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New furlough will leave low paid on benefits, says Labour MP

Labour MP says Job Support Scheme will mean low paid workers will need to rely on universal credit.
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UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon condemns Johnson as she confirms Scotland's five-tier lockdown plan

First minister says UK PM ignoring expert advice; MPs debate Labour plan for economic support for areas under Covid restrictionsStarmer accuses Johnson of ‘bargaining with people’s lives’Bolton council breaks ranks over Greater Manchester support packageSouth Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictionsSadiq Khan accuses Boris Johnson of ‘blatant lie’ over TfLGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.33pm BST Labour has just lost the vote on its motion calling for “fair” economic support...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Scotland, European Union, UK News, Labour, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Bolton


Clarkson, Rayner and Laing on 'scum' comment in Commons

Labour’s deputy leader is rebuked by the deputy Speaker after the word “scum” is heard in the Commons.
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UK coronavirus live: Nicola Sturgeon to announce five-tier lockdown plan as Scotland passes 50,000 cases

Scotland also records highest daily deaths since May; MPs debate Labour plan for economic support for areas under Covid restrictionsStarmer accuses Johnson of ‘bargaining with people’s lives’Bolton council breaks ranks over Greater Manchester support packageSouth Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictionsSadiq Khan accuses Boris Johnson of ‘blatant lie’ over TfLGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.58pm BST Government talks with Tees Valley and Tyneside over introducing tier 3 coro...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, Conservative, European Union, UK News, Labour, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham


Bolton council breaks ranks over Greater Manchester support package

Tory-run council begins negotiating bespoke deal after region’s 10 boroughs rejected £60m offer on Tuesday Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGreater Manchester’s only Conservative-run council has begun negotiating a bespoke deal for its hospitality workers after the communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, invited the region’s leaders to come forward individually to claim their share of a £60m coronavirus relief package they all rejected on Tuesday.Bolton’s leader, David ...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Mayoral elections, Andy Burnham, Bolton, City Mayors, North Of England, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus, David Greenhalgh


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson confirms £60m will go to Greater Manchester boroughs in tier 3

Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs as more regions of England go into strictest lockdown restrictionsSouth Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictionsAndy Burnham hits out at Tory MPs over negotiations criticismGyms allowed to reopen in Merseyside after tier 3 Covid rowTier 3 lockdowns in England: latest Covid restrictions explainedGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.29pm BST Robin Millar (Con) asks if the future is a series of rolling national lockdowns. Or should governme...
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Andy Burnham hits out at Tory MPs over Covid negotiations criticism

Greater Manchester mayor dismisses claims by local MPs that he rejected a good dealCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAndy Burnham has lambasted Conservative MPs trying to encourage the government to pick off Greater Manchester councils one by one after the region failed to collectively reach a coronavirus deal with ministers.The government said the £60m business support offer unanimously rejected by Burnham and Greater Manchester’s 10 leaders was “still on the table”, a...
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Feed 900,000 Covid hotspot children at half term, says Labour

Labour calls for free school meals scheme to be extended until Easter amid second wave of virus.
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Coronavirus live news: CDC finds 300,000 excess deaths in US; Spain nears 1m cases

Finding means Covid-19 death toll might be “underascertained”, says CDC; Boris Johnson imposes toughest restrictions on Manchester; US congress moves closer to agreement new coronavirus relief package. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: record Covid cases and new lockdowns across EuropeSpain poised to become first European country with over 1m casesLombardy curfew aims to curb Covid hospital admissions riseLockdown conflict between regional and national authorities in SpainSee all our coron...
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A midwife, a Covid-19 expert and a refugee: some of New Zealand's new MPs

Labour’s ranks have been swelled by New Zealand’s first African MP, just one example of an more diverse ParliamentThe landslide victory for Labour will see 64 left-leaning MPs enter parliament this week – many of them fresh and untested.The new parliament is also set to be the most inclusive ever, LGBTQ+ members making up 10%, and a high number of female MPs. Continue reading...
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Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after testing positive for the coronavirus

Labour MP Yasmin Quereshi has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus. Getty UK Shadow International Development Minister Yasmin Qureshi has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19. The Labour member of parliament for Bolton South East said she had been self-isolating at home with her family. Qureshi said in a statement that "I began to feel much worse and on Saturday I was admitted to the Royal Bolton Hospital with pneumonia." Visi...
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The Māori Party defied the odds because Labour has left Indigenous voters wanting | Leigh-Marama McLachlan

Māori are calling for much-needed systemic change – but the question is whether Labour is willing to deliver itIt was one of the most gripping showdowns of Saturday night’s election – the Māori Party’s Rawiri Waititi and Labour’s Tamati Coffey were neck-and-neck until the end.Counting on the night put Waititi ahead by a narrow 415 votes, but the final result will come down to the remaining half a million “special votes” yet to be counted. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, Maori, Maori Party, Waititi, Leigh Marama McLachlan, Rawiri Waititi, Tamati Coffey


Why New Zealand rejected populist ideas other nations have embraced

Labour’s historic win delivered Ardern a second term while voters punished politicians who embraced populism Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Labour prime minister who was returned to power for a second term with a commanding majority, has often been hailed internationally as a foil to global surges in right-wing movements and the rise of strongmen such as Donald Trump and Brazil’s leader, Jair Bolsonaro.But the historic victory of Ardern’s centre-left party on polling day – its best result in five...
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What next for New Zealand's National party and its embattled leader?

New Zealand overwhelmingly embraced Jacinda Ardern’s Labour, leaving Judith Collins’ party in the wildernessJudith Collins had a spring in her step and a high-beam smile when she appeared for reporters the day after a New Zealand election that delivered a landslide victory to her opponent, Jacinda Ardern of Labour – the country’s most popular leader of modern times.“I’m feeling really good,” she said. “Woke up today, the sun was shining.” Continue reading...
Tags: Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, National party, Collins, Judith Collins, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


Jacinda Ardern considers coalition despite New Zealand election landslide

Prime minister says she will be ready to form a government in two to three weeks as New Zealanders enjoy return to normal life New Zealand Greens on the rise after voters return to the fold Opinion: New Zealanders have recognised their good luckJacinda Ardern has held out the possibility of forming a coalition government despite securing a historic election victory that will enable her Labour party to govern alone.New Zealanders expressed relief on Sunday at her re-election, after a campaign tha...
Tags: Labour, New Zealand, Green Party, National party, Labour Party, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020, New Zealand Greens


Jacinda Ardern eases into second term amid relief in New Zealand at election landslide

Prime minister says she will be ready to form a government in two to three weeks as New Zealanders enjoy return to normal life • New Zealand Greens on the rise after voters return to the fold • Opinion: New Zealanders have recognised their good luckJacinda Ardern has held out the possibility of forming a coalition government despite securing a historic election victory that will enable her Labour party to govern alone.New Zealanders expressed relief on Sunday at her re-election, after a campaign...
Tags: Labour, New Zealand, Green Party, National party, Labour Party, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020, New Zealand Greens


New Zealand has put its faith in Labour: now the party must deliver | Claire Robinson

With its most resounding victory since 1946, the weight of expectation on Labour has never been greaterThe Jacinda Ardern-led New Zealand Labour party has swept to its largest election night victory since 1946, winning 49.1% of the party vote and 64 seats in parliament. While the outcome is, in effect, a little-change election in the sense that the next government will still be led by Ardern, Labour’s victory is one for the history books. Not since the introduction of New Zealand’s Mixed Member ...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, National party, Labour Party, New Zealand First, Claire Robinson, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Labour, Ardern Labour


Coronavirus live news: world sees record 400,000 new cases in a single day; Australian state of Victoria set to ease restrictions

Case numbers grow in Europe as, Belgium and Austria’s foreign ministers test positive, and Angela Merkel asks Germans to stay home. In Australia, Daniel Andrews is expected to announce some easing of restrictions in VictoriaWales circuit breaker ‘to begin on 23 October’ Police disperse drinkers protesting against tier 2 rules in LondonGreater Manchester standoff ‘could lead to overwhelmed hospitals’Covid cases and deaths: coronavirus UK mapCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus cove...
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New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party scores landslide win

Labour wins a rare outright parliamentary majority after a poll dubbed "the Covid election".
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Jacinda Ardern's partner serves up food for journalists – video

While New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, waited for election results that would lead to the Labour party securing a historic landslide victory, her partner, Clarke Gayford, delivered home-cooked "fish sliders and venison bites" to journalists outside their home. Gayford served up food during the 2017 election and said he wasn't going to do the same this year, but said it was a good excuse 'to sneak out and go fishing'.Jacinda Ardern to govern New Zealand for second term after historic...
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New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern condemns divisive elections in victory speech – video

Jacinda Ardern condemns divisive elections during victory speech, saying polls 'don’t need to tear people apart'. Ger words were interpreted as a veiled allusion to the divisive US election, due to take place in two weeks. The Labour party secured a landslide victory with its best result in five decades after Ardern emphasised kindness and cooperation during her first term, and told voters she needed a second term to deliver on her promises of transformational changeArdern hails 'very strong man...
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Jacinda Ardern to govern New Zealand for second term after historic victory

New Zealanders give Labour more votes than at any other election in past five decadesFollow the results liveJacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term after the Labour party secured a historic landslide victory in the general election, attracting so many votes it could become the first party in decades to be able to govern alone. Ardern’s deft handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and resolute belief in science and experts was credited with earning the trust of New Zealanders, who cast...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, Judith Collins, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


Labour now has a 'mandate to accelerate', Jacinda Ardern says in victory speech

The Labour leader, in a speech to party faithful at Auckland Town Hall, pledged to rebuild New Zealand stronger following the pandemic.
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Jacinda Ardern's first term as New Zealand's prime minister – in pictures

Jacinda Ardern has secured a second term as leader after a resounding victory in the country’s general election. The Labour leader had led a coalition government since October 2017, ending nearly a decade of National rule. During her first term Ardern had to deal with responses to the Christchurch terrorist atrocity, the Whakaari volcano eruption and the Covid-19 pandemic. She gave birth to her first child, Neve, in June 2018 Ardern hails ‘very strong mandate’ after election landslide Continue r...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand, Christchurch, Neve, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wins reelection in historic reelection

Labour will lead the government for the next three years with an overwhelming win for the centre-Left, and a disastrous night for National.
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Jacinda Ardern hails 'very strong mandate' after New Zealand election landslide

With more than 90% of vote counted Labour expected to secure 64 of 120 seatsFollow the results liveJacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term after the Labour party secured a landslide victory in the general election, attracting so many votes that it could become the first party in decades to be able to govern alone. With more than 90% of the vote counted, Labour had secured 49%, with the opposition National party on 27%. Labour was expected to win 64 of the 120 seats in parliament...
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Jacinda Ardern thanks supporters amid Labour landslide – video

Jacinda Ardern is on track to be re-elected as the prime minister of New Zealand. The Labour party looked set for a landslide victory, attracting so many votes in the general election it could become the first party in decades to be able to govern alone.With more than 90% of the vote counted, Labour had secured 49%, with the opposition National party on 27%. Addressing supporters, Ardern said: “Tonight New Zealand has shown the Labour party its biggest support in 50 years.”Jacinda Ardern’s Labou...
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New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party scores landslide win

The centre-right opposition concedes, with Labour set for a rare outright parliamentary majority.
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NZ election 2020: Jacinda Ardern thanks New Zealand amid Labour landslide – live results

Judith Collins concedes as results show Labour on track for a large majority. Follow live: Full report: Ardern’s Labour Party set for victoryMore than 1.9 million people voted earlyWhen will we know who has wonNew Zealand’s MMP electoral system: what is it and how does it work 11.24am BST 95% of votes counted, Labour's thumping (projected) lead still very much in place: pic.twitter.com/eRU6QE7dCa 11.21am BST Australia Labor Leader Anthony Albanese has congratulated Ardern: Kiwis have vot...
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NZ election 2020: Judith Collins congratulates Jacinda Ardern – live results

New Zealand has voted in an election dominated by Covid and partial results show support collapsing for the opposition National Party. Follow results live: More than 1.9 million people voted earlyWhen will we know who has wonNew Zealand’s MMP electoral system: what is it and how does it work 10.23am BST 80% of the votes counted and Jacinda Ardern is in the building - she should be speaking any moment. Labour is projected to win 64 seats: three more than they need to secure the first outright...
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