A coalition of students and workers

John Paul McHugh  |  9 August 2013

The stated mission of our trade union is to empower working people and create better communities. We know that one of the most effective ways to improve the lives of our members is to work to elect a Labour government. We are proud to be proactive supporters of the party and passionate about campaigning on …

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Nigel Farage’s Independence day

Lewis Baston  |  7 May 2013

UKIP’s triumph in the local elections did not just damage the Tories The overall results of the local elections of 2013 were towards the middle of the spectrum of expectations. A net gain of 291 seats was not at all bad for Labour, and there are several areas where the party now has a chance …

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Beyond the comfort zone

Lewis Baston  |  8 February 2013

This year’s local elections take place in tough territory for Labour but advances are possible, writes Lewis Baston LOCAL elections will take place in May for 27 English shire county councils, eight unitary authorities in England and two mayoral contests. In Wales the election for the Isle of Anglesey council was postponed in 2012 and …

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Town hall knows best

Editorial  |  26 January 2012

Labour should back directly elected mayors this May and press the government to devolve more powers to them It is perhaps unsurprising that Ed Miliband does not appear an enthusiast for directly elected mayors. The first holder of the post in his Doncaster constituency, Martin Winter, was expelled from the Labour party and a motion …

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Blazing a trail

Anna Turley MP  |  25 January 2012

Referendums this May provide the opportunity to transform England’s biggest cities. Anna Turley on the debate over elected mayors The idea of elected mayors for English cities has been a flame that has spluttered and flickered but never quite ignited. This May could finally be its moment to blaze – renewing civic leadership and pride, …

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Meting out a scolding

Tom Bage  |  31 March 2011

Ed Miliband announced his nuptials in the Doncaster Free Press yesterday and for 83 seconds at PMQs, harmony reigned. It's fashionable to complain that the Commons is irritable, self-regarding, facile and rude and as in any workplace, that caricature is sometimes true.

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