Labour’s general election co-ordinator Douglas Alexander in email to party supporters at the weekend: “The differences between our campaign and The Tories’ have never been clearer, and these don’t just reflect different budgets — they reflect different approaches to winning this election. “We’ll focus our campaign on issues, not personalities — we won’t run any billboard […]

Glasgow North MP Ann McKechin has declared that she is to run in the Shadow Cabinet elections, Scrapbook can reveal. A lot has changed since we last wrote about the aspirant Scottish contenders with the woman tipped as the next Shadow Scottish Secretary declining to run. Meanwhile the blogosphere’s favourite, Tom Harris, spent five minutes […]

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson has declared he is to run for the Shadow Cabinet in the forthcoming elections. It had previously been thought that Mr. Johnson would follow top-cabinet colleagues like Alastair Darling and Jack Straw in stepping back from the political front line. Johnson’s decision could potentially scupper the Shadow Cabinet plans of […]