Shadow childcare minister Lucy Powell, who previously served as Ed Miliband's deputy chief of staff.
Miliband may use Labour reshuffle to achieve half-female shadow cabinet
By George Eaton - 30 July 15:25

Lucy Powell and Luciana Berger tipped for promotion. 

On climate change and other issues, parliamentarians are ignoring the evidence.
MPs who reject science are undermining the public interest
By Bob Ward - 30 July 10:59

On climate change and other issues, parliamentarians are ignoring the evidence. 

We must end the virtual monopoly that private developers have on building affordable homes.
“Poor doors” show why we need to get councils building again
By David Lammy - 30 July 9:23

We must end the virtual monopoly that private developers have on building affordable homes

Shadow chancellor challenges Osborne and Cameron over failure to rule out cutting top rate from 45p to 40p.
Balls puts the Tories on the spot over tax cuts for the rich
By George Eaton - 30 July 2:35

Shadow chancellor challenges Osborne and Cameron over failure to rule out cutting top rate from 45p to 40p. 

Party claims that total membership is nearing 200,000.
Exclusive: Tories to announce "tens of thousands" increase in membership at party conference
By George Eaton - 29 July 17:53

Party claims that total membership is nearing 200,000.

New accounts show the party received more money from a growing membership.
How Labour outraised the Tories in 2013
By George Eaton - 29 July 16:48

New accounts show the party received more money from a growing membership. 

The PM is fuelling the perception that "benefit tourism" is a problem while still allowing himself to be outflanked by Ukip.
Why Cameron's crackdown on immigrant benefits won't help the Tories
By George Eaton - 29 July 9:19

The PM is fuelling the perception that "benefit tourism" is a problem while still allowing himself to be outflanked by Ukip. 

By providing government guarantees to small construction firms we will kickstart housing supply.
Labour’s Help to Build scheme will succeed where the coalition has failed
By Chris Leslie and Emma Reynolds - 28 July 18:09

By providing government guarantees to small construction firms we will kickstart housing supply. 

The London mayor could be forced to break his "solemn vow" to serve a full term.
Boris could be mayor and an MP - but he couldn't be mayor and Tory leader
By George Eaton - 28 July 17:43

The London mayor would be forced to break his "solemn vow" to serve a full term were he to become leader of his party.

Labour stands to gain if the crisis in the health service becomes one of the major election themes.
The NHS is becoming an ever-bigger headache for the Tories
By George Eaton - 28 July 10:31

Labour stands to gain if the crisis in the health service becomes one of the major election themes. 

Labour leader says the Prime Minister should take questions "from members of the public in the Palace of Westminster".
Miliband calls for public question time for Prime Ministers
By George Eaton - 27 July 9:15

Labour leader says voters should be able to ask the Prime Minister questions in the Palace of Westminster. 

Unlike David Cameron, we understand that our future success as a country is built on the talents of all.
Labour will show that people really do have a choice in 2015
By Michael Dugher - 27 July 7:00

Unlike David Cameron, we understand that our future success as a country is built on the talents of all.

By presenting himself to voters as who he truly is, the Labour leader has given himself a chance of winning their respect and understanding.
This week revealed the real Ed
By Marcus Roberts - 25 July 18:17

By presenting himself to voters as who he truly is, the Labour leader has given himself a chance of winning their respect and understanding. 

“Instead of getting Jackanory, I got the Trades Union Congress”: Chi Onwurah MP
By Anoosh Chakelian - 25 July 15:20

The Shadow Cabinet Office minister Chi Onwurah on how her experience of the Biafran war informed her politics, why we need more scientists on the front benches and how Labour desperately needs more working-class MPs. 

By presenting himself as a man for "principles", not photo-ops, the Labour leader is seeking to ensure the election is fought on his terms.
Miliband's new leadership pitch is a gamble worth taking
By George Eaton - 25 July 12:15

By framing himself as a man of "principle", not one for photo-ops, the Labour leader is seeking to ensure the election is fought on his terms. 

The economy may be larger than ever, but for most people the recovery hasn't even begun.
GDP exceeds its peak - but most are still worse off
By George Eaton - 25 July 9:43

The economy may be larger than ever, but for most people the recovery hasn't even begun.

But which will benefit the most?
Labour and the Tories are both framing 2015 as a two-horse race
By George Eaton - 24 July 17:55

But which will benefit the most?

Why Ed Miliband should gamble on a snap election after 2015
By Owen Bennett - 24 July 16:46

After 2015, Ed Miliband should evoke the spirit of Harold Wilson and gamble on a snap election – not dither and drown like Gordon Brown.

Is a return to constructive relations between Russia and the West possible?
By David Clark - 24 July 15:48

Russia may be destined to remain a source of instability and confrontation for as long as Putin remains in the Kremlin.

“But they have a space programme!”: untangling the foreign aid debate
By Richard Mallett - 24 July 14:09

Mainstream narratives about aid are clumsy and confused: here's how to talk about international development.

Debt and disability: the real cost of being disabled in Britain
By Stella Creasy and Kate Green - 24 July 13:24

Disabled people have seen their dignity and their budgets shredded under this government; Labour is looking to challenge this.

It is crucial that Britain takes the lead in defending human rights
By Simon Hughes - 24 July 12:06

Some Conservatives are desperate to see Britain withdraw from our international human rights obligations. They are wrong, argues the Justice Minister Simon Hughes.

The party says the existing target of 200,000 a year by 2020 is "ambitious but realistic".
Why Labour isn't going to promise a million new homes
By George Eaton - 24 July 11:44

The party says the existing target of 200,000 a year by 2020 is "ambitious but realistic".

The party says the existing target of 200,000 a year by 2020 is "ambitious but realistic".
Why Labour isn't going to promise a million new homes
By George Eaton - 24 July 11:44

The party says the existing target of 200,000 a year by 2020 is "ambitious but realistic".

Labour plans football tax to boost grassroots sport
By Anoosh Chakelian - 24 July 8:54

Labour is to propose new taxes on the Premier League and sports betting firms to boost sport at the grassroots level.

Too many households with modest means are shouldering too high a debt burden
By Gavin Kelly - 24 July 8:12

As we anticipate interest rates rising, how can the government help households in debt through the painful transition?

A wealth tax can help deliver real change for the common good
By Natalie Bennett - 24 July 7:44

The Green party's leader Natalie Bennett announces a new policy: an annual wealth tax to combat inequality in Britain.

The party faces the prospect of inheriting a state that, in parts, is on the brink of collapse.
As its poll lead holds, Labour is divided – between those who fear defeat and those who fear victory
By George Eaton - 23 July 22:39

The party could inherit a state that, in parts, is on the brink of collapse. 

Labour MP criticises those who "use the cover of anonymity to make attacks on a leader".
Tom Watson: shadow cabinet cowards should back Miliband or step down
By George Eaton - 23 July 14:01

Labour MP criticises those who "use the cover of anonymity to make attacks on a leader". 

The Commonwealth Games begin: will they be a political spectacle?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 23 July 8:27

The Commonwealth Games will open in Glasgow today, and Alex Salmond has promised not to use them for political purposes. Will he keep his word?

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