In his first speech as culture secretary, Oliver Dowden on Thursday said the government was about to take ‘a proper look’ at the public service broadcasting system and the BBC’s role within it. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Before she was eliminated from the Labour leadership contest last month, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said it was a measure of her devoti(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament: European Council president Charles Michel and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen are expected to sign the withdrawal agreement in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Hollie Adams/PA

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is set to become law on Thursday after both houses of parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on Wednesday after(...)

Lisa Nandy: “A breath of fresh air in the debate over Labour’s future,” said Tim Roache, GMB general secretary. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Lisa Nandy received a major boost in her attempt to become the next leader of the UK’s opposition Labour party after securing the support of the GMB u(...)

Left to right: Rebecca Long-Bailey, Jess Phillips, Emily Thornberry, Lisa Nandy and Keir Starmer during the Labour leadership husting at the ACC Liverpool. Photograph: PA

Jeremy Corbyn faced a backlash from within Labour on Sunday for nominating his former chief of staff Karie Murphy for a peerage while the party is und(...)

The five Labour leadership candidates: Emily Thornberry, Keir Starmer, Jess Phillips, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader will face off on Saturday in the first hustings of a three-month campaign that will prod(...)

 Labour leadership contender Rebecca Long-Bailey is  in the lead, according to a new poll. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader have begun seeking the support of unions, other affiliated bodies and constituency(...)

 Lisa Nandy delivering a speech in Dagenham on Monday. She appealed to Labour Party members to make a “brave” choice by choosing her as leader.  Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Five candidates have won enough support from Labour MPs to enter the second round in a three-stage contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. (...)

Keir Starmer  was backed by Unison, one of the UK’s largest unions, which described him as the best candidate to ‘bring the party together’. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has gained the initiative in the race to become the next leader of the UK’s main opposition Labour Party after he was endorsed by Unison,(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is set to met UK prime minister Boris Johnson along with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Downing Street on Wednesday. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty

MPs will on Wednesday debate the impact of UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Northern Ireland as the prime minister hosts European Comm(...)

 Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey, early favourites as Britain’s Labour Party on Monday began the formal contest to replace its leader. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s Labour Party will on Tuesday begin a three-month, three-stage process to choose a successor to Jeremy Corbyn, with the new leader to be anno(...)

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