“The introduction of proportional representation would be a boon to smaller parties in a way that the system of first past the post in Britain could never be.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The results of the 1918 general election were a resounding victory for Sinn Féin in Ireland, but it was not as resounding as the final seat count woul(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up after delivering his speech during the Conservative Party conference at the Manchester Convention Centre, Britain. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Pool/EPA

When Boris Johnson returned to Westminster in triumph after the general election, he was cheered into the Commons chamber by his 365 Conservative MPs,(...)

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood: “In 1972, 14 innocent civil rights marchers were gunned down by the British army on the streets of Derry. Is prosecuting those veterans vexatious? No it is not.”   Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The consequences of last week’s general election on the shape of the House of Commons are most visible on the government benches, which can no longer (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaking to the House of Commons for the first time since his election victory. Photograph: UK Parliament via Getty

Boris Johnson has told MPs that he will end years of “deadlock, division and delay” over Brexit and find common ground to deal with other issues facin(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: has won the Conservatives’ biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987, with an 80-seat majority. Photograph: Vickie Flores

Boris Johnson has called on both sides in the debate over Brexit to “let the healing begin” after a landslide election victory that has redrawn the po(...)

The scale of Boris Johnson’s victory means he will be able to pass his withdrawal agreement through Parliament on January 31st without difficulty. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson has achieved a political triumph of historic proportions, reshaping the parliamentary map of Britain to win a resounding mandate for tak(...)

Doireann McMahon: ‘I’ve lived in London for 16 years and I will be voting Labour’

The time is almost here for voters in the UK to have their say on who should form the next government. Among them are the many thousands of Irish citi(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Johnson has maintained his personal lead over Corbyn, who remains unpopular, particularly among older voters in the midlands and the north of England. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

 Giant fans were blowing powerful gusts of warm air into the Custard Factory in the former loading docks of the old Bird’s Custard factory in Bir(...)

A snap poll from YouGov found the public almost evenly divided over who won the debate, with 48 per cent saying Jeremy Corbyn came out on top and 52 per cent choosing Boris Johnson. Photograph: Jeff Overs/EPA/BBC

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed on Brexit, public services and trust in politics during their final debate of the general election campa(...)

US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Boris Johnson meeting in New York in September 2019. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

It’s nine days to Election Day. Donald Trump landed at Stansted airport last night for a two-day visit that has Conservative strategists in a tall st(...)

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