Campaign trail: prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron with  members of Sainsbury’s digital technology team in London, yesterday. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Five years ago, Gordon Brown stayed in Downing Street while negotiations that led to the formation of a new government in the wake of a hung parliamen(...)

Seconds out. Parliament dissolved. The queen has given her approval – although she has no formal role in the dissolution – and the bout is finally on.(...)

Nick Clegg,  leader of the Liberal Democrats,  and his wife, Miriam González Durántez,  arrive for the party conference  in Liverpool on March 15th. Photograph: EPA/Peter Powell

Monica Grady is the kind of Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg likes. For years Grady worked to help land an object the size of a washing machine on to a com(...)

British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg during a Q&A session at the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference at the ACC Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A transatlantic trade deal between the European Union and the United States will not lead to the privatisation of national publicly-controlled health (...)

Children conceived after mitochondrial donation would have “nuclear” DNA determining individual traits such as facial features and personality from its two parents, plus a tiny amount of mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) from an anonymous woman donor. Photograph: Getty Images

The UK has become the first country in the world to legalise the creation of IVF babies using DNA from three people. The first baby conceived a(...)

 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pictured on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge, London, in November 2014. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has asked his legal team to study comments made by deputy British prime minister Nick Clegg to see whether they were (...)

“I think this referendum is a great threat to the political stability of the country,” says Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke was born in July 1940 just weeks after Winston Churchill became British prime minister. Now 74, he sits in his office in Westminster, h(...)

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(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron says he will only participate in TV election debates if the Greens and perhaps the Scottish National Party are invited to participate. –  Photo.  PA Wire

Unlike us, the British know when their next election is going to be. The lifetime of each Westminster parliament is now fixed by statute and the elect(...)

British prime minister  David Cameron: said agencies must have access, backed by a warrant from the home secretary, to records. Photograph:   Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

British intelligence agencies must have powers, if necessary, to intercept all internet traffic in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, prime min(...)