Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
The Labour grandee will take a break from her role as shadow home secretary.
Holly Lynch faces the strong possibility of becoming an ex-MP at the age of just 30.
Researchers have often fitted the evidence to their theories, rather than the other way round.
Talk about a democratic deficit - the six new metro mayors are all male, and their "top teams" are 94 per cent male.
From manhole covers to the joy of beans, this was the Labour leader's chance to show he is in tune with Middle Britain - and he took it.
Finnish prisons don't operate in terror of what the Sun will say, meaning they can focus on rehabilitation.
A new book by the US President’s daughter has surpisingly strong echoes of medieval royalty.
We must now confront an uncomfortable question. Why did so many French people vote for Emmanuel Macron? Was it a lack of economic anxiety, or a lack of racism?
Paul Mason’s new play about Michel is admirably far from a hagiography.
Smart, funny and mouthy, Jess Phillips is one of the most impressive MPs from Labour’s 2015 intake. Now she's fighting to stay there.