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General election 2017: May says Tories would not raise VAT

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:10:42 GMT

The prime minister also declines to back David Cameron's 2015 pledge for a "five-year tax lock".

Reform 'high stakes' primary tests, MPs urge

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:28:14 GMT

High pressure tests narrow the curriculum in England and cause stress in pupils, say MPs.

MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:00:07 GMT

Drivers and couriers for companies like Uber and Deliveroo need full worker rights, MPs say.

Tim Farron says 'I'm a bit of a Eurosceptic'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:10:17 GMT

The Liberal Democrat leader is hoping his party can win votes from Remain supporters.

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to plug 'school funding black hole'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:55:56 GMT

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn tells head teachers he will plug a £3bn gap in school funding in England.

Triple-lock: Call for pensions policy to be revamped

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:11:29 GMT

Former pensions minister Steve Webb calls for pension increases that target those most in need.

Green heating system accused of causing 'fuel poverty'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:47:23 GMT

The government says district heating networks should cut bills, but some say they are beset with problems.

May vows to protect pensions from 'unscrupulous bosses'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:59:09 GMT

The Tories promise to protect company pensions, while Labour pledges to improve workers' rights.

David Cameron buys £25,000 garden shed 'to write in'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:16:02 GMT

The former prime minister says he wants to use the shepherd's hut to write a book.

Household food waste level 'unacceptable'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:03:31 GMT

Changing rules on best before dates and the sale of "wonky vegetables" could help cut waste, MPs say.

Brexit: EU demands 'serious UK response' on citizens' rights

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:59:40 GMT

The top EU figure puts rights centre stage as the EU-27 formally approve negotiating guidelines.

General Election 2017: May urges Scots to 'strengthen Union'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:55:06 GMT

The prime minister speaks at a rally during her first election campaign trip to Scotland.

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn defends leadership style

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:02:34 GMT

The Labour leader also used his speech to urge young people to register to vote and back him.

General election 2017: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall to stand in Boston and Skegness

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:03:02 GMT

The UKIP leader will seek votes in the seat that recorded the highest Leave vote last year.

Jack Monroe to stand for National Health Action Party

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:51:52 GMT

The food blogger and activist will fight for the Tory-held seat of Southend West.

Isle of Wight MP steps down after 'gay danger remark'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:28:55 GMT

Andrew Turner was said to have told sixth formers homosexuality was "wrong" and "dangerous to society".

How ministers rejected Sturgeon Brexit plan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:58:11 GMT

The UK government's rejection of the Scottish government's Brexit proposals is published for the first time.

General election 2017: Key Corbyn allies not selected by Labour

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:18:20 GMT

Failing to get Jeremy Corbyn supporters nominated could have significance beyond the next election.

Northampton Town loan: MP David Mackintosh to stand down

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:19:06 GMT

David Mackintosh was facing deselection over a row about a loan to Northampton Town FC.

General election 2017: UKIP needed to stop Brexit 'backsliding'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:46:47 GMT

Paul Nuttall says Brexit is a "job half done" and UKIP MPs are needed to see it through.

MP's aide Samuel Armstrong denies Parliament rape charges

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:30:33 GMT

Samuel Armstrong is suspended from his role as chief of staff to MP Craig Mackinlay.

Blair's legacy

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:45:10 GMT

Tony Blair came to power 20 years ago - how did he change the UK and what is his lasting legacy?

Doing a deal

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:02:30 GMT

UKIP and the Greens are making electoral pacts with rival parties - what's going on?

Voters' guide

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:56:58 GMT

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

'Strong leadership'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:52:31 GMT

There is a stark difference between a strong leader and a strong leadership, says Archie Brown.

First rung

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:45:22 GMT

A father and son's experiences of starting out on the housing ladder

Repeat to fade

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:41:08 GMT

The Tories crammed 16 mentions of their election slogan into Prime Minister's Questions - does the tactic work?

Cash from crowds

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:45:24 GMT

Election candidates are turning to crowdfunding sites to raise money for the snap general election.

Best clashes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:34:31 GMT

With a general election looming, this could be the final time the two party leaders lock horns.

Reality Check

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:56:54 GMT

How does the cost of the triple-lock compare with other ways of protecting pensions?

Reality Check

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:01:53 GMT

Reality Check looks at how much aspects of Labour's NHS proposals could cost.

Cunning plan

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:26:47 GMT

Labour has a clear Brexit plan but some in the party would prefer more robust opposition to the Tory position.

Tactical election

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:52:59 GMT

Brexit may encourage more pacts between political parties in the run-up to the general election.

Reality Check

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:06:00 GMT

The prime minister says the record number of jobs is evidence of her strong leadership.

Party-by-party: Brexit

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:13:44 GMT

The issue of Brexit looms large over the general election - here's where the parties stand.

Clock ticking

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:46:42 GMT

What will snap election mean for a host of government bills yet to be approved by Parliament?

'Getting radical'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:30:02 GMT

UKIP searches for a new unique selling point after Theresa May steals a march on Brexit.

Reality Check

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:16:11 GMT

Official figures suggest that the number of children in poverty in Scotland has jumped to 260,000.

Battleground seats

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:36:27 GMT

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

'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?

General Election 2017: Theresa May denies 'robotic' message

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:10:33 GMT

The prime minister is challenged on her repeated use of the phrase "strong and stable".

General Election 2017: Corbyn 'wants low taxes for low earners'

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:53:01 GMT

The Labour leader says the party wants to change tax policies at the top end of the earnings scale.

General Election 2017: May 'heading for coronation' - Farron

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:45:00 GMT

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron vows to turn the general election into a "desperately-needed contest".

Student horrified by MP 'gay comments'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:08:53 GMT

Esther Poucher, 16, asked MP Andrew Turner a question at college - hours later he stepped down.

General Election 2017: Corbyn defends leadership style

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:49:30 GMT

The Labour leader says people can make up their own minds - and criticises "presidential" Theresa May.

General Election 2017: Vote for me, vote for Union - May

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:52:08 GMT

The prime minster promises to strengthen ties with Scotland if she wins the election.

Ed Balls Day: Is it that time already?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:22:07 GMT

Ed Balls' "Ed Balls" tweet has become the stuff of legend. Here's a short video to mark what has become Ed Balls Day.

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

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:54:39 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?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:07:47 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.