Politics

Labour Party veteran Harriet Harman to stand down as an MP at next election after 40 years in Commons

Labour's Harriet Harman, the longest continuous serving female MP in the Commons, has announced that she will not be standing for the party at the…

COVID-19: Community transmission of Omicron variant across multiple regions of England, says Sajid Javid

Cases of the Omicron variant in people without any travel history have been confirmed in the UK meaning it is now being transmitted within the community,…

Minister says he'd be 'surprised' if there weren't any drug users in Houses of Parliament

A minister has told Sky News he would be "surprised" if there were not any users of illegal drugs in the Houses of Parliament.

Drug users face removal of passports and driving licences under Boris Johnson's new 10-year plan

Harsher punishments to deter drug use, including the removal of passports and driving licences, night-time curfews and travel bans like those imposed…

Priti Patel: FDA union loses court challenge over PM's decision to back home secretary over bullying…

The FDA union has lost a High Court challenge over Boris Johnson's decision to back Priti Patel following accusations that she bullied staff.

Can the government's drug strategy be tough on addiction as well as crime?

Drugs are a scourge on society, devastate lives and fuel violent and acquisitive crime, Boris Johnson has said - in an analysis few would disagree…

'Wrong' for Christmas party in Number 10 last year, says Dominic Raab - but he dismisses 'unsubstantiated…

It would have been "wrong" for a Christmas party to have been held in Downing Street last year, deputy prime minister Dominic Raab has admitted - but…

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: National investigation launched over six-year-old's murder

There will be a national investigation into the murder of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

COVID-19: Met Police 'considering' complaints that Downing Street Christmas parties broke rules

Scotland Yard is "considering" complaints from two Labour MPs about Christmas parties held in Downing Street last year that allegedly broke coronavirus…

Old Bexley and Sidcup: Conservatives retain southeast London seat in by-election prompted by death of…

The Conservatives have held on to the southeast London seat of Old Bexley and Sidcup after a by-election prompted by the death of MP James Brokenshire…

COVID-19: NHS booking website to be updated in days as coronavirus booster programme sped up

The speeding up of COVID booster jabs in England will happen no later than 13 December, NHS bosses have said.

All Out Politics podcast: State of the parties and Labour reshuffle

Adam Boulton and guests look at the state of the parties after this week's Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election in which the Conservatives held the seat…

COVID-19: Met Police yet to receive complaint over claims Downing Street breached COVID rules with party…

The Metropolitan Police has not received any complaints about an alleged party in Downing Street last year when indoor socialising was banned under…

Labour Party's main union backer Unite to make further cut to funding under Sir Keir Starmer

Labour's main union backer has further distanced itself from Sir Keir Starmer's leadership and will cut political donations to the party.

Dame Margaret Hodge: Veteran Labour MP to stand down at next election

Veteran Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge has announced she intends to stand down at the next general election.