Shadow Cabinet

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.

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...