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Labour trade union ally says party is trading female MP seats so they can be filled by ‘favourite sons’

One of Labour’s biggest trade union allies has written to Jeremy Corbyn accusing the party leadership of “trading” female MPs’ seats to allow them to be filled by “favourite sons”. Dave Prentis, the general secretary of Unison, condemned what he claimed were ongoing discussions about ditching women-only contests in some constituencies in order to allow male …

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Labour facing fresh Chris Williamson row as suspended MP set to speak at ‘multiple’ events at party conference

Labour faces the prospect of its annual conference being overshadowed by another antisemitism row after Chris Williamson announced that he would be speaking at numerous events during the gathering next month. The controversial Derby North MP is currently suspended from the party over his comments about antisemitism but said he would address members at multiple events during the conference …

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‘He’ll break the party’: Boris Johnson faces losing Commons majority over no-deal Brexit threat

Boris Johnson has been warned that his governing majority could vanish overnight as more Conservative MPs consider defecting to other parties or sitting as independents. The Conservatives’ majority in the House of Commons was cut to just one after they lost the Brecon and Radnorshire seat to the Liberal Democrats in Thursday’s by-election. …

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Brexit Party standing against Conservatives would be ‘massive own goal’, warns Tory Brexiteer after by-election defeat

The Brexit Party fielding candidates against the Conservatives would be a “massive own goal”, a former Tory minister has warned. Steve Baker, a vocal Eurosceptic who served as a Brexit minister under Theresa May, suggested that Nigel Farage’s party should agree not to stand against the Tories. The Brexit Party immediately dismissed the …

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