Shadow Cabinet

The Waugh Zone Tuesday July 18, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

1. CABINET SAUVIGNON As her MPs sipped wine on the Commons terrace last night, Theresa May was in stern mood. After the ‘warm prosecco’ talk of ...

The Waugh Zone Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. TOWER HORROR The grim news of the Grenfell Tower disaster is set to become even grimmer. I’m told by a London council source that the emergency...

Gordon Brown Successor Lesley Laird Given Shadow Cabinet Post In Labour Reshuffle

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

The newly-elected Labour MP in Gordon Brown’s former seat has been appointed Shadow Scottish Secretary. Former Fife Council deputy leader Lesley La...

The Waugh Zone June 14, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. THE HOUSE AT POO CORNER The House of Commons felt like a very different place yesterday. The cheers, back-slapping and smiles on the Labour bench...

Preparing For Government: What Labour Needs Now

Tim Johnston | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Johnston

Jeremy Corbyn won. Not a majority of seats. Not a majority of the vote. But a victory, nonetheless.

The Waugh Zone Tuesday June 13, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. MAY-A CULPA Watching Theresa May arrive at the crunch meeting of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee last night, it was striking just how diminishe...

The Waugh Zone June 12, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. 22 WAYS TO LEAVE A LOVER When Theresa May attends the Tory backbench 1922 committee this afternoon, there will not be the usual banging of desks ...

Jeremy Corbyn Must Not Break Up The Shadow Cabinet 'Winning Team', Warns John McDonnell

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn should shun the return of Labour heavyweights and keep together his “winning team”, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said today. Spe...

McDonnell Denies 'Row' Over Labour's Plan To Axe Tuition Fees

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Politics

John McDonnell has denied that he and Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner have disagreed over Labour’s flagship manifesto pledge to abolish uni...

Exclusive: Website For Clive Lewis Leadership Bid Registered Two Days After Joining Shadow Cabinet

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

Clive Lewis is tonight refusing to deny he registered website addresses in preparation for a leadership bid just days after joining Jeremy Corbyn’s ...

Sunday Show Round-Up: John Bercow Row, David Davis' 'Sexism' And Labour Leadership Plans

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Last week it was Housing Minister Gavin Barwell, this week it’s Leader of the Commons David Lidington who danced across the Sun...

Losing Stoke And Copeland By-Elections Would Be A 'Hiccup', Says Labour's Campaign Boss

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Politics

Labour losing two rock-solid seats in upcoming by-elections would be a mere “hiccup”, the party’s new campaign chief said today. Ian Lavery, app...

Labour's Article 50 Frontbench Rebels Can Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Frontbench Labour rebels who defied Jeremy Corbyn over the Brexit Bill will not get the sack, but a written warning. The reprimand emerged after Corby...

Jeremy Corbyn Reshuffles Shadow Cabinet Again In Wake Of Brexit Rebellion

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has begun another reshuffle of his frontbench team, triggered by the decision of 52 Labour MPs to defy the Labour leader and vote again...

Diane Abbott Told David Davis 'To F*ck Off' After Brexit Bill Vote

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott told Cabinet minister David Davis to “fuck off” after he congratulated her following the historic Commons vote backing Brexit, HuffPo...

Corbyn 'Confident' Abbott Won't Quit Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is “confident” that key Shadow Cabinet ministers Diane Abbott and Clive Lewis will not quit his top team over Brexit, his allies hav...

'Corbyn To Quit' Rumour Is Just Gossip, Shadow Cabinet Ally Says

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

Claims that Jeremy Corbyn is preparing to quit as Labour leader have been firmly denied by his senior advisers and Shadow Cabinet allies. Speculation ...

Corbyn Orders All Labour MPs To Back Brexit Bill

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is facing the prospect of fresh Shadow Cabinet resignations after the party agreed to order all Labour MPs to back the Government’s Br...

Jeremy Corbyn Hints He Will Be 'Lenient' To Labour MPs Who Defied His Brexit Vote Order

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Politics

Leading Labour MPs who defied party orders and voted against triggering Brexit last week could stay in their jobs, Jeremy Corbyn hinted today. The Lab...

Emily Thornberry: I Haven't Spoken To Diane Abbott Since She Abstained On Brexit Bill

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary today revealed she hasn’t spoken to Diane Abbott since her frontbench colleague abstained on a key Brexit vote. ...

Labour Brexit Rebels Will Be Treated 'Empathetically' By Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs who defied the party line to vote against Brexit could be spared the axe from their frontbench jobs, one of Jeremy Corbyn’s key allies ha...

Shadow Welsh Secretary Resigns In Protest At Jeremy Corbyn's Order To Vote For Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics

Shadow Welsh secretary Jo Stevens has resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench in protest at his decision to order Labour MPs to vote in favour of t...

A Day To Reflect On How Far We've Come On Gender Equality - And How Far We Have Still To Go

Sarah Champion | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

This morning I sat in my first Shadow Cabinet meeting. As I looked around the table at the other Labour MPs set on making our country a better and more fair place to live, I had to stop from pinching myself. How had I, a working-class girl who was the first in my family to go to university, ended up as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities?

Corbyn To Reshuffle Team Without Shadow Cabinet Elections

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s “imminent” reshuffle of his top team in Parliament will take place without Shadow Cabinet elections by MPs. In a significant vic...

Today's Election Is Labour's Chance For A Fresh Start

John Healey | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Politics
John Healey

The leadership campaign may be over but for Labour the real work now begins. Labour MPs had our say before the summer. Labour members had their say over the summer. Now it's time to give our full attention to the public. The immediate imperative is to deal with the divisions of the campaign. A political Party that argues with itself is unable to take the argument to the wider electorate... So we need the basis for a fresh start for Labour's frontbench, to put behind us the stand-off between Labour MPs and Leader. The responsibility to do so lies with both.