UK Election

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Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon: “Boris Johnson has a mandate to take England out of the EU but he must accept that I have a mandate to give Scotland a choice for an alternative future.” Photograph:  Andrew Milligan

The Scottish National Party scored a landslide across Scotland as party leader Nicola Sturgeon said its “overwhelming” victory presented an undeniable(...)

What Boris Johnson does with his power – and whether his big majority produces a shift in his approach – are questions that now move centre-stage. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

The UK today has the same prime minister it had last week and the same ruling party it has had for almost a decade. The biggest issue facing the count(...)

Nigel Dodds’s defeat in North Belfast put a cruel full stop to unionist influence at Westminster. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

An unusually unpredictable Northern Ireland election returned surprising, heartening results. Though not for the DUP or even Sinn Féin, despite the la(...)

Boris Johnson at No  10 Downing Street following a meeting with the queen. Companies in the North fear he  will view his victory  as a signal that the “route is now clear” for his brand of Brexit.   Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The UK election results may provide “some certainty” on Brexit but they are “not a mandate to force through a deal” that would not work for Northern I(...)

Mickey Brady of Sinn Féin saw his majority drop from more than 12,000 in 2017 to just over 9,000 this time around, but  his victory was never in doubt. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Newry and Armagh was a comfortable win for Mickey Brady of Sinn Féin, the constituency’s MP since 2015. It has been in Sinn Féin hands since 2005; thi(...)

The DUP’s Paul Girvan was re-elected for South Antrim. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

If the UUP had a chance of retaking any of Northern Ireland’s 18 Westminster constituencies, so the election predictions went, it would be in Fermanag(...)

Ian Paisley jnr speaks to the media after his re-election as MP for North Antrim. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is not for nothing that North Antrim is known as Paisley country. A Paisley has held the seat since 1970; Ian Paisley jnr took over from his father(...)

Carla Lockhart of the DUP after being elected MP for Upper Bann. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On a bruising election night for the DUP, Carla Lockhart brought the party some smiles as she returned a solid victory in Upper Bann. This was the 34(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson celebrates his re-election as MP for Lagan Valley. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Lagan Valley was another safe DUP seat that delivered no surprises on election night, although, as in other constituencies, the incumbent was returned(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson arrives back in 10 Downing Street  after Conservative party win  in UK general election. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

Following the UK general election result of a Conservative majority the Brexit date of January 31st is fairly certain. We asked Irish people living i(...)

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