Almost half of Labour members will not give Jeremy Corbyn their first preference in this leadership contest. But with Owen Smith as his challenger, many will drift away from the party altogether
Corbyn's allies will portray Owen Smith as representing the ‘old politics’. But Corbyn is not as new as he was in last year’s leadership election and this is a different battle
The former journalist whose guilty pleasure is 'too many beers' keen to take on Jeremy Corbyn
We all want and need a strong and a critical media, but maybe we do not need an attack dog that kills off anyone who challenges the status quo
'I’m very concerned. We haven’t heard the end of this. A lot of people joined the party in the last six months and will be extremely annoyed'
Mr Smith and fellow contender Angela Eagle will face pressure from MPs for one of them to drop out to maximise the chance of victory against current leader Jeremy Corbyn
The fact that aggression and violence has come to define our politics in the last few months is an insult to Cox’s memory
But Angela Eagle 'shows little sign of breaking through with the public'
My preferred government would always be a centrist Labour one. So my hopes were raised by the first vote at the National Executive and then dashed by the decisive vote
In the first of a two-part series, The Independent’s founding editor explains how the professionalisation of politics turned the business of Westminster into a brand, with dangerous consequences
Currently, new party members who joined after 12 January are ineligible to vote in the upcoming leadership election unless they pay the increased fee
'Look, I'm an ordinary bloke, I used some bad language'
The Parliamentary Labour Party should have chosen a challenger who shares ground with Corbyn on the key issues. That would have proven that this is solely about “effective leadership”, rather than ideology
A split in the Labour Party in the event of Mr Corbyn winning a leadership contest now seems all but inevitable and the prospect of a victory for Andrea Leadsom raises the possibility of the most dramatic realignment in British politics in decades
Unite boss claims Labour’s deputy leader has carried out an ‘act of sabotage’
Embattled Labour leadership accused of ‘bully-boy tactics’