LABOUR MANIFESTO NEWS, POLICIES AND GENERAL ELECTION UPDATES
Labour is in a 'much worse' position under Jeremy Corbyn than when Michael Foot was leader in the 1980s, says Tony Blair
The former PM Tony Blair said hard-left infiltration of the Labour party was being assisted by the Jeremy Corbyn leadership.
'He hasn't even won an election yet!' Corbyn ally Chris Williamson teased by Labour MPs for saying Jeremy is a better party leader than father of the welfare state Clement Attlee
Chris Williamson said Jeremy Corbyn is 'the best leader that this party has ever had' in its 117-year history - sparking derision from MPs who pointed out he has not even won a General Election.
Corbyn says Labour would ‘rewrite the rules’ on outsourcing to private companies and stop ‘middlemen creaming off the profits’ in the wake of Carillion collapse
He wants to prevent the government and local authorities from contracting out work - with the public sector legally obligated to prepare an in-house bid.
Scandal hit MP Jared O'Mara FINALLY returns to Parliament after weeks 'off sick' but he is still suspended from Labour over offensive internet posts
Jared O'Mara (pictured), who has cerebral palsy, today said he was 'so pleased to be returning to work' and was spotted voting in Parliament for the first time since October today.
Corbyn aides insist he is 'extremely vigorous' amid warnings from colleagues that veteran left-winger will be TOO OLD to lead Labour into a 2022 election
The leader's spokesman denied the 68-year-old had a 'senior moment' at PMQs after a shadow cabinet source told MailOnline he could be too old to fight an election in 2022.
Labour moderates fear comeback for Ken Livingstone and George Galloway after hard-Left seizes control of disciplinary body
Labour centrists fear the controversial hard-left duo will be allowed to return after Momentum activist Christine Shawcroft was elected Labour's new disciplinary chief.
A shadow cabinet source, who did not wish to be named, told MailOnline that if the parliament runs for a full five years Mr Corbyn, at the age of nearly 73, will be unable to cling on.
Corbyn allies install a hard-left activist who backed disgraced ex mayor Lutfur Rahman as Labour's new disciplinary chief sparking fury among moderates
Labour veteran Ann Black (pictured) has been ousted a head of the disciplinary panel by Christine Shawcroft, a member of the left-wing group Momentum
Labour moderates warn Momentum activists elected to the party's ruling committee that forcing de-selections will stoke 'division and bitterness'
Emma Reynolds (pictured), a former front bench MP, told the BBC that mandatory re-selection of long-serving MPs would stoke 'division and bitterness' inside Labour.
Labour activist's bomb scare 'joke' in Jo Cox's seat after Conservative Association booked mining museum to hold a dinner
After the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, her friend Tracy Brabin won Cox’s seat in the resulting by-election. Unfortunately, now the mask seems to have slipped, writes ANDREW PIERCE.
Corbyn fuels speculation over Labour shift on Brexit by declining to rule out backing second EU referendum
The Labour leader pointedly avoided ruling out support for another national vote when the shape of a proposed deal with the EU becomes clear.
Jeremy Corbyn REFUSES to condemn ally John McDonnell for branding new Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey a 'stain on humanity'
The Labour leader sidestepped questions about whether he endorsed Mr McDonnell's vicious attacks on Ms McVey.
Jeremy Corbyn's council tax hardliner says he may have made an 'inadvertent error by not declaring ownership of second home'
Labour MP Chris Williamson said that he may have unwittingly made a error - which he would if necessary correct - by not declaring his second home to parliamentary authorities.
Jeremy Corbyn under fire for introducing new category of 'self-defining women' in Labour elections after pressure from transgender lobby
Jeremy Corbyn was at the centre of a row last night after introducing a new category of ‘self-defining women’ in Labour elections in response to pressure from transgender rights supporters.
Tories are too shy about fighting Labour online, warns new party chairman as he vows to take the fight to the Left ahead of next election
Brandon Lewis stressed the need to up the Conservatives' game in the digital sphere as he called for a massive overhaul of campaigning techniques.
Labour hopeful backs press curb after report about his dismissal from job as a 999 call handler appears in local paper
Labour parliamentary candidate Mike Sparling presented a Plymouth Herald article about his former dismissal from a call handler job as evidence of the need for tougher press controls.
Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale was paid £70,000 for ditching her political work to spend 12 days in the jungle on I'm a Celebrity... but gave just £5,000 to charity
Kezia Dugdale, 36, faced widespread criticism for missing work as a member of Parliament in Edinburgh to take part in the lucrative TV show in Australia.
Corbyn ally Kelvin Hopkins and ex Labour minister Ivan Lewis will both face full-blown investigations into claims they sexually harassed women which could see him booted out of the party for good
Close Corbyn ally Kelvin Hopkins and ex labour minister Ivan Lewis will be grilled by the party's constitutional committee over claims they pestered women.
'We won't let a puffed up pompous popinjay damage the special relationship!' Boris tears into Corbyn and Khan as he blames Labour for Trump cancelling his UK trip
Boris Johnson said Labour's leadership appears 'determined' to damage the special relationship and imperil America's investment in Britain.
Close Corbyn ally Chris Williamson QUITS the Labour frontbench after sparking controversy by saying council tax should DOUBLE for high-value homes to fund spending
Chris Williamson has resigned as shadow fire minister saying he is returning to the backbenches so he can campaign 'on a broader range of issues'.
STEPHEN GLOVER: Why can't the slow-witted Tories get across the message that the REAL sexists and bigots belong to Corbyn's Labour?
Who is smarter when it comes to depicting their opponents as misogynistic knuckle-draggers — Labour or Tories? I’d say that the Corbynistas are, by a country mile, writes STEPHEN GLOVER.
Close Corbyn ally says council tax should DOUBLE for high-value homes so that town halls can spend more
Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said the charge for the average Band D property should be increased by a fifth and the largest Band H homes should double.
Fresh Labour splits on Brexit as Corbyn tells MPs Britain cannot stay in the EU single market and refuses to attend summit with the SNP and Liberal Democrats
Jeremy Corbyn told a meeting of his MPs that quitting the Brussels club meant Britain must also leave the single market - sparking frustration among arch-Remainers on his backbenches.
Now Channel 4 admits introducing a well-known Labour activist as a 'junior doctor' in a debate over the NHS winter crisis just days after BBC allowed pro-Corbyn supporting nurse to attack government on air
Dagan Lonsdale, a medic from London, was introduced only as a 'junior doctor' when he appeared on the TV news show last week and criticised the government over the state of the health service.
Labour peer Andrew Adonis declares he wants to 'sabotage' Brexit as the Remainer plot to defy the referendum grows
Ex-Cabinet minister Lord Andrew Adonis (pictured) insisted he was a 'democrat' but would work in Parliament to unpick Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
'It was nine years ago': Labour's Keir Starmer dodges questions over why Worboys wasn't charged with more attacks – as it emerges Baroness Scotland 'decided NOT to push for tougher sentence'
Sir Keir Starmer was facing serious questions last night over the decision not to prosecute John Worboys over dozens more sex attacks following his conviction in March 2009.
The former PM accused his party of being 'timid' and 'confused', saying it must force another referendum or general election this year to prevent the country leaving the EU.
Minimum wage hikes promised by Labour could lead to workers being replaced by robots, think-tanks warns
In the run-up to last year's election, Jeremy Corbyn committed Labour to increasing the minimum wage to £10 an hour to boost 20 per cent of the workforce.
Son of Carl Sargeant is chosen to fight his father's vacant seat after the Welsh politician was found hanged at home following inappropriate behaviour claims amid Westminster sex scandal
Jack Sargeant, 23, who will fight to represent local people in Alyn and Deeside, said he vowed to find out the truth behind the death of his father, Carl Sargeant, 49, who was found dead at home.
Labour's economic policy is s*** or bust, says Corbyn ally: Angela Rayner acknowledges that the party's strategy to raise taxes and borrow billions is a 'high-risk' gamble
The shadow education secretary, pictured, made the comment as she defended Labour’s lavish spending and borrowing plans in a frank interview with The Spectator magazine.
Pressure grows on Jeremy Corbyn to speak out against the Iranian regime following protests that have killed at least 21 people
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, pictured appearing on Iranian state TV, has come under pressure to speak out against the regime after he has remained silent on the current protests.
‘2018, here we come’: Jeremy Corbyn is accused of triumphalism after publishing video of himself on the campaign trail - set to a hip hop soundtrack
The clip, which features Mr Corbyn meeting adoring fans, making speeches and playing football with children, has been slammed as suggesting the Labour leader's ‘extreme demagoguery’.
Labour is 'staking out the new centre ground' in politics, claims Jeremy Corbyn as he says the prospect of a 'new Britain' is closer than ever before
Jeremy Corbyn has declared Labour is 'staking out the new centre ground' in British politics and he is leading a 'government in waiting'.
Lord Moderate who fought hard-Left infiltrators for 25 years 'falls victim to a revenge mission by Momentum mob'
A Labour politician who has fought hard-Left infiltrators for a quarter of a century has fallen victim to a ‘revenge’ mission by Jeremy Corbyn’s Momentum activists, it was claimed last night.
Jeremy Corbyn defends Labour's plans to raise income tax for the wealthy by claiming everyone has a 'moral imperative' to pay their 'fare share'
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will raise taxes on the wealthy in order to invest for the rest of society and told middle class people they will need the NHS so need to fund it.
Labour has three separate 'categories' of anti-Semitism in the party, claims Jewish founder of Momentum
Jon Lansman (pictured), who is himself Jewish, said the Labour Party had 'a lot of denial' that the problem really exists. Speaking in Birmingham he said: 'I think it falls into three categories'.
Lord Adonis RESIGNS as the Government's infrastructure tsar branding Brexit a 'nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump' in an extraordinary rant at Theresa May
In a leaked draft of his resignation letter, Lord Adonis complained Brexit was a 'dangerous, populist and nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump'.
Jeremy Corbyn DENIES Labour is confused about Brexit despite polls showing the public has no idea what the party thinks
The confusion was laid bare in a YouGov poll which found 32 per cent of people believe Labour is 'completely against Brexit' while 31 per cent see the party as 'completely in favour'.
Labour plots a return to 1970s strike laws: Group of frontbenchers back think-tank's manifesto that removes restrictions on walkouts
Tory MPs last night claimed that Labour’s plans, backed by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, would usher in a new era of industrial unrest by taking Britain back to the 1970s.
Corbyn claims porridge for breakfast and avoiding alcohol will allow him to lead Labour to the 2022 election after his allies promise to rip up strike laws
The 68-year-old Labour leader denied he lacked the energy to grind through five years of opposition before the next scheduled general election.
Tory-hating Corbynista Laura Pidcock says she helps MORE people in her local constituency than Sir Winston Churchill would have done
Laura Pidcock, who has previously said she could never be friends with a Tory, has now claimed that she helps more people than Winston Churchill as the role of an MP has 'fundamentally changed'
Labour MP Margaret Hodge's daughter-in-law died after she 'stepped out in front of PCSO's car while out jogging'
Rachel Watson, 43, suffered brain and spinal injuries when she was hit by a car while out running in February. She died later that day in hospital.
Theresa May faces calls to kick Lord Heseltine out of the Tory party after he said Brexit will be worse for the UK than a Corbyn Labour Government
Lord Heseltine should be stripped of the Tory whip for suggesting Brexit could be more damaging to the country than a Corbyn government, the Bow Group has said.
Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is accused of 'staggering hypocrisy' for taking £30,000 from a former gambling mogul despite vowing to crack down on betting
Tom Watson has torn into the Government for not doing enough to curb gambling in Britain, but it has emerged he took £30,000 in donations from ex casino game developer Derek Webb.
Remainers who mock the return of the blue British passport are showing their true colours, writes PETER OBORNE
Those who sneer at the return of our blue British passport are guilty of sneering at people who want this country to take the opportunity of having a much better future outside the EU.
Corbyn is branded 'irresponsible' after he issues a call for Brits to take to the streets and PROTEST against Trump when he visits the UK next year
Jeremy Corbyn said demonstrators should 'turn out' in force when the US President visits London in February to formally open the new American embassy.
Natalie Lewis-Hoyle was found dead by her mother, Maldon councillor Miriam Lewis, at the family home in Heybridge, Essex last Friday.
Standards inquiry into Keith Vaz over rent boy scandal is 'suspended for medical reasons' more than a year after it began
The Labour MP has been under investigation for 16 months over allegations he broke the Commons code of conduct by hiring rent boys under a false name and being taped discussing cocaine.
Tommy Shelby as the 1920s’ Jeremy Corbyn? After the Mafia, the Brummie gangster took on the Labour Party. Cillian Murphy, Adrien Brody, and Tom Hardy gave an acting masterclass in Peaky Blinders, by Jim Shelley
After four years of high-octane action involving sex, drugs, and bloody brutality, Peaky Blinders ended with its most shocking scene yet.
I'll probably be in Downing Street within a year, claims Corbyn: Labour leader says he is 'ready to be Prime Minister tomorrow'
Jeremy Corbyn risked being accused of arrogance after declaring he will be in Downing Street next year. The Labour leader said he'd probably win an election and he's ready for it.
Jeremy Corbyn supporter, 21, who boasted on Twitter of voting TWICE for Labour in the General Election is fined
Mohammad Zain Qureshi, 21, was registered twice at his home in Waltham Forest, in the East London constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green, using a slight variation of his name.
More than 100,000 full-time NHS posts are unfilled, says Labour: Biggest recruitment crisis is in nursing with 43,000 jobs vacant
Labour says more than 100,000 full-time NHS posts are unfilled with the biggest recruitment crisis being in nursing where 43,000 posts are vacant. 11,200 doctor posts are also empty.
Millionaire peer Lord Malloch-Brown vows to stop Brexit 'train wreck' after he is drafted in to spearhead Europhile campaign - as Tory rebels urge PM to forge soft Brexit alliance with Labour
Lord Malloch-Brown, who was a minister in the last Labour government, is taking on a role coordinating the groups fighting to water down our departure from the EU.
Deselection of moderate Labour MPs by Corbynistas is just 'democracy' at work, says shadow foreign secretary
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry (pictured) claimed MPs should be thankful for a flood of young and idealistic activists into Labour.
'Beautiful' daughter of Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle is found dead in mysterious circumstances as her mother calls on anyone with information to speak to police
Lindsay Hoyle, Labour MP for Chorley, tweeted: 'I am truly devastated by the death of our beautiful daughter Natalie. Our family will never be the same without our loving daughter.'
Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle shared an image of daughter Natalie online, appealing for information after she was found unconscious at a property in Essex on Friday.
Scottish Labour Party deputy leader resigns following harassment investigation months after former leader Kezia Dugdale also stepped down
Fife MSP Alex Rowley, who briefly served as interim leader of the party after Kezia Dugdale stepped down, releasing a statement today.
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said public service and business lobbies both wanted migration to continue at the current levels. The latest data shows 230,000 arrivals a year.
Labour MP who planned to back Prime Minister in Commons Brexit vote 'backed down over sexual harassment allegations'
Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins abandoned plans to back the Prime Minister in her vote in the Commons after coming under 'intense pressure' from party whips.
'We will put your head on a spike': Left-wing trolls threaten MP's pregnant wife and 'wish death on her baby' after he heckled Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn said a Troy MP should be 'called out' for heckling him during a debate, after which Labour MPs named him on Twitter, leading to a barrage of abuse from Left-wing trolls.
Jeremy Corbyn wins peace prize named after former IRA leader for his campaign for nuclear disarmament
Jeremy Corbyn was commended by the International Peace Bureau for lobbying to cut military spending and for his work with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Tory rebel Nicky Morgan is taken to task for ‘humiliating’ the PM and undermining Britain's negotiating hand in a clash on Question Time after she inflicted Brexit Bill defeat on May
Nicky Morgan was among 11 Tories who flouted their party bosses and voted through an amendment which forces the PM to give MPs a 'meaningful vote' on the deal.
Jeremy Corbyn was heckled and called a liar as he tried to persuade Jewish activists his party had ‘zero tolerance’ of anti-Semitism.
Cooking up a ruse to keep us mired in the EU gluepit: QUENTIN LETTS sees remainers prolong the unease
Labour's Kate Hoey, the member for Vauxhall (pictured) cut through the bluster to describe yesterday’s Commons debate as ‘lawyer versus lawyer’.
Back from the jungle to face the music: Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale returns to Parliament – but gets a written warning from her party over I'm A Celebrity appearance
Kezia Dugdale escaped suspension for taking an unauthorised leave of absence, but said she regretted the 'issues' her appearance on the programme had caused the party's new leader.
Labour shadow minister Kate Osamor looks set to KEEP her job despite breaking party policy to back a BOYCOTT on Israeli goods
Kate Osamor, Shadow International Development Secretary, tweeted a link to a campaign calling for the 'boycott, divestment and sanctions' against the country.
Female Labour activist who claims she was sexually assaulted by Corbyn ally Kelvin Hopkins says she has been kept in the dark about the probe as the party delays the report until January
Ava Etemadzadeh, 27, complained that veteran Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins rubbed his crotch against her and sent her pestering texts after they met at a university talk in 2013.
Suspended Labour MP Jared O'Mara has NEVER spoken in the Commons six months after his election as he has been signed off from Parliament by his GP after he was exposed for sexism
Jared Mr O'Mara has not turned up to vote or debate in Parliament for six weeks - since he publicly apologised for making racist, homophobic and sexist comments.
Feminist kicked out of Labour Christmas party because her views on transgender rights 'made guests feel unsafe'
Venice Allan, 42, a single mother from Lewisham, was thrown out of a Labour Christmas party because her 'anti-transgender' views made a trans teen party member Lily Madigan 'feel unsafe'.
Harman and friends clucked as their ruse turned to powder: QUENTIN LETTS sees an Urgent Question from Labour about Lord Kerslake backfire
Harriet Harman asked Speaker Bercow to permit an Urgent Question on the resignation of Lord Kerslake meaning the parliamentary day was extended by an hour.
Jeremy Corbyn posed for pictures with student activist who has been forced to apologise for anti-Semitic remarks at the launch of Labour Muslim group
The Labour leader attended the launch of the Labour Muslim Network whose executive includes Ali Milani, who has previously said Israel has 'no right to exist'.
Tories take the LEAD in the polls for the first time since the election as May is urged to carry out a New Year Cabinet reshuffle and bring in new blood
Theresa May's Brexit deal appears to have led to a small bounce for her party with YouGov putting them on 42 per cent - a single point ahead of Labour on 41 per cent.
Labour CLEARS high-profile MP Clive Lewis of groping over claim he 'gave 39-year-old activist's bottom a big squeeze' as they hugged at the 2017 party conference
Clive Lewis (pictured) was accused of squeezing a woman's backside during an event in Brighton. However a Labour investigation found no evidence to substantiate the accusations
Concern as Labour plans to 'radicalise' its 2017 General Election policies of widespread nationalisation and Government intervention
Labour will ‘radicalise’ some of its policies even further, despite concern in the City over its 2017 manifesto. The party did not elaborate further as it prepares for the next election.
Bobby Vedral (pictured), a banker partner at Goldman Sachs, said the Labour leader could win power within months if Theresa May's ailing government breaks under pressure.
John McDonnell says Parliament should go on tour around Britain despite calling for MEPs to stop moving between Brussels and Strasbourg as it is a waste of money
John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, also suggested Cabinet meetings could be held in different towns and cities across the country to make Parliament less London-centric.
Britain must stick to EU single market, keep paying money to Brussels, and have 'easy' migration rules, says Labour's Keir Starmer – as he hints at backing for second Brexit referendum
Sir Keir Starmer gave the most detailed account yet of Labour's stance as he hinted that the party could back a second referendum on relations with the EU.
Rise of the robots can be a GOOD thing as they will do all the boring jobs, says Labour deputy leader Tom Watson
Tom Watson urged Britons to 'embrace an android' and insist that if the Government invests properly in automation then it could produce as many jobs as it destroys.
Lonely Britain: MP warns of loneliness 'epidemic' with many people feeling their PHONE is their best friend
Rachel Reeves will say the UK is in the grip of a loneliness 'epidemic' which urgently needs to be tackled on a national scale.