David Cameron is seeking to look beyond divisions in the Conservative party over Europe by promising to “increase life chances” through a programme of social reform in the Queen’s speech, including changes to prisons, schools and adoption.
Andy Burnham has declared his intention to stand for mayor of Greater Manchester with a warning that Labour risks being eclipsed in the north of England if the party fails to take devolution seriously.
The Vote Leave campaign has told Scottish voters they will have far more freedom to control fisheries, farming and health policy without interference from London if the UK leaves the EU.
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.
Labour is aiming to win seats it has not held for decades and some it has never won before in 2020 with a “bold and ambitious” programme for government, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
MPs are to consider a letter by Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley, in which says he will appear in front of a parliamentary committee investigating his business practices on the condition that the politicians visit his company’s headquarters first.
Nicola Sturgeon has been confirmed as Scotland’s first minister after she overcame a token challenge for the post from the Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie.
Boris Johnson has accused David Cameron of “what looks like collusion” with big business leaders to win their support for the remain campaign in exchange for favourable consideration in the awarding of government contracts.
Nigel Farage has had a furious row in a live debate with Peter Mandelson, after he claimed that New Labour had encouraged immigration to “rub our noses in diversity”.