Local elections

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The ‘blue wall’ home counties are falling out of love with the Tory party
The Liberal Democrats believe they can seize the affluent, pro-remain Conservative heartland at the next election

Michael Savage Policy Editor

03, Jun, 2023 @11:50 AM

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Postal ballot ID may lead some voters to ‘give up’, says Age UK
Charity says quietly-announced ‘sledgehammer to crack a nut’ policy will not receive scrutiny from MPs

Peter Walker Deputy political editor

24, May, 2023 @2:40 PM

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Sunak defends voter ID after Rees-Mogg says law backfired
Prime minister says he is ‘very comfortable’ with controversial rules despite former business secretary’s admission of gerrymandering

Rowena Mason in Hiroshima

20, May, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Northern Ireland council elections: all the latest results
Find out which parties have won seats to Northern Ireland’s 11 local council areas after Thursday’s elections

Antonio Voce, Seán Clarke and Gabriel Smith

20, May, 2023 @8:29 AM

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The Guardian view on Northern Ireland’s elections: a pivotal moment | Editorial
Editorial: This week’s voting could have consequences for power-sharing and for Britain’s attempt to rebuild credibility in Europe


18, May, 2023 @5:28 PM

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Keir Starmer does have a vision – and it’s not New Labour 2.0 | Martin Kettle
Defying political orthodoxy, the leader believes he can win an election outright by reuniting his party’s working- and middle-class wings, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

17, May, 2023 @3:56 PM

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Here’s what I want: a hung parliament. Let me tell you why | Owen Jones
The Tories must be thrown out of office, but I am also concerned about what a Starmer-led majority would mean for the country, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

17, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The Tories are on the ropes now – and Labour’s knockout blows are not far away | Polly Toynbee
‘Boring’ Keir Starmer is more radical than you might think, and he’s already bringing home the votes, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

16, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s woes: he’s clearing up a mess he made | Editorial
Editorial: It looks like the prime minister will be as exercised by splits within his own party as by the official opposition


15, May, 2023 @6:22 PM

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Braverman urges Tories to avoid Trumpism, saying ‘events in US in recent years’ should be warning to conservatives – as it happened
Home secretary makes speech to National Conservatism conference and warns against following path in US

Andrew Sparrow

15, May, 2023 @5:04 PM

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The Observer view on Brexit: Tories are paying the price for their dishonesty | Observer editorial
Seven years after the referendum, the evidence of its tragic consequences for the country are mounting

Observer editorial

13, May, 2023 @4:28 PM

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Tory voters in Surrey defiant after backing Lib Dems in local elections, poll shows
Focus group of blue wall residents believes Sunak is ‘out of his depth’ and that Britain needs change now

Aletha Adu

13, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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