Simon Lightwood is determined to connect with as many constituents as he can before the crunch by-election on June 23. Mr Lightwood's selection to battle the Tories angered some in Labour circles last month.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester spoke exclusively to the Daily Mirror as he hit the campaign trail in Wakefield, hoping he can help rebuild the Red Wall. The city lies more than 50 miles away from his Greater Manchester authority.
TUC Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak says one-off payments to help families with energy bills won't make much difference in the long term - workers will still struggle to pay their bills this autumn
Brian Reade believes his generation is the jammiest around as they enjoyed foreign travel, free higher education and cheap mortages - and pensioners should follow Mick Jagger's lead and keep on rocking
Tessa Milligan, Chair of Open Labour, says the party must pitch its vibrant local and regional voices against the tired old ham actors of Whitehall, spouting their meaningless and insincere three word phrases
Lord Geidt resigned saying he was put in an 'impossible and odious' position by Boris Johnson. His predecessor, Sir Alex Allan, quit as the PM refused to sack Priti Patel for breaking the ministerial code