labour Will Put Charities Back at the Heart of Society

Lisa Nandy | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Throughout our history charities and other civil society groups have acted as a buffer between the individual and the state and consistently spoken truth to power. In challenging times this is a voice we badly need to hear. Let's put charities back at the heart of society, for real this time.

Ditch Clegg If You Want Lib-Lab Coalition, Says Shadow Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics

It would be "impossible" for Labour to do a deal with the Liberal Democrats after the next election if Nick Clegg remained leader, a shadow minister h...

Mehdi Hasan

'Ed Miliband Is A Different Sort Of Politician' | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics

A couple of years ago, on a wet weekday night in Wigan, the local Labour MP Lisa Nandy was traipsing through the streets urging residents to sign her...

The Lobbying Act Will Not Stand the Test of Time

Francis Ingham | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Francis Ingham

Future governments will see this for what it is - a joke of an act, aimed at cleaning up political sleaze by deflecting the problem onto anyone but the house itself. We have an ignorantly narrow definition of lobbying, a register that will not cover 80% of lobbyists, and a scope so bizarrely narrow it could only be supported by those who haven't the faintest clue about lobbying.

The Story of the Lobbying Bill Shows Why So Many People Don't Believe in Politics

Lisa Nandy | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

The controversial Lobbying Bill, which narrowly passed through the Lords on Tuesday, is now almost certain to become law. It's a bill about lobbyists, political campaigning regulation but it matters as much to the people I represent in Wigan as it does to the Westminster bubble because it tells a story of why so many people don't believe in politics.

Operating Under the Radar, the Government Body With an Unethical Stance

Lisa Nandy | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Today the findings of an Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Corporate Responsibility - a group I chair - will reveal that one UK government body has been able to operate under the radar, at times offering little regard to these concerns.