Today, Jon Lansman’s 40,000-strong Corbynista pressure group announced its support for the Shadow Business Secretary’s leadership bid and promises to ‘mobilise thousands’ of campaigners throughout the election campaign. Momentum’s internal ballot showed that 70% of the group would support Long-Bailey as leader of the opposition, with 52% endorsing Angela Rayner as deputy. Despite an extremely … Continue reading Momentum mobilise to support Long-Bailey’s ‘path to power’
With 17-days until the Six Nations starts, Wayne Pivac squad announcement brings about some surprises.
With less than 10 minutes to spare before nominations closed, the Shadow Foreign Secretary joined Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips in the next round of the Labour leadership contest. This was after the four supporters who previously backed Clive Lewis were able to re-cast their nomination, as the former soldier … Continue reading Clive Lewis pulls out, as Emily Thornberry joins three other female candidates in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
This post was written on Friday night but due to a technical fault has not been published until today. Last night, three female Labour leadership hopefuls joined Sir Keir Starmer in entering the next round of the Labour leadership race. Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips all surpassed the 22 nominations needed from Labour … Continue reading Long-Bailey, Nandy and Phillips win support from the parliamentary Labour party
Yesterday the J-Word reported on Starmer's surpassing the minimum amount of nominations needed by his Labour colleagues to officially enter the leadership race. In today's update no other candidate has managed to obtain more than 22 supporters,but there have been significant changes. GuidoFawkes', frequently updates its Who's Backing Who? page, and with four-days until nominations … Continue reading Nandy’s hustings success bolsters her support within the parliamentary Labour Party, as Starmer’s lead grows
Liverpool murder rate collapses as Merseyside Police adopt a 'relentless' stop and search programme, whereas London's continues to rise under a Mayor who has continuously criticised the stop and search.
Prominent Conservatives, including a former Chancellor, plead with the Prime Minister to persist with HS2, despite reports that the project is two to three times over budget and may not benefit the areas of England that it was intended to. Boris Johnson set up a review into the project when he entered Number 10 last … Continue reading HS2 divides the Conservative Party