One million votes from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities helped put David Cameron back into Downing Street, according to new research into attitudes among minority voters.
The Labour party plans to exploit the government’s relative weakness in the Commons and the Lords to try to ensure 16- and 17-year-olds are allowed to vote in the EU referendum.
Former deputy prime minister John Prescott is backing Andy Burnham as Labour leader. Announcing his support, Prescott says he sees the skills and qualities of a young Tony Blair in the shadow health secretary.
Skulking at the back of a packed room of politicians and journalists on Wednesday evening, an unkempt Stewart Wood, the Labour peer described as Ed Miliband’s éminence grise in the days when he needed one, was furiously making notes as a man in a T-shirt called for a clampdown on predatory corporate giants and the championing of the living wage.
The former cabinet minister Eric Pickles is to be given a knighthood, Downing Street has announced.
The deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party, Kezia Dugdale, has announced her intention to stand as leader as part of a “new generation with vision”, making her the clear favourite to succeed Jim Murphy.
The electorate was unkind to Nick Clegg’s party, reducing them to just eight MPs, but in years to come how will Clegg be judged?
Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, has made a surprise move to assert his independence from the trades unions by saying he will not take any union cash to fund his Labour leadership campaign.
The anti-immigrant sentiment of the Brexit debate has swept all before it in many parts of the UK, but in Scotland the tone is very different as the country grapples with the consequences of Thursday’s historic vote.
Britain was heading into a period of unprecedented political, constitutional and economic crisis on Saturday night as European leaders stepped up demands for it to quit the EU as soon as possible.
Jeremy Corbyn has defended Labour’s campaigning in the EU referendum, telling a heckler at London’s Pride festival: “I did all I could”, after earlier using a defiant speech to insist he would resist attempts to topple him.