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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.

The Waugh Zone September 6, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, September 6, 2016… 1) VAZELINE INTENSIVE CARE Will today mark the beginning of the end for Nige...

An Open Letter to the Labour Party About Unity - From a Labour Party Member

Euan Healey | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

I joined the Labour Party around a year ago. I joined to shape the Labour Party into the organisation that I want it to become, the organisation that I think I could vote for - and the organisation that could win general elections, to do right by the people of this country. A year on, I do not see this party as one that I want to be part of.

What Does Labour Stand to Lose If Corbyn Is Ousted?

Sam Harrison | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Given the likelihood that the Parliamentary Labour Party will use its right to select the names that will appear on the ballot to exclude left-wing candidates, if Corbyn is toppled then the Left is definitively out of power, and there will be little reason for left-wing members to stay.

Labour Shadow Ministers Who Voted To Bomb Syria Might Be Feeling A Bit Anxious Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK Politics

One of Jeremy Corbyn's closest allies has called on Labour MPs to rally behind the "new politics" of the party leader amid speculation of a New Year p...

Why We Should Feel Sorry for Oldham West No Matter What The Result: From A Non-Partisan Voter

Lydia Suffield | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

Oh, Oldham West. Poor, poor Oldham West. By the time you read this article, we might already know the results of Thursday's by-election. I'm already t...

Experienced Labour: The Labour Frontbench 2010-15

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 21.09.2016 | 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 21.09.2016 | 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 17.09.2016 | 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 14.09.2016 | 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.