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Philip Gould, ''wise head, brilliant mind''
One of the founders of New Labour, Philip Gould, has died aged 61 after battling cancer of the oesophagus

EU referendum plan falls at first hurdle
The attempt to hold a referendum on whether the UK should leave the European Union was defeated 483 to 111

Labour leader Ed Miliband reveals his new shadow cabinet
He has promoted six of the 2010 intake, claiming to bring forward ''a new generation of Labour talent''

Healey: attempts to block health reforms have been ''hampered''
Ex shadow health secretary John Healey says he is relying on Liberal Democrat Lords to derail the health bill

The shadow cabinet reshuffle begins, Denham and Healey quit
Shadow business secretary John Denham and shadow health secretary John Healey have already stepped down

LATEST LABOUR FEATURES

''Let's change people's lives''
Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman told the Labour Party Conference that the party had ''challenged the unspoken orthodoxies that have governed Britain for too long''. Here's her speech

''We need greater change in the NHS''
The health and care system must reform, shadow health secretary John Healey told the Labour Party conference, but he guaranteed Labour would not let any hospital leave the NHS

''I am going to tell it straight''
Labour leader Ed Miliband told his party's conference that he wanted to strike a 'new bargain' with the people of Britain – he would tear up the old order and would not support shirkers (and Margaret Thatcher was right to let people buy council houses)