University of Leeds alumnus Keir Starmer was elected on Saturday as the new leader of the Labour Party. As a result, the five-year reign of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party is over.
At the end of Corbyn’s leadership, he has left a somewhat difficult legacy for Labour, with the anti-Semitism crisis still rumbling, Momentum monopolising power in the party and two failed elections, the last of which saw Labour lose 59 constituencies and its worst defeat since the 1930’s.
The ballot for the Labour Leadership elections opens today (24th February) and I’m already certain about who I’m voting for. Unlike Lisa Nandy, none of the other candidates throughout their leadership campaigns have displayed the […]
As the Labour leadership election rumbles on, local Labour UK have met to nominate their favoured successor to Jeremy Corbyn. In committee rooms and church halls up and down the country, Labour members have been […]
December’s General Election was the final climax of three political years where everything and nothing seemed to change on a daily basis. The Conservatives’ now massive majority means the days of impending government collapse and […]
Sir Keir Starmer is currently the front-runner in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party. An alumnus at the University of Leeds for a Bachelor of Law, LSTV and The […]
On Friday 17th of January, Labour Party leadership hopeful Keir Starmer visited Leeds as part of his campaign tour. A member of parliament since 2015, Starmer was previously a barrister and was knighted in 2014 […]
Fabian Hamilton, MP for Leeds West, is the latest MP to endorse Emily Thornberry ( Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Affairs) in the Labour Leadership race. Thornberry has also been nominated […]
The Tories. They’ve been in power for six years now, implementing a deeply unpopular programme of austerity; making numerous miscalculations along the way on things like tax credits, junior doctors and corruption scandals; enduring a […]