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From BBC News - UK Politics on June 24, 2019, 8:47 a.m.

Brexit: 'Dozen' Tories could back no confidence vote, says Ellwood

Minister Tobias Ellwood says opponents of a no-deal Brexit "have the numbers" to threaten the government.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 24, 2019, 7:57 a.m.

Facebook: Nick Clegg says 'no evidence" Russia influenced Brexit

There is "absolutely no evidence" Russia influenced the Brexit result using Facebook says Clegg.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 24, 2019, 7:10 a.m.

Ford Bridgend: 'Taskforce didn't meet for eight months'

Ford announced it will close its Bridgend engine plant in autumn 2020, with the loss of 1,700 jobs.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 24, 2019, 6:26 a.m.

Brexit: Single UK-Irish food zone suggested by report

The proposal is aimed at avoiding checks on the Irish border after Brexit, but could face major hurdles.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 24, 2019, 6 a.m.

Facebook: Nick Clegg says 'no evidence' of Russian interference in Brexit vote

Sir Nick Clegg says Facebook found no "significant attempt" by outside forces to sway the 2016 vote.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 24, 2019, 4:15 a.m.

Jeremy Hunt tells Boris Johnson 'don't be a coward' over scrutiny

Jeremy Hunt said he was "not interested" in Boris Johnson's private life, but challenged him to a TV debate.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 24, 2019, 1:17 a.m.

Nicola Sturgeon urged to speed up child poverty benefit

Poverty campaigners write to the first minister urging her to bring in a new benefit to tackle child poverty sooner.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 23, 2019, 4:35 p.m.

Brexit: 'Time has passed' for a Labour deal

Shadow cabinet minister Andrew Gwynne says any agreement should go "back to the people".

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 23, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

Jeremy Hunt would not allow UK break up

Boris Johnson's rival to replace Theresa May says he would defend the union with "every drop of blood in my veins".

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 23, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Tory MP Glyn Davies backs Chris Davies for by-election

Chris Davies lost his seat after almost 20% of the electorate signed a petition to remove him.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 23, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

Liam Fox criticises Boris Johnson's Brexit plan

The international trade secretary insisits the EU will apply trade tariffs in a no-deal Brexit.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 23, 2019, 1:01 p.m.

Boris Johnson: 'It's always easier to just give an explanation', says Fox

But Liam Fox said the row recorded at Boris Johnson's home should not be a distraction from policy.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 23, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Boris Johnson should give 'explanation' for home row

Cabinet minister Liam Fox says it would be "easier" if the PM contender explained a row at his home.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 23, 2019, 5:33 a.m.

Boris Johnson: 'Frightened' neighbour defends recording partner row

Tom Penn said he was "frightened" and worried about the safety of his neighbours when he called police.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 23, 2019, 2:35 a.m.

Tory leadership: Who gets to choose the UK's next prime minister?

It is not now MPs who will get to decide between Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 23, 2019, 12:23 a.m.

Diversity concern as Scottish Parliament nears 20th anniversary

Warnings that the Scottish Parliament has "gone backwards" when it comes to the diversity of its MSPs.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 22, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions about 'home row'

The Tory leadership candidate was pressed about reports of an argument with his partner.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 22, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions over row with partner

Mr Johnson tells a Tory hustings "people did not want to hear" about the reported row between him and his partner.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 22, 2019, 6:01 a.m.

Tory leadership: Hunt seeks change to TV debate schedule

ITV's head-to-head debate between Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson will take place after voting begins.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Boris Johnson: Police 'called to Tory leadership contender's home'

The Guardian reports that police were called to the London home of Boris Johnson and his partner on Friday after a neighbour heard a loud argument.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

UK 'wasting time' during Brexit extension – Donald Tusk

The president of the European Council says he's "not happy" with how Britain is using its extra months.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 2:36 p.m.

Tory leadership: Jeremy Hunt says contest is about trust

Jeremy Hunt says Tories must decide whether he or Boris Johnson will get the best Brexit outcome.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Mark Field suspended as minister after grabbing activist

Mark Field says he regrets intervention after chancellor's speech at City of London event was interrupted.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

MP Chris Davies unseated after petition triggers by-election

By-election to be held in Brecon and Radnorshire after petition to remove Tory MP convicted of false expenses claim

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Question Time: Grandmother of 14 calls for politicians to act on knife crime

Politicians criticised by Question Time audience member in passionate speech about knife crime.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 6:10 a.m.

Carney: '150,000 firms not fully ready for no-deal Brexit'

The Bank of England Governor says firms lack the paperwork for EU trade in the event of no-deal.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 5:13 a.m.

MP Mark Field accused of assaulting Greenpeace activist

Mark Field says he reacted "instinctively" after footage showed him physically ejecting a female activist.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 3:46 a.m.

Tory leadership: Tactical voting claims over Johnson and Hunt win

Questions are raised over what tactics were used to knock Michael Gove out of the contest.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 1:41 a.m.

Northern Powerhouse 'undermined' by austerity, five years on

Five years since launch, more northern children live in "poor" households, despite economic growth.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 1:25 a.m.

Electric and petrol cars: Views of Milton Keynes drivers

Electric cars are expensive, the batteries run out and then they have to be charged up, but why are they so popular in Milton Keynes?

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 12:53 a.m.

Tory leadership: Probe after MP called 'disgrace' by colleague

Tory Antoinette Sandbach says WhatsApp texts also told her to quit the party for backing Rory Stewart.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 21, 2019, 12:03 a.m.

Convicted Tory MP Chris Davies awaits recall petition result

Chris Davies, who was convicted for a false expenses claim, finds out later if he has been unseated.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Climate protesters disrupt Hammond's Mansion House speech

Climate change protesters disrupt Chancellor Philip Hammond's Mansion House speech.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Climate protesters interrupt Hammond's Mansion House speech

The chancellor was addressing a City of London event at the Mansion House for the financial services industry.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

'Underdog' Hunt to 'prove people wrong'

Jeremy Hunt says he is confident of winning the Tory Party leadership and succeeding as PM.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Minister apologises for homeless 'tinkers' email

One homeless charity says Heather Wheeler should resign over the comments found in an email.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Track record: Boris Johnson

The record of the man who is the frontrunner in the race to become the next prime minister.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

Track record: Jeremy Hunt

The former longest-serving health secretary hopes to beat Boris Johnson to the job of prime minister.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Tory leadership: Stage set for Johnson v Hunt

How will the campaign between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt play out?

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Tory leadership: Johnson or Hunt to be new party leader

Michael Gove is narrowly voted out of the Conservative leadership race, with Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt facing members who will pick a new leader.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Tory leadership contest down to final two

Jeremy Hunt is to face Boris Johnson in the race to be the next PM after Michael Gove is eliminated in the latest Tory leadership ballot.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

BBC to review vetting process after criticism of Tory leadership debate

It comes after criticism of the selection of guests on a Tory leadership debate programme.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Harvey Proctor: Murder and abuse claims 'horrendous', says former MP

Harvey Proctor breaks down while giving evidence at the trial of alleged VIP abuse fantasist Carl Beech.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

EU faces tense talks over top jobs in Brussels

There is intense national rivalry over the successors to Jean-Claude Juncker and other key figures.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 1:16 p.m.

Tory leadership race: Javid eliminated from contest

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove are voted through to the final round of the Tory leadership contest, with Sajid Javid eliminated.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 1:11 p.m.

Javid out of Tory leadership contest

Sajid Javid is out of Tory leadership contest leaving three contenders vying for the job and to be next PM.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Stella Creasy's maternity calls 'divert attention' from other women, says MP

Stella Creasy's calls for maternity cover for MPs "divert attention" from other women, says Tory MP.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

MPs announce citizens' assembly on climate change

The panel, announced by six UK Parliament committees, will meet over several weekends in the autumn.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Saudi arms sales: Court of Appeal demands review

Campaigners win a legal challenge over the UK government's decision to allow arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Brexit would 'diminish' UK, says Dutch PM Mark Rutte

The Dutch PM said there was "no point" in further negotiations, unless the UK changed its red lines.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 4:40 a.m.

Online porn age-checks for under-18s 'face new delay'

Changes aimed at stopping under-18s viewing explicit content were due to come into force next month.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 20, 2019, 3:36 a.m.

Tory leadership: MPs to choose final two candidates

Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove and Sajid Javid are vying to join frontrunner Boris Johnson as the last two candidates.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 11:42 p.m.

Brexit: Philip Hammond to warn war chest may disappear

The chancellor will say billions he has set aside may be "soaked up" if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Tory leadership: MPs 'not ready' for no-deal warnings, says Stewart

Rory Stewart says some Conservative MPs “don’t seem to be ready" for warnings he has made about the effect of a no-deal Brexit.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Tory leadership contest: Rory Stewart knocked out

Co-chair of the 1922 Committee Charles Walker unveils the results for the latest round of voting for Tory leader.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

Rory Stewart out of Tory leadership race

Four are left in the race to be the next PM as Rory Stewart is knocked out of the Tory leadership contest, winning just 27 votes.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

How much has social care been cut?

During a live debate, Jeremy Hunt suggested cuts in social care had gone too far.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Fortnite makers grilled by MPs over game safety

MPs ask whether Epic Games does enough to prevent users spending too much time or money on the game.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

PMQs: Tonia Antoniazzi asks PM about medical cannabis

A Labour MP asks the prime minister why families are still waiting for medical cannabis to treat children with severe epilepsy.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Tory leadership candidates' Brexit plans - in 50 words

How will the remaining candidates get a deal through Parliament? And what happens if it's voted down?

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 2:11 p.m.

Brexit: Labour MPs urge Corbyn not to go 'full Remain'

Labour MPs in Leave areas urge their leader not to fully embrace another Brexit referendum.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

SNP MP Ian Blackford brands Boris Johnson 'racist' at PMQs

Ian Blackford refuses to withdraw his claim that the Tory leadership front runner is "racist" and "stoking division".

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 12:55 p.m.

PMQs: Corbyn asks May about 'unsafe' Grenfell-style cladding

Jeremy Corbyn asks why 328 high-rise buildings in the UK still have "Grenfell-style" cladding on them, two years after the fire.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 12:52 p.m.

PMQs: Blackford, Bercow and May on Boris Johnson quotes

The SNP Westminster leader is asked by the Speaker to withdraw claims of racism about quotes from Tory leadership candidate Boris Johnson.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Holiday pay case could cover all NI civil servants

It follows a £40m case brought by 3,700 police officers over holiday pay dating back 20 years.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

Minimum alcohol price law in Wales delayed to 2020

Plans have been held up after an EU member state - Portugal - intervened.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Dominic Raab throws support behind Boris Johnson

Dominic Raab tells the BBC he is backing Boris Johnson in the Conservative party leadership contest. Mr Raab was knocked out of the second round of the contest.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Leadership debate: BBC defends vetting process after imam's tweets

Abdullah Patel's controversial tweets surfaced after he asked a question during the leadership debate.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 11:13 a.m.

Would you call this a vegetable tube?

Why some people aren't happy that words like 'burger' and 'sausage' are being used to describe vegan products.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

Tory leadership: Stewart considering 'combining forces with Gove'

Rory Stewart says he is in talks with Michael Gove - hours before a third vote in the leadership race.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 9:38 a.m.

Tory leadership rivals back Islamophobia inquiry

The five remaining candidates agree after questioning during a TV debate.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 4:42 a.m.

Tory leader debate: 5 candidates, 5 things

With the race to be the next PM down to five candidates, what stood out in the debate?

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, 12:21 a.m.

Tory leadership race: Your views on leadership candidates' debate

How did the candidates for Conservative leader fare in the BBC's Our Next Prime Minister debate?

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 19, 2019, midnight

I'm in work 'but still struggling to get by'

Poverty among those who are working has risen, but many more people are now in work, research indicates.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 11:47 p.m.

Tory leadership race: Five key moments from debate

The talking points as the remaining candidates hoping to be PM are questioned by the public.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Tory leadership race: Fact-checking the claims

Reality Check assesses some of the claims made in the leadership debate.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Tory leadership: Johnson, Hunt, Gove, Javid, Stewart on Islamophobia

After witnessing the impact of Islamophobic rhetoric, Imam Abdullah asks candidates whether they agree that words have consequences.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Ruth Davidson: 'Deliver Brexit, but not at expense of UK'

Ruth Davidson tells Tory members who would put Brexit ahead of the union to "take a long, hard look at themselves".

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Tory leadership: Johnson, Hunt, Gove, Javid, Stewart on resolving the Irish border issue

The five men who could be the next Tory leader and PM were asked about resolving the Irish border issue.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Tory leadership candidates on health and social care

Tina, who has fostered more than 100 children, asked candidates about cuts to health and social care.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Tory leadership: Johnson, Hunt, Gove, Javid, Stewart on Brexit

The first question to the five men who could be the next Tory leader and PM was about a Brexit date guarantee.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 6:42 p.m.

Who will replace Theresa May?

Runners and riders in the race to be the new Conservative leader and prime minister.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

What would you ask the Conservative leadership candidates?

From questions on Brexit to the NHS, we asked people what they would ask during tonight's debate.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Brexit: Where do candidates stand?

Reality Check looks at the Brexit plans of the candidates to be the next Tory leader.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Tory leadership: Dominic Raab knocked out in second vote

Five candidates are left in the Conservative leadership contest after Dominic Raab is eliminated in Tuesday's vote.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

Dominic Raab out of Tory leadership race

Dominic Raab knocked out of Tory leadership race, leaving five candidates to be next PM

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Peterborough by-election fraud inquiry: No 'offences' in three cases

Three of five allegations of malpractice over the Peterborough by-election have been ruled out.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: Newcastle man told to pay compensation

The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle when he was covered in milkshake.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

BBC prepares to host Tory leadership debate

Questions from the public will be put to the candidates hoping to become the next UK prime minister.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 11:46 a.m.

Jeremy Kyle declines DCMS inquiry appearance

TV host invited to appear before MPs investigating reality TV, following the death of a participant.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

Brexit: UK seeks agreement with EU on citizens' rights

Failure to reach a deal would lead to "a total loss of rights for British nationals in the EU", a Tory MP says.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

On the set of the BBC's leadership debate

Political Correspondent Nick Eardley looks ahead at the debate between the Tory MPs hoping to become PM.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 10:08 a.m.

Sajid Javid: 'My oratory more like Homer Simpson'

The Tory leadership candidate says he's in a "unique position" to attract voters.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 10:03 a.m.

Stella Creasy: 'I tried not to think about how my baby had died'

Stella Creasy says women are forced to choose between "being an MP and being a mum".

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 2:32 a.m.

Tory leadership hopefuls to face second vote

The field of six candidates will narrow further, with at least one set to be knocked out of the race.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 12:56 a.m.

MPs' maternity rights: Labour's Stella Creasy speaks out

Labour's Stella Creasy hits out at Parliament's rules, which do not recognise maternity leave.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 12:36 a.m.

Independent Wales: Carwyn Jones says curiosity driven by UK politics

Carwyn Jones says the "shambles" in Westminster is making some curious about Welsh independence.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 18, 2019, 12:32 a.m.

Ministers 'reject fast fashion impact advice'

An 18-point plan to end the era of throwaway clothes and improve working conditions is dismissed.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 17, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

How to answer 'What's your biggest weakness?'

Recruiters and career experts explain how best to deal with the trickiest of interview questions.

From BBC News - UK Politics on June 17, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

Sadiq Khan: Donald Trump a 'poster boy' for racists

The US President dubbed Mr Khan a "disaster" following a spate of violent crimes in London.