British election

THE Australian Svengali Lynton Crosby, who has led right-of-centre election campaigns around the world and is credited with David Cameron’s unexpected Commons majority two years ago, has contrived to reduce the British general election battle to one simple but excluding question: “Who do you want to lead Britain, Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? Personality rather than policy is the battleground.

MI5 'opened file on Jeremy Corbyn over links to IRA'

MI5 opened a file on Jeremy Corbyn because of his links to the IRA, according to reports.

Boy, nine, questions Theresa May's 'strong and stable' mantra

Theresa May's "strong and stable" mantra has come under fire from an unlikely source - a nine-year-old boy at a Jeremy Corbyn rally.

6 things to take away from the Conservative manifesto announcement

With weeks to go until the General Election, Theresa May outlines the plans her party has for the future of the country.

Protesters try to block Tory battle buses after manifesto launch

Around 150 demonstrators gathered outside the Dean Clough centre.

Theresa May pledges to tackle 'giant challenges' with Tory manifesto

Theresa May has promised that a Conservative government will tackle the "five giant challenges" facing Britain.

Parties suspend campaigning in Wales after death of former Welsh first minister Rhodri Morgan

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hailed him as a "giant" of the Labour movement

UK Health Secretary defends Conservative pledge to cut immigration

Jeremy Hunt has said the Cabinet is "completely united" behind Theresa May's pledge to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands.

Lib Dems reveal plan to legalise cannabis

Plans to legalise cannabis so it can be taxed and sold on the high street will be brought forward if the Liberal Democrats gain power.

This BBC cameraman's foot was run over by a car carrying Jeremy Corbyn

Mr Corbyn was arriving to attend a manifesto meeting.

Labour faces 'historic' task to win power in UK, Corbyn admits

Party leaders are returning to the campaign trail in the UK amid opposition fears of a Conservative landslide after the Tories made sweeping gains in the local elections.

Tory MP not standing in election 'after saying homosexuality is wrong'

Conservative MP Andrew Turner has announced he will not be standing at the General Election after he was reported to have told a group of A-Level students that homosexuality was "wrong" and "dangerous to society".

Gay sex not a sin, says Lib Dem leader Tim Farron

Gay sex is not a sin, Tim Farron has said after days of pressure to clarify his stance on the issue.

British Labour Party leader refuses to rule out second referendum on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has refused to rule out backing a second referendum on the final Brexit deal achieved after withdrawal negotiations with the European Union.

What is tactical voting and could it decide the outcome of the British election?

Social media is abuzz with talk of voting tactically in the British election but what exactly does it mean?

Corbyn rules out Labour-SNP coalition pact

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out any post-election coalition with the Scottish National Party.

Theresa May asks for mandate to lead as election campaigning begins

LATEST: Theresa May asked voters for the mandate to lead post-Brexit Britain as she rallied Tory troops for the looming election campaign ahead.

LATEST: Parliament clears way for general election on June 8

LATEST: Britain will go to the polls on June 8, after MPs cleared the way for an early general election.

Kenny speaks to May on phone following snap election announcement

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has spoken to the British Prime Minister this evening following her call for a snap election.

Celebrities react to Theresa May's general election announcement

Lily Allen urged voters to back anyone but the Tories.

Theresa May hoping for a landslide victory in snap British election but is that really likely?

The British Tory party will go into the snap general election riding high in the polls and confident of returning with an overwhelming majority.

Tories and EU suggest Brexit negotiations will be unaffected by snap election

The British Conservative Party has said the Brexit timetable won’t be affected by Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election in June pointing to the fact that officials and secretaries of state remain in place.

British business urges politicians to not take eye off economy

Britain’s business groups were as surprised as anyone over Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election on June 8 and urged the Government to remain focused on supporting the economy.

Snap June election called in Britain - Here’s the political reaction

The decision by British PM, Theresa May, to call a snap election in June has caused much shock around Westminster and further a field.

Latest: Commons to vote on UK general election on Wednesday

Latest: The Commons vote on whether the general election can go ahead will follow a 90 minute debate on Wednesday, after Prime Minister's Questions and any urgent questions or ministerial statements, Mrs May's official spokesman said.