Khalid Mahmood

Khalid Mahmood is the MP for Birmingham Perry Bar and a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange

Hartlepool shows Labour has lost its way

The election of a Conservative MP in Hartlepool for the first time in the constituency’s modern history is yet another wake-up call for my party. Peter Mandelson once enjoyed a 17,500 majority here. Now the Tories are deep into what was once safe Labour territory – the industrial heartlands of the North – with a