Labour leadership

Keir Starmer: what kind of leader will he be?
DURHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Sir Keir Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union looks on as Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan addresses the audience during the Labour Party L
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Keir Starmer: what kind of leader will he be?

The moderate’s victory marks a shift away from the politics of Jeremy Corbyn, but his vision is yet to be clarified
6 Apr 2020
Labour leadership odds: who will replace Jeremy Corbyn?
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Labour leadership odds: who will replace Jeremy Corbyn?

Results of contest to be announced this Saturday
31 Mar 2020
BBC Labour leadership debate: what we learned
Rebecca Long-Bailey
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BBC Labour leadership debate: what we learned

Lisa Nandy, Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Emily Thornberry clashed on anti-Semitism and Brexit
13 Feb 2020
‘Gloves off’ as Keir Starmer campaign accused of hacking
Keir Starmer
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‘Gloves off’ as Keir Starmer campaign accused of hacking

Labour leadership frontrunner's supporters deny allegations from Jennie Formby
10 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: Will coronavirus trigger global recession?
Coronavirus
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Instant Opinion: Will coronavirus trigger global recession?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 3 February
3 Feb 2020
Rancour in Labour leadership race
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour
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Rancour in Labour leadership race

Party leadership accused of re-writing rules to save favoured candidate
27 Jan 2020
Labour leadership: does Jess Phillips stand a chance?
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Labour leadership: does Jess Phillips stand a chance?

The Birmingham Yardley MP says she will stop trying to appear 'statesmanlike'
20 Jan 2020

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Instant Opinion: ‘Labour should choose a leader who can win’
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour
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Instant Opinion: ‘Labour should choose a leader who can win’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 16 January
16 Jan 2020
Labour leadership election: how it works
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Labour leadership election: how it works

Two-day window opens to sign up to vote for the next Labour leader
15 Jan 2020
Is Barry Gardiner joining the Labour leadership race?
Barry Gardiner
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Is Barry Gardiner joining the Labour leadership race?

Left-winger says he will make decision today after contradictory reports
9 Jan 2020
Rebecca Long-Bailey denies she is ‘continuity candidate’
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Rebecca Long-Bailey denies she is ‘continuity candidate’

MP for Salford and Eccles has become the sixth hopeful to enter the leadership race
8 Jan 2020
What was said at Labour’s ‘election post-mortem’?
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What was said at Labour’s ‘election post-mortem’?

Jeremy Corbyn under fire during ‘brutal inquest’ into historic defeat
18 Dec 2019
Labour MPs ‘in secret plot’: can they oust Corbyn?
Corbyn
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Labour MPs ‘in secret plot’: can they oust Corbyn?

Rebel group reportedly planning power grab at clandestine meetings in Sussex retreat
7 Aug 2018
Tensions flare within Labour party over anti-Semitism
Corbyn
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Tensions flare within Labour party over anti-Semitism

Leadership criticised by backbenchers in Commons debate
18 Apr 2018
Should there be an age cap on political leaders?
Corbyn campaign trail
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Should there be an age cap on political leaders?

Corbyn may find himself in No. 10 at age 78 - to the chagrin of some Labourites
18 Jan 2018
Union boss backs Emily Thornberry as next Labour leader
Emily Thornberry campaigning in the run up to June's general election
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Union boss backs Emily Thornberry as next Labour leader

Len McCluskey says the next leader must be a woman and calls the shadow foreign secretary a 'unifying figure'
25 Aug 2017
Labour leadership latest odds: can Jeremy Corbyn really win?
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Labour leadership latest odds: can Jeremy Corbyn really win?

Odds were a better guide than polls at the general election. Here's what they say about the Labour leadership election
19 Aug 2015
Andy Burnham's ten key economic policies
Labour's Andy Burnham
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Andy Burnham's ten key economic policies

Shadow health secretary pledges to extend new higher minimum wage and scrap tuition fees
6 Aug 2015
How would Jeremy Corbyn tackle the economy?
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How would Jeremy Corbyn tackle the economy?

Labour leadership frontrunner has pledged among other things "people's QE"
5 Aug 2015
Osborne stirs up Labour split ahead of vote on cuts
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Osborne stirs up Labour split ahead of vote on cuts

Labour leadership candidates could rebel against amendment that backs some of the Budget measures
20 Jul 2015
Andy Burnham's triple whammy in Labour leader race
Labour's Andy Burnham
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Andy Burnham's triple whammy in Labour leader race

The expenses claim, the Unite threat and the theory that David Miliband could try to make a comeback
26 May 2015
LABOUR: Who is Liz Kendall?
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LABOUR: Who is Liz Kendall?

Don't call her a Blairite, but Liz Kendall wants to reconnect Labour with aspirational centre-ground voters
22 May 2015
New Labour leader: is the tilt to Blair misguided?
Tony and Cherie Blair
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New Labour leader: is the tilt to Blair misguided?

Miliband himself may have failed to cut through – but his policies were largely popular, argues Guardian columnist
21 May 2015
McCluskey threat overshadows 'Burnham for leader' campaign
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McCluskey threat overshadows 'Burnham for leader' campaign

Unite boss threatens to withdraw funding if Labour Party fails to elect the 'correct leader'
18 May 2015
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