British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks to supporters during a visit to see newly elected Conservative Party MP for Sedgefield Paul Howell. Photograph: PA

British prime minister Boris Johnson has vowed to repay the trust of former Labour voters in northeast England who switched to the Conservative Party (...)

Queen Elizabeth welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, where she invited him to become prime minister and form a new government. Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Boris Johnson carried out a brutal cull of Theresa May’s ministers as he formed a new UK government dedicated to his goal of delivering Brexit. Mr Jo(...)

Conservative party candidate Robert Jenrick and wife Michal leave Kelham Hall  in Newark yesterday after winning the Newark byelection. Photograph: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Roger Helmer looked just a little crestfallen yesterday as he stood outside the UK Independence Party’s campaign headquarters in Newark in Nottingh(...)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage speaks to the media after the declaration of the Newark by-election at Kelham Hall near Newark. UKIP came second in the byelection but trailed the Conservatives by 7,000 votes. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters.

British prime minister David Cameron has won a significant by-election in England, beating the UK Independence Party by some 7,000 votesThe result in (...)

Ukip candidate in the Newark byelection Roger Helmer: sticking by his view that there has been “no global warming for 17 years and nine months; that is a long time without global warming”. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Newark suffered three sieges during the English civil war because two roads, vitally important both to the Royalists and the Parliamentarians, ran thr(...)

 UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage speaks arrives at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has been taunted over his decision not to run for Parliament in a byelection triggered by the resignation of(...)