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Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard set to stand in Brighton at next election

Eddie Izzard has announced he is aiming to stand as the Labour candidate in Brighton at the next general election. The 61-year-old said: ‘Labour needs a candidate that can inspire many thousands to become our friends and allies in the fight for a fairer-greener-cleaner planet’. Izzard, originally from nearby Bexhill-on-sea, said of Brighton: ‘Support this

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Jess Phillips and Katharine Birbal Birbalsingh

Labour MP bullies headmistress

Labour frontbencher Jess Phillips has been accused of “racist and bullying behaviour” after a row on social media with high-profile headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh. Ms Birbalsingh, once dubbed “Britain’s strictest headteacher”, accused the Birmingham Yardley MP of seeking to “whip up a social media mob” against her on Twitter. It came after Ms Birbalsingh, head of

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Councillor Jason Zadrozny of Ashfield District Council

Ashfield County Council members charged with multiple offences

The leader of Ashfield District Council, Councillor Jason Zadrozny, will appear in court next month, charged with offences including drug possession, money laundering and fraudulent income tax evasion. Fellow councillor Tom Hollis will also appear in court to face two charges under the Localism Act. Of Councillor Zadrozny’s charges, the 12 counts of fraud by

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Partygate footage “completely out of order”

A video showing Conservative Party workers at a Christmas party during lockdown in 2020 is “terrible” and “completely out of order”, Michael Gove has said. The Levelling Up Secretary was reacting to a video which showed people dancing and drinking at a gathering – ignoring strict social distancing rules imposed by the government at the height

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