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    1. 15 hours ago

      Labour challengers court business in effort to break with past

      Labour’s leadership candidates will take their newfound love for business to another level on Friday, with Andy Burnham...

    2. 19 hours ago

      Addison Lee founder helped Conservatives build election war chest

      A large sum from the founder of the Addison Lee cab company helped the Conservative party pull in 50 per cent more in...

    1. 21 hours ago

      After the Middle East, Tony Blair braves new conflict zone

      Having announced his resignation as Middle East envoy, Tony Blair jetted into London last night to take up his new role as...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Labour’s Tom Watson steps into limelight

      One of Labour’s most influential fixers is stepping into the limelight. As the UK’s main opposition party gropes for new...

    3. May 26, 2015

      Chuka Umunna backs Liz Kendall in Labour leadership contest

      The odds on Liz Kendall becoming the next leader of the Labour party have shortened after she secured the support of Chuka...

    4. May 26, 2015

      Multinationals must end vow of silence over Brexit, says Umunna

      Multinational companies operating in Britain must end their vow of silence over the UK’s future in Europe and join the fight...

    5. May 24, 2015

      Labour drops opposition to EU referendum

      The Labour party has performed a striking u-turn and dropped its opposition to a referendum on EU membership. Under Ed...

    6. May 21, 2015

      Politicians seek ‘backstory’ and ‘narrative’ to bridge voter gap

      Before we get started, let me tell you a bit of my backstory. I know you want to get into the meat of this article but I...

    7. May 21, 2015

      House of Lords poised for more combative role

      It is a little after lunch and in the Brougham room of the House of Lords library a blue-suited baroness is quietly dozing...

    8. May 20, 2015

      Former banker considers bid to lead UK Treasury committee

      A former investment banker is considering a bid to lead the Treasury select committee, promising to end “banker-bashing” and...

    9. May 20, 2015

      Liz Kendall bolstered in race for Labour leadership

      Liz Kendall’s position as the main Blairite candidate for the Labour leadership was bolstered after she received the backing...

    10. May 19, 2015

      Labour set to abandon mansion tax

      Labour is set to abandon its controversial mansion tax as it launches a review of its pre-election policy platform,...

    11. May 19, 2015

      Tessa Jowell’s bid to be London mayor focuses on homes

      Tessa Jowell, the former Labour minister, has made housing the centrepiece of her campaign to become London mayor, saying...

    12. May 18, 2015

      ‘Giant’ John Bercow back in the Speaker’s seat as MPs reconvene

      John Bercow, the colourful and often controversial Speaker of the Commons, was returned to his post and hailed as a “giant”...

    13. May 18, 2015

      Cooper seeks to rebuild Labour’s business ties

      Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, will on Tuesday strongly criticise Ed Miliband for “anti-business” policies, in an...

    14. May 18, 2015

      Yvette Cooper makes pitch to Labour’s wavering Blairites

      Ten days into the Labour leadership race, Andy Burnham is frontrunner, but Yvette Cooper is breathing down his neck. The...

    15. May 18, 2015

      Labour’s analysis paralysis blights a party of clever fools

      Politics is a simple game overcomplicated by its worst players. Pity the UK Labour party as it settles down for another term...

    16. May 18, 2015

      Harman calls for public to get involved in Labour leader contest

      Harriet Harman, Labour’s interim leader, has promised to “let the public in” to help choose a successor to Ed Miliband, in...

    17. May 18, 2015

      Q&A: Is Len McCluskey Labour’s kingmaker?

      Len McCluskey, boss of Unite, has raised eyebrows by suggesting the union could end its financial support for Labour,...

    18. May 17, 2015

      Co-op link with Labour fragile despite annual meeting victory

      The Co-operative party’s historic link to the Labour party is under pressure even after it defeated an attempt to cut its...

    19. May 17, 2015

      David Cameron faces pressure to hold EU referendum next year

      David Cameron is under pressure to bring forward the date of his EU referendum to 2016 to limit business uncertainty from a...

    20. May 17, 2015

      Andy Burnham’s quest for Labour leadership picks up pace

      Andy Burnham has picked up momentum in the race to become Labour leader after securing the support of Rachel Reeves, one of...

    21. May 16, 2015

      Labour funding boost as Co-op votes to continue political donations

      The Labour party is to continue to receive money from the Co-operative Group after members voted to keep a near century-old...

    22. May 16, 2015

      Scottish Labour leader Murphy to resign after electoral wipeout

      Jim Murphy bowed to pressure to resign as leader of Scottish Labour after its catastrophic election defeat, but delayed his...

    23. May 15, 2015

      Labour party has yet to grasp the scale of its defeat

      Just days after one of the worst general election defeats in its history, Britain’s Labour party has plunged into a...

    24. May 15, 2015

      How Nuneaton swung behind the Tories

      Labour has a problem and her name is Jody Hall. The Nuneaton resident, who works in admin, is the daughter of a former coal...

    25. May 15, 2015

      Chuka Umunna withdraws Labour leadership bid

      The Labour leadership race has been thrown into disarray after the frontrunner, Chuka Umunna, pulled out blaming the...

    26. May 13, 2015

      Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper join race for Labour leadership

      Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper have joined the race for the leadership of the Labour party as it seeks to claw its way back...

    27. May 13, 2015

      Conservative vote rose in seats receiving extra government money

      The Conservative party won a bigger vote swing last week in areas where they had spent significant amounts of government...

    28. May 13, 2015

      Ennobled opponents prepare to disrupt Cameron’s plans

      After five years of coalition government and compromise, David Cameron’s Conservatives will resume business in the House of...

    29. May 12, 2015

      Good corporations should drive the economy

      we will cut spending but not as fast or as nastily as the Conservatives; we be­lieve in a market economy but not very...

    30. May 12, 2015

      Chuka Umunna declares Labour leadership bid

      Chuka Umunna has confirmed he will run for the leadership of the Labour party, pitching himself as a Blairite candidate. The...

    31. May 11, 2015

      Unions race to sign up members for Labour leadership battle

      Trade unions are racing to sign up “affiliated supporters” to take part in Labour’s leadership election. Some officials...

    32. May 11, 2015

      David Cameron has to make sense of an unclear mandate

      The moral of the story is that nobody knows anything. On the eve of Britain’s general election these certainties ruled:...

    33. May 11, 2015

      Alan Sugar tells Labour: ‘You’re fired’

      Alan Sugar, one of the UK’s highest profile entrepreneurs, has quit Labour over the party’s anti-business stance in the...

    34. May 10, 2015

      The UK Labour party should blame Keynes for their election defeat

      Credit where credit is due. Lynton Crosby is getting the plaudits for the Conservative party’s successful election strategy,...

    35. May 10, 2015

      Labour war erupts as Blairites turn on Ed Miliband

      Labour’s crushing election defeat has given way to bloodletting, as leading Blairites turn on Ed Miliband and the Labour...

    36. May 10, 2015

      Fear of Labour’s policies and SNP trump hope in UK election

      Fear of losing what one has is a stronger motivation than the hope of future gains. Voters turn to the Conservatives when...

    37. May 10, 2015

      Chuka Umunna attacks Labour for failing to win over middle class

      The Labour MP Chuka Umunna has attacked his party for not doing enough to win over aspirational middle-class voters before...

    38. May 9, 2015

      General election: London swings to the left

      Amid terrible results in the UK as a whole, Labour sought consolation in the party’s performance in London, where it...

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