• Wes Streeting appointed shadow schools minister

    A former president of the National Union of Students has been appointed as the shadow schools minister. Wes Streeting, the Labour MP for Ilford North, replaces Margaret Greenwood, who resigned from the front bench yesterday to vote against the so-called “Spycops” bill. Streeting, who was previously the shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, tweeted tonight

    18.24 Oct. 16th, 2020 | News

  • Shadow schools minister Margaret Greenwood resigns

    Margaret Greenwood has resigned as shadow schools minister to vote against the so-called “spycops” bill. The Wirral West MP and former teacher has only been in the role since April. Labour whipped its MPs to abstain on the government’s human intelligence sources (criminal conduct) bill, which would authorise spies to commit criminal offences. But according

    18.15 Oct. 15th, 2020 | News

  • Starmer demands taskforce to close attainment gap

    A national taskforce run by an independent body like the children’s commissioner should be set up to plan a national strategy to close the attainment gap, Sir Keir Starmer has said. The Labour leader told the party’s “Connected” online conference this morning that the country needs “a national strategy with clear targets to close the

    10.09 Sep. 22nd, 2020 | News

  • Who is Kate Green? 8 facts about the shadow education secretary

    Kate Green has been appointed as the new shadow education secretary. The news was announced yesterday by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s office, and comes after Rebecca Long-Bailey was sacked on Thursday. Here is what we know about her.   She was born in Edinburgh in 1960. She is the first shadow education secretary to

    15.52 Jun. 28th, 2020 | News

  • Labour refuses to rule out replacing Ofsted

    Labour is “looking at all options” for an overhaul of the school accountability system, including replacing Ofsted. In an exclusive eve-of-conference interview with Schools Week, Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, refuses to rule out scrapping the inspectorate, but does concede there is a need to replace it with a new system to hold schools

    7.00 Sep. 20th, 2019 | LPC, News, Politics

  • Angela Rayner: Full text of Labour Conference 2018 speech

    Conference, we’re at our best when we work together. That is what we did when we stopped the Tories in their tracks last year. Just look at their manifesto. If you can find a library they haven’t closed, you’ll find it under ‘political fiction’. And if you read now what they claimed they’d do then,

    17.39 Sep. 24th, 2018 | LPC, News