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    1. June 15, 2015

      Four Labour contenders search for a winning formula

      Four candidates are vying to lead Britain’s Labour party into another five years of opposition but all are struggling to...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Passion not PowerPoint will make moral case for Europe’s union

      You learn a lot about your country when you embark on a tour of 100 towns in 100 days. In the closing months of last year’s...

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      May 18, 2015

      In Scotland, trade unionists are already leaving Labour behind

      On Saturday, Jim Murphy announced he will resign as leader of the Scottish Labour party, calling Len McCluskey, general...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. May 8, 2015

      General election: A Labour defeat the Tories cannot celebrate

      Imagine a general election in which the Conservative party has been wiped out by Labour in Surrey and across its other home...

    6. May 8, 2015

      Lib Dem ministers, Labour shadow chancellor among election victims

      A crop of top politicians including Nigel Farage, Ed Balls, Vince Cable, Danny Alexander and Douglas Alexander have lost...

    7. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

    8. May 6, 2015

      General election: Where fear and negative campaigning pervaded

      When historians come to look back at the UK general election campaign of 2015 they might well come to view it as the fear...

    9. May 5, 2015

      Gordon Brown rules out Labour deal with SNP

      Labour has sought to stave off a threatened rout in Scotland at the hands of the Scottish National party by insisting there...

    10. May 4, 2015

      Labour slams ‘ugly’ nationalists after Glasgow scuffles

      Labour has condemned the “ugly face of aggressive nationalism” in Scotland after angry hecklers jostled Jim Murphy, its...

    11. May 3, 2015

      Sturgeon vows to shackle Labour on welfare cuts

      The Scottish National party would try to vote down any Budget proposed by a minority Labour government that cut welfare for...

    12. May 2, 2015

      Labour rolls out big guns to shore up Scottish support

      Scottish Labour rolled out its big guns to bolster support in its heartlands on Saturday in an effort to avoid an electoral...

    13. May 1, 2015

      Sturgeon shrugs off Labour opposition to post-election deal

      Nicola Sturgeon has shrugged off Ed Miliband’s opposition to a post-election deal between Labour and her Scottish National...

    14. May 1, 2015

      General election: Greater powers will test SNP’s defences

      Perhaps the greatest source of frustration for opponents of the Scottish National party is the way it has remained popular...

    15. April 28, 2015

      Jim Murphy fails to impress Scottish focus group voters

      Jim Murphy’s performance as Labour leader in Scotland has failed to impress voters in its working-class heartland, according...

    16. Westminster Blog

      April 24, 2015

      Report from Glasgow - a city on the brink of a political earthquake

      Grace McCloud, sitting in the garden of her council house in Possilpark, listened patiently as Willie Bain asked for her...

    17. April 23, 2015

      SNP and Labour clash over cyber bullying claims

      The Scottish National party and Labour have clashed over online abuse in a dispute that has highlighted an unpleasant side...

    18. April 22, 2015

      Marathon man Murphy races for his political survival

      Jim Murphy likes to run marathons: now the Scottish Labour leader is locked in a political race that could cost him his seat...

    19. April 17, 2015

      Scots Labour leader Jim Murphy faces losing seat, suggests poll

      The Scottish National party is on course to inflict the final indignity on Labour by unseating Jim Murphy, its Scottish...

    20. April 10, 2015

      Labour takes aim at SNP fiscal autonomy ‘bombshell’

      Labour has wheeled out its big guns to take aim at what it considers a weak point in the seemingly inexorable advance of the...

    21. April 10, 2015

      SNP extends lead over Labour in Scotland

      The Scottish National party has extended its already commanding lead over beleaguered Labour in Scotland, a new poll has...

    22. April 8, 2015

      Sturgeon vows to push for control of Scottish finances

      Nicola Sturgeon has pledged that she would use increased clout in Westminster to push for fiscal autonomy for Scotland “as...

    23. April 8, 2015

      Sturgeon nurses her wounds after Scottish leaders’ debate

      The heavyweight debating champion of the UK and leader of the Scottish National party, Nicola Sturgeon, returned home to...

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      April 7, 2015

      Scotland's debate told us more about 2016 than 2015

      At the seven-way leaders debate last week, Nicola Sturgeon took full advantage of a simple fact: she knows much more about...

    25. April 7, 2015

      Scottish leaders’ TV debate: Highs and lows

      Nicola SturgeonScottish National party leader Key Quote: “I’m offering to help make Ed Miliband prime minister.” High Point:...

    26. April 7, 2015

      Sturgeon offers to help Miliband into Number 10

      Nicola Sturgeon has offered to help Ed Miliband to become prime minister, while leaving open the possibility that her party...

    27. April 5, 2015

      Scotland’s biggest parties to face each other in TV debate

      The leaders of Scotland’s two biggest political parties will face each other on Tuesday night in a televised debate that is...

    28. March 24, 2015

      Bank levy to remain part of tax system, says George Osborne

      George Osborne has said that the bank levy, expected to raise more than £3bn next year, is to become a permanent fixture of...

    29. March 5, 2015

      Labour poll ratings go from bad to worse in Scotland

      The battleground constituency polls unveiled this week by Tory peer Lord Ashcroft carried a harsh but unmistakable message...

    30. March 4, 2015

      Ashcroft polls suggest near wipeout for Labour in Scotland

      The Scottish National party is just a percentage point away from seizing the seat of Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy in...

    31. February 4, 2015

      Scotland’s power in a future of instability

      By the time the polls closed in last September’s independence referendum, a triumphant Alex Salmond was convinced he had...

    32. February 4, 2015

      Murphy targets SNP’s record in government

      Labour aims to shore up support in Scotland by targeting the Scottish National party’s record in government north of the...

    33. February 2, 2015

      Labour promises Scotland greater welfare spending powers

      Labour has promised to give Scotland greater welfare spending powers beyond those agreed with other UK parties, including...

    34. January 25, 2015

      Abellio’s £2.5bn ScotRail deal threatened by Labour

      Labour plans to exercise a break clause in the Dutch group Abellio’s £2.5bn ScotRail franchise if it wins power in Scotland...

    35. January 25, 2015

      Scotland hardens stance against fracking

      Scotland is set to lead resistance to the fracking of shale gas in the UK, with both the Scottish National party and the new...

    36. January 19, 2015

      Jim Murphy seeks to woo back Dundee for Labour

      Jim Murphy took his Scottish Labour shadow cabinet to Dundee on Monday, seeking to rebuild the party’s fortunes in a city...

    37. January 6, 2015

      London Labour MPs attack Scots plan to use mansion tax

      Labour’s candidates to be London mayor have rounded on the party’s new leader in Scotland after he announced that money...

    38. December 22, 2014

      Labour’s Jim Murphy faces formidable Scottish challenge

      Less than a quarter of Scottish voters back the Labour party, according to the first poll published since it elected a new...

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