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Tory leadership: MPs start voting in second ballot – live news 06/18/2019 - 17:34

Second round of voting in the Tory leadership contest, plus Boris Johnson and other candidates take part in BBC hustings

Peterborough by-election fraud inquiry: No 'offences' in three cases 06/18/2019 - 16:42
Three of five allegations of malpractice over the Peterborough by-election have been ruled out.
Brexit Party ordered to overhaul fundraising methods to prevent illegal foreign donations 06/18/2019 - 16:37
'High risk' action plan drawn up by the elections watchdog – including checks on all £2.5m Nigel Farage's party has received
Rory Stewart: Who is the outsider rising through the Tory ranks in the race to be PM? 06/18/2019 - 16:20
Former diplomat has emerged from obscurity to take leadership contest by storm
Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ on child mental health is one of underfunding and neglect | Masuma Rahim 06/18/2019 - 16:15
May’s plan to train teachers to spot mental health problems is worthless when her government has butchered child support services

• Masuma Rahim is a clinical psychologist

Theresa May is approaching her final weeks in office and, unsurprisingly, she is looking to distract us from the...

HS2 thrown into uncertainty as Boris Johnson asks former boss to conduct review into rail project 06/18/2019 - 15:38
Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said the "premature" move appeared to be designed to win support for the former foreign secretary's leadership bid
Brexit: Germany warns Tory leadership contenders they won't be able to renegotiate Theresa May's deal 06/18/2019 - 15:22
Country's EU affairs minister says there will be no chance to renegotiate the package
Brexit party told to check all donations for possible illegal funding 06/18/2019 - 14:52

Watchdog says Nigel Farage’s party must return or forfeit any illegitimate money

Nigel Farage’s Brexit party has been asked to check £2.5m it has received in donations to ensure it has come from legitimate sources.

The Electoral Commission will oversee checks carried out by the...

Foreign Office overseas staffing cut by 1,000 in 30 years, say diplomats 06/18/2019 - 14:49

Report claims funding cuts may have caused misreading of events such as Ukraine uprising

The number of British Foreign Office staff overseas has fallen by more than 1,000 since 1989 due to a succession of cuts that have left core diplomatic funding at its lowest for 20 years, according...

Tory leadership race: what’s the view from Europe? | Mujtaba Rahman 06/18/2019 - 14:48
Leaders are hugely sceptical of Boris Johnson, but will do what they can to help him get a deal over the line if he becomes PM

Viewed from Europe, the race for the Tory leadership has taken on a surreal quality as Boris Johnson takes an...

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: Newcastle man told to pay compensation 06/18/2019 - 14:47
The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle when he was covered in milkshake.
Senior Tories rally in support of pregnant Stella Creasy 06/18/2019 - 14:38

The Walthamstow MP has had to ‘beg’ for help as there’s no maternity leave in parliament

Theresa May has urged the parliamentary standards authority to review its policies towards expectant mothers after the Labour MP Stella Creasy said she felt parliament was effectively telling her to “...