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.

The UK broke its own record for LGBT representation last week
By Andrew Reynolds - 13 May 11:05

We now have a record 32 out LGBT MPs in the House, but all are white, only six are women and none are trans.

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. 

Who are the runners and riders in Labour's deputy leadership contest?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 12 May 18:09

The hunt for Harriet Harman's successor.

"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.

Chuka Umunna launches his bid for the Labour leadership
By Stephen Bush - 12 May 11:24

Chuka Umunna has launched his campaign for the Labour leadership with a video in Swindon, where the party was defeated by the Conservatives in both seats.

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.

A woman awaits the papers at a Middlesbrough and East Cleveland Count. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
Mourning the election? Even a bad result cheers you up
By Michael Brooks - 12 May 10:09

Studies show that populations are happier when they can choose things - including the government.

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.

Late swing? Labour's private polls showed Tories ahead before Christmas
By James Morris - 11 May 23:21

Labour's polling position was worse than it looked in the public polls, reveals Labour's official pollster.

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".

David Miliband condemns Ed Miliband's strategy
By Stephen Bush - 11 May 17:39

Like Cain and Abel, but for social democrats.

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