Yvette Cooper addresses the main hall of Labour party conference in 2014. Photo: Getty Images
What's wrong with Yvette Cooper's campaign?
By Stephen Bush - 30 May 0:02

Yvette Cooper should be a major player in the Labour leadership campaign. But she's struggling to define herself in a race dominated by Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall. What's going on?

The Labour leadership candidates' first hustings. Photo: Getty
Who are the MPs running to be Labour's next leader?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 May 17:49

Who will succeed Ed Miliband as Labour leader?

Anti-TTIP protesters take to the streets. Photo: Getty Images
People's concerns over TTIP must be heard
By Jude Kirton-Darling - 29 May 17:21

Public anxiety over the Trans-Atlantic Trade Partnership (TTIP) must be listened to, and addressed. 

Question Time's studio audience. Photo: Getty Images
The Left must speak to us all, not just our own aspiration
By Julia Brosnan - 29 May 16:43

I was an "ordinary voter" during the election campaign. It gave me a terrifying window into the state of British politics.

Families and members of the TUC attend an anti-austerity demo in Westminster. Photo: Getty Images
Labour must defend the trade union link
By New Statesman - 29 May 15:55

A group of Labour MPs write in defence of the party's trade union link. 

Who are the MPs competing to become Labour's deputy leader?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 May 15:40

The hunt for Harriet Harman's successor.

Outside Threadneedle Street. Photo: Getty Images
Labour must confront the financial establishment
By Robert Corfe - 29 May 15:19

Labour must recover the spirit  of Bryan Gould if it is to not only win but govern again.

Liz Kendall on the campaign trail. Photo: Getty Images
Liz Kendall: "The Labour Party I lead will always remember its purpose"
By New Statesman - 29 May 13:50

The full text of Liz Kendall's speech in her constituency.

By adopting a pro-business message and admitting the deficit was too high,  the Labour leadership candidate has frustrated hopes he would turn left.
Andy Burnham's centrist pitch shows he wants to defy Tory caricature
By George Eaton - 29 May 11:17

By adopting a pro-business message and admitting the deficit was too high,  the Labour leadership candidate has frustrated hopes he would turn left. 

Neil Kinnock on the campaign trail in 1992. Photo: Getty Images
In burying Ed Miliband's project, Labour's leadership contenders risk burying themselves
By Stephen Bush - 29 May 9:00

As Labour's leadership contenders race to bury the Miliband project, they risk unearthing Neil Kinnock's defeat. 

Boundary changes, allowing expatriates to vote and changes to trade union funding will all hurt the opposition.
How the Tories are trying to make it impossible for Labour to win again
By George Eaton - 28 May 17:16

Boundary changes, allowing expatriates to vote and changes to trade union funding will all hit the opposition. 

Labour leadership hopeful Yvette Cooper on the campaign trail. Photo: Getty Images
Queen's Speech: lots of promises, but challenges ahead on childcare
By Giselle Cory - 28 May 14:44

Childcare is an sound investment: fund it now and we’ll see the benefits for years to come, in terms of rising levels of maternal employment with additional tax revenues, falling child poverty and improved child development outcomes. The rationale is simple; delivering the policy less so.

 

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It's time to think about boycotting the Qatar World Cup
By Keiran Pedley - 28 May 10:01

Corruption in Fifa and the deaths of migrant workers mean we should think again about England's participation in the World Cup. 

Michael Foot addresses a Labour rally in 1983. Photo: Getty Images
Labour's left flank must ask itself: is it time to walk away?
By Michael Chessum - 28 May 8:00

The choice for Labour's genuine left may be between walking out or fading away.

Liz Kendall at the launch of Labour's NHS manifesto. Photo: Getty Images
I'm backing Liz Kendall for one reason - because she can beat the Conservatives
By Simon Danczuk - 27 May 17:25

So I’m backing Liz for leader because I think she is brave and because I think she is right. But most of all I am backing Liz because I think she can win.

Acting leader's statement shows how the Tories have shifted the terms of debate on welfare.
Labour is "sympathetic" to reducing benefit cap to £23,000, says Harman
By George Eaton - 27 May 16:09

Acting leader's statement shows how the Tories have shifted the terms of debate on welfare. 

David Cameron at a Brussels summit to start his renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the EU. Photo: Getty Images
Queen's Speech 2015: A series of hostages to fortune
By Stephen Bush - 27 May 13:14

The Conservatives cannily disarmed Labour's attack lines in the election. But they may end up counting the cost in the not too distant future.

Too many bills will deepen the fractures that the Prime Minister acknowledges exist.
Queen's Speech: Cameron's "one nation" gloss can't mask the divisions to come
By George Eaton - 27 May 12:48

Too many bills will deepen the fractures that the Prime Minister acknowledges exist.

New builds go on sale in Gloucester. Photo:Getty Images
Queen's Speech 2015: A bad policy that will make the housing crisis worse
By Tessa Jowell - 27 May 12:14

Far from helping with the housing crisis, the government's plans to sell off housing association stock will make matters worse.

The Queen addresses the House in her 64th speech to Parliament. Photo: BBC
Queen's Speech 2015: full text
By New Statesman - 27 May 11:58

What the Queen mentioned in the state opening of parliament.

David Cameron attends a Brussels summit. Photo:Getty Images
What to look out for in the Queen's Speech
By Stephen Bush - 27 May 8:30

Repealing the Human Rights Act is already out, but what might be in?

Labour leadership hopefuls attend the first debate of the election campaign. Photo:Getty Images
Labour needs as broad a debate as possible, not just a narrow fight between two and three names
By Chi Onwurah - 27 May 8:00

Labour need to have a big broad debate in order to avoid another defeat in 2020.

Why we are backing Andy Burnham's bid to be Labour leader
By Conor McGinn and Anna Turley - 26 May 17:28

Two new Labour MPs, Conor McGinn and Anna Turley, are supporting Andy Burnham for the Labour leadership.

Why Sadiq Khan is the candidate with the best offer for renters
By Tom Copley - 26 May 15:00

A fair deal for London's renters should be the first priority for London's next Mayor. For my money, Sadiq Khan is the man with the plan.

Tessa Jowell addresses Labour Party conference. Photo:Getty Images
The next mayoral election is closer than you think
By Steve Reed - 26 May 11:34

Labour haven't won in London for eleven years. Without the right candidate, we'll lose again.

Chuka Umunna addresses a Labour party rally. Photo:Getty Images
Why we are endorsing Liz Kendall for the Labour leadership
By Chuka Umunna - 26 May 10:20

Chuka Umunna, Emma Reynolds, Stephen Twigg and Jonathan Reynolds - Chuka Umunna's leadership team - explain why they're backing Liz Kendall's campaign for the Labour leadership.

The Queen’s Speech: To fix our economy and protect our planet we must invest for the future
By Caroline Lucas - 26 May 9:53

The Green take on what parliament's focus should be following its opening this week.

Ed Miliband gives a speech in the final days of his election campaign. Photo: Getty Images
How do you solve a problem like inequality?
By Max Harris - 26 May 8:00

A new book suggests how the struggle against inequality might survive the defeat of Ed Miliband. 

Liz Kendall at the launch of Labour's NHS manifesto. Photo: Getty Images
Why I'm backing Liz Kendall for Labour leader
By Ivan Lewis - 25 May 8:00

Liz Kendall is the only candidate who can bring about the change Labour needs to win.

Ed Balls reflects on losing his seat. Photo: BBC screengrab
"I had hours of uncertainty": Ed Balls recalls the pain of his election night defeat
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 May 17:42

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the former shadow chancellor reflects on Labour's defeat and losing his seat.

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