Jeremy Corbyn salutes the crowd shortly after his announcement as new leader of the UK labour party. Photograph: Getty

Jeremy Corbyn’s hopes of uniting Labour MPs were dealt a blow when a number of prominent front benchers said they would not serve in his shadow cabine(...)

 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.(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Former Labour chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling told the conference that Scottish first minister Alex Salmond had not “entirely accepted” the result. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The Conservatives will make demands for greater powers for English MPs over English laws a central part of next year’s British general election – u(...)

Germany’s Jerome Boateng clashes with Steven Naismith of Scotland during the Euro 2016 qualifier between Germany and Scotland in Dortmund. Photograph: Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Three minutes into the second half of last Sunday night’s game in Dortmund, Steven Naismith feinted his way past two German defenders, maintained his (...)

Calum Mulligan, Amy Fode, Labour leader Ed Miliband, prospective parlimentary candidate for Birmingham and Yardley Jess Phillips, Orla Oakey and Helen Dollimore walk into The St Bride Foundation n London yesterday.

Millions of trade union members will have to agree to pay a contribution to the British Labour Party rather than being automatically signed up, under (...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband answers questions from pupils at Blatchington Mill School in Hove, near Brighton, yesterday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is refusing to back down in his fight with the party’s biggest union backer over its influence in the party. Mr Milib(...)

 Tom Watson, British MP who has resigned from his shadow cabinet role as Labour general election co-ordinator.  Photograph: PA

For the Labour Party, Falkirk in Scotland, which should be one of its safest, sleepy seats, has been a discontented place for nearly 20 years since th(...)