Nick Palmer

Lucky Jim

The Insider  |  3 April 2013

Of all the members of the shadow cabinet, Jim Murphy may be emerging as one of the most interesting. Regarded, unfairly, as a Blairite pur sang, Murphy has adapted to the leadership of Ed Miliband with a mixture of impeccable loyalty and a streak of independent thinking: willing to accept cuts to his department, firm …

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The hidden landslide

Joan Ryan MP  |  24 September 2010

Labour did badly in key marginals in May but even worse in seats it lost in 2005. We cannot abandon these places if we are to win next time, says Joan Ryan

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The West Coast main line marginals

Lewis Baston  |  28 May 2010

Despite seeing off the Lib Dem threat, there is no magic demographic solution for Labour in regaining a majority in parliament and recovering the support of the English working class is crucial

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