Sadiq Khan became the first Muslim mayor of London in the early hours of Saturday after a bitter campaign marred by accusations of dog whistle racism on the part of his rival, the millionaire environmentalist Zac Goldsmith.
Labour MP Frank Field, who chairs the work and pensions committee, has called in two of Sir Philip Green’s bitterest former rivals to assist the parliamentary investigation into the collapse of BHS.
Jeremy Corbyn’s allies are urging him to extend an olive branch to disillusioned Labour MPs as shadow cabinet ministers warned that the election results suggest the party is facing defeat in 2020 without improvement.
Nicola Sturgeon has ruled out forging a coalition at Holyrood after failing to win an overall majority in an election that brought humiliation for Labour and saw a resurgence by the Scottish Tories.
Ukip's leader Nigel Farage has said that his party has made an electoral breakthrough in London and that his party will now "prove itself".
Controversial plans to force all state schools in England to become academies have been dropped in the wake of protests, only days after the education secretary, Nicky Morgan, insisted they would go ahead.
Welsh Labour has been dealt a bitter blow in one of its heartland valleys seats where one of its most respected politicians was beaten by the Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood.
Scottish Labour is facing a miserable night in the Holyrood elections after a collapse in the party’s vote left it on the brink of coming third behind the Conservatives.
Sir Philip Green, the former owner of BHS, has called for the resignation of the chair of a parliamentary committee investigating the retailer’s demise suggesting he was “prejudiced” against the entrepreneur.
When Boris Johnson was working for the Daily Telegraph in Brussels in the early 1990s, rival British correspondents dreaded midnight calls from their news desks in London.
More than 1,000 Labour councillors have signed a letter of support for the Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith, representing more than 200 local authorities.
Owen Smith has accused Jeremy Corbyn of having never believed in the European project and is seeking to turn the issue of the EU referendum into the main dividing line in the battle for the Labour leadership.