LABOUR PARTY

  • Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz named 'Labour MP of the Year' November 7, 2014

    London: Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz has been named as the Labour MP of the year 2014 for his valuable work for underrepresented, deprived and minority sections of the country. "I am honoured to have been chosen for this award. In my constituency of Leicester East, I work with individuals and...
  • UK Labour Party willing to work with Modi if he becomes PM May 14, 2014

    With exit polls pointing to BJP's victory in general elections, Britain's opposition Labour party that was in power when a diplomatic boycott was imposed on Narendra Modi post 2002 Gujarat riots, has expressed willingness to work with him if he comes to power. "The big expectation from India will be for...
  • Britain's political parties invite Narendra Modi to speak on 'The Future of Modern India' August 13, 2013

    Nearly 10 months after the British government warmed upto Narendra Modi, the India groups of the country's two main political parties have invited the Gujarat chief minister to visit the UK. The ball was set rolling by the Opposition party's Labour Friends of India when its chairman, Barry Gardiner MP, sent...
  • Asians could swing the next UK general elections, says study August 12, 2013

    London: according to a new study. The study by crossparty group Operation Black Vote (OBV), which campaigns for a fairer vote across various communities in Britain, found the number of seats where ethnic minority voters could decide the outcome had rocketed by 70 per cent compared to the 2010 election. "The black...
  • Julia Gillard becomes Australia's first woman PM June 24, 2010

    Melbourne: Julia Gillard was on Thursday announced as Australia's first woman Prime Minister after Kevin Rudd stepped down in tears as the ruling Labour Party's leader at a ballot meeting. Gillard, who said that she was "honoured" to head the country, will now decide when to lead the party into the...
  • Brown to quit as UK PM to keep Labour in power May 11, 2010

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday he would step down this year, sacrificing himself to give his Labour Party a chance of forming a government with the smaller Liberal Democrats. The Lib Dems are already being courted by the Conservatives, who did best in an election last week....
  • Labour party loyalists fight over UK PM's future June 8, 2009

    London: Prime Minister Gordon Brown's loyalists and detractors fought over his future on Sunday as the party that has ruled the UK for the past 12 years braced for a stinging rebuke in EU parliamentary elections. Britain's leftleaning Labour Party, which faces a disaster at the European Union elections, is...
  • Pressure mounts on Brown as more UK ministers quit June 6, 2009

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is fighting to keep his government intact after the scandal of ministers misusing public money. Two more ministers of his Cabinet quit on Friday taking the total to six. Defence Secretary John Hutton and Pensions Secretary James Purnell quit on Friday saying there's no way...
  • Is Brown a good replacement for Blair? June 28, 2007

    London: A moving van took the Blairs personal effects from the wellknown address they have inhabited for the past 10 years. Then Tony Blair emerged to head for his final prime minister's question time a surprisingly friendly affair full of generous tributes, even from the leader of the main opposition conservatives. Blair...
  • Brown steps out of Blair's shadow June 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Labour Party leader Gordon Brown, who takes over from Tony Blair as Prime Minister of Britain on Wednesday, has hinted that he would make major changes in foreign policy. Future foreign policy will reflect the truth that to isolate and defeat terrorist extremism now involves more than military force,...
  • Gordon to be Britain's 'new face' June 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Gordon Brown takes over as Prime Minister of Britain from Wednesday as Tony Blair steps down after a 10year term. The change of leader ship comes principally because the Labour Party, and Britain itself, was simply looking for a change. Labour members wanted a new face to lead the party...
  • Brown to take over as new UK PM June 25, 2007

    New Delhi: UKs new Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave his first speech on Sunday at a party conference in Manchester. He will take over Tony Blair on June 27. In his speech he outlined the issues he would focus on once he took over. Brown said that he would take longterm...
  • Mittal's mines are death traps: report June 11, 2007

    New Delhi: World's richest Indian, Lakshmi Mittal is in the middle of another controversy. A Sunday Times special investigation report claims that Mittal's mines in Kazakhstan are death traps that allegedly has "slave labour" conditions. The report carries extensive quotes from unhappy miners claiming that the ArcelorMittal company uses equipment...
  • Mittal's 2m gift: Blair says thanks January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: President and Chief Executive of the worlds largest steel company ArcelorMittal announced a donation of 2 million to the Labour party of Britain, commending Prime Minister Tony Blairs record since he came to power in 1997. Blair thanked the NRI steel icon, saying that he was delighted to receive...
  • Is Mittal buying favour from Blair? January 15, 2007

    London: Steel baron Lakshmi Mittal has landed himself in a controversy after his reported offer to gift a 2 million financial life jacket to Britain's Labour Party that will save the ruling party from a certain financial ruin. Prime Minister Tony Blair's party is facing a financial crisis because donations...
  • Brown regrets fighting with Blair September 25, 2006

    Manchester(England): The man seeking to succeed Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday he regretted the distraction caused by bitter infighting within their governing Labour Party. In a speech seen as key to his hopes of becoming premier, Treasury chief Gordon Brown praised Blair effusively as a visionary leader but acknowledged...
  • Blair faces revolt, 7 members quit September 6, 2006

    London: Embattled British Premier Tony Blair on Wednesday faced a growing revolt in the ruling Labour party as seven members of his government resigned asking him to announce the date of his departure from office. Junior Defence Minister Tom Watson was the first to resign saying Blair's continuation in office...