Press release archive - July 2009

‘Shocking result for Labour’ in unnecessary by-election

24th July 2009
Labour has been defeated in the Norwich North by-election caused by the barring of former Labour MP Ian Gibson from standing at the next election.

John McDonnell MP, LRC Chair, said:


Shelling out for favours?

2nd July 2009
A Morning Star investigation has found that the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria, comprising 20 MPs, received £27,000 last year from Shell International. Last month, the firm was forced to settle continue...

LRC calls for ‘full and permanent’ public ownership of rail

1st July 2009
The Government has today annuounced that it will take over the East Coast Mainline rail franchise vacated by National Express, which has failed to meet its contractual obligations for the franchise which continue...