SNP surges ahead as Labour vote falls

The SNP, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats enjoy success but Labour's vote falls in the Holyrood election.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 10:32 pm

Labour make strong Welsh election start

Labour makes a strong start in the Welsh Assembly election holding 14 of the first 20 seats.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 10:27 pm

Election results pour in from across UK

Labour loses ground in English local elections - but not as much as some predicted - as the SNP makes gains in the Scottish Parliament.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 10:17 pm

Lib Dems lose control of Stockport

Liberal Democrats lose control in Stockport after their leader is defeated and another councillor defects.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 10:16 pm

Axed health champion fears for young

The former mental health champion for schools in England says the government's decision to axe her role silences young people and teachers.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 9:49 pm

UKIP take six seats in Thurrock

UKIP win six seats on Thurrock Council and just miss out on being the largest party by a single vote.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 9:28 pm

Tories lose control of Worcester

Conservatives lose control of Worcester despite remaining the largest party in the council.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 9:19 pm

Labour MP's widow wins city by-election

Labour's Gill Furniss holds Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough in a by-election triggered by the death of her husband, the MP Harry Harpham.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 8:54 pm

Burnham considers Manchester mayor bid

Andy Burnham is considering standing to be mayor of Greater Manchester when the role is created in 2017, his spokesman says.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 5:00 pm

Apology after Barnet voters turned away

An investigation has been promised after voters were turned away from polling stations in Barnet.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:44 pm

Corbyn's first big electoral test

Can Corbyn survive a bad night at the polls?

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:00 pm

UK 'less attractive' to Japan outside EU

The UK would be a "less attractive" destination for Japanese investors if it votes to leave the EU, Japan's prime minister says during a visit to Downing Street.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 10:37 am

Big EU grant for far right sparks anger

Several MEPs urge the European Parliament to stop paying a €600,000 (£474,250) grant to an alliance of far-right, anti-EU groups.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 8:51 am

#DogsAtPollingStations: Political pups

#DogsAtPollingStations is back

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 7:02 am

Turkey not joining EU soon, Cameron says

Concerns over Turkey potentially joining the EU should not influence voters in the UK's forthcoming referendum, the prime minister says.

Posted by on 4 May 2016 | 4:31 pm

UK 'to take child refugees from Europe'

David Cameron says the UK will take in more unaccompanied Syrian refugee children - but numbers will depend on talks with local councils.

Posted by on 4 May 2016 | 12:29 pm

Why this election will make history

Why this year's US election will make history

Posted by on 4 May 2016 | 10:15 am

Is £250bn of trade at risk from Brexit?

Is £250bn of trade at risk from Brexit?

Posted by on 4 May 2016 | 9:42 am

VIDEO: PM: UK may take more Syrian children

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has indicated that the Government will make concessions regarding the number of unaccompanied Syrian child refugees who can come to the UK from Europe.

Posted by on 4 May 2016 | 7:14 am

What is Boris Johnson's legacy?

Assessing Boris Johnson's legacy as London mayor

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 6:18 pm

N-word row 'tests Sinn Féin leadership'

Gerry Adams' use of the 'N-word' in a tweet is a "massive test of leadership for Sinn Féin," says DUP leader Arlene Foster.

Posted by on 3 May 2016 | 8:03 am

Five ways to get more people to vote

Five ways to persuade voters back to the polls

Posted by on 2 May 2016 | 6:37 pm

VIDEO: Leaders on prospects of indyref2

The question of Scottish independence dominates the last televised debate between the leaders of Holyrood's main political parties.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 4:08 pm

VIDEO: Obama stars in spoof retirement video

Barack Obama stars in spoof retirement video as he nears the end of his second term as President of the United States

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 8:35 am

VIDEO: 'Against anti-Semitism in any form'

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has said his party and the trade union movement stand "absolutely against anti-Semitism in any form".

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 7:13 am