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article 16 November 2012 Politics
Labour regains Corby but police vote turnout is low
Labour achieves a 12.7 per cent swing to retake Corby from the Tories following Louise Mensch's resignation. But turnout in England and Wales is very low in the election for police commissioners.

Labour achieves a 12.7 per cent swing to retake Corby from the Tories following Louise Mensch's resignation. But turnout in England and Wales is very low in the election for police commissioners.

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article 17 May 2015 UK
News
Labour leadership: the greatest crisis the party ever faced?

Labour is facing one of the greatest crises in its history, according to the man who oversaw the writing of the party's manifesto.

article 16 May 2015 UK, Scotland
Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy resigns as Scottish Labour leader

Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy announces his intention to resign - and launches a stinging attack on Unite trade union leader Len McCluskey.

article 15 May 2015 Politics
Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary (Reuters)
Chuka Umunna withdraws from Labour leadership contest

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has announced he has withdrawn from the Labour party leadership contest.

post 14 May 2015
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog Women in Labour: will this pregnant pause ever end?

Despite a commitment to women's rights from the outset, the Labour party has yet to have a female leader. Could that be about to change?

post 14 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Labour's failure to connect with the 'self-loathing' Tories of Warwickshire North

On the ground in North Warwickshire with voters, I hear Labour's messages were less targeted than the Tories' and made no headway with Ukip deserters.

post 12 May 2015
Read more on Michael's blog Unions in chaos over role in vote for new Labour leader

Will the unions decide the next Labour leader? Possibly - but most did not see a leadership contest coming and are scrambling to get organised.

article 10 May 2015 UK, Scotland
News
JK Rowling Twitter row: support for author over poll abuse

Twitter users rally to show their support for JK Rowling after she became a target for online abuse in the wake of the election results.

article 08 May 2015 UK
Conservative supporters in David Cameron's consituency (Getty)
Why did the election pollsters get it so wrong?

An independent inquiry is to be held into election polls for consistently under-estimating the Conservative lead over Labour.

article 08 May 2015 UK
Ed Miliband (Reuters)
Ed Miliband resigns as Labour leader: who will replace him?

As Labour leader Ed Miliband resigns after a crushing defeat in the general election, there are several likely successors, including Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Chuka Umunna.