Left to right: Rebecca Long-Bailey, Jess Phillips, Emily Thornberry, Lisa Nandy and Keir Starmer during the Labour leadership husting at the ACC Liverpool. Photograph: PA

Jeremy Corbyn faced a backlash from within Labour on Sunday for nominating his former chief of staff Karie Murphy for a peerage while the party is und(...)

The five Labour leadership candidates: Emily Thornberry, Keir Starmer, Jess Phillips, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader will face off on Saturday in the first hustings of a three-month campaign that will prod(...)

 Labour leadership contender Rebecca Long-Bailey is  in the lead, according to a new poll. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader have begun seeking the support of unions, other affiliated bodies and constituency(...)

 Lisa Nandy delivering a speech in Dagenham on Monday. She appealed to Labour Party members to make a “brave” choice by choosing her as leader.  Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Five candidates have won enough support from Labour MPs to enter the second round in a three-stage contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. (...)

Keir Starmer  was backed by Unison, one of the UK’s largest unions, which described him as the best candidate to ‘bring the party together’. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has gained the initiative in the race to become the next leader of the UK’s main opposition Labour Party after he was endorsed by Unison,(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is set to met UK prime minister Boris Johnson along with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Downing Street on Wednesday. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty

MPs will on Wednesday debate the impact of UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Northern Ireland as the prime minister hosts European Comm(...)

 Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey, early favourites as Britain’s Labour Party on Monday began the formal contest to replace its leader. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s Labour Party will on Tuesday begin a three-month, three-stage process to choose a successor to Jeremy Corbyn, with the new leader to be anno(...)

 Keir Starmer: Yet to formally launch his campaign but is expected to do so in the next few weeks. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has emerged as an early frontrunner in the Labour Party leadership race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn after a poll of members suggested he was(...)

Emily Thornberry arrives for the funeral of Frank Dobson at St Pancras Church in London on Monday. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has declared that she will stand to become leader of the Labour Party in a move that fires the starting gun (...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: ‘The Tory campaign amplified by most of the media managed to persuade many that only Boris Johnson could “get Brexit done”.’ Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has faced furious MPs at a fractious meeting of the parliamentary Labour Party in Westminster in which he told them he took “responsibil(...)

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