Labour Party


This leadership contest can transform Scottish Labour

9 October 2017 Martyn Cook argues that with a new left-wing leader the Scottish Labour Party can make a comeback

Building Corbyn’s Labour from the ground up: How ‘the left’ won in Hackney South

6 October 2017 Heather Mendick has gone from phone-banker at Corbyn for Leader to Hackney Momentum organiser to secretary of her local party. Here, she shares her top tips on transforming Labour from the bottom up

The Labour conference that the media failed to report

2 October 2017 Many important things happened on conference floor, reports Alex Nunns – but you wouldn’t know it from reading the newspapers

There is no ‘cult of Corbyn’ – this is a movement preparing for power

2 October 2017 The pundits still don’t understand that Labour’s new energy is about ‘we’ not ‘me’, writes Hilary Wainwright

New model activism: Putting Labour in office and the people in power

22 September 2017 Hilary Wainwright examines how the ‘new politics’ needs to be about both winning electoral power and building transformative power

Labour’s NEC has started to empower party members – but we still have a mountain to climb

20 September 2017 The crunch executive meeting ahead of Labour conference agreed some welcome changes, writes Michael Calderbank, but there is still much further to go

Cat Smith MP: ‘Jeremy Corbyn has authenticity. You can’t fake that’

12 August 2017 Cat Smith, shadow minister for voter engagement and youth affairs and one of the original parliamentary backers of Corbyn’s leadership, speaks to Ashish Ghadiali

Anti-Corbyn groupthink and the media: how pundits called the election so wrong

26 July 2017 Reporting based on the current consensus will always vastly underestimate the possibility of change, argues James Fox

Michael Cashman: Commander of the Blairite Empire

24 July 2017 Lord Cashman, a candidate in Labour’s internal elections, claims to stand for Labour’s grassroots members. He is a phony, writes Cathy Cole

Your vote can help Corbyn supporters win these vital Labour Party positions

14 July 2017 Left candidate Seema Chandwani speaks to Red Pepper ahead of ballot papers going out to all members for a crucial Labour committee

‘The Labour Party is its members’ – Chris Williamson MP interview

13 July 2017 Chris Williamson MP, winner of the election's tightest marginal, Derby North, and recently reappointed shadow minister for fire services, talks to Ashish Ghadiali about Jeremy Corbyn, the housing crisis and winning from the left

Momentum is getting ready to help Labour win the next election – and beyond

10 July 2017 The Corbyn-supporting group is preparing for another election at any moment, writes Adam Peggs – and now has the potential to create powerful training initiatives, union links and party reform efforts

PLP committee elections: it seems like most Labour backbenchers still haven’t learned their lesson

7 July 2017 Corbyn is riding high in the polls - so he can face down the secret malcontents among Labour MPs, writes Michael Calderbank

Corbyn supporters surge in Labour’s internal elections

3 July 2017 A big rise in left nominations from constituency Labour parties suggests Corbynites are getting better organised, reports Michael Calderbank

Labour’s new hopes: Meet the new left MPs

28 June 2017 Michael Calderbank profiles Jeremy Corbyn's new supporters in parliament

Paul Mason vs Progress: ‘Decide whether you want to be part of this party’ – full report

24 June 2017 Broadcaster and Corbyn supporter Paul Mason tells the Blairites' annual conference some home truths

Jeremy Corbyn is no longer the leader of the opposition – he has become the People’s Prime Minister

21 June 2017 While Theresa May hides away, Corbyn stands with the people in our hours of need, writes Tom Walker

7 reasons why Labour can win the next election

14 June 2017 From the rise of Grime for Corbyn to the reduced power of the tabloids, Will Murray looks at the reasons to be optimistic for Labour's chances next time

They told us ‘elections are won from the centre’. We’ll never believe them again

12 June 2017 The election result has irreversibly changed political discourse in the UK, writes James Fox

Why are so many coming to Jeremy Corbyn’s rallies? It’s for his message of hope

7 June 2017 Across Britain, hundreds of thousands of people have now taken part in mass rallies for Corbyn's Labour. Eli Regan soaks up the atmosphere in Warrington

‘Snowflake Generation’? Watch out for an avalanche on June 8

4 June 2017 The under-30s could be decisive in the general election. Frances Grahl meets young people hit by Tory austerity and looks at what's driving their support for Labour

If Corbyn’s Labour wins, it will be Attlee v Churchill all over again

2 June 2017 Jack Witek argues that a Labour victory is no longer unthinkable – and it would mean the biggest shake-up since 1945

Why Corbyn’s ‘unpopularity’ is exaggerated: Polls show he’s more popular than most other parties’ leaders – and on the up

10 May 2017 Headlines about Jeremy Corbyn’s poor approval ratings in polls don’t tell the whole story, writes Alex Nunns

The media wants to demoralise Corbyn’s supporters – don’t let them succeed

5 May 2017 Michael Calderbank looks at the results of yesterday's local elections

A Progressive Alliance is a win for the left

29 April 2017 Laying out the case for Labour's leadership of a Progressive Alliance, Jeremy Gilbert argues that far from posing a threat to the Left, the Progressive Alliance offers a golden opportunity to end Tory rule and build a 21st century government committed to social justice

How progressive is the ‘progressive alliance’?

21 March 2017 We need an anti-austerity alliance, not a vaguely progressive alliance, argues Michael Calderbank

Corbyn understands the needs of our communities

7 March 2017 Ian Hodson reflects on the Copeland by-election and explains why Corbyn has the full support of The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union

We need popular participation, not populism

27 February 2017 Hilary Wainwright argues against reclaiming populism for the left and for a leadership that supports people’s capacity for self-government

How can we make the left sexy?

5 February 2017 Jenny Nelson reports on a session at The World Transformed

It’s time to really take control

31 January 2017 Andrew Dolan on how the left must match the anti-establishment rhetoric of the right, but with a different politics

In Pictures: The World Transformed

24 January 2017 Photos from The World Transformed festival in Liverpool, by David Walters

The seconds that changed Labour history: Jeremy Corbyn’s last dash for nominations

30 December 2016 In this extract from his new book The Candidate, Alex Nunns tells the inside story of how Jeremy Corbyn scraped onto the Labour leadership ballot in 2015

‘We don’t want to be an afterthought’: inside Momentum Kids

16 December 2016 If Momentum is going to meet the challenge of being fully inclusive, a space must be provided for parents, mothers, carers, grandparents and children, write Jessie Hoskin and Natasha Josette

Book Review: Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics

2 December 2016 'In spite of the odds Corbyn is still standing' - Alex Doherty reviews Seymour's analysis of the rise of Corbyn

Momentum Kids: the parental is political

19 November 2016 Momentum Kids is not about indoctrinating children, but rather the more radical idea that children have an important role to play in shaping the future, writes Kristen Hope

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about electability

16 November 2016 'MPs are stuck in 1997, waiting for a charismatic, Blair-like messiah, but without the bloodshed'

The new politics of art

16 November 2016 Nina Power calls for an assertion of true human wealth through shared resources, knowledge, and art – while Jessie Hoskin and Sasha Josette explain how The World Transformed festival will respond to this call

Davey Hopper: union man

8 November 2016 Huw Beynon reflects on the life of his friend and comrade Davey Hopper, the tough and imaginative Durham miners’ leader, who died in July

The unlikely rise of Jeremy Corbyn: an interview with Alex Nunns, the author of ‘The Candidate’

1 November 2016 Andrew Dolan interviews Alex Nunns about his new book on Jeremy Corbyn's successful campaign to become leader of the Labour Party

What is Momentum?

29 October 2016 James Schneider, Emma Rees and Adam Klug explain what Momentum is and how it is organising collectively to transform society

Now is the time for a progressive alliance

28 October 2016 Kenny MacAskill of the Scottish National Party says that only a progressive alliance can deliver us from Tory rule

How the left can win

21 October 2016 Jeremy Gilbert says that no single party can defeat neoliberalism. A broader social movement is needed

Putting the people back in politics

12 October 2016 The new politics is about much more than protest, writes Hilary Wainwright. But it’s about much more than parliamentarism too

Momentum needs a strategy to win power in local elections

9 October 2016 A radical democratic politics requires focus at the local as well as national level, write Gabriel Bristow and Simon Thorpe

The Train Gate story is a product of desperation

24 August 2016 Alex Richardson-Price observes the pressing need for a character assassination, by any means necessary, of Jeremy Corbyn.

Brexit: clearly not Jeremy Corbyn’s fault

8 August 2016 Tom Walker argues the official Remain campaign let the side down

How likely is a Labour Party split?

4 August 2016 Michael Calderbank asks whether Labour's warring factions can ever be brought back together in a united party

A question of leadership

18 July 2016 The ‘new politics’ Jeremy Corbyn proclaims must be an explicit agenda of institutional change, not simply a change of style at the dispatch box, writes Hilary Wainwright

‘We’re standing up for democracy in the party – for the members to choose the leader’

1 July 2016 Shadow chancellor John McDonnell on the attempted coup against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Antisemitism and the left

9 May 2016 Paul Kelemen, author of The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce, looks at the roots of the recent controversies in the Labour Party



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