Jacinda Ardern pictured after an election night event at Auckland Town Hall, will govern New Zealand for a second term. Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg.

Jacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term, after the Labour party secured a landslide victory in the general election, attracting so ma(...)

Ian Paisley jnr: sanctioned over an event at the Tullyglass hotel in Ballymena in September 2017. Photograph: PA Wire

DUP MP Ian Paisley has been fined £1,300 (€1,400) by the Electoral Commission over breaches in finance rules related to a party fundraising dinner. T(...)

Sinn Féin’s John Finucane was elected as the MP for North Belfast in the 2019 election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin had the highest campaign spending of any political party in Northern Ireland in the December 2019 Westminster election while the Greens had (...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood arrives for the recording of UTV’s election debate in Belfast on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A police inquiry is underway in Derry after a fake letter purporting to be from the SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood, was sent to voters. In it, Mr Eastwo(...)

Screen grab from an official Conservative Party Twitter account. The party has faced criticism after one of its official Twitter accounts was rebranded as a fact checking service during the ITV leaders’ debate. Photograph: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

The Conservative party has been accused of misleading the public after rebranding one of its Twitter accounts. For the duration of the televised deb(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with a bull during a visit to Darnford Farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew MilliganAFP/Getty

UK opposition parties have agreed to work together to thwart Boris Johnson’s plan for an October 15th general election, deepening the political paraly(...)

Sinn Féin welcomed the funding from the late William Hampton, who was registered as an elector in the UK. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An English former mechanic and driver who spent some time in Ireland has left £1.5 million to Sinn Féin in his will. The North’s Electoral Commission(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on the campaign trail in Exeter, ahead of this week’s European elections. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The European Parliament will investigate Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by businessman Arron Banks. (...)

 South African president   Cyril Ramaphosa greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is on track to win the country’s general election, although its final tally for the nation(...)

 Gisela Stuart: Vote Leave, which she co-chaired and was supported by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, has withdrawn an appeal against fines for breaches of electoral law.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A key Vote Leave figure has sidestepped calls to apologise for the campaign breaking the law over its spending during the EU referendum. Former Labou(...)

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