Labour riven by infighting over gender recognition Activists divide on issues such as trans women on all-female shortlists A veteran feminist and opponent of government plans to streamline how people can legally change their gender aims to set up a … Continue reading
Abusive comments allegedly made by under-fire Labour MP Jared O’Mara to a constituent are “unacceptable” and could trigger an internal investigation, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said. Mr O’Mara “categorically denies” the claim he called his Sheffield Hallam constituent Sophie Evans … Continue reading
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has suggested the fight for Labour’s Northern heartlands is only just beginning, as he claimed voters would soon start waking up to the “threat” posed by another Tory government. Speaking in the wake of the Conservative … Continue reading
Diane Abbott has been promoted to shadow home secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle of his shadow cabinet. Shami Chakrabarti is shadow Attorney General while Jo Stevens is the new shadow Welsh secretary. Dame Rosie Winterton was replaced by Nick Brown … Continue reading
A prominent Labour donor says his suspension from the party for likening Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership to Nazi stormtroopers is part of a “purge”. Michael Foster made the comparison in a Mail on Sunday article last month after he lost a … Continue reading
SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell has lashed out at opponents of Jeremy Corbyn, accusing them of trying to “destroy” the Labour Party in order to get rid of their leader. Mr McDonnell said there was a “small group” within the party … Continue reading
Labour activists seek rule change to ban anti-Semitic members Labour MPs and activists are trying to change party rules to make it easier to expel anti-Semitic members, with clear cases to result in a lifetime ban. Local parties are set … Continue reading
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A short report and some pictures from Ged Dempsey: Peoples Assembly Sheffield and our friends in the North show resistance to Camaran, Panama and Tories politics of division and austerity. Fighting against closure of DWP in Sheffield and exporting jobs … Continue reading
John McDonnell to speak at trade union rally in Sheffield The shadow chancellor will join trade unionists in Sheffield at a rally protesting job cuts and austerity. Labour’s John McDonnell will be among the speakers at the ‘Northern Powerhouse … Continue reading
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Some of Labour’s candidates and party workers with John McDonnell the Shadow Chancellor in Dalton today: