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David Cameron promises to listen to voters after by-election thrashing

15 February 2014 00:42:20 mirror - News

Labour won Wythenshawe seat comfortably while UKIP beat the Conservatives into second

Vice All News Time15 February 2014 00:42:20


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Voters snub Tories and Liberal Democrats in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election

14 February 2014 19:36:59 Politics News - UK Politics

Voters delivered a snub to both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election.        

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 19:36:59


David Cameron says he will listen to signal from Ukip supporters in by-election

14 February 2014 16:18:23 Politics News - UK Politics

David Cameron has promised to listen to the "signal" sent by voters after the UK Independence Party beat the Tories in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election into third place.        

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 16:18:23


Ukip beat Tories in by-election as candidate declares 'we're becoming Labour's only opposition in the North'

14 February 2014 12:21:01 News | Mail Online

Labour's Mike Kane comfortably held the safe seat of Wythenshawe and Sale East. Ukip's John Bickley took second place on a disastrous night for the Lib Dems.

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 12:21:01


Nigel Farage hails Ukip 'progress'

14 February 2014 12:18:33 Politics News - UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage says "massive progress" has been made by his party as push the Conservatives into third place in the Wythenshawe by-election        

Vice Politics Time14 February 2014 12:18:33


Nigel Farage hails Ukip 'progress' in by-election

14 February 2014 12:18:33 Politics News - UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage says "massive progress" has been made by his party as push the Conservatives into third place in the Wythenshawe by-election        

Vice Politics Time14 February 2014 12:18:33


Wythenshawe by-election: Cameron promises to listen to Ukip

14 February 2014 10:13:18 Politics News - UK Politics

David Cameron vows to listen to Ukip voters, after the Conservatives were pushed into third place in the Wythenshawe and Sale East byelection.        

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 10:13:18


Blow for David Cameron as Ukip finish second in Wythenshawe

14 February 2014 08:18:35 Politics News - UK Politics

UK Independence Party push the Conservatives into third place in the Wythenshawe by-election, dealing a blow to David Cameron        

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 08:18:35


Manchester by-election: Tories locked in humiliating battle with UKIP to avoid finishing third

14 February 2014 06:04:12 mirror - News

David Cameron was left fighting for second place after polls showed Ed Miliband’s party well ahead in the Wythenshawe and Sale East seat

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 06:04:12


Labour win Wythenshawe by-election

14 February 2014 03:45:46 BBC News - UK

Labour holds onto its seat in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election with a comfortable majority while UKIP beat the Tories into second place.

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 03:45:46


Wythenshawe by-election polls close

13 February 2014 23:13:38 BBC News - UK

Polling has closed in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, with Labour tipped to hold on to the seat.

Vice All News Time13 February 2014 23:13:38


Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election is "as dirty as they come", says Nigel Farage

13 February 2014 16:07:43 Politics News - UK Politics

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has complained of verbal abuse and criminal damage against his supporters in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election campaign, which he said had been "as dirty as they come".        

Vice All News Time13 February 2014 16:07:43


David Miliband organisation run by Labour's candidate in Wythenshawe and Sale East fined over unlawful donations

13 February 2014 16:07:43 Politics News - UK Politics

An organisation set up by David Miliband and run by Labour's candidate in today's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election has been fined by the electoral watchdog for accepting hundreds of thousands of pounds of unlawful donations.        

Vice All News Time13 February 2014 16:07:43


Last push in Wythenshawe by-election

11 February 2014 23:39:38 BBC News - UK

Candidates for the by-election triggered by the death of Labour MP Paul Goggins are to begin a final day of campaigning.

Vice All News Time11 February 2014 23:39:38


David Cameron braced for party defeat in Manchester by-election as Labour odds-on to win

09 February 2014 17:33:02 mirror - News

Labour look set to retain the Wythenshawe and Sale East seat, while Tories prepare for UKIP to take second place

Vice All News Time09 February 2014 17:33:02


The Wythenshawe by-election is a teaser for Tory-Ukip battles ahead

08 February 2014 19:33:06 Politics News - UK Politics

Disaster in Wythenshawe will energise Tories who want a more aggressive approach, says Matthew d'Ancona        

Vice Politics Time08 February 2014 19:33:06


Tories could be forced into third place by Ukip in by-election poll: Labour on course to retain seat comfortably

07 February 2014 04:17:30 News | Mail Online

A poll suggests Labour will comfortably retain the Wythenshawe and Sale East seat, where a youth was famously pictured making a handgun gesture at David Cameron in 2007.

Vice All News Time07 February 2014 04:17:30


David Cameron plans major London welcome for Angela Merkel - in contrast to Francois Hollande

05 February 2014 23:33:20 UK headlines

Labour's candidate for next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election wanted David Miliband to be the party's leader, he admits        

Vice All News Time05 February 2014 23:33:20


David Cameron plans major London welcome for Angela Merkel - in contrast to Francois Hollande

05 February 2014 23:19:18 Politics News - UK Politics

Labour's candidate for next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election wanted David Miliband to be the party's leader, he admits        

Vice All News Time05 February 2014 23:19:18


Parents who dress their daughters in pink are holding back the economy, says minister

05 February 2014 20:33:40 Politics News - UK Politics

Labour's candidate for next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election wanted David Miliband to be the party's leader, he admits        

Vice All News Time05 February 2014 20:33:40


Parents who dress their daughters in pink are holding back the economy, says minister

05 February 2014 20:26:06 UK headlines

Labour's candidate for next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election wanted David Miliband to be the party's leader, he admits        

Vice All News Time05 February 2014 20:26:06


Labour's Wythenshawe and Sale East candidate wanted David Miliband to be leader

05 February 2014 12:28:21 UK headlines

Labour's candidate for next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election wanted David Miliband to be the party's leader, he has admitted.        

Vice All News Time05 February 2014 12:28:21


Labour by-election candidate wanted David Miliband to be leader: video interview

05 February 2014 12:24:03 Politics News - UK Politics

Labour's candidate for next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election admits he wanted David Miliband to be leader        

Vice All News Time05 February 2014 12:24:03


Labour's Wythenshawe and Sale East candidate wanted David Miliband to be leader

05 February 2014 12:24:03 Politics News - UK Politics

Labour's candidate for next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election wanted David Miliband to be the party's leader, he has admitted.        

Vice All News Time05 February 2014 12:24:03


Ukip to surge from fifth to second in Wythenshawe by-election, claims Nigel Farage

05 February 2014 01:07:29 UK headlines

Nigel Farage, Ukip leader, tells The Telegraph he is confident his party can come second in next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election        

Vice All News Time05 February 2014 01:07:29


Ukip to surge from fifth to second in Wythenshawe by-election, claims Nigel Farage

04 February 2014 16:38:51 Politics News - UK Politics

Nigel Farage, Ukip leader, tells The Telegraph he is confident his party can come second in next week's Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election        

Vice Politics Time04 February 2014 16:38:51


Wythenshawe by-election date set

20 January 2014 17:44:41 BBC News - UK

A by-election triggered by the death of Labour MP Paul Goggins is to be held on 13 February.

Vice All News Time20 January 2014 17:44:41


Ukip faces 'stitch-up' claims over 'cosy' by-election contest

17 January 2014 09:26:13 UK headlines

UK Independence Party bans local chairman form organising selection of its candidate for Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election amid claims of a 'stitch-up'        

Vice All News Time17 January 2014 09:26:13


Ukip faces 'stitch-up' claims over 'cosy' by-election contest

17 January 2014 08:42:51 Politics News - UK Politics

UK Independence Party bans local chairman form organising selection of its candidate for Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election amid claims of a 'stitch-up'        

Vice Politics Time17 January 2014 08:42:51


Norman Atkinson

09 July 2013 19:28:51 Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | theguardian.com

Labour party treasurer and backbench MP who was chairman of the Tribune group in parliament As a trade unionist and then a Labour MP, Norman Atkinson, who has died aged 90, displayed the unusual degree of decency, integrity and brave candour typical of the most talented figures to come from a working-class background. He was quite devoid of the dubious, if effective, quality of "ratlike cunning" once ascribed to successful journalists and all too familiar in the higher reaches of party politics. His most prominent post was that of party treasurer (1976-81). Atkinson's straightforward lack of guile led to friction with some Labour leaders, notably in 1976 with Denis Healey as chancellor over economic policy. Atkinson argued that Healey had become too much of a prisoner of International Monetary Fund policy in making the public spending cuts that came as a condition of an IMF loan. Yet his criticism, which consistently based itself on a cry for more radical socialist policies, never reflected badly on his credibility, as was the case with some other leftwingers. It was in this role, as chairman of the Tribune group of Bevanite backbench MPs, that he made his mark in parliament. So there was a great paradox in his becoming involved in one of the most unjust and controversial developments in Labour internal politics during the 1980s, when the party was riven with disputes between left and right – especially the leftwing assault on the leadership in which Tony Benn played a key role. In 1985, following boundary changes, Atkinson was deselected as the future candidate for his safe constituency of Tottenham, north London, and so was unable to fight the 1987 general election, even though his overall majority had regularly been more than 9,000 since he was first elected in 1964. His successor after the third ballot in a ruthless campaign was the Guyana-born leader of Haringey council, Bernie Grant . Atkinson said of his outlook at the time: "I am a socialist. I want to see the complete transformation of society and I have dedicated my life to that end." As soon as he was displaced by Grant, while admitting his disappointment, he pledged to support him in the general election campaign. Atkinson was born on a council estate in Manchester. His bus driver father died when Norman was five. We frequently shared reminiscences about the social changes since our childhood in an area where I, too, had grown up. He never lost touch with that experience. After attending primary and technical schools, at the age of 15 he became an apprentice toolmaker draughtsman at the electrical engineering firm of Metropolitan-Vickers. He was active in the Amalgamated Engineering Union, whose eventual president, Hugh Scanlon , became a close friend; elected a Manchester city councillor (1945-49); and appointed chief design engineer at Manchester University (1957-64). Later he served on the governing body of Imperial College London (1975-89). Before Tottenham, he stood for Wythenshawe (1955) and Altrincham and Sale (1959). After succeeding Harold Wilson as prime minister in 1976, James Callaghan offered Atkinson a government post, but he turned it down, feeling more at ease on the backbenches. Having established himself as a major figure there, he stood for election as treasurer – it was an influential post, especially in collecting trade union financial support, and the only seat on the national executive for which every Labour member had a vote. Atkinson oversaw the fundraising necessary for the party headquarters to move from Westminster to its Walworth Road offices in Southwark. His great interests outside politics were sport and art – where he might well have made a career – and researching industrial history. This bore fruit in his book on the great Victorian mechanical engineer Sir Joseph Whitworth , whom he dubbed "the world's best mechanician". Atkinson is survived by his wife, Irene Parry, whom he married in 1948. • Norman Atkinson, politician, born 25 March 1923; died 8 July 2013 Labour Trade unions International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tony Benn Manchester Local government Geoffrey Goodman guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds        

Vice All News Time09 July 2013 19:28:51