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UK general election 2024: Labour calls Rwanda scheme a ‘con’ and says Sunak wants election now as he knows policy won’t work – live
Labour leader says UK has been going ‘round in circles’ for 14 years and 4 July election is an opportunity for change

Andrew Sparrow

23, May, 2024 @12:44 PM

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Nigel Farage says he will not stand in UK general election
Farage says he will not stand for Reform – and will instead focus on helping Donald Trump re-election campaign

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

23, May, 2024 @9:26 AM

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Sunak has taken an astonishing gamble in going for a general election
Polls show Labour more than 20 points ahead, an opposition lead usually only seen at exceptionally bad moments in a midterm

Lewis Baston

23, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Richard Tice: the donor turned politician who has bankrolled Reform
The party leader has often operated in Farage’s shadow, but is building a profile looking to outflank Sunak on the right

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

13, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Reform UK reliant on leader Richard Tice for 80% of funding since 2021
Tice has loaned party £1.4m since taking over and has said party’s lack of resources is making campaigning difficult

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

13, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Tories must face hard truths: Reform-lite wreckers like Braverman are why the public just don’t like us | Justine Greening
The PM has danced to their tune and the dreadful election results were the inevitable outcome. The solution can’t be more of the same, says the former Conservative MP Justine Greening

Justine Greening

07, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the local elections: an anti-Tory landslide points to the end of an era | Editorial
Editorial: The surprise defeat of the West Midlands mayor, Andy Street, confirmed that the tectonic plates are shifting in British politics

Editorial

06, May, 2024 @5:28 PM

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Unloved, but unchallenged, Sunak appears safe – because only a fool would want his job now | Henry Hill
After the local elections, he has a broken party and an unenviable destiny. He is now the fall guy for the Tory wipeout to come, says Henry Hill, deputy editor of ConservativeHome

Henry Hill

06, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Little sign that Sunak will tack towards centre after local elections rout
PM and allies seemingly intent on staying the course in face of conflicting calls on how to avoid wipeout when country goes to polls

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

05, May, 2024 @6:08 PM

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Braverman tells Sunak to ‘own’ dismal election results and ‘fix it’ but says it’s too late for Tories to change leader – as it happened
Former home secretary says Tory voters are ‘on strike’ and are ‘not coming out to support us’ in wake of dire local and mayoral election results

Andrew Sparrow

05, May, 2024 @2:23 PM

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Local elections drubbing shows time is nearly up for the Conservatives
Rob Ford was part of the BBC team analysing the local election results as they poured in over the past 48 hours. Here he tells how a dramatic set of results for the government unfolded

Robert Ford

04, May, 2024 @8:11 PM

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Labour’s Claire Ward elected first mayor of East Midlands as Sunak gets boost in Tees Valley after Tory losses – live
Party source describes region as ‘beating heart of general election battleground’ as prime minister says Labour threw ‘lot of mud’

Martin Belam (now), Andrew Sparrow and Yohannes Lowe (earlier)

03, May, 2024 @7:44 PM

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