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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 – the UK Labour MP who has done for grey tweed sports jackets what Churchill did for cigars

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(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, stand during the state opening of parliament in the House of Lords on June 21st, 2017. Photograph: Arthur Edwards

This was the most austere state opening of parliament since 1974, with no procession from Buckingham Palace, and a modest, armoured Bentley replacing (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arriving to cast his vote in the UK general election at a polling station in Pakeman school in Islington, north London on  Thursday. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

With divergent opinion polls pointing to everything from a Conservative landslide to a hung parliament, nobody can confidently predict the outcome of (...)

John Bercow (right) as he is re-elected unopposed as speaker in the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: PA

John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons once more, smiled as the tributes flooded in in the minutes after MPs, some newly elected, all recently (...)

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