Calls to halt the Labour leadership race have been branded "unhelpful" after reports emerge of alleged "hard-left infiltration" of party.Read the full story ›
The final hustings in the Labour leadership campaign have been taking place in Warrington.
Leigh MP Andy Burnham is in second place in some of the polls, trailing surprise leader Jeremy Corbyn.
ITV correspondent Ashley Derricott reports.
Labour's leadership hopefuls are taking part in a North West hustings organised by the party in Warrington today.
Andy Burnham has won the support of 53 Labour MPs - but received a mixed response at the party's first hustings.Read the full story ›
The Leigh MP, and Labour leadership candidate, Andy Burnham has told Granada Reports the party had a leader from the North West of England.
The MP for Ashton-under-Lyne is to stand down at the next General Election due to bad health. David Heyes has been the Labour MP since 2001.Read the full story ›
I've just spoken to Hazel Blears. Didn't want to speak on camera but looked happy as she prepares to tell members news she's stepping down.
Shadow Health Secretary: "I know that I did everything that I needed to do to ensure safety in the NHS."Read the full story ›
Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, is visiting Cleveleys for a question and answer session on the high street. He'll also be knocking on doors in the final week of the Lancashire election campaign.
Former prime minister Tony Blair has described Baroness Thatcher as "a towering political figure". He added:
Very few leaders get to change not only the political landscape of their country but of the world. Margaret was such a leader. Her global impact was vast. And some of the changes she made in Britain were, in certain respects at least, retained by the 1997 Labour Government, and came to be implemented by governments around the world.