Scotland’s first female first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced a new cabinet with a 50/50 gender balance, after pledging to put equality at the heart of government.
Tom Watson, the former Labour vice-chairman, has condemned a decision by the Labour leader to take over part of the conduct of all parliamentary selections from the middle of next month.
Ukip has seized its second seat at Westminster in as many months, defeating the Conservatives by 2,920 votes in the closely-fought Rochester and Strood byelection.
Born in July 1960, Emily Thornberry was raised on a council estate outside Guildford by her mother, a teacher and Labour councillor, after her parents divorced when she was seven. Her father Cedric Thornberry was an academic and human rights lawyer.
Conservative chief whip Michael Gove has hit back at Ukip claims that two MPs are on the verge of joining Nigel Farage, saying he is “absolutely 100%” sure there will be no more defections in the wake of the Rochester & Strood byelection.
A new YouGov poll shows that if candidates from smaller parties, like the Greens and UKIP, had a chance of winning, more people would vote for such parties.
Boris Johnson has revealed that he is refusing to pay a tax demand issued to him by US authorities – despite previously lambasting the US embassy in London over its failure to pay the congestion charge.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is playing a political blinder. In footballing terms, he's scored a hat-trick before half-time and his team look on the way to a famous victory.
On Tuesday, chief whip Michael Gove told all the Conservative backbenchers that there was so little going on in parliament that they might as well stay at home on Thursdays.
Kenneth Clarke has launched a frontal assault on David Cameron’s EU reform plans, declaring that he was seeking to dismantle one of Margaret Thatcher’s greatest legacies by challenging the free movement of people in the EU.
Jeremy Corbyn has set up an independent inquiry into antisemitism within Labour as he battles to assert control over a party in turmoil on the eve of crucial local elections.
Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to suspend his close ally Ken Livingstone for making inflammatory remarks about Hitler and Zionism, after facing a revolt among Labour MPs about antisemitism within the party.
Britain’s EU membership is worth the multibillion-pound fee, and it is right for smaller countries with weaker economies to get more of the pot, David Cameron has said.