The  DUP’s Jim Wells, who has apologised for controversial remarks he made about gay marriage and child abuse. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The DUP is standing by its Health Minister Jim Wells following remarks about gay couples and child abuse despite concern at a senior level in the part(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg visits the Airbus factory in Filton: “Workers across the public sector have made enough sacrifices.” Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg’s pledge to increase public workers’ pay by inflation over the next two years if his party gets back into power – (...)

UK Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps. UK prime minister David Cameron has defended Mr Shapps over claims he edited his own Wikipedia page and those of other Tories. File photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

David Cameron has come to the defence of Grant Shapps after the Conservative Party chairman was accused of anonymously editing his own entry and those(...)

 Ed Miliband looks on as Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood, Leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett and Leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon embrace after the “BBC Challengers’ Election Debate”. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFp

The Challenger’s Debate hosted by the BBC took place on Thursday at Central Hall Westminster hosted by David Dimbley. The televised debate was not at(...)

Labour Party leader Ed Miiband looks on as Plaid Cymru Party leader Leanne Wood, UKIP leader Nigel Farage and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon embrace after the BBC Challengers’ Election Debate 2015. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour leader Ed Miliband delivered one of the most confident performances of his career during the last of three TV leaders’ election debates, capita(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg warned of potential “Blukip” coalition “bringing together people who don’t believe in climate change; who reject gay rights; who want the death penalty back; and people who want to scrap human rights legislation”. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist Party could wield power after the British general election in “a backward-looking right-wing” alliance with the Conservative(...)

The morning after the debate before: Labour leader Ed Miliband talks to members of the media on board the Labour bus following a campaigning visit to Blackpool yesterday. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

After Thursday’s leaders’ TV debate ended, Ed Miliband took on the leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip), Nigel Farage, about his claims that HIV(...)

ILeader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, British Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Nick Clegg, Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, ITV news host, Julie Etchingham, Leader of the opposition Labour Party, Ed Miliband, Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood, Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon and British Prime Minister and Conservative party leader, David Cameron take part in the “ITV Leaders’ Debate” Photograph: Ken McKay/AFP 3:40

Nigel Farage could have used many images in last night’s TV election leaders debate to illustrate his argument that too many foreigners are getting in(...)

UK party leaders at the TV debate on April 2nd: (from left) Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, followed by Liberal Demorcrats leader Nick Clegg, Ukip’s Nigel Farage, Labour leader Ed Miliband, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, Scottish National Party’s Leader Nicola Sturgeon and Conservative leader David Cameron. Photograph: EPA/Ken McKay/ITV/Rex

British prime minister David Cameron urged British voters “not to put it all at risk” in next month’s general election, when he faced strong attacks f(...)

Host Julie Etchingham, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, Ukip leader Nigel Farage, Labour leader Ed Miliband, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, SNP leader  Nicola Sturgeon and Conservative leader David Cameron during the seven-way televised leadersÕ debate at the ITV studios in MediaCityUK in Salford. Photograph:  Ken McKay/ITV/REX/PA Wire 3:40

The leaders of Britian’s seven main political parties faced off tonight in the only full-scale TV debate of the general election campaign. Prime Mini(...)