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.
Tim Farron will tell the Liberal Democrat conference that the party would rebrand the NHS to include a fully taxpayer-funded care service, warning that governments must be honest about raising taxes to ease the healthcare crisis.
Theresa May has dismissed threats by EU countries to veto Brexit negotiations with the UK, as she declared: “The 27 will sign up to a deal with us.”
Leading Conservative Eurosceptics have formed a new lobby group to push for a hard Brexit, including leaving the European single market and ending free movement.
The Tories could be in power for a quarter of a century without viable opposition, the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has said. But he stopped short of saying the party would not field candidates in some seats to allow other non-Conservatives a “free run”.
Owen Smith has said Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Labour members to elect at least a third of the shadow cabinet would deepen divisions in the party.
Labour’s turbulent summer, which kicked off with a riot of resignations in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, will come to a formal close in Liverpool this Saturday, when the result of Owen Smith’s challenge to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is announced. But even if Smith is soundly beaten, few expect peace to break out, after a bruising contest that has exposed the fault lines between the warring sides in the Labour movement. Here, we ask what might happen next.
Liberal Democrat activists won the party a crucial local byelection victory because Momentum campaigners were in the pub canvassing for Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest instead, the Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has suggested.
Four central European countries are prepared to veto any Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the European Union that restricts their citizens’ rights to live and work in Britain, the prime minister of Slovakia has said.
Nick Clegg holds out hope that the Liberal Democrats could play a role in a progressive cross-party government within a few years as he predicts that chaotic Brexit negotiations will gradually destroy support for Theresa May’s government.
Liam Fox has hailed the opportunity for Britain to become a fully independent member of the World Trade Organisation after leaving the EU, indicating that he appears to favour a “hard Brexit”.
Jon Lansman, the co-founder of Momentum, has warned against any challenge to Tom Watson as deputy leader and called for an end to personal animosity between figures from Labour and the unions.
The chancellor is to tell the Conservative party conference that he remains set on achieving a balanced budget, while reiterating that this would happen in a “pragmatic” way without the need for a surplus this parliament.
Senior Tories have urged Theresa May to set out a clearer plan for Brexit, as yet another EU leader warned Britain was not going to get special deal on immigration and the single market.
Economic data is viewed these days through the prism of the vote for Brexit and its implications for the chancellor’s autumn statement in November.
The bitter divisions between David Cameron and Theresa May over Brexit have been revealed in two books about the EU referendum campaign, in which May is described as “lily-livered” and an “enemy agent” by Cameron and his allies.
Jeremy Corbyn believes he will be able to fill the vacant posts in his shadow cabinet without offering Labour MPs the right to elect them.
Thangam Debbonaire is to return to Jeremy Corbyn’s front benches only four months after resigning as a shadow minister.
Nicola Sturgeon is to welcome 3,000 delegates to the Scottish National party conference in Glasgow with a commitment to seek common cause with Westminster opposition parties and moderate Conservatives in order to defeat hard Brexit.
Theresa May has accepted the need to have “full and transparent” parliamentary scrutiny before triggering Brexit, as Labour demanded answers to 170 questions about leaving the EU.