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  • 08:45
    Jack Straw MP

    Former foreign secretary Jack Straw says Britain should, in principle, be prepared to join the military action against terrorists in the Middle East.

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  • 08:44

    The BBC reports that a second video of the British hostage being held by IS, John Cantlie, has been released.

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  • 08:33
    John Redwood MP

    Speaking on BBC News Tory MP John Redwood reiterates calls for an English parliament.

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  • 07:37
    David Cameron MP

    Chuka Umunna also says Labour will hold any potential British action against terrorists in Iraq or Syria proposed by the Government to the same criteria as last year's vote on airstrikes against the Assad regime.

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  • 07:28
    Chuka Umunna MP

    Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna says Ed Miliband will use his speech at Labour's conference today to set out Britain's 'national mission' for the next ten years.

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  • 06:30
    Harriet Harman MP

    Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman tells Good Morning Britain she is confident in Ed Miliband's leadership, saying "look at his record".

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  • 00:01

    A Policy Exchange report says 1 in 5 primary schools at risk of failing from 2016 and all state schools should be turned into academies.

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  • Monday 22nd September
  • 22:55
    Tristram Hunt MP

    On Newsnight, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says David Cameorn is trying to 'unpick' the British constitution 'at a sort-of house party at Chequers'.

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  • 22:14
    Ben Bradshaw MP

    Labour MP Ben Bradshaw tells the World Tonight it is 'deeply depressing to hear John Redwood and other Conservatives go on about standing orders at Westminster and Cabinet committees' following today's Tory meeting on devolution.

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  • 22:05
    John Redwood MP

    Conservative MP John Redwood tells The World Tonight: 'If Scotland is going to choose her own income tax rate then surely England has the right to choose her own without the help of Scottish MPs?'

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  • 22:04

    The daily YouGov poll for the Sun puts the Tories on 33%, Labour on 35%, the Liberal Democrats on 7%, Ukip on 14% and the Greens on 5%.

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  • 22:01

    The Guardian reports that Ed Miliband's promise to increase NHS spending will also be funded by a windfall tax on tobacco firms.

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  • 22:00

    Read extracts of Labour Leader Ed Miliband's conference speech to be delivered tomorrow.

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  • 22:00

    Responding to extracts of Ed Miliband's speech to the Labour conference tomorrow, Tory chairman Grant Shapps says the party has 'learnt nothing since they left office'.

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  • 21:03

    Labour MP John McDonnell tweets: 'Unless there is a recognition fast that we need more than the limp policies so far, I fear that this could be the week we lost the election.'

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  • 20:35

    Mick Cash is elected general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), following the death of Bob Crow.

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  • 19:55
    Lord Falconer

    On Sky News former justice secretary Lord Falconer refuses to be drawn on reports Ed Miliband will tomorrow announce an increase in NHS spending, part-funded by a 'mansion tax' on high-value homes.

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  • 19:25

    Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls tells Channel 4 News that supermarket Tesco has 'real questions to answer' following an overstatement of its profit forecast.

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  • 19:15
    Tony Blair

    Former prime minister Tony Blair tells Sky News that Islamist extremism is a 'global problem' that 'requires a global response'.

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  • 19:04

    Speaking at a Labour conference fringe event, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says that if Better Together chief Alistair Darling wishes to return to the Shadow Cabinet 'we would have him back...like a shot'.

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  • 18:37
    Harriet Harman MP

    Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman tells LBC Radio Gordon Brown did an 'amazing' job in the Scottish referendum campaign and 'saved the world' from a global financial crisis.

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  • 18:11

    Nick Robinson of the BBC reports that Ed Miliband will tomorrow pledge an increase in NHS funding paid for by a 'mansion tax' on higher value homes.

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  • 17:53

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond holds his first bilateral meeting with his Iranian counterpart, and says Iran must show 'more realism and flexibility' in the negotiations over its nuclear programme.

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  • 17:40
    Jack Straw MP

    Labour MP Jack Straw tells Sky News Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls 'wasn't throwing out lollipops to the conference' with today's conference speech.

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  • 17:23

    A poll for ITV news finds 65% of those surveyed agree it is time to stop Scottish MPs voting on laws that affect England.

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  • 17:00
    William Hague MP

    Speaking after a Chequers summit with Tory MPs, Commons Leader William Hague says ensuring greater powers for English MPs in the face of Scottish devolution is an 'issue of fairness'..

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  • 16:48

    The PM has spoken to both President-elect of Afghanistan Dr Ghani and Dr Abdullah this morning to congratulate them on the announcement of a National Unity Government, Number 10 says.

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  • 16:16

    The latest poll by Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft puts Labour ahead on 33%, with the Conservatives six points behind on 27%. Ukip registers 17%, the Lib Dems 9%, the Greens 6% and others are on 8%.

    Read on at Lord Ashcroft Polls

  • 16:00

    Read Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Ivan Lewis' full speech to the Labour Party conference here.

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  • 15:31

    In her address to the Labour conference, Shadow Scotland Secretary Margaret Curran says Labour needs to reconnect with voters who backed the Yes campaign in last week's independence referendum.

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  • 15:19

    Labour leader Ed Miliband praises a host of Labour politicians who fought against Scottish independence, but does not mention Gordon Brown.

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  • 15:12

    Read Ed Miliband's comments praising Labour figures who played a role in the Better Together campaign here.

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  • 15:12

    Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves attacks her Government counterpart Iain Duncan Smith and says she would replace the Work Programme.

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  • 15:00

    Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves tells the Labour conference the so-called 'Bedroom Tax' will be 'scrapped, binned, axed, abolished, put out of its misery, consigned to the history books.' Read the full speech here.

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  • 14:54

    At the Labour conference, Better Together chief Alistair Darling sends a message to outgoing Scottish First Minister: 'you lost the argument, you lost the referendum, you've lost office, and now you've lost the plot.'

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  • 14:45

    Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont tells the Labour conference in Manchester: 'We built the Scottish Parliament to address a democratic deficit. Now we must use it to address a deficit of hope.'

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  • 14:42

    Addressing the Labour conference in Manchester, Shadow Scotland Secretary Margaret Curran says Scots have said 'no to separation, no to division, no to the end of solidarity - and no to a false border being erected between the working people of our four great nations.'

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  • 14:26

    Chuka Umunna calls Labour’s move to extend the Coalition’s child benefit cap ‘a very painful decision’. At a Labour conference fringe event, the Shadow Business Secretary also moves to open a Labour debate on the issue of free movement in Europe, noting that many people have ‘legitimate concerns’.

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  • 14:18
    John Cridland

    CBI director-general John Cridland appears on BBC News to tell politicians to steer clear of setting the minimum wage. 'They should leave it to trade unions, employers and economics professors to work out what the economy can bare,' he says.

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  • 14:15

    Following the Shadow Chancellor's address to the Labour conference, union Usdaw says: ‘Ed Balls is absolutely right to tell conference that working people cannot afford another five years of Tory government.'

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  • 13:51
    Chris Leslie MP

    Shadow Treasury minister Chris Leslie reiterates that Labour will not borrow extra to fund capital spending.

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  • 13:48
    Sajid Javid MP

    Culture Secretary Sajid Javid says the measures included in Ed Balls' speech today would increase, not decrease the deficit.

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  • 13:36
    Len McCluskey

    Unite boss Len McCluskey says Labour's decision to cap child benefit is 'not the cleverest tactic'.

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  • 13:27

    The director-general of the CBI says he is 'extremely disappointed by attempts to politicise' the Low Pay Commission but broadly welcomes the sentiments in Ed Balls' keynote speech in Manchester.

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  • 13:20

    Ed Balls reveals Labour will not fund capital projects through extra borrowing during his speech at the party's conference.

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  • 13:14
    Rachel Reeves MP

    Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves tells the Daily Politics that Labour will not take on any additional borrowing in the next parliament.

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  • 12:46

    Read the full transcript of Unite boss Len McCluskey's speech to Labour conference here.

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  • 12:13

    Read the full transcript of Ed Balls' speech to the Labour conference here.

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  • 12:00
    Alistair Darling MP

    Labour MP Jim Murphy tells Daily Politics that David Cameron's ideas on Scottish devolution are 'quarter-baked'.

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  • 11:59

    In a speech to Labour conference, Unite boss Len McCluskey says the Scottish independence referendum must be the 'tombstone' of Labour's 'indifference' to the working class.

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  • 11:56

    In his speech to Labour conference, Chuka Umunna seeks to short up Labour's pro-business credentials.

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  • 11:45
    Vince Cable MP

    Vince Cable says on Daily Politics that the Liberal Democrats are a federal party but warns against creating an 'over-complex, over-governed country'.

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  • 11:41

    Read the full text of Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna's speech to Labour's conference here.

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  • 11:38

    In an address to the Labour conference, Robin Southwell, the boss of Airbus UK, highlights the importance to his business of the UK's membership of the European Union.

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  • 11:30

    Shadow Defence Secretary Vernon Coaker announces a plan to introduce legislation to force governments to undertake a review of defence spending each parliament during his speech at the Labour conference.

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  • 11:16

    Read the full text of Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander's speech to Labour conference here.

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  • 11:15

    Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander calls for an end to the 'terror' in the Gaza conflict through 'multilateral efforts'.

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  • 11:10

    Read the full transcript of Shadow Defence Secretary Vernon Coaker's speech to Labour conference here.

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  • 10:47

    Glenis Willmott, the leader of Labour in the European Parliament, says the media coverage of this year's EU elections had unfairly focused on Ukip over Labour's successes. Read a report on her speech here.

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  • 10:34

    Shadow International Development Secretary says Labour would push for universal healthcare to be placed at the heart of the international community's development goals. Read a report on his speech here.

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  • 10:20
    James Wharton MP

    Conservative MP James Wharton tells BBC News there is 'no doubt' David Cameron will stick to his promises on Scottish devolution.

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  • 10:19

    Read Shadow DfID Secretary Jim Murphy's speech to the Labour conference in full here.

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  • 10:18

    David Cameron should heed the words of Ed Miliband and call a Constitutional Convention to 'forge a new Union for Britain', the Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith says during a speech at the Labour conference.

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  • 10:11

    Read in full the speech of Glenis Willmott MEP, the leader of Labour in the European Parliament, to the Labour conference here.

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  • 09:54

    Read Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones' speech to the Labour conference in full here.

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  • 09:48

    Read the full transcript of Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith's speech to the Labour conference here.

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  • 09:38

    The Public and Commercial Services union calls for action on tax evasion highlighting new figures which put its cost at £80bn.

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  • 09:24
    Cathy Jamieson MP

    Labour's Cathy Jamieson tells the BBC Labour's proposal to cap the rise in child benefit was a 'tough choice'.

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  • 09:19

    Follow all the action from Monday's events at Labour conference with our liveblog here.

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