What Boris Johnson needs to learn from the Manchester funding debacle.
Andy Burnham has been in a war of words with central government.
History shows that revenge is a dish often served cold in Westminster.
Even Conservative backbenchers are forming alliances to push back against central government thinking on COVID measures.
Andy Burnham says the city’s spirit will prevail after this ‘evil act’.
How a new mayor reacts when the unspeakable happens.
Big gains for the Conservative party.
Everything you need to know about the recent local and mayoral elections.
Move over Westminster – political watchers may need to keep an eye on the Irwell rather than the Thames.
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Former government minister vying to be the first elected mayor of Manchester speaks to Philip Brown.
A resounding ‘yes’ from the left.
Left-wing candidate storms to victory in first round of voting.
The reds: no longer under the bed.
As the Labour Left's fourth choice of candidate prepares to take the party reins, he may have taken the lead from Scotland's Yes campaign and ushered in a new age in UK politics.
Pick me! I’ve got an idea!
A run down of what each has to say on the top issue of the summer.
Hard to port for the good ship Labour.
Labour Party HQ is on red alert. The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is seen as a real and dangerous prospect by the majority of the Parliamentary Labour Party. Countless party grandees have…
Jeremy Corbyn is shaping the debate.
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If anyone other than Jeremy Corbyn is to become the next Labour leader, they will have to address the party's fatalism about 2020.
Burnham and Cooper are in the final four.
The nominations are in and a long contest lies ahead.
And the contenders for Labour leader are…
Three parties must now choose new leaders. Labour has a number of candidates jockeying for position.
He’s out, but who is in?
Names are already flying, but rushing an appointment would be a big mistake.
Labour is focusing on NHS waiting times.
Labour claims that 590 fewer GP practices are now open in the evenings and on weekends. Are they right?