Sheffield Labour MP ‘to face vote of no confidence’

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Labour Party members in a Sheffield constituency are to hold a vote of no-confidence in their MP. According to the BBC, Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith will face the vote tonight at a meeting of her Constituency Labour Party … Continue reading

Nottingham MP Chris Leslie loses no confidence vote

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Labour MP Chris Leslie has lost a vote of no confidence among members of his constituency party in Nottingham East. The former shadow chancellor is the latest of a number of vocal critics of party leader Jeremy Corbyn to face … Continue reading

Kezia Dugdale shafted?

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Kezia Dugdale ‘crushed’ after Labour chiefs dropped financial support in Wings over Scotland legal case The ex-Scottish Labour leader told the Record’s political podcast it was one of her ‘lowest personal moments’. Kezia Dugdale said she’s been “crushed” by her … Continue reading

Labour left drop plan for female deputy after Tom Watson backs idea

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Labour conference: Female joint deputy leader plan ditched Plans for a woman to be elected joint deputy leader of the Labour Party have been withdrawn over concerns it would undermine Jeremy Corbyn. Deputy leader Tom Watson said he was “very … Continue reading

Threat to moderate Labour MPs grows as deselection gets easier

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Labour MPs could face a lower threshold for deselection after the party’s ruling body backed rule changes to make it easier for constituency parties to challenge incumbents. At present MPs face a trigger ballot — which could force them to … Continue reading

Labour MP Chris Williamson’s ‘democracy roadshow’ criticised

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An ally of Jeremy Corbyn’s has rejected claims he is using a tour of Labour constituencies to push for the removal of critics of the party leader. Chris Williamson said his “democracy roadshow” was an attempt to engage seriously with … Continue reading

How Virgin became one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers

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Virgin’s rapid expansion into healthcare has seen it winning contracts for services from immunisation to sexual health In early 2000, the Labour government realised it had a problem with the NHS. Alan Milburn, the then health secretary, wanted fresh ideas … Continue reading

Tom Watson accuses NEC member of being a ‘loud-mouthed bully’

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Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused a member of the party’s ruling body of being a “loud-mouthed bully” – after he was recorded criticising members of the Jewish community. The National Executive Committee’s Peter Willsman suggested Jewish “Trump fanatics” … Continue reading