British prime minister Boris Johnson greets newly-elected Conservative MPs at the Houses of Parliament in London. The new MPs will be sworn in on Tuesday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty

Boris Johnson has welcomed 109 new Conservative MPs to Westminster, telling them they must deliver on the “sacred trust” of voters as they prepare to (...)

British prime minister Theresa May is seen in the House of Commons, London, on Thursday. Photograph: UK parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs have voted to delay Britain’s departure from the EU by at least three months as talks continue between Theresa May’s government and the DUP in an (...)

British Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has  said it would be common practice to see MPs whipped to support party policy, but said he understood the difficulties such a decision could pose for MPs in pro-Leave constituencies. File photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Labour party will whip its MPs to back a second Brexit referendum rather than offer a free vote, its shadow chancellor John McDonnell, has s(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asking a question during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons. File photograph: Mark Duffy/PA

British prime minister Theresa May said “difficult days lie ahead” as she announced her Brexit deal had been approved by her cabinet. One of the chie(...)

 Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, at the party conference in Brighton. “There is more to Tony Blair’s legacy than that,” he said. “I kind of see Tony Blair the way I see the Stone Roses: I preferred the early work.” Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tony Blair should be admired for his government’s achievements on workers’ rights and the health service, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said(...)

The new leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn makes his inaugural speech at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in central London. Photograph: Reuters

Left-wing veteran Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labour Party in a stunning victory that marks a dramatic ideological shift for (...)

Jeremy Masding, chief executive of Permanent TSB accidentally revealed his notes at a press conference at the bank’s headquarters in Dublin, after an investigation has revealed that serious failures by the bank has led to people losing their homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Jeremy Masding, group chief executive of Permanent TSB rather publicly shared his presentation notes to self at yesterday’s press conference where (...)

Andy Burnham was speaking after warnings by his leadership rivals Liz Kendall, right, and Yvette Cooper that Labour needed to guard against being a party run only by men. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Britsh Labour Party leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has moved to silence critics who have accused his campaign’s supporters of sexism by pledging to a(...)

File photo from 2010 of Labour Party leader Ed Miliband (left) with his brother David. David Miliband is to step down as an MP to take up a charity role in New York, it has been reported. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Miliband is to step down as an MP to take up a charity role in New York, it was reported last night. The former foreign secretary,(...)