Politics

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Nerves in the Commons as MPs await Boundary Commission report
English MPs will be the first to hear their fate as new constituency borders are announced on Monday

Peter Walker Political correspondent

05, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Kim Leadbeater on running for her sister Jo Cox’s seat: ‘I know this is what she would want me to be doing’
Five years after Jo Cox MP was murdered in her constituency, her sister is standing for Labour in a crucial byelection there. She explains why she’s ready to take on Cox’s political legacy

Simon Hattenstone

05, Jun, 2021 @6:30 AM

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UK Covid: new daily cases hit 6,238 as R value rises to between 1.0 and 1.2 – as it happened
Latest updates: cases increase by more than 1,000 in one day; R number rise means pandemic is growing

Fran Lawther (now); Nicola Slawson and Lucy Campbell (earlier)

04, Jun, 2021 @4:33 PM

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NHS test and trace alerted Michael Gove four days after Portugal return
Senior Tory returned from Porto after supporting Chelsea in Champions League final

Lucy Campbell

04, Jun, 2021 @1:14 PM

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Gordon Brown: Boris Johnson’s mistakes could still catch up with him
Exclusive: ex-PM cites example of Margaret Thatcher whose political demise came soon after landslide win

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

04, Jun, 2021 @1:12 PM

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Labour flags concern over outsourcing of England catch-up tuition
Contract worth £25m given to giant HR conglomerate with ‘little tutoring experience’, says Labour

Sally Weale

03, Jun, 2021 @8:37 PM

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Tory group demands rethink on recovery plan for English schools
MP queries Treasury grasp of ‘real world’ in tweet, as other Tories call catch-up plan after Covid inadequate

Peter Walker, Sally Weale and Jessica Elgot

03, Jun, 2021 @6:38 PM

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UK Covid: Delta variant may have higher risk of hospitalisation as 5,274 new daily cases reported – as it happened
Latest updates: UK reports 18 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test; PHE report says majority of those admitted to hospital with Delta variant had not had a Covid vaccination

Fran Lawther (now); Nicola Slawson and Lucy Campbell (earlier)

03, Jun, 2021 @5:54 PM

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We don’t need to see Keir Starmer’s ‘cool side’, just his policies | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the Labour leader’s recent TV interview and his attempts to reconnect with voters

Letters

03, Jun, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Tory rebels expect to defeat government on overseas aid cuts
Theresa May joins those backing amendment to stop cuts, amid mounting pressure for a U-turn

Patrick Wintour and Jessica Elgot

03, Jun, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Portugal removed from ‘green list’ of Covid travel destinations
No countries added to England’s quarantine-free holiday register as seven moved from amber to red

Peter Walker and Rob Davies

03, Jun, 2021 @4:45 PM

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Laurence Fox’s political party received almost same donations as Lib Dems
Figures show lockdown sceptic given £1.15m in first quarter, all from Brexit-supporting multimillionaire

Peter Walker Political correspondent

03, Jun, 2021 @3:01 PM

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