Shadow Cabinet

Experienced Labour: The Labour Frontbench 2010-15

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

Ministerial stability is important: it allows ministers to build up experience and maintain focus. The same could be said for Opposition frontbenchers...

Animals Deserve Even More Than a Vegan Shadow Minister

Alasdair Cochrane | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alasdair Cochrane

The appointment last week of a vegan - Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy - as shadow DEFRA Minister has caused something of a stir. Perhaps predictably, farming groups and representatives are said to be shocked that someone with such views could hold such a role.

Labour's Moderates Need to Understand Jeremy Corbyn

Jonathan Reynolds | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Reynolds

The left and right of the Labour Party should always be debating how best to solve these problems, but there should never be any doubt that we are united in our determination to solve them. That's why, when the Leader of the Labour Party asked me to serve, I accepted.

50:50 Cabinets Are Trending But We Need Women on the Back Benches Too

Frances Scott | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

By pushing to address the matter of gender equality and incorporate women into senior roles Jeremy Corbyn has shed more light on the overall problem that still exists. Parliament is predominantly male. There are 268 more men on those green benches than women.

Watch Jeremy Corbyn Repeatedly Ignore Questions Over Women In His Shadow Cabinet

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

Commenters online can't agree whether Jeremy's Corbyn's shadow cabinet is a milestone or a complete disaster for gender equality. Corbyn has appoi...

Harman Caves To Labour Pressure To Oppose Welfare Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Politics

Harriet Harman has caved in to huge pressure from Labour MPs and leadership contenders to table an amendment opposing the Tories' welfare cuts. The...

We Need a Labour Government in Westminster to Build on Our Success in Wales

Carwyn Jones | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics
Carwyn Jones

Through these and other policies we have built a resilient Wales, a Wales with good and improving employment rates and skills levels. People and communities are ready to thrive. But for this to really happen, we need a Labour Government in Westminster. A Government that won't lock people out of the economic recovery, but allow everyone to experience the benefits of an economic uplift.

Mehdi Hasan

Sadiq Khan On Bold Policies, Lazy MPs And Growing Racism | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

It is difficult to believe Sadiq Khan was once, in his own words, "an angry young man". The MP for Tooting and shadow justice secretary joined the Lab...

Mehdi Hasan

Meet Jon Trickett, Ed Miliband's Left-Hand Man | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

In the summer of 2005, the Labour MP for Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, Jon Trickett, bumped into a fellow MP, who had just been elected to parliament i...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Twilight Of The Blairites'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 8 October 2013... 1) 'TWILIGHT OF THE BLAIRITES' Liam Byrne and Stephen Twigg sacked from the shadow...

'Slumbering And Invisible'

PA | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Politics

A Labour MP warned today that his party's leadership was making "a huge mistake" by "slumbering" during Westminster's summer recess, rather than using...

Mehdi Hasan

Meet Ed Miliband's Consigliere | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics

In a rare interview with Mehdi Hasan, Ed Miliband's closest aide and ally, Stewart Wood, talks about life in opposition, Ed Balls' ministerial future ...

It's A Mini-Mili-Reshuffle: Owen Smith Replaces Peter Hain

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has conducted a minor reshuffle of his shadow cabinet, with Owen Smith replacing Peter Hain as shadow Welsh Secretary. The reshuffle ...

John Denham And Healey Out Of Shadow Cabinet

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Politics

Shadow business secretary John Denham and shadow health secretary John Healey are to step down down from Labour's shadow cabinet ahead of a reshuffle ...

Ed Miliband On Whether He Will Bring Brother David In From The Political Wilderness

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has answered a call to bring his brother David out of "political Siberia" - by indicating the older Miliband brother would be welcome bac...

Government Must Tackle Unemployment After Number Of Jobless Women Hits 23 Year High

Stephen Timms | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Politics
Stephen Timms

Long term unemployment has doubled over the past year. The biggest rise in unemployment for two years - since before the end of the recession. A very worrying surge in youth unemployment, by 78,000. And the largest number of women out of work for 23 years.

Ed Miliband Is An 'Average' Leader According To Labour Supporters

The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Politics

The majority of Labour supporters think Ed Miliband has been an 'average' leader, according to a survey by the grassroots website Labourlist. The...

Who Is The Labour Housing Minister?

James Mills | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Politics
James Mills

It concerns me greatly, and should all Labour party supporters for that matter, that possibly the biggest policy area for the next 10 years, and at a time when housing policy is under one of its biggest shake ups in a generation, Labour is found to be almost vacant.

Ed Miliband - We Can Only Win If We Change

Lloyd Rees | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Politics
Lloyd Rees

Miliband didn't address one big issue though. Leadership. He didn't want to reform the way in which the Leader of the Labour Party is elected. Hardly surprising, as the section which you would reform (union voting), is the part which elected him. But Labour is more popular than Ed.