We campaign for better representation in politics. But what difference do women politicians actually make? ROSIE CAMPBELL investigates
Not so long ago, there were fears that Germany’s SPD faced electoral wipeout – but now its candidate has become chancellor. ED TURNER and DAVIDE VAMPA chart the party’s road from despair to victory and consider whether it holds lessons for Labour
ANDREW HARROP: New Fabian Society research suggests Labour is doing well - but the party must not get complacent.
TRACY BRABIN is the first woman to be elected as a metro mayor. She chats to Kate Murray about her top priorities in office, from safety for women and girls to standing up for the north
TOM BAUM: Better pay and conditions for workers can improve the UK’s tourism industry
The capital has a housing emergency. Christopher Worrall looks into solutions.