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Newly appointed Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy said he did not need to consult the Labour leadership on Scottish policy issues. "I am not sure I need the support of Westminster. The decisions about Scotland will be made in Scotland.... Continue to article
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries and Labour MP Tessa Jowell expressed concern about the fact that speeding was not taken as seriously as drink-driving. Ms Dorries revealed on Sky's Murnaghan programme that she had recently been charged wit... Continue to article
Prime Minister David Cameron hosts a Downing Street event on coding and has announced plans for maths and science in schools Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband participates in a Leaders Live online debate with young people (5:30pm) ... Continue to article
Labour's former culture secretary Tessa Jowell tells the BBC she plans to run for mayor of London in 2016 Continue to article
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond speaks at the CityUK annual dinner at Mansion House (6:45pm) Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey attends an Enterprise Forum round table discussion in London on energy Environment, Food and R... Continue to article
A campaign for Scottish home rule is to be launched later, which draws support from a number of political parties. Continue to article
A press release from Labour: The Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, responding to Alistair Darling’s decision to stand down as an MP at the next general election, said: “Alistair Darling has distinguished himself as an extraordinar... Continue to article
SNP leader will make a decision soon about whether to run as MP at general election The Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond, has hinted he could be open to a coalition between Labour and the SNP, ra... Continue to article
Labour politicians in Scotland will pay the price "for a generation" for campaigning alongside Conservatives in the independence referendum, Alex Salmond has said. Continue to article
Nicola Sturgeon said independence for Scotland would only come about after a referendum. “We can only get independence if we persuade a majority of people to vote for independence in a referendum. There’s no shortcuts to Scotland being i... Continue to article
Jim Murphy said he would “take it one election at a time” when pressed on a timetable for securing a seat in Holyrood, repeating that he was “determined” to be in Holyrood by 2016. “I hope you don’t mind if I say I’m going to try and tak... Continue to article
Alex Salmond refused to rule out a coalition between the SNP and Labour, if they were to hold the balance of power at the next general election, but did say there was "no chance" of the party forming a deal with the Tories. "I certainly ... Continue to article
The Westminster MP for East Renfrewshire is diligent and hard working, but... Continue to article
One of the Labour MPs widely expected to enter the race to become her party's next candidate for Mayor of London has expressed strong support for her party's proposed mansion tax. Unlike other possible candidates for the post, Diane Abbo... Continue to article
P.S: They're unlikely to happen at all, of course. Continue to article
Katy Clark, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran, has announced that she will run for deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party. The position is vacant following Anas Sarwar’s resignation on Thursday nigh... Continue to article
Last month Alex Salmond brought Scotland to the brink of independence — and then dramatically resigned as SNP leader. In his first interview since the vote he looks at how Scotland has changed — and won’t rule out a return to Westminster. Continue to article
Jim Murphy press release Jim Murphy will formally launch his campaign to be Scottish Labour Leader and First Minister on Saturday. Mr Murphy will say that Scottish Labour failed to listen to the voters who rejected us in 2007 and 2011... Continue to article
Gordon Brown has warned that English votes for English laws would mean effectively a “reduction in the rights of Scottish representatives” and would create” two classes of MPs”. The former prime minister made a strong case against the Co... Continue to article
Labour London Mayoral hopeful David Lammy has turned to a glamorous PR agency for advice on how to boost his image. The Tottenham MP has been given PR help worth more than £5,000 by Mission Media. The Covent Garden-based firm’s client... Continue to article
The four party leaders at the Welsh assembly are to try and reach an agreement on what further powers they would like to see devolved. Continue to article
People will get the power to own and run local services including council housing and SureStart centres, under Labour's "mutual manifesto" plans to be outlined today.
A survey of 758 leaflets produced by the three main parties has shown that Gordon Brown was only featured on 12% of Labour posters, and notably has been excluded by Yvette Cooper, Tessa Jowell, and Sadiq Khan.
Former ministers and key aides have criticised Gordon Brown's time as prime minister, saying it was frustrating and decisions were not made quickly enough, in the Radio 4 series The Brown Years. Alan Johnson has admitted that at times "there were big problems over at Number 10" and the former head of the Number 10 Policy Unit has said "there was a year which was frankly awful".
Unforeseen problems mean the London Olympics budget is "worryingly tight", according to the Commons public accounts committee.
Labour leadership frontrunner David Miliband and former Olympics minister Tessa Jowell have called for the BBC to be made into a mutual in order to give licence payers more say in how the corporation is run.
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