The man who would be Mayor: But is he a fit and proper person?

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The trouble with “regime change” is that it strips away organisational memory, and so entrenches the power of those that survive the cull. So it is with the Rotherham Labour Group. There are no elections in Rotherham this year, but … Continue reading

Forest fraudster loses his appeal over jail sentence

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Fraudster, 29, who was handed £100,000 to found a forest but didn’t plant a single tree and instead enjoyed holidays around the world loses his appeal over jail sentence Pritesh Ladwa, 29, took a £100,000 grant to plant a forest … Continue reading

Mahroof Hussain turns up in the West Midlands

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A critical case of the Brummie wobbles Labour has long been dominant in the West Midlands but voters are wavering and Thursday’s mayoral race could foreshadow the national result on June 8 People in the West Midlands have a new … Continue reading

Labour concern at likely local election losses

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Burnham warning as Labour faces heavy local election losses Labour must reconnect in the north or face “serious consequences”, Andy Burnham has said, with the party forecast to lose more than 100 seats in next week’s council elections. The Greater … Continue reading

General election 2017: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall to stand in Boston and Skegness

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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is to stand in Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire in June’s General Election. Announcing his bid on Saturday, he said the seat voted “overwhelmingly” for Leave in the EU referendum last year. The constituency, held by … Continue reading