Labour MP for Leicester East Keith Vaz could face a parliamentary investigation over reports of mystery payments into his bank account.
Labour MPs, activists and supporters are heading up the M6 to Manchester this weekend for the start of their party's annual conference.
Ed Miliband speaks to ITV Central about unemployment
Sion Simon, Former Labour MP for Erdington and one of the leaders of the "Yes" campaign, resigned his seat two years ago because he wanted to become the first Mayor of Birmingham.
He said that Birmingham could have voted "No" because it's supporters didn't get their case across.
– Sion Simon, former Labour MP for Birmingham
The truth I think is that the campaign always captured the chattering classes.
It was always successful in the media and business industry, and we never really knew whether it got out on the streets, and I think it didn't.
Lord Ashley represented Stoke-on-Trent from 1966 to 1992 and was best known for campaigning for disabled rights.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said Jack Ashley turned his own tragic experience of losing his hearing into a mission of courage and determination for deaf and disabled people.
He was a pioneer as the first deaf MP to sit in Parliament, but he said he did much more than that.
"There are many millions of men and women with disabilities who will have better lives thanks to Jack Ashley. He succeeded in changing the law and in changing attitudes.
He added: "Jack Ashley will be missed by his family, his friends and his colleagues in the House of Lords. He led an amazing life and will be remembered with deep affection, profound respect and great admiration."
Newspaper columnist Jackie Ashley has paid tribute to her "brave and adored father" Lord Ashley of Stoke who has died aged 89.
– Jackie Ashley
"My wonderful, brave and adored father died after a short battle with pneumonia."
Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, said he was 'very sad' to hear of the death of Jack Ashley.
– Ed Miliband, Labour Party leader
"He was an outstanding servant of the Labour party and an extraordinary campaigner."
Ed Miliband has begun to outline his local government strategy in Birmingham.
The Labour leader said: "Labour is changing so that we can change the country. On living standards, on jobs, on the NHS and on crime."
On living standards he said: "Every pensioner over the age of 75 won't have to shop around for energy - we will force the energy companies to give you the lowest tariff. We would cap rail fares on all routes."
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