Politics

Will England's or Scotland's results at Euro 2024 affect the general election?

For only the second time, a general election campaign will coincide with a major football tournament.

General election called for 4 July, as Rishi Sunak says 'now is the moment for Britain to choose its…

Rishi Sunak has called a general election for 4 July, saying "now is the moment for Britain to choose its future".

Sky correspondent removed from Rishi Sunak's first Conservative general election campaign event

Rishi Sunak's first campaign event got off to a chaotic start as a Sky News broadcast team was removed from the venue.

Sunak has gambled on election date knowing success under any definition is hard

Rishi Sunak has made the calculation that 4 July is, if not the best election date for the Conservatives, then the least worst.

General election 2024: Rishi Sunak has gone against his reputation for caution and turned out to be…

In 1997, Labour told us "Things Can Only Get Better", before Tony Blair won a landslide general election victory.

Why there are rumours Rishi Sunak may call an election sooner rather than later

Stephen Flynn, the SNP's Westminster leader, took his opportunity at PMQs to ask the question which seems to be on everyone's lips in Westminster -…

Craig Mackinlay: Standing ovation for MP who had hands and feet amputated as he returns to parliament

An MP who had both his hands and feet amputated after contracting sepsis has been welcomed back to the House of Commons with a standing ovation.

Health and care worker visa applications down 76% this year

There has been a sharp fall in the number of overseas health and care workers applying for visas in the first few months of this year compared with…

Equalities watchdog investigating DWP over treatment of disabled people on benefits

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is investigating the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over suspicions it broke the law in its…

Infected blood scandal victims 'could receive more than £2m compensation'

People infected with deadly viruses due to the tainted blood scandal could receive more than £2m in compensation, according to government documents.

Rishi Sunak appears to bow to cabinet pressure over graduate visa scheme

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has bowed to pressure from some of his senior cabinet colleagues over proposed changes to the graduate visa scheme.

David Lammy speech interrupted by pro-Palestinian protesters

A group of pro-Palestinian protesters have interrupted a speech by Labour's shadow foreign secretary, accusing him of being "complicit in genocide".

IPP sentences: Labour won't back bid to help 'desperate' prisoners

Families of offenders serving an "inhumane" prison sentence abolished more than a decade ago have said they are "bitterly disappointed" after a proposal…

Vaughan Gething: 'Very difficult' time for government, says Wales's first minister

Wales's first minister Vaughan Gething has said it has been a "very difficult time for members across the government".

Extending police powers over protests unlawful, High Court rules

The government's attempt to lower the threshold for police intervening in protests was unlawful, the High Court has ruled.