A file image of former Green Party TD Dan Boyle  who is hoping the Welsh Green Party can secure seats this week. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Green Party TD Dan Boyle hopes the Welsh Green Party can win seats in the Welsh Assembly elections which take place on Thursday. Mr Boyle, a G(...)

Labour’s candidate for mayor of London Sadiq Khan  with supporters in Brixton, south London:  he would be the first Muslim to hold such a high-profile political office in Britain. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

As the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union sucks most of the oxygen out of British politics, voters throughout the country face e(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including South Down – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

The future of two of Northern Ireland’s best known unionist politicians will be the focus of the Assembly election in South Down – a sprawling rural (...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Mid Ulster – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

For the first time since the Belfast Agreement, Martin McGuinness will not be one of the candidates chasing votes in the Mid Ulster constituency, whic(...)

London mayor  Boris Johnson has come under fire over his attack on the ‘part-Kenyan’  US president Barack Obama. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

London mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of “dog-whistle” racism after he suggested that Barack Obama’s Kenyan ancestry may have been behind the de(...)

US president Barack Obama in London: “Maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen any time soon.” Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Barack Obama has warned that Britain will be “at the back of the queue” in negotiating a new trade deal with the United States if it votes to leave t(...)

St Patrick’s Day in London: There are 660,000 Republic-born people living in Britain who will be entitled to vote, plus 1.5 million with varying degrees of Irishness in their identity. Photograph: by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The UK’s referendum on EU membership matters. It matters a lot, more even than a clutch of elections. Indeed, the potential historic significance of t(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including South Antrim – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Danny Kinahan taking the South Antrim Westminister seat from the Democratic Unionist Party’s Rev William McCrea was one o(...)

UK justice secretary Michael Gove has accused the Remain side of running an overwhelmingly negative and pessimistic Brexit campaign, portraying Britain as “beaten and broken”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A British vote to leave the European Union could prompt other member states to follow suit, ushering in “the democratic liberation of a whole contine(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: ‘Wages would be lower and prices would be higher.’ Photograph: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

Leaving the E U would cause Britain’s economy to shrink and tax receipts to plummet, and cost the average household thousands of pounds a year, an of(...)