The decision over whether the UK remains inside the European Union could depend on whether young people shake off their apathy and vote in sufficient numbers on 23 June, a revealing opinion poll conducted for the Observer shows.
Young Britons from ethnic minority backgrounds risk being put off running for public office by the “nasty” divisive campaign run by Zac Goldsmith, the Tory candidate for mayor of London, his Labour rival told the Observer.
This year people across the UK will be voting for something – for devolved assemblies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; for police and crime commissioners across England and Wales; and in London for a mayor and assembly. For Labour, though, the most keenly watched contests will be those for the town halls of England.
Jeremy Corbyn was mobbed by supporters when he took an unplanned walk through the streets of Bristol on Friday afternoon.
The wealthiest 20% of Britain’s earners will receive almost as much support from the state through the “shadow welfare” of generous tax-breaks by 2020, as the poorest fifth take home in benefits, according to a new analysis by the Fabian Society.
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to radically reform gender recognition law for trans people, including those of non-binary gender, if the SNP is re-elected in May.
The Brexit campaign group backed by the justice secretary, Michael Gove, is trying to persuade senior NHS staff to sign a letter that includes a direct attack on David Cameron, who is accused of having “starved” the health service of funding.
David Cameron defended Britain’s decision to reject higher EU tariffs on Chinese steel on Friday as the business secretary faced the anger of Port Talbot workers whose livelihoods have been undermined by cut-price imports.
The Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith has been accused by Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign of talking up the threat of a split in the party and giving tacit support to plotters who want to see it divided.
Steven Woolfe, the favourite to succeed Nigel Farage as Ukip leader, could be out of the race after he missed the deadline for submitting his application by 17 minutes because of technical problems.
Theresa May is facing calls to block honours for No 10 “cronies” after a leaked list revealed David Cameron has requested knighthoods for party donors, pro-EU campaigners and political aides.