Tom Watson: We are speaking with one voice

Labour party annual conference 2015

Labour's deputy leader has claimed the party has avoided factionalism as he closed a conference which has been mired in shadow cabinet splits over the renewal of Trident nuclear weapons.

Leaked bid reveals plans for West Midlands 'metro mayor'

Budget 2015

Powers to increase council tax, compulsorily buy up land and even hike business rates – these are what a directly-elected mayor for the West Midlands should have, according to leaked plans for the Black Country and Birmingham to work together.