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Challenging times

She did not emerge as the candidate, but Angela Eagle sparked Labour’s leadership contest after Brexit led the parliamentary party’s uneasy truce to collapse. She tells Conor Pope why Labour can’t go on as it is – and why there...

The long road

Kezia Dugdale is under no illusions about the scale of her task in leading Labour’s revival in Scotland. With tricky elections and an EU referendum to navigate, she talks to Mary Riddell about what it’s like to have the toughest job in politics.

The unlikely shadow chancellor

John McDonnell’s elevation to shadow chancellor startled him as much as anyone. He talks to Mary Riddell about his unexpected journey from crusader of the left to leading the battle to regain Labour’s economic credibility.

Fifteen for 2015: Wes Streeting – Honesty is the best policy

In politics, is it where you’ve come from or where you’re going that counts? Too often politicians are judged or even dismissed out of hand for coming from a certain background.

Those that don’t fit the mould ‘don’t have what it...

Fifteen for 2015: Will Martindale – Running for Battersea

After arriving to meet Will Martindale at the busy Battersea Labour office, it is immediately clear that there is no time for rest or downtime in the final weeks of the general election campaign. Multi-tasking is a pre-requisite for any...

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