Angela Rayner sacked as Labour chair after Hartlepool byelection loss | Labour

Keir Starmer has sacked Angela Rayner from her roles as Labour’s party chair and national campaign coordinator after the humiliating loss of the Hartlepool byelection. The worse-than-expected defeat in Hartlepool, which saw the Conservatives take the seat with a majority of almost 7,000, shocked Starmer’s team and led to recriminations at the top of the … Read more

Scotland elects first woman of colour to Scottish parliament | Scotland

History was made in Scotland on Saturday as the country elected its first woman of colour to serve as a member of the Scottish parliament (MSP). Kaukab Stewart won her race for the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the Glasgow Kelvin constituency, describing the achievement as an “honour”. “It is without doubt an honour to … Read more

Andy Burnham is reelected mayor of Greater Manchester | Elections 2021

Andy Burnham has been re-elected as mayor of Greater Manchester with 67.3% of the vote. His Conservative opponent, Laura Evans, came second with 19.6%. Named the “king of the north” for his defiant stance against the government during Greater Manchester’s second Covid wave in autumn, the former Labour health secretary benefited from high name recognition, … Read more