Byelections

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Lib Dems and Labour should only target seats they can win, says Ed Davey
Party leader says its focus will be to win seat vacated by Owen Paterson in North Shropshire, leaving Labour to contest Old Bexley and Sidcup

Michael Savage

21, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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‘Boris is a waste of space’: sleaze row to test Tory loyalties in byelection
People in Old Bexley and Sidcup say their faith has been undermined but they are still likely to vote Tory

Rachel Hall

14, Nov, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Has Boris Johnson stooped low enough to make Tory voters turn?
Analysis: Lib Dems and Labour think PM’s amorality is chink in government armour – one they hope to exploit

Heather Stewart Political editor

06, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Owen Paterson’s reprieve: a constitutional heist | Editorial
Editorial: The government has signalled clearly that it recoils from accountability and prefers impunity to probity

Editorial

03, Nov, 2021 @6:32 PM

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Tories select councillor Louie French for Old Bexley and Sidcup byelection
French viewed as favourite to win seat after death of former Conservative MP James Brokenshire

Miranda Bryant

30, Oct, 2021 @3:37 PM

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‘He’s not a good MP’: North Shropshire locals react to Owen Paterson scandal
Little support in Oswestry for ‘slimy’ Tory MP who broke lobbying rules and could be suspended from Commons

Nicola Slawson

26, Oct, 2021 @7:44 PM

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‘A growing divide’: Leicester East faces potential loss of second Labour MP
Conviction of Claudia Webbe could lead to byelection in seat where Tories have been gaining ground

Jessica Murray and Rajeev Syal

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Labour demands inquiry into claims over spending for PM byelection visit
Angela Rayner alleges Boris Johnson 'clearly broke ministerial code’ after report on Hartlepool campaign accounts

Andrew Sparrow Political correspondent

23, Aug, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Keir Starmer, your party has a whole new race problem | Aditya Chakrabortty
In a pivot towards its lost ‘red wall’, Labour is letting Islamophobia go unchecked. As a tactic, it can only fail, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty

07, Jul, 2021 @5:02 PM

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What Labour can learn from the Batley and Spen byelection | Letters
Letters: Dr Anthony Isaacs looks at how Keir Starmer can take the lead, while Evi Trickey argues that there was no swing towards the Conservatives. Plus letters from Michael Ashdown, Christine Khawaja, Richard Haswell, Yvonne Williams and Andrew Warren

Letters

04, Jul, 2021 @5:26 PM

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What Labour’s Batley and Spen victory means for the party's left | Tom Blackburn
The byelection win has bolstered Keir Starmer: now he’ll be expected to marginalise dissenting voices, says Tom Blackburn, founding editor of New Socialist

Tom Blackburn

04, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Analysis: why is the narrow Labour byelection victory in Batley and Spen being treated as a comeback?
Expectations, influenced by Hartlepool, were low, but demographics of West Yorkshire seat are much more mixed

Robert Ford

04, Jul, 2021 @8:45 AM

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