Archive of 24 May 2006

Tony Blair's Labour party is losing support on key public services, poll finds

Labour lose lead on public services

The Conservatives have overtaken Labour as the party voters would most like to see run the NHS and the education system, a new poll reveals.

  • Alan Johnson argued against parental ballots in new trust school system

    Tories help fight off Labour schools rebellion

    The government fought off a backbench rebellion of 69 MPs last night when the Conservatives helped them get through the report stage of the education bill.

  • Knife amnesties begin in England, Wales and Scotland today

    Knife amnesty begins

    The first national knife amnesty for more than ten years begins today in England and Wales, with young people in particular called upon to give up their weapons.

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