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    1. May 22, 2015

      Scottish National party takes stewardship of two Commons committees

      The Scottish National party has secured the stewardship of two parliamentary committees that give it unprecedented influence...

    2. May 21, 2015

      House of Lords poised for more combative role

      It is a little after lunch and in the Brougham room of the House of Lords library a blue-suited baroness is quietly dozing...

    1. May 18, 2015

      ‘Giant’ John Bercow back in the Speaker’s seat as MPs reconvene

      John Bercow, the colourful and often controversial Speaker of the Commons, was returned to his post and hailed as a “giant”...

    2. May 15, 2015

      How Nuneaton swung behind the Tories

      Labour has a problem and her name is Jody Hall. The Nuneaton resident, who works in admin, is the daughter of a former coal...

    3. May 13, 2015

      Conservative vote rose in seats receiving extra government money

      The Conservative party won a bigger vote swing last week in areas where they had spent significant amounts of government...

    4. May 13, 2015

      Ennobled opponents prepare to disrupt Cameron’s plans

      After five years of coalition government and compromise, David Cameron’s Conservatives will resume business in the House of...

    5. FT Data

      May 12, 2015

      Britain's general election: why Labour lost

      Before Labour tear themselves apart trying to figure out how to proceed from the general election result it’s worth taking a...

    6. David Allen Green

      May 12, 2015

      Why repealing the Human Rights Act is not going to be easy

      The United Kingdom’s Conservative party no longer has to share power as part of a coalition. Now it has a majority in the...

    7. May 11, 2015

      David Cameron has to make sense of an unclear mandate

      The moral of the story is that nobody knows anything. On the eve of Britain’s general election these certainties ruled:...

    8. May 11, 2015

      Tim Farron hints at Lib Dem leadership bid

      Tim Farron has stolen a march on Norman Lamb, his rival for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, by securing the support...

    9. May 9, 2015

      General election: London swings to the left

      Amid terrible results in the UK as a whole, Labour sought consolation in the party’s performance in London, where it...

    10. May 8, 2015

      Tories tighten grip on councils as Labour retreats to heartlands

      The Conservatives have tightened their grip on England’s local councils after Thursday’s elections, echoing their success at...

    11. May 8, 2015

      Victory over two Eds better than one

      David Cameron went to Buckingham Palace at lunchtime to tell the Queen he had won a majority and not to worry her royal head...

    12. May 8, 2015

      After a famous win, the chance to restore the United Kingdom

      David Cameron’s election victory has sprung one of the biggest surprises of the modern British political era. After a...

    13. May 8, 2015

      Result marks miserable denouement of Clegg’s ambition

      William Hague recounts the story of how, after a day negotiating the Conservative -Liberal Democrat coalition government in...

    14. May 8, 2015

      General election: Tory majority spurs speculation over green policies

      The election of the first Conservative majority government in nearly 20 years has begun a round of speculation about the...

    15. Westminster Blog

      May 8, 2015

      Election live: Cameron's victory

      Welcome to our live election coverage, bringing you the latest reaction to the Tories winning an unexpected majority –...

    16. May 8, 2015

      Nick Clegg’s political legacy lies in tatters

      Nick Clegg believed his political legacy would be to show voters the benefits of European-style coalitions, the likes of...

    17. May 8, 2015

      The UK general election in five charts

      The Conservative party looks set to form the next government with its seat total rapidly approaching the 326 needed for a...

    18. May 8, 2015

      Pollsters and pundits make the wrong call on UK election

      With the notable exception of Scotland and the Scottish National party landslide, the pollsters were wrong about the 2015 UK...

    19. May 8, 2015

      Pollsters face independent inquiry after ‘terrible’ night

      General election — The night in pictures The British Polling Council has set up an independent inquiry into why the final...

    20. May 8, 2015

      UK election results

      The election was a triumph for the Scottish nationalists, who gained dozens of seats, and a disappointment for Labour. The...

    21. May 8, 2015

      Simon Hughes election loss reflects Lib Dem plight

      Just how steep a price the Liberal Democrats paid for their five-year coalition with the Conservatives was demonstrated with...

    22. May 8, 2015

      Cameron and Crosby vindicated as Conservatives head for victory

      Years will pass before we arrive at some understanding of what has just happened in Britain. David Cameron will struggle to...

    23. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron looks set to return to Downing Street while the SNP has swept up in...

    24. May 8, 2015

      Lib Dem ministers, Labour shadow chancellor among election victims

      A crop of top politicians including Nigel Farage, Ed Balls, Vince Cable, Danny Alexander and Douglas Alexander have lost...

    25. May 8, 2015

      Nick Clegg resigns as Liberal Democrats suffer electoral catastrophe

      Nick Clegg resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats on Friday, saying his party had suffered the worst losses in its...

    26. May 8, 2015

      David Cameron sweeps to victory in UK election

      David Cameron, UK prime minister, swept back into Downing Street after his centre-right Conservative party secured a...

    27. May 8, 2015

      Tories heading to best night at the polls since 1992

      David Cameron looked to be leading his party towards the Tories’ most successful night at the ballot box since 1992, as...

    28. May 8, 2015

      Conservative councils less likely to approve housebuilding schemes

      Local councils under Conservative control are less likely to approve large housebuilding schemes than Labour ones, according...

    29. May 7, 2015

      Conservatives secure stunning victory

      Key points ● David Cameron remains prime minister as Labour records worst election result since 1987 ● All 650 seats called...

    30. May 7, 2015

      General election: Preserving generous tax rules is key UK concern

      Preserving Britain’s generous tax treatment of interest costs has emerged as the top concern of large companies as they...

    31. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

    32. May 7, 2015

      General election: Brisk start as voters head to the polls

      Polling stations reported brisk early business on Thursday as people across the UK voted in a general election that...

    33. May 7, 2015

      General election: The key seats

      With polls predicting the closest UK general election result in decades, the outcome of each constituency will be closely...

    34. May 6, 2015

      General election: Six weeks that shaped the campaign

      Britain’s voters head to the polls on Thursday in what has been described as the closest election in a generation. Here are...

    35. May 6, 2015

      Last-minute tactical voting could decide the election

      David Cameron and Ed Miliband go into polling day with the final opinion polls putting Conservatives and Labour still neck...

    36. May 6, 2015

      Hi-vis jackets for a lo-vis UK general election

      Eighteen hours before the polls opened in the UK’s general election, the prime minister visited various southeast Asian...

    37. May 6, 2015

      Ukip candidate threatens to shoot Tory rival

      The UK Independence party’s misfiring election campaign has suffered another blow after one of its candidates was filmed...

    38. May 6, 2015

      General election: Cameron ‘still fighting for a majority’

      David Cameron has maintained he is “still fighting for a majority” as the election campaign reaches its final stage, but has...

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