Elsewhere, Mr Johnson lost half of the Conservative seats in Scotland as the SNP made a strong comeback under Nicola Sturgeon. Part of that comeback included taking Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson's constituency of East Dunbartonshire, summing up the Lib Dem's woeful night. … [Read more...] about How the Conservative Party won an election majority, in maps and charts
Voting in a general election
The third General Election in less than five years has been largely dominated by the 2016 vote to leave the European Union - with Labour pledging to give voters another say in a second referendum, while the Tories have vowed to take the UK out of the EU next month. … [Read more...] about Nicola Sturgeon apologises for fist-pumping celebration of Jo Swinson losing her seat after dreadful election campaign
The London mayoral candidates, Labour's Sadiq Khan with his wife left, and Tory Zac Goldsmith with his wife Alice, right, both emerged to vote early today. They face a long wait for a declaration as the City Hall race will not be counted until tomorrow … [Read more...] about New London mayor could face a legal challenge after election day blunder by Tory-run council saw furious voters turned away from polling stations
The byelection was called following the death of Michael Meacher, a left-winger who had represented the constituency in its various guises for 45 years. He died aged 75 on 20 October, shortly after seeing a dream fulfilled with Corbyn’s leadership triumph. Once described as “Tony Benn’s vicar on earth” because of his evangelical zeal for far-left politics, Meacher was one of the very few Labour MPs who nominated Corbyn for the leadership because they actually wanted him to win. … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn hails ‘vote of confidence’ after Labour win Oldham byelection
The NHS and social care At-a-glance: 50,000 extra nurses to be recruited 50 million extra GP appointments a year £34 billion extra funding a year for NHS Cross-party agreement sought to solve social care crisis 40 new hospitals Free hospital parking for selected patients and staff An extra 50,000 nurses would be recruited into the NHS to combat acute shortages under a Conservative Government. … [Read more...] about Conservative Party manifesto: What are Boris Johnson’s policies and NHS plans?