The home office has already said that it has watered down the Bill, dropping contentious plans to allow the police and security services access to the internet browsing history of everyone in the UK. Photograph: Getty Images

David Cameron has appealed to the British public to back sweeping new electronic surveillance powers for police and intelligence services, despite mis(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn used his first conference speech to send a message to voters: “You don’t have to take what you are given.” M(...)

Charles Kennedy: he achieved his party’s best result in 80 years but was forced out when his drinking came to light. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Charles Kennedy, who has died aged 55, was a hugely popular politician and once leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrat party, who was brought low and fo(...)

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy (55) has died at his home. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died suddenly at home. Mr Kennedy had served as an MP for 32 years but was ousted from his Ross, Sk(...)

UK MP Norman Lamb, who has confirmed he is to stand for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats following Nick Clegg’s resignation. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Norman Lamb has confirmed he will be standing for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats after being widely tipped as a frontrunner to replace Nick C(...)

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(...)

David Mitchell and a “woefully miscast” Jeremy Paxman, presenters of Channel 4’s “Alternative Election Night”. Photograph: Channel 4/PA Wire

For the last three weeks, the TV boffins have been telling us nothing was certain. This was the most unpredictable election in a generation.When the e(...)

UK Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps. UK prime minister David Cameron has defended Mr Shapps over claims he edited his own Wikipedia page and those of other Tories. File photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

David Cameron has come to the defence of Grant Shapps after the Conservative Party chairman was accused of anonymously editing his own entry and those(...)

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(...)

Britain’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg answers  questions at the Liberal Democrat’s autumn conference in Glasgow. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

The Finnieston crane on the banks of the river Clyde was once a vital cog in Glasgow’s industrial heartland. Today, it stands redundant, a memorial to(...)