Downing Street mounted a frantic rescue operation to shore up David Cameron on Tuesday, with senior Conservatives rallying behind his unexpected decision to announce he would not serve a third term in office.
David Cameron has opened the way for a wide contest to replace him as Tory leader after he named three possible successors among the “great people” who could assume the crown.
Ukip has expelled one of its highest profile female MEPs after her assistant was caught in a newspaper sting apparently trying to inflate an expenses claim.
Politicians elected in May will have until late summer to form a government before the money runs out, according to Treasury documents published last month.
Afzal Amin, the Conservative candidate who was recorded allegedly plotting with the English Defence League, has resigned “with immediate effect” to avoid a disciplinary hearing by the party.
The SNP are set to dominate Scotland in just over six weeks, but can they be stopped?
The former leader of the Liberals, David Steel, has argued that another coalition would be the wrong decision.
As first prime minister of Singapore, serving for three decades until 1990, and a continuing cabinet presence for the two that followed, Lee Kuan Yew, who has died aged 91, was a man whose story reflected his times.
Anti-Ukip protesters in fancy dress forced Nigel Farage to flee his local pub where he was dining with his family on Sunday afternoon.
Alex Salmond has piled pressure on Ed Miliband by pledging to force the hand of a minority Labour government by pushing for deals on a “vote-by-vote” basis in which the Scottish National party (SNP) would seek to water down Labour’s fiscal plans in its first budget.
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have made an audacious land grab for David Cameron’s “one nation” mantle, arguing that only Brexit can deliver meaningful social justice for the people of Britain.
The leave campaign has picked up momentum and taken a three point lead over remain in the latest Observer/Opinium poll on the EU referendum. The Brexiters now stand on 43%, while 40% say they support the campaign to keep the UK in the union.
Tom Watson, the deputy Labour leader, has criticised party supporters who booed and hissed at the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg at a speech by Jeremy Corbyn, saying it undermined the leader’s message.