Mary Creagh MP, Tristam Hunt MP, and Liz Kendall MP speak at the Progress annual conference, at TUC Congress House, central London, as they bid for leadership of the Labour Party. Photograph:  Laura Lean/PA Wire

Just weeks ago, Leicester Labour MP Liz Kendall was little noticed inside the Houses of Parliament but utterly unknown to the British public at large.(...)

The British Labour Party has been pitched into a leadership contest after its defeat in the UK election was followed immediately by Ed Miliband’s resi(...)

Andy Burnham, the frontrunner in the race,  describes himself as the “change candidate”. Photograph:   Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

The leader of Britain’s biggest trade union has warned that its link with Labour could be put at risk if the party’s next leader fails to act as the v(...)

UK Labour shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh. Ms Creagh has   joined the party’s leadership contest.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh has joined the race to succeed Ed Miliband, promising to “earn back the trust that middle Engla(...)

Acting leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman (front) with some of the newly elected Labour MPs  in Westminster, central London, this week. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Britain’s major trade unions have been given months to sign up their members to vote in September’s election for the Labour Party leadership to repla(...)

UK Labour’s shadow health secretary  Andy Burnham. Mr Burnham has become the latest party member to join the leadership contest following the resignation of Ed Miliband.   Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has thrown his hat into the ring in the battle for the Labour leadership.Mr Burnham joins Chuka Umunna and Liz Ke(...)

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna and Peter Mandelson on The Andrew Marr Show. “The awful, shocking thing about this election is Labour could have won it,” Mandelson said. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

Len McCluskey, the combative leader of Britain’s largest union, Unite, issued a message to voters on the eve of polling, telling them the Labour Party(...)

Bradford City  chairman at the time of the Valley Parade fire, Stafford Heginbotham (L), and Oliver Popplewell, the judge who led the inquiry into the disaster. Photograph: PA

Sir Oliver Popplewell, the former judge who conducted the inquiry into the Bradford City disaster, has described as “highly suspicious” Stafford Hegin(...)

 Labour Party leader Ed Miliband:   Will tell the CBI today: “I am not going to play politics with our membership of the EU because I don’t believe it would make Britain stronger or more confident.”  Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, who faces internal rumblings over his leadership, will today warn that prime minister David Cameron’s flirtation wit(...)

Ed Miliband, whose leadership is under fresh pressure amid claims of a plot to oust him and an attack by the left-wing magazine New Statesman. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has rejected as “nonsense” charges that his MPs have lost faith in his leadership and want him to quit. Howev(...)