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General election 2017: Labour pledges to build 1m new homes

Labour councils have built on average 2,577 new homes between 2010 and this year, compared with 1,679 in Conservative-led areas, according to a Labour-commissioned study...

Better Together boss to stand for Scottish Labour

The other three incumbent members - Labour's Ian Murray, Tory Scottish Secretary David Mundell, and Lib Dem Alistair Carmichael - are all defending their seats.

New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised

Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill are among the Olympic stars recognised in a New Year Honours list which also includes big names from...

David Cameron says being PM 'the greatest honour' in final Downing Street speech

In the Commons, Conservative MPs rose as one to applaud Mr Cameron at the end of his 182nd PMQs session as prime minister, as did...

Tory leadership race renews historic battles

... have a tribe of her own but figures the traditional Tory right has adopted her as their best hope of getting into power. "You...

Nicky Morgan to force through choice of new Ofsted chief

The Liberal Democrats' education spokesman, John Pugh, said Mrs Morgan showed "arrogance and complacency". The Education Select Committee had taken the unusual step of not...

The David Cameron story

He led the Conservative Party for nearly 11 years - only Stanley Baldwin, Lady Thatcher and Sir Winston Churchill spent longer in the job in...

Should Canada's national anthem lyrics be gender-neutral?

"It is tragic that this is being done in a fashion where Canadians are being shut out," Peter Van Loan, a Conservative MP, said in...

Major attacks Vote Leave 'deceit' as Johnson defends campaign

The GuardianFormer PM Sir John Major has hit out at the "squalid" and "deceitful" campaign to get Britain out of the EU. He told Andrew...

Corbyn's 'loud and clear' EU message

Mr Corbyn said the Labour message was "loud and clear", that the Conservative Party was a bigger threat to the country than the European Union...

Revealed: The Bush-Major conversations

Sir John Major and George Bush senior overlapped in power between late 1990 and early 1993, and their close relationship is illustrated by transcripts of...

'Final countdown' in referendum campaign

The paper adds that Prime Minister David Cameron plans to step up campaigning as he battles to stop the debate sliding into an argument about...

EU referendum debate: MSPs vote overwhelmingly for UK to remain in EU

Ms Smith was joined in voting against the motion by seven Conservatives; Ms Mitchell and Mr Simpson, Ross Thomson, Alexander Stewart, Maurice Corry, Gordon Lindhurst...

Justin Trudeau – Is the honeymoon over for Canada's PM?

In 2011 he had to say sorry after swearing at Conservative MP Peter Kent, who is now suggesting Mr Trudeau enrols in anger management training.

Scores of UK stars back remaining in EU

Jude Law, Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch are among stars who have signed a letter saying Brexit would "damage" the creative industry. Almost 300 actors,...

Labour MP Pat Glass apologises after calling voter 'a horrible racist'

We have had Gordon Brown calling a Labour supporter a bigot, Emily Thornberry ridiculing a white van man displaying an English flag - and now...

Justin Trudeau accused of 'manhandling' Conservative MP

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has been accused of "manhandling" a Conservative MP as the House of Commons debated an assisted-dying bill. Video shows Mr...

prime ministers caught on mic

With just a few days until the 2010 general election, Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown was out and about on the campaign trail to try...

Been and Gone: The writer who created The Dirty Dozen

A move to Granada TV's World in Action programme gave him an opportunity to make a film exposing Poulson's links to government officials and the...

What is Boris Johnson's legacy for London?

And once the money injected by Gordon Brown's government ran out, the trajectory was downwards: 55,000 affordable homes in Johnson's first term; 45,000 in his...

Five Hillsborough myths dispelled by inquests jury

After the disaster, allegations emerged from "unnamed sources" - later established to be a Police Federation spokesman and the Sheffield Conservative MP, Irvine Patnick -...

Obama on the EU and Mind the Gap man dies

Image copyright Financial Times Image caption Saturday's Financial Times leads on a warning by former Conservative Chancellor Kenneth Clarke that it would be "farcical" for...

Iraq Inquiry report security checks 'to take two weeks'

Security checks on the Iraq War inquiry will take two weeks to complete - but publication is not expected until June or July, a minister...

Canada's New Democratic Party ousts Thomas Mulcair as leader

Huffington Post CanadaNew Democratic Party members in Canada are looking for a new leader after a surprise ousting of Thomas Mulcair. Tasked with figuring out...

Police chiefs aim to mark their mark

In neighbouring Cambridgeshire, the new Chief Constable, Alec Wood, has called in for a chat at the office in Cambourne of the PCC, Sir Graham...

Conservatives, Europe and the risks of a disunited party

The then prime minister, John Major, had a small parliamentary majority and large parliamentary problem: a party divided to the core over Britain's membership of...

Jeremy Corbyn distances himself from 'hostile' MPs list

... categorises us in this sort of childish way, I think it is really disappointing. "I just wish that the leader's office, if it comes...

Cameron attempts to heal Tory rifts over IDS resignation

MetroLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for Mr Osborne's resignation and Conservative MPs have spoken out against the leadership with Mr Duncan Smith's former ministerial...

Scottish Borders £92m digital deal promises 200 new jobs

Tim Gregory, UK president of CGI, said it was delighted to be involved. "As part of our commitment to ... Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk's SNP...

EU referendum: How football can influence voters (or not)

But when the voting verdict came in, Mr Wilson found himself being bundled out of Downing Street, and the Conservative leader, Edward Heath, taking his...

Theresa Villiers: Leaving EU is safer option

The Northern Ireland Secretary says she will vote to leave the EU "to take back control over our country and making our laws and controlling...

EU vote: Where the cabinet and other MPs stand

A deal has been done on renegotiating the UK's terms of membership of the EU and David Cameron has announced a 23 June referendum on...

EU vote: Where the cabinet and other MPs stand

A deal has been done on renegotiating the UK's terms of membership of the EU and David Cameron has announced a 23 June referendum on...

Labour's tortured relationship with the nuclear deterrent it created

Clement Attlee is revered on the left as the father of the NHS and the welfare state. .... by arguing that the money spent on...

Could John McDonnell ever be Labour leader?

New StatesmanThe badge might also be quite rare, because on neither occasion - when Tony Blair stepped down in 2007 and then when Gordon Brown...

How Kensington's Liverpool namesake fares badly in life

Among the suburb's notable former residents are the actors David Morrissey and the McGann brothers, director Terence Davies and singer Natasha Hamilton of Atomic Kitten...

Week ahead

Of all the scheduled events this week (there's no accounting for urgent questions or statements) the backbench debate on the future of the Financial Conduct...

Senior Tory quits party's bullying scandal inquiry

The CommentatorA senior Conservative official has quit his role overseeing the inquiry into bullying within the party, following an investigation by night. Newsnight had revealed...

Ex-Conservative chairman Cecil Parkinson dies aged 84

"But Cecil Parkinson was in reality a Thatcherite while John Major, as Margaret Thatcher eventually discovered, was not nearly as close to her, as she...

Labour 'in denial' about record warns election study

The study, conducted by Gordon Brown's ex-pollster Deborah Mattinson, suggests voters believe Labour is "in denial" about its "appalling" economic record. ... It found that...

Week ahead

Labour's shadow housing minister John Healey and the shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith are seeking to put pressure on the government over what...

Donald Trump gets Sarah Palin power

"In a Republican primary, everyone claims to be conservative and voters are pretty cynical," Mr Cruz told Mike Allen of Politico in August 2012. "I...

Cookies on the BBC website

In the Commons, the Conservative majority of 12 looked paper-thin, and susceptible to all manner of rebellions from a variety of different quarters: in the...

The ex-MPs who died in 2015

BBC News - part threeBBC NewsBetween 1984 and 1987 he was the vice-chairman of the Conservative Party and he was also party chairman John Gummer's...

Almost 300 years without a duvet

Millions of duvets are sold in the UK each year, but they weren't popular until the 1960s - even though an adventurer tried to introduce...

EU referendum: Heseltine warns of Tory 'civil war'

Conservative MP John Redwood hit back at Lord Heseltine's comments, telling : "I don't think he understands how well people get on with each other."...

What is the Young Britons' Foundation?

Telegraph.co.ukThe Young Britons' Foundation has been portrayed as a "Tory madrasa" used to teach young Conservatives the "dark arts" of politics. Its image hasn't been...

Syria strikes: Find out how your MP voted

Conservatives: Adam Afriyie (Windsor). Alan Mak (Havant). Alberto Costa (South Leicestershire). Alec Shelbrooke (Elmet and Rothwell). Alex Chalk (Cheltenham). Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire). Alok...

Ministers pull out of conference amid bullying scandal

Five senior Conservative ministers have pulled out of speaker engagements at the annual conference of the Young Britons Foundation - an organisation with close links...

The week ahead

The day's main event will be a general debate on the UK's role in the Middle East led by the Conservative Dr Phillip Lee, vice...