Ukip leader Nigel Farage  said he has been dogged by chronic back pain that has hampered his ability to campaign for the May 7th British general election. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s anti-EU Ukip, on Saturday dismissed rumours he was seriously unwell but said he had been dogged by chronic back (...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Craig Mackinlay, Conservative Parliamentry candidate for South Thanet, enjoy an ice cream  in Ramsgate, Kent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Boris Johnson walked away from the counter of the Sorbetto ice cream parlour in Ramsgate, happily chomping his way through a bubble gum-flavoured cone(...)

Nicola Sturgeon, who was applauded by a London audience during a BBC-hosted TV debate when she criticised Labour Party leader Ed Miliband. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Truth is the first casualty in war, but the same applies to politics. This has been graphically illustrated during the British election campaign, as a(...)

 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(...)

Leader of the opposition Labour Party, Ed Miliband, Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood, Leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon and Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage take part in the “BBC Challengers’ Election Debate. Photograph: Getty

Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon have attacked David Cameron for failing to take part in the second televised leaders’ debate of the General Election (...)

Medium and message: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Conservative Party supporters in Cornwall. Click to the next photograph for an alternative take on the size of the crowd. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jim Murphy, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, stood at a bar counter late on Thursday night, buying a round of drinks for his staff after the s(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair speaking in  Sedgefield yesterday. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union would leave the country diminished and do significant damage to its economy, former British (...)

Steven Woolfe, Ukip’s candidate in Stockport, where the party took just 2.2 per cent of the vote

One of Steven Woolfe’s grandmothers, Christine Kelly, came from outside Naas in Co Kildare; the other was Jewish. One of his grandfathers was an Ameri(...)

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(...)