MPs have voted in favour of replacing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons programme in another day of extraordinary events at Westminster which saw Jeremy Corbyn yet again clash with a majority of his own backbenchers.
Thangam Debbonaire, the Labour MP who was mistakenly appointed to a shadow ministerial role by Jeremy Corbyn, said she spent six weeks working on her brief while having treatment for cancer before she was told she did not have the job.
A former Tory peer accused of submitting false expenses has been formally acquitted after parliament made an unexpected intervention in the case.
Boris Johnson will have to share Chevening, the grace-and-favour home traditionally used by the foreign secretary, with Liam Fox and David Davis – the two other cabinet ministers in charge of implementing Brexit.
Tim Farron, the Lib Dem leader, has said he would look seriously at a credible new party or alliance to oppose the Tories, saying he would “write nothing off”.
The Labour party will set up a National Investment Bank (NIB) and a network of regional banks to mobilise the economy, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.
Nicola Sturgeon will consider holding a second referendum on Scottish independence in 2017 if the Westminster government starts to leave the EU without settling the UK-wide approach promised by Theresa May.
Labour and other parties have a responsibility to stamp out vitriolic online abuse that is threatening to stifle democracy and all too frequently targets women, Yvette Cooper has said.
Owen Smith has launched his campaign for the Labour leadership by vowing to re-write the party’s constitution to put tackling inequality at the heart of their pitch for government.
Allies of Theresa May have released details of letters they say the then home secretary wrote to David Cameron making the case for an emergency brake on EU migration amid negotiations before the Brexit referendum, rejecting charges she did not back him on the issue.
Jeremy Corbyn’s allies have proposed a system under which the leader would appoint his own shadow cabinet and then put the entire team to a vote of Labour MPs, the Guardian understands.
David Cameron’s director of communications, Craig Oliver, is publishing an insider’s account of the EU referendum campaign with his memoir, Unleashing Demons.