Bank of England governor Mark Carney: what he actually said was much more nuanced than the headlines suggested. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Immigration did not play as large a part as expected in the UK general election but it is an issue that is unlikely to go away, either in the UK or ma(...)

Nigel Farage: Ukip said yesterday Mr Farage’s senior adviser and  party secretary would no longer represent it. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Two aides to Ukip leader Nigel Farage have been forced out as the party is gripped by post-election infighting.The UK Independence Party confirmed yes(...)

Ukip’s Nigel Farage at a VE Day 70th Anniversary service at Westminster Abbey, London. Mr Farage has had his resignation as leader of the party rejected by its national executive committee. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images 1:20

Nigel Farage has had his resignation as Ukip leader rejected by the party’s national executive committee and he remains as leader.Mr Farage announced (...)

Given the difficulties he could face, the British PM may be tempted to reach an accommodation with the Democratic Unionist Party to afford comfort on some tight votes, though the DUP tends to share  Tory doubts on Europe

Standing outside No 10 Downing Street yesterday, his wife Samantha to the side in the company of officials, David Cameron laid down in just 14 words t(...)

David Cameron’s success in securing an unexpected overall majority meant that the DUP and first minister Peter Robinson’s hope that it would be “kingmaker” in dictating who is the next British prime minister was not realised. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister David Cameron, fresh from winning the most extraordinary House of Commons victory in modern times, has insisted that he will(...)

A Rubicon election in UK

Five more years. And “more of the same”? Or will it be that, unconstrained by a LibDem coalition ally, that David Cameron and the Tories are at last f(...)

Yesterday’s man: Nigel Farage announces his resignation as Ukip leader.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In the long, noisy history of political back-pedalling, the world speed record must go to Nigel Farage. The man who vowed to stand down “in 10 minutes(...)

Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy gives a gracious speech after failing to be re-elected as a member of parliament for East Renfrewshire.  Photograph: Graham Stuart/Reuters

1. NuneatonAll eyes were on this midlands seat, one of the first of the battlegrounds to declare a result, for an early indication of trends in key ma(...)

Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.  Mr Clegg announced his resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats after a dismal election performance. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Election enthusiasts and social media users had barely settled into their seats on Thursday night when the arrival of exit poll projections dashed (...)

 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage stands on stage as the results of the Thanet South vote are read at Winter Gardens in Margate. He failed to be elected. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters. 1:20

Ukip’s Nigel Farage has resigned as party leader after failing to win a seat in the Thanet South constituency in the UK general election. After(...)