PM insists ‘levelling up’ agenda WON’T hurt Tory heartlands

Boris vows to boost the Red Wall AND the shires: PM insists ‘levelling up’ agenda in the Midlands and North WON’T hurt Tory heartlands or make ‘rich areas poorer’ as he scrambles to ease nerves after by-election defeat to Lib Dems PM has insisted prosperous areas in South will benefit from spreading growth He said … Read more

Boris Johnson insists his ‘levelling up’ agenda will not leave southern voters out in the cold

Boris Johnson tries to reassure southern voters as he insists his ‘levelling up’ agenda will not leave them out in the cold PM will insist prosperous areas in the South will benefit from spreading growth  His speech comes amid Tory jitters over last month’s Chesham by-election   He will say Government’s success will hinge on whether … Read more

Theresa May’s bid for Nato secretary general job sparks fears of by-election in Maidenhead

Theresa May’s bid for Nato secretary general job sparks fears of by-election in Maidenhead as Tory insiders admit they are ‘very worried’ of a repeat of the loss in Chesham and Amersham Talk of the ex-PM going for job of Nato secretary general has prompted concerns They fear voters in Maidenhead may replicate loss in … Read more

The excruciating minute-long CCTV footage of Matt Hancock and his married aide is revealed in full

Sixty seconds of unguarded passion: The excruciating minute-long CCTV footage of Matt Hancock and his married aide is revealed in full as he fights to keep his job Footage captures Matt Hancock appearing to check whether the coast is clear He then seems to lean on the door before passionate kiss with Gina Coladangel The video … Read more

Sven-Goran Eriksson’s interview with Kay Burley is constantly interrupted by ‘Lembit Opik’

‘Looks like Mr Opik really does want to talk to you’: Sky News viewers are left in stitches after Sven-Goran Eriksson’s interview with Kay Burley is constantly interrupted by bizarre ‘Lembit Opik’ phones calls Sven-Goran Eriksson’s interview was interrupted by bizarre ‘Lembit Opik’ calls Blunder took place on Kay Burley’s programme on Sky News this … Read more

SNP wins by-election in Airdrie and Shotts

SNP wins by-election in Airdrie and Shotts called after sitting MP opted to swap Westminster for the same seat in Holyrood Anum Qaisar-Javed was elected with 10,129 votes, ahead of Labour’s candidate Kenneth Stevenson came in second with 8,372 votes. Tory candidate got 2,812 SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent her congratulations  By Chris Jewers … Read more

Lib Dems and Greens enjoy resurgence after picking up string of Labour and Tory council seats 

Lib Dems and Greens enjoy resurgence after picking up string of Labour and Tory council seats The Lib Dems made gains across the country, including one Brexit stronghold Welcome news to leader Sir Ed Davey after party’s previous poor performance  Lib Dems deprived Tories of overall control of Cambridgeshire County Council  By Claire Ellicott Political … Read more

Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party recruits more than 4,000 members in its first week

Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party recruits more than 4,000 members in its first week – after poll put support at just three per cent Alba founder Laurie Flynn said the milestone was surpassed on Friday afternoon  Party says membership figure gives it more supporters than Scottish Lib Dems  But a recent survation poll found Alba will … Read more

Wife of Lib Dem peer Lord Marks who was caught speeding twice in five months avoids driving ban

Wife of Lib Dem peer Lord Marks who was caught speeding twice in five months avoids driving ban after lawyers said she needs car for childcare and to look after her ‘unwell’ husband Lady Clementine Medina Marks, 53, was caught speeding twice in five months The wife of Lib Dem peer Lord Marks avoided a ban … Read more

Checking in… Former Lib Dem leader Vince Cable talks about his holiday memories

Checking in… Former Lib Dem leader Vince Cable reveals how he drove to India via the USSR and Iran, was interned as a spy suspect in Pakistan and the joys of the Nürburgring By York Membery for the Daily Mail Published: 10:39 GMT, 2 February 2021 | Updated: 10:39 GMT, 2 February 2021 Vince Cable … Read more

‘Is my MP a p***k?’: Website rates politicians on their voting records

A new tongue-in-cheek website called ‘Is my MP a p***k?’ has attracted 250,000 visits in just four days. The website, which was set up on Sunday, allows constituents to search their MP’s name and rates politicians based on their voting records.  While all Tories are branded ‘p***ks’ by the website, the majority of Labour, SNP … Read more

Thirty UK MPs deliver letter to F1 boss Chase Carey urging F1 to ‘put human rights above racing’

Thirty UK MPs deliver letter to F1 boss Chase Carey urging F1 to ‘put people above profit and human rights above racing’ over Bahrain Grand Prix and government’s ‘sportswashing’  Sir Ed Davey and Caroline Lucas are among MPs to have signed the letter The letter urges F1 chief Chase Carey to implement its human rights … Read more

Cambridge students demand ‘transphobic’ Labour politician loses his college porter job

Cambridge students are calling for a ‘transphobic’ Labour politician to be suspended from his job as a porter at Clare College after he resigned from the council in protest over a motion in support of transgender rights. Kevin Price, who represented King’s Hedges for more than 10 years, refused to support the Lib Dem motion … Read more