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Summary

  1. Guests on The Andrew Marr Show included ex-Conservative cabinet ministers Lord Heseltine and Owen Paterson and Labour's Tessa Jowell
  2. Lord Heseltine called on Conservatives to support David Cameron in his EU reform negotiations
  3. Owen Paterson urged the government to maintain the "purdah" period in the run-up to the EU referendum
  4. Ex-Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell said he didn't think the government would be able to persuade Parliament to leave the European Convention on Human Rights
  5. Shadow chancellor Chris Leslie said all of Labour's policies are up for review since its election defeat

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By Pippa Simm

All times stated are UK

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  1. Sunday recap

    Here are today's need-to-know political developments:

    - Former Tory cabinet minister Lord Heseltine said David Cameron was "right" to renegotiate the issue of immigration with Europe but said he was "more likely to be successful" if he had the backing of the whole party

    - Ex-International Development Secretary Owen Paterson urged the government to maintain the "purdah" period in the run-up to the EU referendum, warning that the result would be "illegitimate" if the public felt it had been "rigged"

    - SNP MP Alex Salmond called on political parties in the Commons to join with the SNP to ensure the EU referendum cannot be held on the same day as devolved elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 

    - Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell said he didn't believe the government would be able to persuade Parliament to leave the European Convention on Human Rights

    - Shadow chancellor Chris Leslie said all of Labour's policies were "up for review" after the election, and admitted that "with hindsight" the previous Labour government could have spent less and "braced ourselves" more for the 2008 financial crash

    - George Osborne is to deputise for David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, facing shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn across the despatch box.

  2. 'Development in reverse'

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  3. 'Separate Labour Yes vehicle'

    Sky News

    Chuka Umunna

    Chuka Umunna, Labour's shadow business secretary, has told the Murnaghan programme that the party should not campaign alongside the Conservatives for a Yes vote to remain in the EU.

    Quote Message: I think we do have to have a separate Labour Yes vehicle, but I also believe we need to be working with a variety of other groups in civic society, not just business, this cannot look like some cosy cartel of big business and established parties making this argument, a broad range of groups need to be making an emotional argument for Britain's membership of the European Union."

    It comes after reports a group of senior Labour frontbenchers is planning to set up an "unashamedly pro-European campaign group", following disagreements in the shadow cabinet over how to approach the EU referendum.

  4. FGM crackdown welcomed

    Campaigners have welcomed plans to fast-track through Parliament new laws aimed at sparing girls from female genital mutilation (FGM).

    Under the plans, local authorities, social workers and police would be able to apply directly to courts to suspend passports and other travel documents of anyone suspected of trying to take someone abroad for FGM.

    David Cameron told the Observer that the plans could go through Parliament in weeks:

    Quote Message: Female genital mutilation is a cruel and barbaric practice.... The fact that it is happening right here, to young women and girls in our own country, sickens and appals me. These new orders will help in the fight against this horrific abuse."
  5. Parliament's repairs

    The Daily Mail

    Houses of Parliament

    The Daily Mail reports that a study into the repair work needed at the Houses of Parliament will warn that it "could be destroyed without a £3bn repair job with MPs moved out for years". It says the report will be published next week.

    The Grade I-listed building suffers from flooding, contains a great deal of asbestos and has fire safety issues.

    Speaker John Bercow has warned that Parliament could have to be "abandoned" within 20 years unless a significant restoration is undertaken.

  6. 'Attractive idea'

    Sky News

    Asked whether the UK needs a new Magna Carta, Jacob Rees-Mogg says a British Bill of Rights - which the Conservatives want to introduce - as a new Magna Carta is "a very attractive idea".

  7. 'Basis of all our freedoms'

    Sky News

    Monday sees the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says the document is "tremendously important" as it says "the king is under the law rather than the king is the law", which is "the basis of all our freedoms".

    The Queen, David Cameron and Prince William will join thousands of invited guests to mark the anniversary tomorrow.

  8. Corbyn: I want a serious debate

    Jeremy Corbyn

    Mr Corbyn, 66, said he wasn't looking for "personal aggrandisement" by standing for the Labour leadership, as "I'm much too old for that kind of thing".

    Quote Message: I'm doing this because I want there to be a serious debate in the party in which those points of view are heard, are put, are debated."

    Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall are the other three candidates vying for the top job. Mary Creagh pulled out of the race on Friday.

  9. 'Gut feelings'

    Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn was on Sky News' Murnaghan programmer a little earlier. He said he had secured the backing of 22 MPs, which is 13 short of the 35 needed to get on the official ballot before nominations shut on Monday.

    The Islington North MP, who is standing on a left-wing ticket, said he wanted to raise the "Labour tradition" of public enterprise, public ownership, investment in social and health services.

    Quote Message: "I also want to raise the issues of nuclear weapons, of Trident, of human rights and justice, just to say to everyone in the party - there are a lot of people out there who actually want the Labour Party to represent what they, in their gut feelings, are all about.
  10. 'Clearly not alright'

    Guardian political editor

  11. Osborne announcement?

    Sunday Politics

    Tom Newton Dunn predicts George Osborne will announce some interesting new government policy at PMQs, "because he can".

    "He will take every single opportunity between now and whenever the [Conservative leadership contest] begins, next year or in four years' time, to do just that."

    David Cameron has said he will not seek a third term as prime minister, leading to speculation over who his successor will be.

  12. Not-so PMQs

    George Osborne will host prime minister's questions on Wednesday as the PM is away on official business. Shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn will face him across the despatch box for Labour.

    Janan Ganesh says William Hague - who stood down at the election - used to deputise for the PM and was widely regarded as one of the best Commons performers. And George Osborne used to write his jokes, he adds, so that's "one thing he's got going for him".

  13. 'Enormous damage'

    Sunday Politics

    The Sunday Politics panel is discussing reports that UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have access to classified information which reveals how they operate.

    According to the  Sunday Times , Moscow and Beijing have deciphered documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

    "There's no doubt Snowden did enormous amounts of damage," says The Sun's political editor Tom Newton Dunn. But Polly Toynbee says it was a price worth paying.

  14. Vanilla candidate?

    Sunday Politics

    Political commentator Janan Ganesh says it's impressive that Yvette Cooper is so close behind Andy Burnham (who currently has the most nominations) and predicts she'll hoover up a lot of second preference votes. She could come through as the "least offensive candidate, the vanilla option".  

  15. Four horse race?

    Sunday Politics

    Parliamentary Labour Party nominations for the Labour leadership close on Monday. Will it be a four-person race? "Difficult to tell," says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee. But she says that if you have one outsider - like Jeremy Corbyn - who is free to say whatever he likes, "it makes the others sound stiffer".

    The Sun's Tom Newton Dunn thinks gender will come into play, with people in the party saying at least one of the top jobs has to go to a women.

  16. 'Bit of a maverick'

    Sunday Politics

    Conservative MP Mark Field is asked about Zac Goldsmith's candidacy for London mayor, and whether it will cause a problem for him that he ruled out standing for so long before changing his mind.

    Boris Johnson did more or less the same, he quips. He described Mr Goldsmith, Richmond Park MP, as "a bit of a maverick" in the competition, and says there is "a sense he appeals beyond the traditional Conservative family".

  17. Miliband 'went down well' in London

    Sunday Politics

    Put to him that Sadiq Khan may be seen as too close to the Ed Miliband era, Ken Livingstone says Mr Miliband's leadership did the party "no harm" in London, saying he went down "very well" in the capital.

    He says he thinks Sadiq Khan understands the problems facing ordinary Londoners "very well".

  18. 'Rather nerdy'

    Sunday Politics

    None of the six Labour candidates "would be a bad mayor", says ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone. He says he's supporting Sadiq Khan because he's "like me, a rather nerdy, working class boy who likes to run things". But he restates that he's not opposed to any of the others in the running.

  19. 'Not being heard'

    Sunday Politics

    Sunday Politics panel

    "We are part of the EU... and if our voice is not being heard loud enough, then that is our responsibility," says Laura Sandys.

  20. 'Nothing he can do'

    Philip Davies says the PM can set as many targets as he likes on migration "but there is nothing he can do" to stop people coming to the UK, saying the current levels of  migration are unsustainable. 

    Laura Sandys says she doesn't dispute migration is an issue, "but coming out of the EU, or this twilight position, isn't going to help it".

    "The EU will not allow us to have access to the single market without free movement of labour," she says - a point contested by Mr Davies.

  21. Irreconcilable?

    Sun political editor

  22. British influence?

    Sunday Politics

    Laura Sandys says that while the UK could continue to trade with the EU, even if it was not a member, "we would not be setting the rules". It would take 10 years to get the agreements in place, too, she adds.

    Philip Davies says the UK does not have as much influence as has been suggested. "More often or not we're outvoted," he adds.

  23. EU: Stay or go?

    Sunday Politics

    Should the UK stay or leave the EU? That's the subject under discussion now, with Tory Eurosceptic Philip Davies and Europe Movement chairwoman Laura Sandys, a former Conservative MP.

    Ms Sandys says to leave the EU, "the largest market in the world", would be "very foolish". But Mr Davies says a "Brexit" is the only way the UK can control its borders. He also argues that future growth in the world economy is not going to emanate from Europe, making the case that the UK would be fine if it left the EU.

  24. Leslie on deficits

    Quote Message: There's nothing left wing about wanting to run a deficit in perpetuity" from Chris Leslie Shadow chancellor
    Chris LeslieShadow chancellor
  25. 'Part of our DNA'

    Chris Leslie says the banking crisis was the cause of the financial crash, but says the Tories successfully made out it was down to too high levels of spending.

    "Could we have spent less, yes we could have done. Could we and should we have braced ourselves more, yes we should have done," he tells the Sunday Politics programme.

    Labour now has to "prove to the public that living within our means is in our soul, and part of our DNA", he adds.

  26. 'Hindsight is wonderful'

    Sunday Politics

    Asked about the previous Labour government's economic record, and if he thinks it borrowed too much before the crash, Chris Leslie says "hindsight is a wonderful thing", adding that the UK could have been better braced for it.

    "But there was a consensus at the time that the levels of public expenditure were the right ones, including from George Osborne."

  27. 'More firm'

  28. Policies up 'for review'

    Sunday Politics

    Chris Leslie is asked whether Labour will press ahead with plans for a mansion tax. "We don't have a policy on it at the moment", as everything is up for review, he says.

    What about the 50p tax rate, is that off the table? All of our policies are up for review, he restates. The shadow chancellor says he suspects George Osborne is "toying" with whether to cut the top rate of income tax from 45p to 40p, something he says he would not support.

  29. 'False accusation'

    Sunday Politics

    "I don't think we were anti-business but we didn't deal with that accusation strongly enough," says Chris Leslie.

    Was there tension within the top team about attitudes to business? He says there was a discussion about how the party rebutted the "false accusation" that it was anti-business, but reiterates that Labour didn't do enough.

  30. Wrong message?

    Chris Leslie

    Chris Leslie says he thinks the party didn't successfully communicate its economic message. Labour also allowed its opponents to "mis-characterise" our attitude towards business and the economy, he adds.

    The shadow chancellor says he's backing Yvette Cooper for the party leadership, endorsing her approach to business.

  31. 'Very strong candidates'

    Sunday Politics

    Shadow chancellor Chris Leslie says there are some "very strong candidates" in the field for the Labour leadership. He says it's important the party reflects on why it lost the election and learns the lessons.

    Asked about Andy Burnham's candidacy, in particular his comments that the 2015 manifesto was the best he's ever fought on, he says Andrew Neil will have to ask Mr Burnham about that. Mr Leslie adds that for him the best manifestos are the ones that convince the public.

  32. Where are the ministers?

    Sun political editor

  33. Sunday Politics

    Time now for BBC One's Sunday Politics.On the  programme today are shadow chancellor Chris Leslie, Conservative Eurosceptic MP Chris Leslie and former Tory MP Laura Sandys, who chairs the European Movement. A government minister was requested but the show was told no-one was available, presenter Andrew Neil informs us.

  34. Salmond on EU referendum

    Alex Salmond

     On the upcoming EU referendum, Alex Salmond says people are right to be "extraordinarily concerned" by the government's attempts to remove the purdah period. He also restates his opposition to the referendum being held on the same day as any other elections. He says the government shouldn't try to use the civil service machine during the campaign to "bias the referendum".  

  35. Monitoring spooks

    Pienaar's politics

    Alex Salmond, the SNP's foreign affairs spokesman, dismisses reports he's seeking a place on the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee. "I don't think I want to spend a huge amount of my time monitoring the activities of spooks," he says, but adds that an SNP member will be on it.

  36. 'You're not being entertaining'

    Pienaar's politics

    But Guardian columnist Zoe Williams challenges his remarks, suggesting they were rude. Alex Salmond responds by saying she must know "very little" about Scottish idioms - which doesn't go down well.

    A frank exchange of words ensues, and John Pienaar tries to intervene. But Mr Salmond presses on, saying that with the "greatest respect", Nicola Sturgeon knows him better. He also suggests Ms Williams is "trying to be entertaining" but "you're definitely not being". Round two! This time Pienaar manages to move it on.

  37. Salmond on 'sexist' remarks

    Pienaar's politics

    Up next on Pienaar's Politics is Alex Salmond, SNP MP. He's asked about the claims that he's sexist, after he told Defence Minister Anna Soubry to "behave yourself, woman".

    He says he agrees with Nicola Sturgeon, who said in his defence that he is "the least sexist man she knows". He says he doesn't have "a sexist bone in my body".

  38. 'No one truth'

    Pienaar's politics

    Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, says Labour needs to improve the way it works with its grassroots "and that's why I'm standing".

    She says there was "no one truth" which explained the election result, saying there were "eight seats where 2,500 votes a different way" would have stopped the Conservatives having a majority. But in others seats, Labour lost MPs such as Ed Balls.

  39. Labour loss 'a gut punch'

    Pienaar's politics

    Asked about Labour's election defeat, Stella Creasy - who is vying for the deputy leadership - says it was "a gut punch". Labour "fought to win" but ultimately it was "a comprehensive defeat", she says.

    She says the election showed that the way the party campaigns and connects with the electorate needs to change.

    Quote Message: That isn't about saying junk everything we've done before or saying nothing we did was right, but saying actually is there a better way we can make our case and stop being a machine and becoming a movement again."
  40. 'The threat is changing'

    Pienaar's politics

    In response to a question on defence spending, with the government under pressure to commit to spending at least 2% of GDP on defence, Labour MP Stella Creasy says it's not just about the UK but its relationship with other countries, noting that the 2% target is set by Nato.

    Quote Message: The threat is changing so, in order to be able to address that threat, of course it's going to require resources, but it's also going to require us to work with other people."
  41. 'No chance'

    Pienaar's politics

    "I don't think there's any chance of the government being able to persuade Parliament that Britain should leave the convention," Andrew Mitchell says.

    That said, he doesn't want foreign courts to "frustrate" British justice as, he says, has been done in the past. "But equally the convention on human rights... is a very different matter", adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin would probably be "most pleased".

  42. Diminished rights?

    Pienaar's politics

    Asked about his thoughts on the government's plans for a British Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act, Andrew Mitchell says if he had been told 30 years ago that a British government, "let alone a Conservative government', would seek to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights "I would have thought you were joking".

    He says he doesn't want his constituents to "lose the protection of that convention", adding: "So a way has to be found to maintain Britain's support for the convention and not diminish the rights of my constituents. Maybe that can be done but I think it's very hard to do."

  43. 'Sharp focus'

    Pienaar's politics

    Andrew Mitchell, former government chief whip and international development secretary, says the debate in Britain between individual liberty and collective security has been put into "sharp focus" by David Anderson's report on surveillance powers.

    Mr Mitchell says the report's recommendation that judges, not ministers, should authorise requests to intercept communications "needs to be talked through carefully" before a decision is taken. Pressed to say how he would vote, he says he would "probably" back judicial oversight, but says he wants to read the report in full first.

  44. 'Psychiatric nurse'

    Huffington Post political editor

  45. EU relationship 'untenable'

    The Andrew Marr Show

    Owen Paterson

    Asked what the Conservative Party will do if the UK narrowly votes to remain in the EU, Owen Paterson says he doesn't want to deal with hypothetical questions.

    He says the current position with the EU is "untenable", before running through his criticisms of the 28-state bloc, advocating a trading relationship instead.

    David Cameron has been very "canny" by not outlining the detail of his EU reforms, adding: "And we should back him. "

    Quote Message: It's quite clear we give him time to get a deal but we do prepare in case the deal is not satisfactory."
  46. 'We do not need a row'

    The Andrew Marr Show

    What if the government doesn't change its mind? Owen Paterson says there are amendments down to change the bill to reinstate the purdah period and adds that it's up to other parties whether they choose to back them or not.

    The former environment secretary says he doesn't want to inflict a defeat on the government over the issue, hoping the government will withdraw its plans.

    "Please, we do not need a row about this."

  47. 'Rigged' vote?

    The Andrew Marr Show

    Owen Paterson, a former Conservative cabinet minister, is now on the show. He's one of the members of the Conservatives for Britain group of 50 Tory MPs who say they will vote to leave the EU unless David Cameron secures far-reaching changes to the UK's relationship with Europe.

    He says it is "unacceptable" for the government to ban the purdah period in the run-up to the referendum vote, during which there are restrictions on government announcements, saying it will "skew" the whole referendum in favour of an "in" - or Yes - vote.

    The public will detect the vote is being "rigged", he says, before issuing a plea to the government to change its mind, warning that vote will be seen as"illegitimate" otherwise.

  48. Airport capacity

    The Andrew Marr Show

    On future airport expansion, Tessa Jowell says it's right to wait for publication of the Davies Commission on whether Gatwick or Heathrow should expand, but adds that the government should then act on it immediately. 

    She says she has already voted in the Labour cabinet for Heathrow expansion but restates the need to wait until the report is published.

  49. 'Higher London minimum wage'

    The Andrew Marr Show

    Asked about the government's planned benefit cap, which will be reduced from £26,000 to £23,000, Tessa Jowell says she's in favour of it, but adds that it raises problems for London because of "affordability".

    "That's why I'm campaigning so hard to introduce a higher London minimum wage," she adds.

  50. 'Housing crisis' in London

    The Andrew Marr Show

    Tessa Jowell says that if Labour cannot win in the 2016 London mayor elections, it will not have won a big election in 15 years. "That is really serious," she says, adding that she thinks she is the candidate who can unite London and win.

    Ms Jowell has put housing at the centre of her campaign. The former Labour MP says there is a "crisis" facing the capital, saying 25,000 fewer homes are being built than needed. She would make house building a priority, she pledges. "It's a matter of will," she says, insisting "the land and money is there".

  51. 'Winning determination'

    Tessa Jowell
    Quote Message: We have got to get that winning determination back, and we start in London." from Tessa Jowell Labour London mayor hopeful
    Tessa JowellLabour London mayor hopeful
  52. 'Lost the art of winning'

    The Andrew Marr Show

    Labour's Tessa Jowell, who is in the running to become the party's London mayor candidate, says the system for choosing the candidate is one member, one vote.

    What's important is that Labour chooses someone who can win the 2016 mayoral election, she says, adding that the "scale of our defeat" at the 2015 general election shows the party has "lost the art of winning an election".

  53. United party?

    The Andrew Marr Show

    Lord Heseltine says David Cameron is more likely to be successful in his EU negotiations if he has the backing of his whole party.  

  54. 'Enhancing national opportunity'

    The Andrew Marr Show

    Asked about the group set up by more than 50 Conservative MPs that say they will vote to leave the EU unless David Cameron secures far-reaching changes, Lord Heseltine says: "Well I could sign up for that, what the heck else would you expect us to do. 

    "The only point of foreign policy is to enhance the national opportunity and stature of your own country, and no government in any other country would ever do anything else."

    He says the UK is in Europe because it thinks it has a better platform or more trading opportunities than it would anywhere else.

    "So if someone says Conservatives for Britain, well then sign me up," he adds.

  55. 'Complexity' of Cameron's task

    The Andrew Marr Show

    Asked about the planned in/out referendum, Lord Heseltine says it is "without doubt" David Cameron who won the election for the Conservative Party, adding that he hopes people understand "the complexity" of his task ahead in negotiating EU reform.

  56. 'Always controversial'

    First up, though is former cabinet minister Lord Heseltine, who is talking about the Conservative Party's relationship with the European Union. "It's always been controversial," he says - as anything that changes the assumptions or structure of society is, he adds.

  57. Good morning

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of all things political, including updates from the Andrew Marr show and other political programmes. Appearing on Andrew's sofa this morning will be Conservative former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and Labour London mayor hopeful  Tessa Jowell.