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‘She has been horribly isolated’: friends say Sue Gray was deliberately ostracised while investigating Partygate
The senior civil servant was given little support in her massive task, but the result could be crucial in determining Boris Johnson’s fate

Toby Helm Political Editor

22, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tories fight to hold off Labour and Lib Dems in crucial June byelections
Voters go to polls in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton on 23 June after MPs resigned following scandals

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

17, May, 2022 @1:31 PM

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Pressure grows on Labour and Lib Dems to agree joint anti-Tory strategy
Ed Davey says party will focus on just one target in key ‘super Thursday’ polls

Toby Helm

15, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wakefield Labour executive resigns accusing Starmer of byelection stitch-up
Members quit en masse over ‘arrogant’ handling of candidate selection process

Heather Stewart Political editor

13, May, 2022 @12:09 PM

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Q&A: key questions facing Keir Starmer over office beer during lockdown
Labour leader continues to be asked about claims he broke Covid rules, but legal and police consensus is he did not

Peter Walker Political correspondent

03, May, 2022 @4:32 PM

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Byelections: will recent scandals at Westminster cause upsets at the polls?
Voters may choose to punish governing party in two forthcoming contests, as they have in previous byelections

Kevin Rawlinson

02, May, 2022 @5:35 PM

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The Tories are terrified of a Labour-Lib Dem pact – and they’re right to be | Neal Lawson
Informal alliances between progressive parties help win seats. There’s no shame in working together, says Neal Lawson, director of campaign group Compass

Neal Lawson

02, May, 2022 @12:34 PM

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Lib Dems are the real challengers in Neil Parish’s seat, says Ed Davey
Party to declare itself most likely to beat Tories in byelection, but leader denies pact with Labour

Peter Walker Political correspondent

01, May, 2022 @10:34 AM

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Imran Ahmad Khan completes MP resignation process with full April pay
Wakefield MP found guilty of sexual assault on 11 April says delay caused by Easter and HR issues

Helen Pidd North of England editor

28, Apr, 2022 @1:10 PM

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Birmingham Erdington byelection winner is Labour’s Paulette Hamilton
Hamilton says retaining seat with majority of 3,266 shows party is ‘finally turning a corner’

Jessica Murray

04, Mar, 2022 @4:35 PM

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Erdington result shows there might not yet be enough enthusiasm for Labour
Analysis: Despite a relatively comfortable victory, there is little for the party to be complacent about

Heather Stewart Political editor

04, Mar, 2022 @7:25 AM

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Birmingham Erdington: low turnout has Labour anxious as polls close
Polling experts still predict party to hold seat of the late Jack Dromey following byelection

Heather Stewart Political editor

03, Mar, 2022 @10:01 PM

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