British Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn addressing delegates at the recent annual conference of the GMB union in Dublin. Mr Corbyn will campaign on an anti-austerity platform in after a last-minute surge saw him secure the support needed for a place on the party’s leadership ballot. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn will campaign on an anti-austerity platform in the British Labour Party leadership race after a last-minute surge saw(...)

The British Labour Party has made it emphatically clear that neither Sinn Féin nor the SDLP will have it as an ally in their battle to compel the Bri(...)

 Andy Burnham: won much favour in Liverpool when he helped to bring about an official inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, which left 96 people dead: Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Andy Burnham: Current favourite in the race, but the Liverpudlian could struggle to get rid of the shadow of his service in Gordon Brown’s cabinet. Ma(...)

Labour also faces questions about its ability to be a British-wide party in an era of growing nationalism that has put paid to its operations, for now, in Scotland. Photograph: Getty Images

In defeat, dignity – preferably with humour thrown in. Ed Miliband managed both on Thursday when he stood to speak for the first time in the House of (...)

 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.(...)

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(...)

Acting leader of UK Labour Harriet Harman. Ms Harman has announced the party’s new shadow cabinet after last week’s general election. Photograph: Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

Acting UK Labour leader Harriet Harman has announced the line-up of her new shadow cabinet, filling gaps left by the party’s disappointing showing in (...)

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(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband following his resignation speech in the wake of his party’s defeat. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

MARK HENNESSYLondon EditorLord Stewart Wood stood at the side of the room; unshaven, grey-faced, exhausted. Around him, Labour Party staff who had wor(...)

 David Cameron’s car arrives at Buckingham Palace on Friday where he  will meet  Queen Elizabeth II to confirm his second term as prime minister.Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images. 1:40

Greeting the dawn, even Boris Johnson seemed, for once, lost for words, declaring that the Conservatives, by then on the verge of winning a House of C(...)