Exclusive PUBLISHED: 17:06 14 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:06 14 June 2018 Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to The Comet's chief reporter JP Asher at Springfield House, Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO ©2018 Danny Loo Photography - all rights reserved Jeremy Corbyn was in Stevenage today – and in a one-on-one interview with the Comet, he gave his views on a range of issues affecting our area. Jeremy Corbyn with Stevenage Labour supporters at Springfield House, Stevenage. Picture: DANNY LOO The Labour leader was at Springfield House in Stevenage Old Town to congratulate the constituency party on winning a prize for its fundraising, as well as to salute former parliamentary candidate Sharon Taylor and her replacement Jill Borcherds. Mrs Taylor, who leads Stevenage Borough Council, was defeated by Conservative Stephen McPartland in three bids to become MP – and asked how Mrs Borcherds might change things, Mr Corbyn stressed her local links as a maths teacher at The … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn interview: Labour Party leader visits Stevenage
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0 Post a comment Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - Politics by Mike Lewis - South Ceredigion reporter [email protected] MID and West Wales AM Eluned Morgan has announced that she would like to stand for election to be the next leader of the Labour Party in Wales. Ms Morgan, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, has made it clear that she believes a thorough debate should take place regarding the future direction of Labour Party policy in Wales and that the opportunity must be seized to renew the party in office through the election of a new leader.The Former MEP and Former Shadow Minister in the House of Lords said: “Labour has been in power in Wales since the Assembly was established back in 1999; I believe that I would be the candidate to represent change in this election."I am a relatively new member of the National Assembly, but I have decades of broader political experience having represented Wales in the European Parliament for 15 years and served on … [Read more...] about AM throws hat into ring for Wales Labour Party leader role
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has decided to leave the Labour Party after he had been suspended from it due to making controversial remarks, which have sparked an anti-Semitism scandal. "After much consideration, I have decided to resign from the Labour Party," according to a statement issued by Livingstone on his website. READ MORE: 'Incredible Solidarity': UK Muslim Group Slams Anti-Semitism in Full-Page Ad © REUTERS / Darren StaplesJeremy Corbyn Set to Meet Jewish Groups to Discuss Anti-SemitismThe decision comes less than two months after the Labour Party leader announced that a new inquiry would be opened into his remarks. In turn, London’s incumbent mayor Sadiq Khan, also a Labour Party member, said the panel’s decision not to expel Livingstone was "deeply disappointing" and accused the party of failing to demonstrate a take a zero-tolerance approach toward anti-Semitism. … [Read more...] about Ex-London Mayor Livingstone Quits Labour Party Over Anti-Semitism Scandal
To understand how big a deal Jeremy Thorpe was some four decades ago, it is helpful to transplant him into the modern day. Imagine then a Liberal political leader who burst onto the scene with even more verve and energy and impact than Nick Clegg did in 2010, if you can cast your mind back to Cleggmania. And did so with the result that he almost single-handedly denied either main party a majority at a general election. Imagine too a man with the charisma and style of a character such as Nigel Farage (though far from sharing his politics). Top that lot off with the ready wit and celebrity of the likes of Boris Johnson. He was married to an ex-wife of the cousin of the Queen and he had once toyed with the idea of wedding Princess Margaret. That was Thorpe. Now imagine someone combining those talents and of that stature in national life being put on trial at the Old Bailey on a charge of conspiracy to murder. Read more Ben Whishaw cast in Russell T Davies … [Read more...] about Jeremy Thorpe: Who was the Liberal Party leader and what led to his spectacular fall from grace?
Predictions of a bloodbath for Theresa May's Conservatives in this May's London council elections include the likelihood that Barnet, which contains Margaret Thatcher's old constituency, will turn red for the first time since its formation in 1965. But another interesting feature of Labour's ascent in the outer north London borough is that it is home to more Jews than any other local government area in the UK. Victory in Barnet could prove a symbolic achievement for Jeremy Corbyn's party, which was blighted by a string of antisemitism controversies in recent years. The borough has nearly always returned Tory MPs, and the council has always been Conservative controlled except for eight years when it was still the largest party but formed the opposition to a Labour/Lib Dem coalition. But now the Conservative's are preparing to lose the Barnet, according to Lord Hayward, an election analyst, who spoke to the Evening Standard. And this against the backdrop of repeated allegations of … [Read more...] about The UK’s Jewish capital is about to vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party