Clive Lewis pulls out, as Emily Thornberry joins three other female candidates in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

With less than 10 minutes to spare before nominations closed, the Shadow Foreign Secretary joined Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips in the next round of the Labour leadership contest…

Nandy’s hustings success bolsters her support within the parliamentary Labour Party, as Starmer’s lead grows

Yesterday the J-Word reported on Starmer’s surpassing the minimum amount of nominations needed by his Labour colleagues to officially enter the leadership race. In today’s update no other candidate has managed to obtain more than 22 supporters, but there have been significant changes.

Merseyside’s murder rates halved in direct correlation to a ‘relentless’ stop and search approach

Liverpool murder rate collapses as Merseyside Police adopt a ‘relentless’ stop and search programme, whereas London’s continues to rise under a Mayor who has continuously criticised the stop and search.

YouGov poll places Keir Starmer as Corbyn’s successor

In weeks of Labour’s worst electoral defeat since 1935 pollsters are already predicting who will succeed Jeremy Corbyn in becoming leader of the opposition in March. However, YouGov have revealed that the front-runner and continuity-Corbyn candidate, Rebecca Long-Bailey, is expected to lose emphatically to the shadow Brexit Secretary, Sir Keir Starmer.

The Conservatives must use the next five years to become the party of law and order again

Jack Walters argues that for Boris Johnson to truly impose himself on British political history he must regenerate the Conservatives as the party of law and order.

HS2 will not create the opportunity that the north needs

Under the Cameroons HS2 was hailed as a great project to reconnect the UK. However, as days go by it becomes clearer that this vanity project will do very little to benefit the northern people.

The Labour Party: A Future? What Future?

‘The Conservative landslide has not only changed the dynamics of Britain’s position in the world, but it has also left the future of the Labour Party lies on a knife-edge. The choice for Labour, however, is unclear and unpredictable. Whether the parliamentary Labour party and Labour party members back a Blairite or a Corbynista one could argue that neither have the credentials to reunite the loosely connected coalitions of voters, which were shockingly fragmented under the rise of Boris Johnson.’