Politics

Labour conference: Sir Keir Starmer says MP Rosie Duffield wrong to say ‘only women have a cervix’

A Labour MP was wrong to say that “only women have a cervix”, party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said. Rosie Duffield has been criticised for her opposition to transgender women being able to access single-sex spaces such as domestic violence refuges, school toilets and prisons. The Canterbury MP is not attending Labour’s conference in […]

Politics

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer would ‘back wealth taxes’ to fund social care reform but refuses to reveal plan

Sir Keir Starmer has told Sky News he would back “wealth taxes” to fund social care reform – but refused to reveal if he had his own plan. The Labour leader told Sky’s political editor, Beth Rigby, a “range of options” needs to be looked at after criticising the government for voting to increase National […]

Politics

Labour falls to 43%, Nats rise to 28.7%, Act jumps to 11.1% – new poll

Labour no longer could govern alone according to the latest Newshub-Reid Research poll, plunging 9.7 per cent to 43 per cent. National is up 1.7 per cent to 28.7 per cent. Meanwhile Act has jumped 4.2 per cent to 11.1 per cent. The Green Party has also absorbed some of Labour’s dip increasing 1.4 per […]

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Dawn Butler renews attack on Boris Johnson after Labour MP expelled from Commons

Dawn Butler says Boris Johnson is a ‘serial liar’ We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Labour MP was booted out […]

World News

Labour MP Kiritapu Allan returns to Parliament three months after cancer diagnosis

By RNZ Labour’s Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has returned to work at Parliament, three months after a cervical cancer diagnosis. Allan says she is pleased to be back. “I think every other person that has had the privilege of being in one of those 120 seats over there, coming to work every single day to […]

Business

Richard Prebble: Labour has run out of capacity for reform

OPINION: The Government has run out of bureaucratic capacity to undertake any more substantial reforms. The Finance Minister Grant Robertson gave this as the reason for a spending Budget with no substantial initiatives. Without having achieved any significant reforms new initiatives are now off the Government’s agenda. Labour’s record is going to be blowing 30 […]

Politics

Election results: Labour braced for tight finish in race for London mayor – as support for Sadiq Khan is squeezed

The Labour Party is braced for a close contest in the race to become London mayor, as early results indicate support for Sadiq Khan has been lower than anticipated. Conservative challenger Shaun Bailey had been effectively written off by some even within his own party in the run up to the 6 May election, but […]

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Elections 2021: Labour in touching distance of Welsh Parliament majority, new poll says

Labour is within touching distance of an overall majority in the Welsh Parliament, a new poll for Sky News reveals. Labour and the Tories have both made gains since the last time the Welsh Parliament was up for election, at the expense of UKIP, the nationalists and Liberal Democrats, according to a new poll by […]

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Vote Labour to ‘support our nurses,’ says Starmer in Labour campaign launch for local elections

Sir Keir Starmer is attempting to exploit the row over the 1% NHS pay offer in elections on “super Thursday”, by claiming “a vote for Labour is a vote to support our nurses”. He is launching his party’s campaign for elections in England, Scotland and Wales on 6 May, the biggest poll since the general […]

World News

Labour Day Weekend road toll: Death toll on Kiwi roads surpasses 2019

Two people have died on New Zealand roads since the Labour weekend started, surpassing last year’s toll for the entire holiday period. One person died on following a crash near Gisborne overnight in an incident that took place on Whatatutu Rd, Te Karaka around 2am. And a motorcyclist died following a serious crash took place […]