George Osborne has moved in front of Boris Johnson for the first time to become favourite among Conservative members to be the next leader of the party, according to a poll.
The scale of the police inquiries into Sir Edward Heath became apparent on Tuesday as Jersey became the latest force to reveal it was investigating the late former prime minister over child abuse claims.
Yvette Cooper is to receive a major boost after the former home secretary Alan Johnson decided to endorse her campaign to become leader of the Labour party.
The police watchdog is to investigate an alleged coverup of child sex abuse claims against the former prime minister Edward Heath.
Excitement over Jeremy Corbyn’s bid to become Labour’s next leader reached a new peak as around 1,500 supporters flocked to the leftwinger’s biggest rally yet amid intensifying Blairite attacks on his campaign.
Jeremy Corbyn will brush aside warnings that he risks a return to the divisions of the 1980s when he outlines plans to end “the years of political and economic austerity” to help create a high-skilled workforce in Britain.
Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to prevent a disastrous Labour split by promising to invite “great talents” from all wings of the party – including Blairites – into his shadow cabinet if he becomes leader.
Supporters of the Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn are playing a dangerous game by resorting to inflammatory language which risks a return to the splits and factionalism of the 1980s, Andy Burnham has said.
Children of primary school age are to be the focus of an anti-obesity strategy to be unveiled this autumn, David Cameron has disclosed.
Nigel Farage has been accused of being behind a “blatant Ukip front operation” to ensure that a group of alleged party sympathisers secure official designation as the main no campaigners in the EU referendum.
More than 1,000 barristers have signed a letter to the prime minister urging him to allow parliament to decide whether the UK should leave the European Union.
Tony Blair could face a motion of contempt in the House of Commons over the 2003 invasion of Iraq – a motion that Jeremy Corbyn has said he would probably support.