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27 Aug 2015 15:56
David Cameron has unveiled 45 new peers, including former ministers, senior advisers and a top Tory donor.
Downing Street announced 26 names proposed by the prime minister, with 11 for the Liberal Democrats and eight for Labour. The new arrivals will take the upper house to 826 members and will cost taxpayers “at least” £1.2m per year, according to the Electoral Reform Society.
The 26 new Conservative peers include ex-ministers William Hague, Andrew Lansley and
27 Aug 2015 11:56
Nick Clegg is writing a book about his experience of the coalition government – but the former Lib Dem leader will not be dishing the dirt on his relations with David Cameron.
Clegg is said to be focused on producing a serious text which analyses the inner workings of the last government.
He will examine the successes and failures of the first full coalition in Britain since 1945, with a strong focus on "lessons learned", according
27 Aug 2015 10:36
Public affairs industry bosses have spoken out about the difficulties the UK lobbying industry will face if Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership as expected.
A number of senior lobbyists have given candid assessments for a wide-ranging article first published on the Public Affairs News website.
Nick Laitner, managing director at MHP Communications, said:
“Looking at the public statements of Corbyn and his most ardent supporters, big business and commercial lobbyists are viewed as
26 Aug 2015 17:04
Charlotte Church recently underlined her status as a leading anti-austerity campaigner by announcing that she would have no problem more tax for better public services.
Now she has demonstrated her Green credentials by protesting against Shell's efforts to drill in the Arctic.
The singer-turned-activist sang with a string quartet close to the oil company's London headquarters as part of a month-long protest by Greenpeace.
Church said her performance of rendition of Dinah Washington's This
25 Aug 2015 09:52
Andy Burnham was on robust form at his London rally last night, telling the audience that he would “run the government ragged” and even emulate Brian Clough if he becomes Labour leader.
The shadow health secretary packed out the St Pancras Parish Church, with close to 1,000 people braving the drizzle to turn up for the high-energy event.
Opening proceedings was local MP Keir Starmer, seen by some as future Labourship material himself. Starmer said
25 Aug 2015 09:00
The Conservatives’ drive to create a Northern Powerhouse has the potential to remake the electoral map, according to Policy Exchange director James Frayne.
In his latest column for TP, Frayne states:
“If the Tories can help inject momentum into parts of the country that have been struggling, there is every reason to suppose that local people will start to look at them in a new light at election time. Economic progress could mark the start
24 Aug 2015 12:05
Where does a Liberal Democrat MP turn when their parliamentary career comes to a surprise halt? For many, it seems that the answer lies in the world of consultancy.
More than three months after the party lost 48 of its 56 seats in the general election, only a handful of former Lib Dem MPs have secured new roles.
They include former schools minister David Laws, now executive chairman of CentreForum, and former pensions minister Steve
21 Aug 2015 10:11
Labour is staging a leadership contest with “rules that challenge the purpose of a party in modern politics”, writes Steve Richards.
The chief political columnist for The Independent has penned the first of a regular series of columns exclusively for Total Politics.
Focusing on Labour’s move to allow the public to take part in its leadership election for a £3 fee, he states:
“The decision was made almost casually. There was a great deal of
20 Aug 2015 13:53
Ed Miliband has followed in the footsteps of Jeremy Corbyn and some of his senior supporters by growing a beard.
The former Labour leader’s new look was captured at Brisbane airport in Australia by two fellow passengers. The pair sent the image to their friend, the Business Insider journalist Mike Bird.
It soon went viral on Twitter with a number of commentators citing Miliband’s facial growth as the latest proof of Corbynmania. Possibly with tongues
20 Aug 2015 12:16
As Jeremy Corbyn faces unprecedented levels of scrutiny over his past associations, what are the causes closest to his heart?
A poke around the Labour left winger's parliamentary office provides some clues – as TP found out when we did just that last year.
The Islington North MP directed us towards items including an ornament given to him by the Latin American Workers’ Association and a Palestinian placard donated by the Nablus Firefighters.