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    1. May 9, 2016

      London borough of Barnet’s chief steps down after vote chaos

      The chief executive of the London borough responsible for an administrative blunder that led to thousands of voters...

    2. May 8, 2016

      Labour needs a positive path out of political irrelevance

      We hung on,” was the bullish response of Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, to the local election results. But...

    1. May 8, 2016

      British politics has broken out of the two-party system

      Politics has fragmented. London’s choice of Sadiq Khan as mayor grabbed the headlines — and rightly so. But the local...

    2. May 6, 2016

      UK elections leave Labour down, but not out

      Superficially, election night was not as bad as Labour had feared. But Jeremy Corbyn’s assessment was still grim: “We...

    3. May 6, 2016

      Ruth Davidson reanimates the moribund Scottish Tories

      The Scottish Conservative party is not used to good news. At almost every election since its wipeout in 1997 it has...

    4. May 6, 2016

      UK local elections keep pressure on Corbyn

      Jeremy Corbyn’s allies pleaded for him to be given more time to prove himself after a night of poor election results...

    5. May 6, 2016

      Ruth Davidson to get big boost from Scottish Tory success

      Ruth Davidson was a Conservative party star even before she pulled off the most stunning result in the Scottish Tories’...

    6. May 6, 2016

      Neil Hamilton returns to politics as Ukip advances in Wales

      It is not a free six-day stay at the Ritz Hotel in Paris with four-course meals and vintage champagne. But for Neil...

    7. May 6, 2016

      SNP wins third term but Tories gain ground in Scotland

      The Scottish National party has won a third term in power but narrowly lost its parliamentary majority, while the...

    8. May 6, 2016

      UK election results deepen Labour predicament

      Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday blithely predicted that his party was not going to lose any council seats in his first big...

    9. May 6, 2016

      Labour’s local election results are good news for the Tories

      It was expected to be a far worse election night for the Labour party. The suggestion that it was going to lose...

    10. May 4, 2016

      Corbyn faces first big test of his appeal to voters

      Jeremy Corbyn is facing his first significant test at the ballot box in Thursday’s local elections with Labour expected...

    11. May 4, 2016

      UK local elections - what is at stake on May 5?

      Q: What elections are taking place on Thursday? A: There are polls for the Scottish government; the Welsh and Northern...

    12. May 3, 2016

      Labour keep it local in Dudley in wake of leader’s woes

      Jeremy Corbyn is vowing to fight off any challenge to his leadership, defying those who predict that Labour losses in...

    13. April 29, 2016

      Ukip expects Welsh windfall in assembly elections

      Neil Hamilton saw his career as a Tory MP come to a crashing halt in 1997 after becoming embroiled in the...

    14. March 25, 2016

      Brexit takes centre stage in London’s mayoral race

      Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for London mayor, is to make the fight against Brexit a key campaign theme as he woos...

    15. Westminster Blog

      February 22, 2016

      Brexit - Cameron makes his case - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 18:45 on 22 Feb 2016. David Cameron is facing MPs for the first time since securing a...

    16. September 2, 2015

      Northern English cities back elected mayors

      Every large urban area in England could soon be run by an elected mayor after a breakthrough in George Osborne’s...

    17. May 14, 2015

      Osborne offers big cities a deal on self-rule

      George Osborne will on Thursday announce a law offering the big cities of England unprecedented new powers, but only if...

    18. May 10, 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...

    19. May 6, 2015

      Low-key local elections in England that make a real difference

      While the general election will be centre stage on Thursday, outside London in most of the rest of England, voters will...

    20. May 24, 2014

      Ukip election advance prompts attacks on Ed Miliband

      Ukip makes its mark in UK council elections Nigel Farage’s UK Independence party won council seats across the country...

    21. May 23, 2014

      Ukip election success prompts Labour party recriminations

      Nigel Farage predicted the earth would move and it did: a strong advance by the UK Independence party in local...

    22. May 23, 2014

      Vote points to hung parliament in 2015

      Projections from Thursday’s local elections point to a hung parliament in Britain’s 2015 general election with Labour...

    23. May 23, 2014

      Ukip’s blow to the political centre

      “The Ukip fox is in the Westminster henhouse,” crowed Nigel Farage, leader of the populist UK Independence party, after...

    24. May 23, 2014

      Ukip still faces struggle for success in 2015 general election

      Despite its success in Thursday’s local elections, Ukip still faces a struggle to win seats in next year’s general...

    25. May 23, 2014

      Tories hold nerve after election losses

      David Cameron has a common refrain when considering the political threat posed by Ed Miliband: “I’d rather have my...

    26. May 23, 2014

      Ukip victors cite voters’ dislike of Westminster

      It may have been a political “earthquake” but Ron Hurrell slept through it. The 87-year-old Ukip candidate unseated Pam...

    27. May 23, 2014

      Farage says Ukip vote breakthrough heralds four-party politics

      Counting continues in UK local elections as Ukip makes its mark Nigel Farage has claimed that the UK Independence party...

    28. May 23, 2014

      Ukip takes the saloon vote – other parties should look elsewhere

      What just happened? There is a simple way to describe the local election results. Labour sweeps London. The UK...

    29. May 23, 2014

      Wise answers needed to the Ukip surge

      Nigel Farage insists his UK Independence party must now be taken seriously following its local election success. This...

    30. May 23, 2014

      Ukip advance shakes UK’s major parties

      By George Parker Ukip makes its mark in UK council elections Nigel Farage predicted that the earth would move and it...

    31. May 23, 2014

      Ukip fails to win over London voters

      The UK Independence party has failed to gain as much traction in London as it has in the UK regions, with local...

    32. May 23, 2014

      Ukip delivers blow to Labour in the north

      The advance of the UK Independence party has disrupted all three traditional parties across the country, early election...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2014

      Spin politics in Oxford

      Eddie Keogh/Reuters A public launderette was used as a polling station in Oxford, England on Thursday. Opinion polls...

    34. May 21, 2014

      Working-class ‘culture change’ aids Ukip

      St Anne’s ward in Sunderland, home to one of Britain’s biggest council es­tates, is emblematic of the UK Independence...

    35. May 21, 2014

      Labour hopes Barnet backlash will wrest seats from Tories

      At Friern Barnet Community Library, in the comfortable north London suburbs, a handmade sign above the counter urges:...

    36. May 21, 2014

      UK’s open economy under threat, George Osborne to warn

      George Osborne will warn on Thursday night that Britain’s status as an open market economy is under threat. The...

    37. May 21, 2014

      Miliband muddles name of councillor in day of mishaps

      Ed Miliband endured an awkward day on the campaign trail on Tuesday as he failed to recognise the name of a senior...

    38. May 20, 2014

      Nigel Farage pulls out of ‘carnival’ rally after racism claims

      Nigel Farage pulled out of a “carnival” themed election rally on Tuesday after the leader of a steel band booked by the...

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