• 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

  • Shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked

    The shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer. A spokesperson for Starmer said she had been “asked to step down” after sharing an article that “contained an antisemitic conspiracy theory”. Earlier today, Long-Bailey shared an interview with actor Maxine Peake in the Independent, in which Peake claimed that

    15.15 Jun. 25th, 2020 | News

  • Long-Bailey: Lack of 'overarching message' on education contributed to Labour's defeat

    The lack of an “overarching message” from Labour on its flagship national education service was one of the reasons it lost the last general election, the new shadow education secretary has said. But Rebecca Long-Bailey said the “fantastic” policy will survive and be developed by Labour under Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership. She has pledged to

    7.00 Apr. 24th, 2020 | News

  • Who is Rebecca Long-Bailey? 8 facts about the new shadow education secretary

    Rebecca Long-Bailey has been appointed as shadow education secretary by Sir Keir Starmer. Here’s what we know about her…   She was born in Manchester in 1979. Although Long-Bailey is one of the youngest people to hold the role of shadow education secretary, the record is actually held by her predecessor Angela Rayner, who was

    15.43 Apr. 6th, 2020 | News

  • Rebecca Long-Bailey appointed shadow education secretary

    Sir Keir Starmer has named his former leadership rival Rebecca Long-Bailey as shadow education secretary. Long-Bailey, the MP for Salford and Eccles, was previously the shadow business secretary, and came second in the Labour leadership contest. She succeeds Angela Rayner, her friend and flatmate, who won the deputy leadership election and is now the Labour

    14.43 Apr. 6th, 2020 | News

  • Labour leadership Q&A: Rebecca Long-Bailey

    Less than a month remains until the end of the Labour leadership contest, with party members across the country currently voting on who they want to replace Jeremy Corbyn. We asked each of the three candidates the same six questions on education policy issues that have dominated Labour politics in recent years, to find out

    10.38 Mar. 13th, 2020 | News