Labour has to be honest about the hole that it's in
By Richard Angell - 15 May 13:44

Labour suffered a "hidden landslip" at the polls last week. Getting out of the hole requires some frank conversations.

There is no mystery behind the shadow business secretary's decision - it was media pressure that led him to stand aside.
Why Chuka Umunna withdrew from the Labour leadership race
By George Eaton - 15 May 13:11

There is no mystery behind the shadow business secretary's decision - media pressure led him to conclude he wasn't ready. 

Who benefits now that Chuka Umunna is gone?
By Stephen Bush - 15 May 11:32

Chuka Umunna has left Labour shellshocked by bowing out of the race. Who benefits? 

Chuka Umunna withdraws from the Labour leadership contest
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 May 10:45

One of the favourites to succeed Ed Miliband retracts his leadership bid.

After the election, what now for child poverty?
By Javed Khan - 15 May 9:14

If the next five years aren't to see child poverty increase yet further, the government must rethink its approach.

Mary Creagh: Labour's next Prime Minister? Photo:Getty
Mary Creagh enters the Labour leadership race
By Stephen Bush - 14 May 18:56

Mary Creagh has surprised the pundits by entering the leadership race. 

Twilight of the pollsters: what should the polling companies do next?
By Marius Ostrowski - 14 May 18:30

The polling industry is at a low ebb after the disastrous result on Thursday. What can they do next?

The leadership candidates have so far focused on tone and presentation.
Will Labour abandon Miliband's policies or just his strategy?
By George Eaton - 14 May 16:45

The leadership candidates have so far focused on tone and presentation. 

There is a threat to British values - the British government
By Caroline Lucas - 14 May 16:00

The government's plans are among the greatest threats to our freedoms, spreading intolerance in the name of tolerance.

Voters can be misinformed by the media - it's time for basic political education in schools
By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett - 14 May 9:47

It's time we taught children to learn to cut through media misinformation about politics.

Labour must avoid exchanging one comfort zone for another
By David Clark - 13 May 18:28

The risk is that the party starts by narrowing rather than broadening its appeal. 

Andy Burnham launches his campaign for the Labour leadership
By Anoosh Chakelian - 13 May 18:19

"Labour wins when it speaks for everyone".

20 seats with the lowest turnout show Labour voters drifting to Ukip - or not voting at all
By Tim Wigmore - 13 May 15:12

Tristram Hunt was elected by just 19 per cent of his constituents. 

Former shadow justice secretary and shadow London minister joins the race.
Sadiq Khan launches bid to be Labour's London mayoral candidate
By George Eaton - 13 May 12:10

Former shadow justice secretary and shadow London minister joins the race.

Without a U-Turn, the homeless will be the biggest victims of the Conservative victory
By Heather Spurr - 13 May 8:00

David Cameron's record on homelessness has been shambolic. Now, benefit cuts will make it worse.

Jon Trickett and Ian Lavery are the two leading contenders to represent the left in the contest.
Labour left seek to run candidate in leadership election
By George Eaton - 12 May 18:27

Jon Trickett and Ian Lavery are the two leading contenders to represent the left in the contest. 

"Too many pointy-heads and too few street fighters": Labour's Michael Dugher on what went wrong
By Anoosh Chakelian - 12 May 17:15

Michael Dugher MP, who served as vice-chair of the party in Ed Miliband's top team, on identity politics, emotion over intellect, and "fucking up" the Scottish referendum campaign.

Where did it go wrong for Ed Miliband?
By Tim Bale - 12 May 10:47

Ed cannot escape responsibility for his defeat but neither can the Labour Party as a whole.

The long road back: how can Labour win again?
By Keiran Pedley - 12 May 8:09

If Labour reconciles with its past and leaves its comfort zone, it can win again.

Acting leader tells first PLP meeting that party must "throw off any sense of loss or mourning".
Harman warns Labour MPs: "We are not commentators, we are campaigners"
By George Eaton - 11 May 19:51

Acting leader tells first PLP meeting that party must "throw off any sense of loss or mourning".

Suzanne Evans is set to be Ukip's new leader
By Tim Wigmore - 11 May 13:02

Keeping Farage's seat warm?

Reshuffle: Who will be in David Cameron's new all-Conservative cabinet?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 11 May 11:10

David Cameron has re-appointed some key figures, and reached out to his backbenchers, in forming the new Conservative majority government.

Why I'm backing Tim Farron
By Andrew Emmerson - 11 May 7:52

We must no longer split the difference, or indeed ride of the coat tails of Labour or the Tories. It is a cliché that we must develop radical liberal identity, but it is true now more than ever.  Other parties can’t do this, we must.

Dan Jarvis rules himself out of the Labour leadership race
By Stephen Bush - 10 May 21:25

Dan Jarvis has bowed out of the Labour leadership race.

How will the Labour leadership election work?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 May 20:06

Labour is looking to elect a new leader. What’s the process?

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