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Undated MoD handout file photo of an RAF Reaper UAV drone. RAF war planes are gearing up to launch air strikes on Syria after David Cameron announced that he was ready to seek approval from parliament to attack Islamic State. Photograph: PA

British prime minister David Cameron has urged MPs from all parties - including Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party - to back his call for military action ag(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, the UK’s new Labour leader, has pledged to bring together ‘ideas from all levels of the party’. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will ask centrists to join his front bench in an effort to avert open rebellion in the wake of his landslide vict(...)

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn: his aides stressed he was only raising it as an option for consultation. Photograph: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn is facing a backlash from fellow Labour leadership candidates and others after floating the idea of introducing women-only train carriag(...)

Yvette Cooper: ‘The party does seem to be polarising between the different extremes. Divided parties don’t win.’ Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The British Labour Party’s leadership race is polarising the party and could lead to a split if Jeremy Corbyn wins, rival Yvette Cooper has warned. T(...)

 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.(...)

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(...)

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