Tony Blair has described Frank Dobson as a “politician of the highest calibre” after it was announced the former health secretary has died.
Jeremy Corbyn has warned that a cyber attack on Labour’s digital platforms could be a “sign of things to come” in the General Election.
Frank Dobson, Tony Blair’s first health secretary after the landslide Labour victory in 1997, has died at the age of 79.
Hackers have mounted a “sophisticated and large-scale cyber attack” on Labour’s digital platforms, the party has said.
Nigel Farage has called on the Tories to stand aside for his Brexit Party in seats they have no prospect of taking from Labour.
Labour MP Paul Sweeney has said Scottish independence is not an issue for the General Election.
A Scottish Labour candidate has stepped down after a controversial blog emerged in which she compared Israel to a child abuser.
Veteran Labour candidate Dame Margaret Hodge has declined to say whether she would prefer Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson as prime minister.
Labour is promising to raise statutory maternity pay and increase the entitlement to flexible working as part of a “step change” in the way women are treated at work.
Labour is the “party of the people that intends to deliver for people”, said leader Jeremy Corbyn as he revealed to supporters that £1 million had been raised in public donations for its General Election campaign.