Labour leadership: Where are all the members?

  In case members of the Labour Party were growing anxious about not having had the chance to vote on anything for a few weeks, the Party has recently obliged by providing a bonanza of internal elections – to the party’s ruling National Executive Committee and, for those in the Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham regions, …

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Labour leadership analysis: ‘Fight and fight and fight again’

  Scarborough, 1960, and a conference vote, against the leader’s wishes, has committed Labour to a policy of unilateral nuclear disarmament.  Defiant, the party leader, Hugh Gaitskell, declares that he will ‘fight and fight and fight again to save the party we love.’ Gaitskell’s biographer describes Labour’s deep division in 1960 thus, “It was a …

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Tory leadership election: who’s running and what happens next?

  Conservative MPs have cast their nominations for the next Conservative Party leader, with the final result due to be announced by 9 September. Those standing for the leadership are: Theresa May, Home Secretary Michael Gove, Justice Secretary Stephen Crabb, Work and Pensions Secretary Andrea Leadsom, Energy and Climate Change Minister Liam Fox MP, Former …

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