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The resignation of the Greens’ co-leader is a symptom of the party’s increasing internal divisions.
The Conservatives didn’t deserve to win and George Galloway certainly didn’t – but Labour’s brave Kim Leadbeater absolutely did.
The Labour leader’s allies are nothing short of jubilant after the party won against the odds in the Batley and Spen by-election.
Has the government successfully devolved blame for cuts to local leaders?
Kim Leadbeater is what many working-class Labour voters think of as an ideal MP: an ordinary local person.
Faced with George Galloway’s advance among traditional Labour supporters, the party attracted new converts to compensate.
Labour voters have nuanced views on a range of issues regarding identity politics and so-called culture war issues.
The left of the party is angry, the centre and right are angsty, and it only takes nominations from 40 MPs to get on the ballot.
The Labour leader needs to end his war with the left and produce bold and radical policies by the autumn.
The Tories are facing an electoral threat in more deprived areas that voted Leave, as well as in affluent Remain seats.
MPs are angry after the Hartlepool defeat and angrier still about mistakes in Batley and Spen. But they don’t know where to direct their criticisms.