Ian Austin

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Prime minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arriving in Downing Street on Friday after the Conservative Party won an electoral landslide.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

In his final rally before Thursday’s election, Boris Johnson thanked Conservative activists for working so hard in the difficult conditions of a Decem(...)

Ian Austin, former Labour MP for Dudley who is urging his constituents to support Boris Johnson. Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

If you want to get to the heart of the divisions splintering Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, the first floor office in a nondescript brown brick buildin(...)

Brian Tranter at his market stall in Dudley. He remembers a time when “you could leave one job in the morning, and have another in the afternoon”. Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

The town of Dudley is at the heart of Britain’s Black Country, a once wealthy, industrialised swathe of the West Midlands that counts the world’s firs(...)

Labour’s John McDonnell  delivers a major speech on the economy. Photograph: Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty

After a succession of self-inflicted mishaps destabilised the start of the Conservative election campaign, Labour ran into its first serious bout of t(...)

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson during a campaign visit to Free Rangers Forest School Nursery in Midsomer Norton. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Three of Britain’s smaller parties have agreed an electoral pact ahead of next month’s general election, agreeing not to stand against one another in (...)

British  prime minister Boris Johnson gesturing towards Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons.

EU and UK negotiators have agreed a final deal in Brussels that would allow the UK to leave the EU – possibly by the October 31st deadline, if ratifie(...)

Derek Hatton, who has been suspended from the British Labour Party just days after being readmitted. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Derek Hatton, the controversial former deputy leader of Liverpool council, has been suspended from the British Labour Party just two days after being (...)

The seven British Labour Party MPs who quit the party on Monday. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been warned he faces more resignations by MPs unless he gets a grip of the problem of anti-Semitism wi(...)

 Jeremy Corbyn:  the left-wing candidate could “put us out of business altogether”, said Ian Austin. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

Jeremy Corbyn has succeeded where countless others have failed in uniting the Brownites and Blairites after a decade of distrust – in mutual incompr(...)