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'Things can’t get worse’: Wrexham turns Tory amid Welsh Labour losses

'Things can’t get worse’: Wrexham turns Tory amid Welsh Labour losses

There was jubilation among Conservatives in Wales as the party achieved its best results since the heyday of Margaret Thatcher, even winning in once rock-solid Labour seats such as Wrexham, which has never before returned a Tory MP. Labour remained...

Guardian, yesterday, 16:52
 
London still a 'Labour city' after night of few changes

London still a 'Labour city' after night of few changes

Voters in London were left confused and frustrated by results in some of the capital’s key seats as the spectre of Brexit drove some big shocks during the election night, cementing the capital’s reputation as a remain enclave. Ultimately, only four...

Guardian, yesterday, 16:52
 
UK elects record number of female MPs

UK elects record number of female MPs

A record 220 female MPs will take their seats in parliament after this election, but the House of Commons will still fall far short of being gender balanced. The proportion of female MPs will reach 34%, the highest portion of either chamber in...

Guardian, yesterday, 16:52
 
Green groups urge Boris Johnson to act on climate

Green groups urge Boris Johnson to act on climate

The new Conservative government must urgently bring forward plans to fulfil its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 or risk losing the fight against climate breakdown, green campaigners have urged. Rebecca Newsom, the head of...

Guardian, yesterday, 16:52
 

Boris Johnson pledges to prioritise NHS after election victory

Boris Johnson has said he wants to “let the healing begin” over Brexit, pitching himself as the prime minister of a one-nation government after winning the largest Conservative majority since Margaret Thatcher. Speaking outside Downing Street, Johnson...

Guardian, yesterday, 16:39
 
'Devastated' Jo Swinson apologises to Lib Dems for election failure

'Devastated' Jo Swinson apologises to Lib Dems for election failure

Jo Swinson has apologised to the Liberal Democrats for a dismal election in which she lost her seat and the party slipped to 11 MPs, but said she did not regret fighting on a defiantly pro-remain platform. Naming some of the MPs ejected as her party...

Guardian, yesterday, 15:51
 

Scottish Labour was undermined by Jeremy Corbyn and now faces fight to survive – Labour MSP

Scottish Labour must make serious changes if it is to avoid becoming a detail of history, writes Scottish Labour MSP Daniel Johnson. This is the worst result for Labour in Scotland in over 100 years. The last time our party secured less than 20 per...

Scotsman, yesterday, 15:47
 

52 ideas that changed the world: 27. Individualism

In this series, The Week looks at the ideas and innovations that permanently changed the way we see the world. This week, the spotlight is on individualism: Individualism in 60 secondsIndividualism is a political and social philosophy that emphasises...

The Week, yesterday, 15:42
 

Jackson Carlaw promises Scottish unionists: We can still stop IndyRef2

Jackson Carlaw has pledged to supporters of the Union that his party will continue to oppose an IndyRef2, despite what he described as a “disappointing” election result for the Tories in Scotland. Speaking in Glasgow today, the Scottish Conservatives...

Scotsman, yesterday, 15:08
 
Jeremy Corbyn 'very sad' at election defeat but feels proud of manifesto

Jeremy Corbyn 'very sad' at election defeat but feels proud of manifesto

Jeremy Corbyn has said he is very sad at the election result and suggested he will step down in the early part of next year, but insisted he has “pride in the manifesto”. The Labour leader gave a short statement in which he did not apologise to the 60...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:54
 

General Election 2019: Social enterprise chief calls on PM to 'ditch business as usual'

The head of an organisation representing tens of thousands of social enterprises across the UK has called on Boris Johnson to “ditch business as usual” to unleash the country’s potential. Peter Holbrook, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, said...

Scotsman, yesterday, 14:11
 

General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn defies mounting calls to quit immediately

Jeremy Corbyn has refused to bow to pressure for his immediate departure, saying he will remain as Labour leader into the new year. Speaking for the first time since the result of the general election was confirmed, Mr Corbyn said he was proud of the...

Scotsman, yesterday, 14:04
 

How general election reinforced two great political divides: Leave-Remain and Scotland-England border –...

Boris Johnson's Conservative party won backing of nearly seven-out-of-ten Brexiteers, but just one-in-five Remainers, while the Tory vote fell in Scotland in contrast to its performance at UK level, writes Professor John Curtice. The Prime Minister is...

Scotsman, yesterday, 13:38
 
Labour recriminations begin as Tories demolish 'red wall'

Labour recriminations begin as Tories demolish 'red wall'

Labour hearts shattered at the stroke of 10. When the main broadcasters’ exit poll dropped as the hour turned, it delivered the news that activists had dreaded most: an early indication that Boris Johnson had achieved the landslide victory he craved...

Guardian, yesterday, 12:42
 
Independent ex-MPs who left Labour and Tories fail to win

Independent ex-MPs who left Labour and Tories fail to win

Centrist former MPs who abandoned the two main parties over what they said were their swings to extremes have all failed to be re-elected to parliament. The four who stood for the Independent Group for Change – the former Conservative MP Anna Soubry,...

Guardian, yesterday, 12:42
 


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