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Voters’ concerns about Jeremy Corbyn, Labour election promises that were “not believable” and a campaign dominated by Brexit were the main reasons Boris Johnson won the keys to Number 10 last year, according to a new poll.
A candidate to be Labour’s next deputy leader has hit out at party bosses after being told it will cost £5,000 to see details of those voting in the contest.
Ian Murray has become the latest candidates to make it through to the last round of the Labour leadership contest.
Rosena Allin-Khan is a real campaigner – she knows how to roll up her sleeves and get stuck in, writes Putney's new MP, Fleur Anderson.
Rosena Allin-Khan says Labour is in a “critical condition”. The A&E doctor, a relative unknown outside of Westminster, believes she has the plan to get her party off life support. But she is facing an uphill battle in the race to succeed Tom Watson as deputy leader. Having overcome many hurdles during her career, can she surprise people once more? She speaks to Sebastian Whale.
Jeremy Corbyn promised a ‘new kind of politics’ that would democratise our party, but simply did not engage with the party’s internal democratic structures. The next leader must be more welcoming of scrutiny, writes Neil Coyle MP
When we care more about changing their lives – and are honest about what that will take – voters will trust Labour again, writes Jess Phillips MP
With the UK on the way out of the European Union, you might expect Steve Baker to be feeling triumphant. Instead, the Brexiteer feels a degree of “melancholy” at the events of the past three years. Sebastian Whale talks to colleagues past and present about the Wycombe MP; the reluctant ‘Brexit hardman’ who played a crucial role in marshalling Eurosceptics in parliament. Photography by Baldo Sciacca
For Remain campaigners, the evening of 12 December proved devastating. Months if not years of work to preserve Britain’s membership of the European Union had gone up in smoke. How do they plan to pick up the pieces? Sebastian Whale reports
Steve Baker has revealed that he wants to be International Trade Secretary as Boris Johnson plans a major Cabinet reshuffle.
Labour bosses have been condemned by a major trade union following claims that the party's "community organisers" had been a success despite the Tories' landslide election win.
Writing about his bid to be Justice Select Committee chair, Steve Brine MP says it time for an "energetic gear change" on Committee corridor.
Dods People draws together a list of appointments in Westminster politics, the devolved administrations and the public affairs sector in the last week.
With me as chair, the Justice Committee would continue to hold decision makers to account, and encourage informed public debate, writes Bob Neill MP
I would explore options for joint working and take a collaborative approach as chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, writes Debbie Abrahams MP
As a former shadow welfare minister representing a deprived area, I have the know-how and the heart to lead the Work and Pensions Committee, writes Chris Bryant MP
The Work and Pensions Committee can help improve the welfare system and keep an eye on future challenges, writes Karen Buck MP
I want to see influential committees rather than dominant chairs, so I’d only serve for one term as chair of the Work and Pensions Committee
My reputation for effective cross-party working stands me in good stead to steer the Work and Pensions Committee, writes Stephen Timms MP
I want the Welsh Affairs Committee to be a visible voice for Wales, writes Stephen Crabb MP
Lords reform, the role of the judiciary and devolution are just some of the constitutional issues on the table – it would be an honour to chair PACAS as it works on them, writes David Jones MP
The input of cross-party MPs is crucial to the success of the PAC, and would be a hallmark of my tenure, writes Meg Hillier MP
With in-depth knowledge and relevant ministerial experience, I am ready to take the wheel of the Transport Committee, writes Robert Goodwill MP
I would empower the Transport Committee to come up with ideas for change so we can make a positive contribution and improve transport for all, writes Huw Merriman MP