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British prime minister Boris Johnson in Hartlepool on Friday after the Conservative Party won the Westminster byelection. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

The Conservatives have made major gains in English local elections and captured the Westminster seat of Hartlepool which has been in Labour’s hands fo(...)

Conservative’s Jill Mortimer is declared winner in the Hartlepool parliamentary by-election at Mill House Leisure Centre in Hartlepool. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has described the early election results in the UK as “very encouraging” after hopes of a Labour revival were dealt a crushing blow when(...)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon’s push for a second independence referendum means the stakes are high in the Holyrood contest. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Pool/AFP via Getty

Polling stations have opened in England, Scotland and Wales for voters to cast their ballots in a set of elections which could shake up British politi(...)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer: “I take full responsibility for the results, just as I take full responsibility for everything that happens in the Labour Party under my leadership.” Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Labour leader Keir Starmer has promised to take full responsibility for his party’s performance in this week’s elections after a poll pointed to a hea(...)

Boris Johnson faces Labour leader Keir Starmer during prime minister’s questions. Photograph: PRU/AFP via Getty

Britain’s Electoral Commission is investigating how a refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat was funded because “there are reasonable gr(...)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer delivers a virtual speech on Britain’s economic future in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Labour headquarters in central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has called for a “moral crusade” to address the inequalities and injustices in British society revealed by the coronavirus pandemic, prom(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson:  The success of the vaccination process, depends on us not finding out the South African or Brazilian variants are vaccine resistant,” he said. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

The National Health Service faces a “very substantial” risk of running out of intensive care unit beds, Boris Johnson has warned MPs. The British pr(...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer delivers a virtual speech on Scotland, devolution and the United Kingdom, at Labour Party headquarters in London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has promised that a Labour government would deliver the boldest devolution project in a generation as an alternative to Scottish independ(...)

London: Number 10 is emphasising that its negotiators are working with Brussels to find a Brexit deal. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

As talks between Britain and the European Union resumed in Brussels on Monday, Downing Street dialled down its rhetoric about a no-deal outcome and st(...)

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer: Margaret Beckett is to become chair of the NEC, passing over outgoing vice-chair Ian Murray from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA

Left-wingers on Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) staged a virtual walkout on Tuesday, accusing Keir Starmer of promoting factional d(...)

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