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New Labour mayor Rohksana Fiaz plans to abolish her role

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Rokhsana Fiaz was selected to be Labour’s mayoral candidate for Newham Labour’s newly elected Mayor of Newham wants to hold a referendum to abolish her role. Rohksana Fiaz, who won with 53,214 votes, said she was “proud and privileged” to be London’s first directly-elected female mayor. She takes over […]

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Morgan Welsh Labour leader bid speculation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOn Thursday, Eluned Morgan said she was taking “time to reflect” on a possible leadership bid There is speculation Welsh Language Minister Eluned Morgan could announce she wants to be the next Welsh Labour leader in a statement later. But senior Labour figures have told BBC Wales […]

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Labour candidate Mandy Richards not endorsed by NEC

Image copyright Mandy Richards A Labour activist who made a string of controversial comments has not been endorsed by the party’s governing body, meaning she cannot stand as a candidate in the next general election. Mandy Richards, who had been chosen to fight the Worcester seat, cast doubt on the evidence for the Manchester bombing […]

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CPRE Kent director on green belt house building policy

[ad_1] Building more homes in the “overheated” London and south east England would give “false hope” but not improve affordability, says the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s Kent branch director. Hilary Newport told Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn that “some green field sites have to be handed over for housing delivery” but wanted councils to […]

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Disputed Stormont 'deal' pages leaked

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption There has been a 13-month political stalemate in Northern Ireland Parts of the draft agreement being worked on by Northern Ireland’s two main parties to restore powersharing has been leaked and published. The Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin disagree on whether or not a deal was on the […]