Britain’s leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom accused former defence secretary Michael Fallon of behaving inappropriately towards her.  Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has unveiled a new party code of conduct guaranteeing an independent voice in investigations of abuse and harassmen(...)

Labour leader  Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson at the recent party conference. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has completed his reshaping of Labour’s top team by appointing his deputy, and critic, Tom Watson as shadow culture secretary. Mr Watso(...)

 Diane Abbott, who has become the shadow home secretary as part of a reshuffle announced by British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Two weeks after winning re-election as Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn has begun a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet, rewarding allies and sacking his chie(...)

 Angela Eagle speaks on the BBC’s ‘Sunday Politics’: The former shadow business secretary is on Labour’s soft left, unlike Jeremy Corbyn who is identified with the hard left, but in her series of  television interviews she declined to identify any Corbyn policies with which she disagreed. Photograph: Jeff Overs/Courtesy of the BBC/Reuters

Angela Eagle says she is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for leadership of the Labour party because he is failing to offer an “effective” alternative to the(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne.  His disability cuts in the budget proved the final straw for welfare minister Iain Duncan Smith, who resigned on March 18th. Photograph: AFP Photo

David Cameron has promised to “learn the lessons” of his government’s budget fiasco but, like his chancellor George Osborne, refused to apologise for(...)

Malcolm Rifkind (left) and Jack Straw face claims on February 23, 2015 that they offered to use their positions to help a private company in return for cash following an undercover investigation. Photograph: Justin Tallis/Leon Nealleon/AFP/Getty Images

The Conservative Party has suspended the whip from former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind, and a party disciplinary committee will investigate cash-(...)