Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Jeremy Corbyn was expected to finish behind all his rivals, including Yvette Cooper (left)

Jeremy Corbyn takes shock lead in Labour leadership race

Report says the veteran left winger is ahead in two private polls after building up a 'commanding position', leading Ladbrokes to slash its odds on his chance of victory

Reduction in voting age from 18 to 16 overwhelmingly back in House of Lords

Labour and Liberal Democrat peers joined forces to defeat the government

Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North

Jeremy Corbyn: The hardline left winger not lacking in personal charm

Jeremy Corbyn has been a thorn in the side of successive Labour leaders for more than 30 years. Now he is mounting an unlikely but spirited bid for the job.

In a drive to 'end the gender pay gap in a generation', businesses with more than 250 staff will have to disclose the difference between the salaries of male and female employees

Gender pay gap: Firms who pay men more than women to be 'named and shamed'

Move is part of the PM's drive to 'end the gender pay gap in a generation'

David Cameron wants to prioritise special forces and “counter-terrorist capabilities” in defence spending plans for the rest of the decade

Britain set to launch SAS operations and RAF strikes on Isis in Iraq and Syria

The SAS is set to lead Cameron’s new assault on Isis

Labour MP Frank Field has found that poor working families who claim tax credits forfeit free school meals

More than 200,000 unemployed people endured 'appalling' bureaucratic delays while benefit claims were assessed, says Frank Field

Cameron’s former 'anti-poverty tsar' protested that the hold-ups had put needy people at risk of having to turn to food banks to feed their families

Harriet Harman: ‘after losing twice, Labour has to listen’

Harriet Harman faces dissent from Labour leadership contenders after backing Tory cuts

Ms Harman argued that Labour had to acknowledge it lost the election because voters did not trust it 'on the economy and on benefits'

David Cameron plans to cut the number of parliamentary seats from 650 to 600

Tory MPs fear losing seats if David Cameron cuts constituencies

The move to reduce the number of parliamentary seats from 650 to 600 risks a rebellion among Tory MPs

Norman Lamb describes himself as an 'agnostic'

Norman Lamb wins backing of youth leaders in battle to replace Nick Clegg as Lib Dem leader

Former care minister is battling it out against left-leaning Tim Farron in race to become Lib Dem leader after Nick Clegg stood down following the election

The impact of the massive flow of current unleashed by a Taser has been described as 'like being shocked by a cattle fence, but 50,000 times stronger'

Taser use by police rises by 50 per cent in five years, according to Home Office

There are concerns the grim effectiveness of Tasers persuades police officers to use them before batons or simple brute force

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Diego Costa: I go to war. You come with me...

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Ashes 2015: England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

The biggest problem facing them in Birmingham was the recovery of the zeitgeist that drained so quickly under the weight of Australian runs at Lord's, says Kevin Garside
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Yvette Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'