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.
A nationwide Fabian / YouGov poll indicates Labour is ahead in a group of 125 target seats it needs to win in England and Wales
RORY PALMER: To demonstrate that it is relevant and credible, Labour must become the party of aspiration – and one bellwether region shows how that can be done.
BEN COOPER: Labour has a mountain to climb to win the next election. But there is no route to power without rural communities