Join us on Sunday 1st November (10:30-11:30am) for another busy show. The organisation's position within the Vote Leave campaign has been seen as precarious, a source close to the campaign told the Morning Star, due to a perceived domination of the Vote Leave campaign by Conservative and UKIP officials. 225,752,140 stock photos, vectors and videos, Musselburgh, UK. Credit: Skully/Alamy Live News,,,,,,,,

Drawing on survey data collected for our ESRC-funded party members project a week or two after the 2015 general election, we have been able to investigate the differences and similarities in campaign activity at that election between, on the one hand, Labour members and, on the other, people who strongly identified with the party but who hadn’t actually joined it – people we will call Labour-supporting non-members. LabourList has more readers than ever before - but we need your support. In 2010, David Miliband had 164 to Ed’s 151, with Andy Burnham on 44, Diane Abbott 20 and Ed Balls on 17. No hustings were held in Northern Ireland. [7] The supporters page of the website, in January 2019, listed only Brendan Chilton (chair) and MPs, Kate Hoey and Frank Field (on 30 August 2018, Field had resigned the Labour whip). Thousands of supporters of the Lebanese Communist party, trade union members and activists take part in a May Day rally through central Beirut as they mark International Workers' Day demanding better working conditions and expanding labour rights Credit: amer ghazzal/Alamy Live News,, Supporter with David Miliband candidate for the Labour Party leadership at hustings in Cardiff South Wales UK,,, In a tight race, it may even mean the difference between a party winning and losing. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Photo by Graham Hunt/Alamy Live News. We are a group of committed Labour members, supporters and politicians who believe that “by the strength of our common endeavour, we achieve more than we achieve alone.” With over half a million members, the Labour Party is in a unique position to seize the moment. [96], Long-Bailey and her platform were described by the media as "continuity Corbyn" because of her closeness to Corbyn, Momentum and the left of the Labour party, although she rejected the label. To find out more about these cookies, see our cookies policy. We are not a membership body or a faction so we are funded by donations small and large from activists, trade unions and members who recognise our network needs to exist. [108], Nandy is opposed to Scottish independence and argued that Labour should "look to Catalonia and Quebec" as examples for dealing with "divisive nationalism",[109] later clarifying that the party can learn from the Socialist Party in Spain that has show how "the cause of social justice has beaten divisive nationalism". The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. [68] Long-Bailey was the third candidate to qualify, following further trade union support. [67] Nandy became the second candidate to quality for the ballot on 22 January, having received backing from the GMB and National Union of Mineworkers unions and the Chinese for Labour socialist society. [8], To stand, candidates needed to be nominated by at least 10 per cent of the combined membership of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) and European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP), meaning 22 MPs and MEPs at the time. The campaign described the complaint as "utter nonsense". As is obvious from the table, Labour, which has made much in the last year or so of its growing membership, should recognise, as should other parties, that its strong supporters out there in the electorate are a significant organisational and human resource. [114] Nandy voiced her strong disapproval of the pledge. While Labour gained 30 seats in the 2017 general election, it lost 60 seats in the 2019 election, resulting in the party having its lowest number of seats in the House of Commons since 1935. Labour moderates hailed the decision as a watershed moment for Sir Keir's leadership, likening it to both Neil Kinnock's expulsion of the Militant Tendency and Tony Blair's decision to … Hardcore of supporters and participants at a not well attended Labour party uk rally on Parliament Square in preparation of an election, braving a spell of rain. It is long forgotten now, but Tony Blair’s campaign for leader in 1994 was Platitude Central (and a promise to defend a publicly owned railway).

[110] She has said she wants Scottish Labour to be represented in the shadow cabinet[111] and has also pledged not to interfere in devolved policymaking, allowing Scottish Labour to decide their own approach to independence. Recent Films. 8th December 2019. I follow my own path, says Long-Bailey", "Labour leadership candidates slam Trump's Middle East "peace" plan", "Rebecca Long-Bailey urges Boris Johnson to bring in universal basic income to help Brits through coronavirus crisis", "Rebecca Long-Bailey calls for National Food Service to help people in isolation", "Rebecca Long-Bailey: There's only one way to save the British economy from coronavirus", "Lisa Nandy attacks Blair's New Labour for maintaining 'Thatcher consensus', in dramatic change of tone", "Lisa Nandy accuses New Labour of being 'as tight as the Tories' as she praises Jeremy Corbyn", "Claimants 'scared' of universal credit as full rollout delayed again", "Lisa Nandy: Welfare system sees people as 'problems, "Recognise British excellence not empire in honours system, says Nandy", "Why Lisa Nandy is defending free movement", "Scottish independence: Labour candidate Lisa Nandy criticised for Catalonia remarks", "LISTEN: Lisa Nandy: SNP wilfully distorted Catalonia comments", "What does the next Labour leader think about Scotland? Exclusive: Unions release joint statement on Labour suspension of Corbyn, McDonnell: Household bill and council tax arrears should be paused indefinitely, Tory horror: Halloween for the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, Labour suspends Jeremy Corbyn from the party pending investigation, EHRC antisemitism report: Labour responsible for “unlawful acts”, Why I’m introducing the national minimum wage bill, Voting down the CHIS bill would weaken national security and human rights, “We won’t be back in the EU”: Rachel Reeves sets out Labour’s Brexit policy, Mean number of campaign activities (weighted by size of group). But Burnham keeps making mistakes (such as Labour’s 2015 manifesto being the “best”) and his flip-flops on policy have been so transparent as to be embarrassing, Cooper has kept a steadier head and looks more the part. The answers to the deep and difficult questions won’t be found at a political podium but rather around tables. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. By clicking ‘subscribe’ you confirm you have read and agree to our privacy policy. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. [119] Nandy has also stated that she would end the practice of nominating peers to the House of Lords. The following individuals were nominated by the necessary number of Labour MPs and MEPs as well as receiving backing from the required number of constituency parties or affiliated organisations to proceed to the final ballot before members. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Until we get a public opinion poll, the only hard figures we have on the state of the race are nominations by constituency parties. The National Assembly for Wales election 2016 will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016, to elect members of the National Assembly for Wales (AMs). Which is why, given that I think people are over-estimating support for Burnham and Corbyn, I think Cooper is likely to prevail. [28] She criticised Corbyn's senior advisers for overruling her as the shadow foreign secretary and for their strategic decisions in the 2019 general election. 16 June 2018.

She added that openness and transparency would necessary to rebuild trust with the British Jewish community. She is not a Blairite, and her ministerial record was indifferent and indecisive, but I suspect she would be more centrist as leader than she is as a candidate.

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