The Labour leadership and deputy leadership election ended unexpectedly on April 4th. The new leader, Keir Starmer, and Deputy, Angela Rayner, had to publish acceptance videos on their social media pages as a result of […]
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.
As I interview Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central, it is obvious that he’s been here many times before. Having held the same office for twenty years, Benn is a seasoned politician. Perhaps this comes […]
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 […]
As we sit in the upstairs bar of The Pack Horse, after a lively, packed-out talk, I ask Rosena Allin-Khan if the pub is her natural habitat. “Well, it’s certainly one of them; I have […]
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 […]
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 […]
On the 12th December 2019, the inevitable finally happened. Labour’s red wall came crashing down in quite spectacular fashion. The former coal mining town of Blyth Valley was the first of the night to turn […]
This year’s annual Labour Party Conference unveiled plans for numerous socialist-leaning policies, such as a pledge to move the nation to a 32-hour working week, to provide free personal care for over-65s, as well as […]
Do we all work too much? Is there anything we can do to work less? Labour’s new policy commitment of a 32 hour week has the potential to reach right into the heart of working-class […]
Beginning in the wake of the proroguing of parliament, the 2019 Labour Party Conference took place as Britain’s ongoing political crisis over Brexit reached new heights of animosity and unpredictability. But, although the conference was […]