Tristram Hunt makes a speech in London on Wednesday in which he announced he will not run for the Labour Party leadership. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Leading Labour MP Tristram Hunt will not stand for the leadership of the Labour Party, complaining that the early candidates in the race had already s(...)

Ex-MP rules himself out of Labour leadership race as he says voters delivered clear verdict on failure to embrace ‘aspiration and inclusion’

Ex-MP rules himself out of Labour leadership race as he says voters delivered clear verdict on failure to embrace ‘aspiration and inclusion’David Mili(...)

Speaking in New York, former British foreign secretary David Miliband said last week’s election result was “devastating” for the British Labour Party and its supporters. File photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Former British foreign secretary David Miliband has criticised his brother Ed’s general election campaign - but ruled himself out of the running for L(...)

David Cameron admitted the economy was performing in a “less exciting way”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/File photo

A halving of the economic growth rate is the last thing a government needs with an increasingly hard-fought election just nine days away.Prime ministe(...)

High-risk districts have certain characteristics in common: A high density of people from the same family or ethnicity living close together. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Conservative MP Andrew Stephenson’s Pendle constituency in Lancashire is a key marginal battleground in the forthcoming battle in May, where he is def(...)

The Daily Mail front page from Monday

The Daily Mail, Britain’s celebrity-obsessed mid-market tabloid, certainly knows how to spark a heated debate. And it’s not afraid of a bizarre headli(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband with candidate Michael Kane on the Wythenshawe and Sale East byelection campaign trail. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Mike Kane, Labour’s candidate in the Wythenshawe and Sale East byelection in Manchester, once piped footballer Roy Keane on to the pitch during the la(...)

 Ed Miliband: “It’s perfectly legitimate for the Daily Mail to talk about my father’s politics but when they say that he hated Britain I was not willing to put up with that.” Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Ed Miliband has been given support from David Cameron and Nick Clegg over his decision to take on the Daily Mail in response to an article he claimed (...)

Former Labour spin doctor Damian McBride is fitted with a microphone for a television interview on Brighton’s seafront during the Labour Party’s annual conference in the town last week. Photograph:  Chris Ison/PA Wire

Sitting in a London hotel, Damian McBride has just returned from the British Labour Party’s annual conference in Brighton, one dominated in part by Po(...)

Satellite dishes at GCHQ’s outpost in Bude, Cornwall, England. Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Reuters

Britain runs a secret monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept large numbers of telephone calls, emails and internet traffic that it shares (...)