Fracking, trident and the economy: Round up from day two of the Labour Party conference
CommonSpace reporter David Thomson gives a round up of what has been happening on the second day of the Labour party conference
TODAY’S INSTALLMENT (26 September) of the roundup of the Labour Party conference includes speeches from the shadow foreign secretary, shadow defence secretary, shadow energy minister and shadow trade union minister.
Shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry MP
Anti-Trident Emily Thornberry takes military role in Labour reshuffle ahead of weapons debate
Hilary Benn maintains his position in a restrained cabinet reshuffle
ANTI-TRIDENT Labour MP Emily Thornberry has taken over as party military spokesperson in the shadow cabinet reshuffle ahead of the crucial debate on renewing the UK's weapons of mass destruction.
The MP for Islington South and Finsbury, who voted against Trident renewal in 2007 and who has spoken previously at a disarmament rally, replaces Maria Eagle in the post, who was a known advocate of Trident renewal.