Windsor castle today. Photo: David Iliff/Wikimedia
The Returning Officer: money troubles in Windsor
By Stephen Brasher - 15 May 15:16

In 1939, C S Edgerley was imprisoned for forgery relating to the purchase of elm trees.

2015 was the first election I cared about. It didn't end well
By June Eric-Udorie - 15 May 14:32

Five years ago, the election was thousands of miles away in both sense. This time, it was up close and personal. The worst thing is, I'm one of the luckier ones.

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? 

Labour's defeat was the inevitable consequence of the politics of delusion
By Robert Philpot - 15 May 10:58

The 2015 election was shocking, but it shouldn't have been surprising. 

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. 

Ed Miliband, late of the Labour leadership. Photo: Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool /Getty Images
The reason I liked Ed was the same reason that everyone else thought he was useless
By Suzanne Moore - 14 May 15:52

He talked openly and knowledgeably until Peter Hitchens got on to him about cod.

The new Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images
Commons Confidential: Return of the roaring hearties
By Kevin Maguire - 14 May 15:36

Lurid headlines, Tory newspapers - and where to catch a pint with Salmond.

Yvette Cooper. Photo: Getty
After Ed, who's next? The six candidates vying to lead the Labour Party
By Stephen Bush - 14 May 13:05

From activists' darling Andy Burnham to long shot Owen Smith, here are the hopefuls for the Labour leadership.

The 2015 battle bus. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Leader: Labour has to choose between reform and irrelevance
By New Statesman - 14 May 13:03

It seems as if some on the left prefer the ideological purity of opposition to the pragmatism of winning elections.

Alex Salmond with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon last year. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Miliband v Miliband, Big Alex at Westminster and the rise of quiet conservatism
By Jason Cowley - 14 May 12:56

New Statesman editor Jason Cowley gives his election post-mortem.

Get Nigel? The infighting in Ukip kicks up a notch
By Tim Wigmore - 14 May 12:48

The knives are out for Nigel Farage - and the biggest loser may be Ukip's great cause.

Andrew Marr: Why the pundits got it wrong - and what the parties should do next
By Andrew Marr - 14 May 12:37

As the media try to make sense of the 2015 general election, Andrew Marr explains why predictions were so far off the mark.

What is Labour's future?
By Robert Corfe - 14 May 11:54

The Labour rout offers lessons for the party's future, as long as the party refocuses on the emerging "middle-middle" majority.

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.

It wasn't just Labour that failed - the wider movement has questions to answer, too
By Michael Chessum - 14 May 7:58

Since 2010, we have witnessed the abject failure of the left’s own institutions to put forward either a coherent narrative or strategy.

Yvette Cooper enters the Labour leadership race
By Stephen Bush - 13 May 21:59

The Shadow Home Secretary and arguably the race's most heavyweight candidate has declared that she will stand in an article in the Mirror.

The next leader needs to master the fundamentals - strong leadership and economic credibility - if they are to climb the arithmetical Everest facing the party.
To win, the next Labour leader needs to master the fundamentals
By George Eaton - 13 May 21:51

Miliband's successor should focus on overturning the Tories' advantage on leadership and the economy. 

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".

It was the working class, not the middle class that sunk Labour
By Jon Trickett - 13 May 16:15

Labour's next leader must hold onto and increase our middle class vote, reaching out to working class voters, and mobilise Labour identifiers who did not vote Labour.

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. 

Labour's path back to power is tougher than you think
By Stephen Bush - 13 May 13:40

A putative list of Labour's targets reveals the scale of the party's challenge. 

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.

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