Prominent Labour MPs are set to reject a return to the frontbench if Jeremy Corbyn wins Saturday’s leadership battle and fails to accept elections to the shadow cabinet.
Polls have closed in Labour’s bitter leadership election, with the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, predicted that Jeremy Corbyn will comfortably defeat his rival, Owen Smith.
Jeremy Corbyn has struck a defiant tone in a close-of-poll statement on Labour’s tough leadership election, warning rebellious MPs against “destructive self-indulgence”.
Theresa May is more trusted than Jeremy Corbyn to tackle the most urgent problems in post-Brexit Britain, including safeguarding the NHS, according to a new poll seen exclusively by the Guardian.
The Labour party was left in deadlock on Tuesday night after the party’s national executive committee failed to reach a consensus about how to persuade MPs to return to Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench.
Tony Blair has said he will close his commercial enterprises and focus on not-for-profit activities.
It’s that time of year: autumn, party conferences, and the season of mellow recall.
Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters should brace themselves for the possibility of a new challenge against him even if he wins Labour’s leadership contest this weekend, according to the chair of the influential social movement set up to back him.
The former actor Tracy Brabin is the frontrunner to replace the late Jo Cox as Labour MP for Batley and Spen after the party unveiled its final shortlist.
David Cameron’s own colleagues have accused him of trying to rig the EU referendum by introducing legislation that allows ministers to make use of taxpayers’ cash and resources during the campaign.
The band Squeeze have staged a protest against David Cameron live on BBC television by changing the lyrics of their new song to rail against the destruction of the welfare state.
Detectives investigating allegations of sexual abuse against the late former prime minister Sir Edward Heath are recruiting additional investigators in a sign that the criticised inquiry remains active.
Boris Johnson has argued that immigration could remain high in the event of Britain leaving the EU, if politicians can make a convincing case that new arrivals “turbo-charge” the economy.
Sadiq Khan has offered support to the proposed garden bridge in London on condition that the trust behind the controversial £175m project agree to a list of demands.
It is beginning to dawn that in the wake of the Brexit vote there will be no such thing as a return to business as usual in British politics.
Theresa May has given her full backing to Mark Carney amid growing signs that the Bank of England governor intends to serve a full eight-year term.
The high court is to deliver its decision on whether parliament or the government has the constitutional power to trigger Brexit on Thursday morning.
Raheem Kassam, Nigel Farage’s former chief of staff, has withdrawn from the race to be Ukip leader, leaving just Paul Nuttall and Suzanne Evans in the running.
Government lawyers are exploring the possibility of arguing in the supreme court that the article 50 process could be reversed by parliament at any time before the UK completes its exit from the European Union.
Theresa May has spoken on the phone to Donald Trump and stressed to the new US president-elect that he should seek to unite America when he takes office, Downing Street has said.