Posts Tagged ‘Labour leadership election’

Labour Conference 2016: The good, the bad and the ugly

by James Elliott.

The Good Jeremy Corbyn’s victory was announced on the Saturday, with an increased vote from 59.5% to 61.8%. While the result was long expected, and came as a surprise to no-one except the Smith campaigners briefing he would win the week before, it should be underlined how significant this was. Over 313,209 people voted for […]

Labour Assembly Against Austerity welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election

by Newsdesk.

Labour Assembly Against Austerity, September 24 2016 Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour Leadership election today, Lucy Anderson MEP, Vice-Chair of the Labour Assembly Against Austerity said: “The Labour Assembly Against Austerity welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election as Labour leader, staking out how a Labour government would deliver a £500bn public investment programme to […]

Victorious Corbyn increases mandate in Labour leadership election

by James Elliott.

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected Labour leader for the second time in just twelve months, beating Owen Smith by 313,209 votes to 193,229. By securing 61.8% of all votes cast, Corbyn has increased his mandate from last year’s election, where he won by 59.5%. Corbyn’s victory, which means he has now won more Labour leadership elections than […]

Ballot closes with Corbyn set to win, as party gears up for conference

by Newsdesk.

Labour’s leadership ballot closed at noon yesterday, bringing to an end weeks of campaigning, smears and attacks on Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters. Despite this, six bookmakers today had Corbyn at 1-100 (a 99% chance) of winning the election, while sources in Momentum believe he could beat Owen Smith by an even higher margin than […]

Policy issues that Labour must resolve

by Peter Rowlands.

For the purpose of what follows I am assuming that Jeremy Corbyn (JC) will win the leadership contest, which now appears very likely, and that Labour does not split or collapse into a state of civil war, which is somewhat less likely but will hopefully be the case. Given the division within the party it […]

Owen Smith believes UK could join Euro, even after Brexit

by Newsdesk.

Owen Smith yesterday admitted he thought Britain could “potentially” re-join not only the EU, but also the Euro despite Brexit, if he were to become Prime Minister. Speaking plainly, Smith told Andrew Marr, “I want us to be part of the European Union”, then argued Labour should go into the General Election in 2020 promising to keep Britain […]

Why I switched to Corbyn in this year’s leadership election

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

In last year’s Labour leadership contest and after much shilly-shallying, my vote went to Yvette Cooper. This year there was no hesitation: I duly ticked the box for Jeremy Corbyn. The passage from the poster woman for “sensible” managerial politics to Corbynism might be puzzling for some, so here are my reasons. First off, it’s […]

A reply to Paul Mason’s “The Sound of Blairite Silence”

by Peter Rowlands.

Paul Mason has once again offered a solution to the conflict within the Labour Party which is worthy of serious consideration by anybody who wants  to see the party successfully develop in a left wing direction, although some will baulk at its conclusions. Essentially Mason believes that on the assumption of a Corbyn win a […]

Nominations close with Corbyn in commanding lead

by Newsdesk.

Constituency Labour Party nominations in the leadership election closed yesterday, with Jeremy Corbyn securing 285 CLPs, 84.3% of all those that made nominations, compared to Owen Smith’s 53, or 15.7% of the total. This marks an increase of 133 from Corbyn’s total in 2015 – an almost doubling of support, despite 55 fewer CLPs choosing to make […]

Labour’s Choice

by Dan Iley-Williamson.

In the 2010 Labour leadership election, Labour faced a choice between two Miliband brothers, with David offering polished Blairism and Ed offering a soft-Left alternative. With the backing of trade unions, Ed narrowly won. The early days of his leadership were suggestive of a marked break with New Labour. He condemned “predatory capitalism”, with calls […]

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