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

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(...)

 UK shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna. Mr Umunna has confirmed that he will join the race to be Labour’s next leader. File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Chuka Umunna has confirmed that he will join the race to be Labour’s next leader.Mr Umunna said he believed Labour could win power in five years’ time(...)

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 (...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband resign as leader of the Labour party after a dismal performance in the general election. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty 1:27

Ed Miliband has resigned as leader of the Labour party after his party suffered a night of devastating losses at the general election. Mr Miliband sai(...)

Ballot papers for the Belfast West constituency are sorted by counting staff at the counting centre at the Kings Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Thursday during the British general election. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister David Cameron was on track to secure an astonishing electoral triumph according to a shock exit poll that predicted the Conserv(...)

UUP candidate for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Tom Elliott arrives at the polling station in his home town of Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh, as voting continues across the UK in the most uncertain general election for decades. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s political leaders have cast their votes in an election that could hand some of them a role in shaping the next government.Democrati(...)