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General election 2017: Corbyn says Labour nuclear policy still 'under discussion'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:45:35 GMT

The Labour leader says "all aspects" of defence are up for review but the party insists it still backs Trident.

General election 2017: Tories to pledge energy bill cap

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:25:35 GMT

Reports say the plans could cut gas and electricity costs by £100 a year for 17 million families.

General election 2017: UKIP manifesto to pledge a burka ban

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:05:30 GMT

The party could also undertake not to stand against pro-Brexit MPs, its leader Paul Nuttall says.

General election 2017: Tony Blair says Brexit stance more important than party

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:22:06 GMT

The former prime minister urges voters not to elect candidates who "back Brexit at any cost".

General election 2017: Women's Equality Party leader to challenge MP Philip Davies

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:10:06 GMT

Sophie Walker accuses Philip Davies of misogyny but he calls her plans "extreme political correctness".

General election 2017: Labour wants four new bank holidays

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:31:42 GMT

They would be on each nation's patron saint day - 1 March, 17 March, 23 April and 30 November.

General Election: Leanne Wood decides against MP bid

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:21:08 GMT

The Plaid Cymru leader had suggested she could stand against Chris Bryant in the Rhondda.

General election 2017: PM says Tories are 'party of lower taxes'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:15:07 GMT

Theresa May says Labour wants to raise taxes - but does not commit to previous Tory pledges.

Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:19:22 GMT

Labour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the "public health emergency" if in power.

SNP rules not to endorse two sitting MPs as general election candidates

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:23:31 GMT

Michelle Thomson and Natalie McGarry have been sitting as independents amid ongoing police investigations.

Sir Eric Pickles to quit as MP

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:19:02 GMT

The former Conservative Party chairman is standing down as an MP after 25 years.

Parties race to choose candidates

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:50:52 GMT

Labour and the Tories have streamlined their procedures and are selecting many candidates centrally.

General election 2017: Tories move to dampen tax hike fears

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:25:53 GMT

Party sources say Philip Hammond was not hinting at rises when he spoke of tax "flexibility".

General election 2017: No cut to UK aid spending, says May

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:00:36 GMT

PM ends speculation over foreign aid budgets and the chancellor hints the Tories' pledge not to raise taxes may be dropped in their manifesto.

Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:08:49 GMT

Chief of UK's biggest union sees off "anti-Corbyn candidate," who claims he faced "intimidation" from officials.

Leave.EU investigated by watchdog over referendum 'offences'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:27:41 GMT

The Electoral Commission is examining "potential offences" in referendum donations declared by Leave.EU.

General election 2017: Corbyn attacks Tories over 'super-sized' classes

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:53:27 GMT

The Tories hit back at the Labour leader, saying his comments are a "massive own goal".

General election 2017: Lib Dem raise £500,000 in 48 hours

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:39:49 GMT

Tim Farron says donors have been "flocking" to the party since the snap election was called.

Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:19:09 GMT

The snap election means the controversial legislation cannot go through in time, ministers say.

Stadium row Tory MP faces deselection fight

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:57:31 GMT

A majority of his party's local executive council said they would vote to deselect David Mackintosh.

Battleground seats

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:25:47 GMT

Where do the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems have to fight hardest to win the general election?

Voters' guide

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:38:43 GMT

The UK will have a general election on 8 June. Here's what you need to know.

'Everything's basically on fire'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:44:11 GMT

News of a snap poll means many late nights and cancelled weekends for some over the coming weeks.

Signing up

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:00:39 GMT

Government figures show it is young people dominating registrations ahead of the election on 8 June.

Campaigner Corbyn

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:36:49 GMT

The BBC's Iain Watson analyses Jeremy Corbyn's first major general election speech.

Reality Check

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:46:16 GMT

Labour alleges that pupils in England's primary schools "are packed like sardines" in classrooms.

Who voted no

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:23:09 GMT

A total of 13 MPs voted against an early general election. We look at who they are and why they said no.

Reality Check

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:01:02 GMT

How much is spent on foreign aid and where does it go?

The papers

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:53:41 GMT

The UK's surprise election continues to dominate the front pages, with some focusing on manifesto pledges.

Snap poll

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:24:23 GMT

What does history say about Theresa May's chances of wining a bigger majority?

Reality Check

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:26:01 GMT

How did the Brexit timetable affect the decision to call an early general election?

Foreign press digest

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:57:38 GMT

Newspapers debate whether Theresa May made the right decision in calling a snap election.

Reality Check

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:31:06 GMT

About 90% of income tax is paid by the richest 50% of taxpayers.

Reality Check

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:30:29 GMT

The Conservatives go into the election campaign with a commanding lead in the opinion polls.

General election 2017: No! 'Larry the cat is not dead'

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:34:09 GMT

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.


Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:41:39 GMT

A profile of Conservative Party leader Theresa May, who has just called a general election.

What does it all mean?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:42:26 GMT

We answer your questions after Theresa May announced a surprise general election on 8 June.

Useful side-effect?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:12:00 GMT

The election will help the Conservatives put behind the embarrassment of the expenses affair.

The 2017 polls

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:58:17 GMT

A guide to the elections taking place in England, Scotland and Wales on 4 May, 2017.

Syrian crisis

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:34:10 GMT

It has not been a great week for Boris Johnson. Where does he stand at the end of it?


Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:55:11 GMT

Key points from the House of Commons Library's 50-page statistical guide to 25- to 34-year-olds.

Who's who

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:11:50 GMT

Profiles of eight people who will work out the detail of the exit deal.

Reality Check

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:57:59 GMT

BBC Reality Check correspondent Chris Morris analyses the detail of the European Parliament vote.

Rocky relations

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:31:29 GMT

Why have tensions arisen between the UK and Spain over the Rock and why is it important?

Great Repeal Bill

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:03:10 GMT

The government has set out plans to end the supremacy of EU law - here are the key talking points.

Reality Check

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:06:43 GMT

Jack Straw argues that Spain won't let Gibraltar get in the way of an EU trade deal for the UK.

How much does a General Election cost the parties?

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:16:21 GMT

Adam Fleming looks back on what the last General Election campaign cost.

French Election: Could there be another shock?

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:16:08 GMT

Is France now about to make it a hat-trick of shocks to the political establishment?

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn 'fed up with state of UK'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:17:02 GMT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is "angry and fed up" with the current state of the UK.

UKIP leader Nuttall on banning full-face veils

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:49:42 GMT

Paul Nuttall, the leader of UKIP, says he wants to ban full-face veils claiming they hinder integration.

Tony Blair says Brexit issue has tempted him to return to politics

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:42:07 GMT

Former Labour prime minister, Tony Blair, has told the BBC he feels so strongly about Brexit he has considered returning to politics.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:48:22 GMT

Don't get left outside on polling day - beat the deadline to have your say in the general election.

The most important election issue?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:58:55 GMT

Will voters decide on Brexit or other issues when it comes to casting a vote on 8 June?

Peer calls on union to explain why Coyne was suspended

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:50:51 GMT

Labour peer Baroness Prosser, a supporter of Mr Coyne, is "shocked" by the Unite union's actions.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:27 GMT

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.

Election 2017: Which MPs are standing down, and who might be standing?

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:16:56 GMT

Who is joining George Osborne in stepping down as an MP, and who plans to return?

Who's Who: Theresa May's cabinet

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:52:54 GMT

Theresa May is forming her government after becoming prime minister. Who is in - and out - of her first cabinet?

Shadow cabinet: The comings and goings under Corbyn, and the current line-up

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:25:59 GMT

Labour's top team has had several incarnations of late, and high turnover in four particular roles.

The Jeremy Corbyn Story: Profile of Labour leader

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:51:44 GMT

A profile of Jeremy Corbyn - the radical left wing MP who has now seen off a challenge to his leadership of the Labour Party.

Political party conferences 2016: At-a-glance guide

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:19:54 GMT

The best bits from the 2016 party conference season.

Who's staying and who's going in the shadow cabinet?

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:43:15 GMT

A string of members of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet have quit and Hilary Benn has been sacked. Who has gone and who remains? Here's a quick guide.

At-a-glance: Guide to Labour 2016 conference agenda

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:56:32 GMT

An at-a-glance guide to Labour's 2016 party conference agenda.

The referendum result in maps and charts

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:41:22 GMT

How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?

Who is Michel Barnier? Meet the EU's chief Brexit negotiator

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:41:58 GMT

Michel Barnier, who has moved seamlessly between jobs in Paris and Brussels, is the EU's chief Brexit negotiator.

In full: May's Brexit statement

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:56:57 GMT

The Prime Minister described the invoking of Article 50 as a "historic moment from which there can be no turning back."

Labour reshuffle: Diane Abbott made shadow home secretary

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:57:20 GMT

Diane Abbott becomes shadow home secretary as part of a Labour front bench reshuffle but critics say it has failed to unify the party.