The knife-edge by-election could end 82 years of Labour rule on the West Cumbrian coast.
If self-described socialists continue to organise outside of the Labour party, they risk depriving the left's main outlet of both talent and voters, warns Michael Chessum.
“Weren’t you meant to see Blair this morning?” “Um, yeah. I didn’t really feel like it.”
Any Labour leader who pins their hopes on getting non-voters to the polling station will be defeated in 2020.
Labour's been a long time dying, says Neal Lawson.
The forward march of the Greens, halted? A Corbyn leadership will be a new challenge for the Green party, says Rupert Read.
Word has it that swathes of eligible voters have yet to receive their ballot papers, suggesting there is still all to play for in the Labour leadership contest. But is it true?
The shadow chief secretary to the Treasury on why the race to be Labour's leader is far from over.
Liberté, égalité, put it away.
The surgeon, former Labour health minister and chairman of the London Health Commission, Ara Darzi, backs Tessa Jowell to be Labour's candidate for London mayor.
George Osborne is not inevitable as the next Tory leader – and Theresa May could be the one to see him off.
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