Alastair Campbell: “With some sadness but absolute certainty, I have reached the conclusion that I no longer wish to stay in the party.” Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

Alastair Campbell, the former Downing Street director of communications under British prime minister Tony Blair, has said he no longer wishes to be a (...)

Alastair Campbell speaks to the media outside his home in north London on Tuesday after he was expelled from the Labour Party for  voting for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Tom Watson, the Labour Party’s deputy leader, has condemned as “spiteful” the party’s decision to expel Alastair Campbell after the veteran former spi(...)