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

Corbyn backers take control of Benn’s party in Leeds

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ONE of Yorkshire’s most senior Labour MPs is on a collision course with his local party after a “takeover” by supporters of leader Jeremy Corbyn. Political allies of Hilary Benn, the former shadow foreign secretary, have expressed concern about his … Continue reading

Letters lift lid on Benn’s concern at rebuilding post-war Iraq

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CONCERN over the pace of rebuilding war-torn Iraq was raised by then international development secretary Hilary Benn just 18 months after the conflict had begun, documents released alongside the Chilcot report reveal. Leeds Central MP Mr Benn told Tony Blair … Continue reading

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn under pressure amid top team revolt

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A string of Labour shadow cabinet members have quit, with more walkouts expected, in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership over the EU referendum. Heidi Alexander, Ian Murray, Gloria de Piero, Lillian Greenwood, Lucy Powell, Kerry McCarthy and Seema Malhotra quit. … Continue reading