Labour’s membership surge points to victory for Starmer

Yesterday, Rebecca Long-Bailey joined Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer on the Labour leadership ballot, leaving Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, as the only candidate who has yet to receive sufficient support from constituency Labour parties and affiliate groups.  However, what is more interesting is the recent surge in Labour membership. The BBC’s Newsnight programme … Continue reading Labour’s membership surge points to victory for Starmer

The Senedd reject Boris' Brexit bill despite Wales voting leave

Yesterday, Cardiff joined Belfast and Edinburgh in rejecting Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement. This comes after the Brexit Secretary, Stephen Barclay, pleaded with Jeremy Miles, the Welsh Brexit minister, to support the decision taken by the people of Wales in 2016. Wales' vote share in favour of leaving the European Union, 52.5%, was marginally higher than … Continue reading The Senedd reject Boris' Brexit bill despite Wales voting leave

Saracens call crisis meeting after Premiership Rugby threaten them with automatic relegation

Last November, the reigning champions of English and European rugby were forced to pay a whopping £5m fine and deducted 35 league points for breaching salary cap rules. The Daily Mail broke the story after it was found that Nigel Wray had been paying players additional wages through separate business models, which is illegal under … Continue reading Saracens call crisis meeting after Premiership Rugby threaten them with automatic relegation

Momentum mobilise to support Long-Bailey’s ‘path to power’

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’

Clive Lewis pulls out, as Emily Thornberry joins three other female candidates in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

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

Long-Bailey, Nandy and Phillips win support from the parliamentary Labour party

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

Nandy's hustings success bolsters her support within the parliamentary Labour Party, as Starmer's lead grows

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