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British prime minister Boris Johnson alongside members of his cabinet in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/UK Parliament

As MPs piled into the House of Commons chamber for Lindsay Hoyle’s election as speaker, the swell of Conservatives soon overwhelmed the government’s g(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during an election campaign event in Dinnington, near Sheffield, on the final day of campaigning on Wednesday. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

With opinion polls classifying dozens of constituencies as too close to call, Britain’s election night is set to be a long one, with some of the most (...)

Kevin Harper, whose father emigrated from Kilkeel, Co Down, is the Brexit party’s candidate for the Bolsover area. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Bridget Mouncey declares herself a “Dennis Skinner fan” and plans to vote for the veteran Labour MP in Bolsover, the old Derbyshire mining town in the(...)

Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street  to meet with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and request the dissolution of Parliament. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen

Boris Johnson faces into next month’s general election with a double-digit Conservative poll lead over Labour and a simple promise to “get Brexit done(...)

Former Conservative attorney general  Dominic Grieve is standing as an Independent in Beaconsfield. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The UK general election officially began on Wednesday following the dissolution of parliament at midnight. Here are ten battleground constituencies to(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald delivering her keynote address during a party meeting at the Carrickdale Hotel and Spa in Dundalk. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald says the English man who left £1.5 million (€1.7m) to the party in his will is a “rebel with a cause”. William (...)

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The English mechanic who left £1.5 million (€1.6 million) to Sinn Féin in his will stipulated the money should only go to a political party connected (...)

“I think there was a simple message from yesterday’s elections to both us and the Labour Party – just get on and deliver Brexit.” Photograph: Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

Theresa May faced renewed calls to resign on Friday night after the Conservatives lost more than 1,200 seats in local elections in England, losing con(...)

Ian Paisley: the DUP MP said Britain should punish Ireland by making future bilateral talks about fishing waters long and painful. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Britain will take no steps to harden the Border after it leaves the European Union, even if it crashes out without a deal, a Brexit minister has told (...)

Dennis Skinner – veteran Labour MP in Bolsover, the old Derbyshire mining town in the north of England.

Towards the close of this very agreeable, nuts-and-bolts documentary, Dennis Skinner – the UK Labour MP who has done for grey tweed sports jackets wha(...)

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