Hilary Benn

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Labour reshuffle and policy review expected after May election losses
Keir Starmer under pressure to reassert leadership after Hartlepool byelection defeat and Tory council gains

Heather Stewart

08, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Three Labour frontbenchers quit after defying Keir Starmer on Brexit deal
Tonia Antoniazzi and Helen Hayes among 36 Labour MPs who abstained from vote despite whip to back it

Heather Stewart Political editor

30, Dec, 2020 @5:32 PM

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Condescension, false humility, divisiveness – welcome to Mikeyworld | John Crace
Michael Gove runs MPs through a maze of contradictions and doublespeak as he sets out stall for EU talks

John Crace

27, Feb, 2020 @6:05 PM

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Starmer refuses to promise jobs to his leadership rivals
Frontrunner for top post rejects chance to heal Labour party’s divisions

Toby Helm and Libby Brooks

15, Feb, 2020 @8:21 PM

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MPs urge government to fix all buildings with dangerous cladding
Esther McVey told to bail out all flat owners caught in post-Grenfell fire safety crisis

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

12, Feb, 2020 @7:01 PM

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Pro-remain MPs plan 'super Saturday' vote on second referendum
Extra day of parliament seen as moment to test support for move as Corbyn faces calls to back it

Rowena Mason and Heather Stewart

10, Oct, 2019 @6:32 PM

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Politicians' anger at threat to HS2 Leeds-Sheffield rail route
Reports claim eastern extension of high-speed network could be scrapped to cut costs

Nadeem Badshah

05, Oct, 2019 @4:38 PM

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UK government fails in bid to call election for 15 October – as it happened
Government fails to make two-thirds threshold required under Fixed-term Parliaments Act

Andrew Sparrow, Simon Murphy, Kate Lyons (earlier), Jedidajah Otte (later)

04, Sep, 2019 @11:57 PM

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Jeremy Hunt apologises after failing to vote with government on prorogation by mistake – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including MPs’ vote on move intended to stop next PM proroguing parliament for no-deal Brexit

Andrew Sparrow

18, Jul, 2019 @4:17 PM

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Yvette Cooper or Hilary Benn should lead unity government to halt Brexit – Ed Davey
Lib Dem leadership contender suggests his party could back ‘extreme option’ to stop no deal

Jessica Elgot

26, Jun, 2019 @2:58 PM

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Northern Ireland Brexit impact 'mapping exercise' finally released
Study details 142 areas that will be affected, including healthcare and child protection

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent and Jennifer Rankin

20, Jun, 2019 @12:04 PM

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Cuts to diplomatic service will reduce Britain’s influence, MPs warn
Spending will soon fall to a 20-year low, according to analysis of Foreign Office budget

Michael Savage

15, Jun, 2019 @11:04 PM

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