A car carrying British prime minister David Cameron leaves Buckingham Palace after he  had a private audience with  Queen Elizaberth to formalise the dissolution of parliament in London on Monday. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images.

Campaigning in Britain’s closest election in decades ramped up on Monday after prime minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament(...)

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Ed Milliband speaks during Labour’s spring rally in Birmingham, central England. In a full-page advert in the Financial Times newspaper  Labour warns the threat of a British exit from the EU is “the biggest risk to British business”. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Britain’s opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband will say on Monday that prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to hold a referendum on European Union me(...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. “I have said repeatedly that a formal coalition between Labour and the SNP was highly unlikely, [and] would not be my preference.” Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Conservatives’ decision to target the role the Scottish National Party could play in the next House of Commons shows that it no longer “even prete(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to take part in a head-to-head debate with Labour leader Ed Miliband. Photograph: PA Wire

Prime minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband have traded vicious insults as the row about the holding of general election television de(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband. ‘Every one less Labour MP makes it more likely the Tories will be the largest party.’ Photograph:  Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Labour leader Ed Miliband, who is battling the Scottish National Party to hold onto dozens of House of Commons seats, has urged Scottish voters to bac(...)

The Labour Party was jubilant last night after the Conservative Party’s former treasurer and a leading party donor admitted he had set up family trust(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has said Northern Irish MPs are “of equal status to MPs elected in any other part of the United Kingdom... After this election, there is a real possibility that Northern Ireland MPs could have a crucial role in the formation of the next United Kingdom government.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Plans by four UK broadcasters to exclude the Democratic Unionist Party from TV general election debates are “inexplicable” since there is “a real poss(...)

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband visits Northern Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

*longer web version* The British Labour leader Ed Miliband has dismissed the prospect entering into a coalition with Northern Ireland parties or with (...)

Britain’s Labour party leader Ed Miliband (centre) meets with Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (left) and Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Peter Robinson (right) at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Getty

The UK exiting the European Union would be bad for Britain but “particularly bad” for Northern Ireland, the British Labour leader Ed Miliband has told(...)

British Labour leader Ed Miliband: “What I promise if there is a Labour government, and indeed in advance of the general election, is a Labour Party that will work with the business community, that will work with civil society, that will work with the people of Northern Ireland in the challenges that we face.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The British Labour party will continue to engage with the issues that challenge Northern Ireland if it wins the general election in May, Ed Miliband h(...)