The knife-edge by-election could end 82 years of Labour rule on the West Cumbrian coast.
The shadow housing minister warns that "division" distracts from the task of "being a good opposition".
Burnham's enthusiasm at his launch was uncharacteristic for a Thursday morning in Salford as he promised to not just be a Mayor for Greater Manchester, but to create a new "northern Labour".
The Greater Manchester mayoral candidate has suggested ambitious Northern children are mocked. It's a generalisation – but is there a grain of truth in it?
The Momentum chair on Jeremy Corbyn's electability, mandatory reselection of MPs and the mistakes the left made in the 1980s.
“So many,” as Eliot might well have said, “who would’ve thought life would’ve untucked so many?”
Even if he survives the EU referendum, the Prime Minister faces forbidding obstacles.
As part of the New Statesman's Monarchy Week, why we can't deal with a modern princess – and definitely not a dead one.
Or: why we should pay more attention to James VI & I.
Saying “homophobia is bad” and pretending to care about LGBT progress is exceptionally easy, and Tories are getting better and better at it.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?