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Jeremy Corbyn: We can climb electoral mountain

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:04:04 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn says he is convinced his party can climb an "electoral mountain" to power as he closes the Labour conference.

Michael Howard: UK does not need to be in EU single market

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:59:47 GMT

Britain should not remain a member of the single market once it leaves the European Union, former Conservative leader Lord Howard says.

Andy Burnham: UK seen as hostile and divided post-Brexit

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:39:33 GMT

The UK is starting to be seen as "divided, hostile and narrow-minded" since its vote to leave the EU, shadow home secretary Andy Burnham warns.

Child abuse inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson QC suspended

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:20:31 GMT

The most senior lawyer for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales is suspended over concerns about "aspects" of his team leadership.

UK car firms 'want to be in EU single market'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:22:30 GMT

The success of the UK motor industry could be "jeopardised" if the UK leaves the EU single market, a senior industry figure tells the BBC.

Child sex abuse inquiry: Top lawyer 'considering quitting'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:44:36 GMT

The most senior lawyer working for the inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales is considering resigning, the BBC understands.

Labour conference: Shadow cabinet deal 'on the cards'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:19:42 GMT

A deal paving the way for elections to Labour's shadow cabinet could be done well before the formal review in November, the BBC is told.

Plaid Cymru rejects claim of Gaddafi donation

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:56:50 GMT

Plaid Cymru dismisses claims that the party was given £25,000 by former Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi in 1976.

Labour MPs plan their own Heathrow vote

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:07:02 GMT

Labour backbenchers plan to seek control of the party's aviation policy with their own vote on a third runway at Heathrow.

Osborne: Rich richer because of monetary policy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:13:11 GMT

The rich have become richer because of the UK's policies of low interest rates and quantitative easing, says former Chancellor George Osborne.

Andrew RT Davies: Welsh Gov Brexit group 'disappointing'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:50:59 GMT

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies criticises a new Welsh Government Brexit group for having only one confirmed Leave campaigner.

Nottingham anti-begging posters banned by advertising authority

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:16:42 GMT

Anti-begging posters published by a council are banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for "reinforcing negative stereotypes".

Labour in better condition now than 1980s, Rhodri Morgan says

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:20:35 GMT

The Labour Party is in a much better condition today than it was in the early 1980s, says former First Minister Rhodri Morgan.

Stop trashing Labour's record, warns Tom Watson

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:46:13 GMT

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson warns the party to stop trashing its record in government and start focusing on winning elections.

Jeremy Corbyn: I will continue to make anti-Trident case

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:47:25 GMT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tells the BBC he accepts his party's policy is to renew the UK's nuclear weapons - but will continue to speak out against it.

Michael Fallon: UK will oppose plans for EU army

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:28:32 GMT

The UK will oppose any attempts to create an EU army because it could "undermine" the role of Nato, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon says.

Labour 'will defeat grammar school plans', pledges Rayner

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:05:04 GMT

Labour "will defeat" the government's plans to expand grammar schools in England, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner says.

Sturgeon links Brexit to austerity in London speech

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:45:56 GMT

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tells business leaders that UK austerity policies were partly behind the Brexit vote.

MP Natalie McGarry charged with fraud offences

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:31:27 GMT

Glasgow East MP Natalie McGarry is charged by police with fraud offences.

Batley and Spen by-election: Candidate list released

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:48:47 GMT

Ten candidates are running in a by-election in the seat of former Labour MP Jo Cox.

Still a stronghold?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:31:30 GMT

Oldham has traditionally been an electoral stronghold for Labour, but the party is facing a mounting challenge from UKIP.

Talking numbers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:20:11 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn says he is happy with current levels of net migration and overall numbers are not a problem. Do Labour activists agree with him?

Rob Cameron

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:40:47 GMT

The idea of beefing up a EU military prompts a warning from the UK's defence secretary but reassurance from Germany and Nato.

Delegates' views

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:18:10 GMT

What good, if any, will come out of Brexit for Labour? Gavin Stamp gathered views at the party's conference.

Yacht or not?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:01:21 GMT

Conservative MP Jake Berry has called for the Royal Yacht Britannia to be brought back into service to help the UK strike trade deals.

Reaching out

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:50:53 GMT

How does Labour stop the seepage of votes to UKIP in working-class areas of the country?

Corbyn for 2020

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:12:28 GMT

Activists express their happiness that Labour's leadership squabbles have, for the time being, come to an end, but also their nervousness about the future.

Name that leader

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:09:39 GMT

As Labour prepares to name either Jeremy Corbyn or Owen Smith as its new leader, here's a guide to the other people who have led the party over 110 years.

Jeremy Corbyn: 'We'll tackle real issues of immigration'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:49:31 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn has told his party's conference that Labour will not offer "false promises" on immigration numbers.

In full: Jeremy Corbyn conference speech

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:24:40 GMT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn closes the party's annual conference in Liverpool with a call for unity and a pledge to take on the Conservatives.

Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn's year as leader

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:20:18 GMT

Looking back over the last 12 months for Jeremy Corbyn who won two leadership elections.

Andy Burnham quits shadow cabinet

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:05:29 GMT

Andy Burnham discusses his resignation from the shadow cabinet

Jeremy Corbyn: Don't compare me to Trump

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:35:24 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn says he cannot be compared to Donald Trump

Corbyn on Trident: 'I want to see a nuclear-free world'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:07 GMT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is not a supporter of nuclear weapons amid questions about Trident renewal.

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson on Blair and Brown era

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:37:18 GMT

Labour's deputy leader lists achievements of previous governments when it was in power.

Derek Hatton back at Labour conference

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:29:23 GMT

Former expelled Labour politician Derek Hatton attends the 2016 Labour Party conference

Political party conferences 2016: At-a-glance guide

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:32:20 GMT

The best bits so far from the 2016 party conference season, including the leaders' speeches in full.

At-a-glance: Guide to Labour 2016 conference agenda

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:56:32 GMT

An at-a-glance guide to Labour's 2016 party conference agenda.

The Jeremy Corbyn Story: Profile of Labour leader

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:51:44 GMT

A profile of Jeremy Corbyn - the radical left wing MP who has now seen off a challenge to his leadership of the Labour Party.

Theresa May's cabinet: Who's in and who's out?

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:52:54 GMT

Theresa May is forming her government after becoming prime minister. Who is in - and out - of her first cabinet?

Who's staying and who's going in the shadow cabinet?

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:43:15 GMT

A string of members of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet have quit and Hilary Benn has been sacked. Who has gone and who remains? Here's a quick guide.

Summer Brexit Watch: Day-by-day

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:13:14 GMT

The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June. Here's your daily summer briefing of all the latest Brexit-related news.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:18:40 GMT

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.

The result in maps and charts

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:41:22 GMT

How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?

'Indyref 2' being pushed online

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:43:26 GMT

As the EU referendum count turned decisively towards Leave, the online conversation in Scotland immediately turned to the possibility of another vote on independence.

Five models for post-Brexit UK trade

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Norway, Switzerland, Canada or Singapore? What approach should the UK take to trade deals with the EU and others, once it leaves the European bloc?

England's most pro and anti-EU boroughs

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:53:43 GMT

The vote in England exposes huge differences between the levels of support for the Remain and Leave campaigns in London and the rest of the country.

In pictures

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:15:44 GMT

Images of the historic day when millions of people across the UK voted in a referendum on whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU.

Who's who: Cabinet

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:56:04 GMT

What we know about the make-up of David Cameron's new cabinet