Labour’s challenge

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Returning a Labour government in the Welsh assembly elections in May is first and foremost about securing the best outcomes for the people of Wales. But it is also important for Labour across the UK, as it demonstrates the difference a Labour government can make. Like Labour-controlled councils in England, Labour must defend its record…


Power and principle

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Labour as a government-in-waiting In September 2015 Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour party by an overwhelming 59 per cent of the electorate. His candidacy had, at first, been considered something of a token gesture but his campaign then took off and the campaigns of his rivals appeared to falter. He attracted media…


Europe’s future


A few days ago I gave a speech in Salford’s Media City making the case for why we need to stay in the European Union and the benefits for our economy. The question at the heart of the referendum is how do we ensure a prosperous and secure future for all our people – but…