UK Labour Party candidate Jim McMahon gestures as he stands with his partner Charlene Duerden after winning the Oldham West and Royton byelection. Phil Noble/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn successfully passed his first electoral test with flying colours as Labour won the Oldham West and Royton by election. Jim McMahon held(...)

Ukip preparing  for the Oldham byelection (from left):  deputy leader Paul Nuttall, candidate John Bickley and party leader Nigel Farage.   Photograph:   Dave Thompson/Getty Images

The anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) has condemned as scaremongering the Taoiseach’s suggestion that a British exit from the Europea(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the launch of his party’s election manifesto in Thurrock, Essex. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The Thurrock Hotel in Aveley, in a nondescript district of Essex near the Dartford Crossing bridge, hosts “Fawlty Towers Experience” dinners promising(...)

A UKIP candidate’s rosette during the local elections count at Oaklands Snooker Club in Cinderford, Gloucestershire for the Gloucestershire districts. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The UK Independence Party won seats from prime minister David Cameron’s Tories and their Liberal Democrat coalition part(...)