Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: Most Scots favour staying in the EU. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned a British exit from the European Union could lead to another Scottish independence referendum. In (...)

SNP MPs crowd around party leader Nicola Sturgeon, who has spent the last few days in London to drive home the message that she is in charge. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Photographers crowded outside the St Stephen’s entrance to the houses of parliament in the untypically warm May sunshine, struggling to fit all of the(...)

Acting leader of UK Labour Harriet Harman. Ms Harman has announced the party’s new shadow cabinet after last week’s general election. Photograph: Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

Acting UK Labour leader Harriet Harman has announced the line-up of her new shadow cabinet, filling gaps left by the party’s disappointing showing in (...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon at the Glasgow count declarations. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ruadhán Mac Cormaicin Edinburgh The Scottish National Party has redrawn the political map of Britain with a landslide victory that all but wiped out L(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon stands with supporters as she arrives at the general election count for Glasgow at the city’s Emirates Arena. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

With more than half of Scotland’s 59 seats declared, the Scottish National Party (SNP) has won nearly all seats, indicating a wipeout for Labour in it(...)

British prime minister David  Cameron met Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Friday to accept a mandate to form the first majority Conservative government since John Major’s surprise victory in 1992. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades an(...)

Screengrab taken from Russell Brand’s YouTube channel of Labour leader Ed Miliband’s meeting with the comedian. Photograph: Russell Brand/YouTube/PA Wire.

Britain “goes to the polls” today, and the media is “pumped up”, just like David Cameron claims to be. Later, the broadcasters will be expressing thei(...)

Berwick Rangers players celebrate a goal scored against Rangers in their home ground in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England.  As close to Edinburgh as it is to Newcastle, its football team plays in the Scottish league. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Eight stocky men march along the imposing town ramparts, longbows and spears slung over their shoulders and heavy armour breastplates stitched onto th(...)

Nicola Sturgeon on a helicopter leaving a hotel in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has begun a whistle-stop tour of a dozen target constituencies across Scotland as the final weekend of election campaigning approaches(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband poses for a “selfie” with a commuter after arriving at St Pancras railway station in London while campaigning in the British general election. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain’s ruling Conservatives have taken a five-point lead over Labour in an Ipsos-Mori survey, the latest poll to show David Cameron’s party gaining(...)

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