House of Commons

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Sir David Amess obituary
Dedicated Conservative politician who served as Southend West’s MP for nearly 25 years

Stephen Bates

17, Oct, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Political debate has coarsened. We MPs can take the lead in restoring calm and respect | Alison McGovern
It might not look like it to outsiders but when practised properly, politics is an antidote to cynicism

Alison McGovern

17, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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After David Amess’s death, MPs will feel the cold shiver of vulnerability | Rafael Behr
The veteran Conservative’s killing is a human tragedy and a chilling assault on British democracy, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

15, Oct, 2021 @5:19 PM

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The UK government’s skills bill is a disaster for young people | David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker
Ministers are trying to sneak through a cull of post-16 qualifications. In the Lords we are taking a stand against this, say former ministers David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker

David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker

13, Oct, 2021 @2:35 PM

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Police record 17 drug crimes at Palace of Westminster in a year
Drug dealing, assaults and thefts from gift shop among more than 200 crimes recorded in year to March

Kevin Rawlinson

13, Oct, 2021 @11:14 AM

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No 10 defends Boris Johnson’s holiday in Spain amid energy crisis
Spokesperson says it is right for PM to take a break but refuses to confirm how holiday is being funded

Rowena Mason

11, Oct, 2021 @4:58 PM

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Senior Tory Peter Bottomley criticised after saying MPs should be paid more – as it happened
Peter Bottomley says it is ‘grim’ for some of his colleagues trying to manage on a salary of £81,932 a year

Andrew Sparrow

07, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Sarah Everard killer Wayne Couzens worked as parliamentary guard
Questions mount over vetting of former Met officer, who had access to Houses of Commons and Lords

Aubrey Allegretti

03, Oct, 2021 @8:48 AM

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Rising energy bills worse for people in north because of cold, business secretary says – as it happened
Kwasi Kwarteng concedes people in north would be hit hardest by rising fuel prices due to weather conditions

Andrew Sparrow

23, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Keith Vaz engaged in ‘sustained and unpleasant bullying’, report finds
Panel chair says ex-MP for Leicester East should be ‘ashamed’ of behaviour that ended woman’s career

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

23, Sep, 2021 @12:45 PM

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Chris Whitty warns MPs it is ‘inevitable’ unvaccinated children will catch Covid
Chief medical officer says transmission in England highest among 12- to 15-year-olds

Richard Adams Education editor

22, Sep, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Joe’s reality check: sure you’re World King, Boris – but only of England
Prime minister’s bluster meets real world as promised post-Brexit trade deal fails to materialise

John Crace

22, Sep, 2021 @5:35 PM

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