general election

Why more than 50 MPs are standing down
Amber Rudd
In Depth

Why more than 50 MPs are standing down

December election will see dozens leave the House of Commons, including some party grandees
31 Oct 2019
What happened at the last December election in 1923?
Stanley Baldwin
In Depth

What happened at the last December election in 1923?

Pre-Christmas poll ‘spelled catastrophe for the Conservatives’ 96 years ago
30 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Boris can ‘steal’ votes from Labour
Jeremy Corbyn casts his vote in last year's general election
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Boris can ‘steal’ votes from Labour

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 30 October
30 Oct 2019
‘An insult to voters’: Reaction to 12 December election
Polling station
In Brief

‘An insult to voters’: Reaction to 12 December election

Johnson predicts ‘tough fight’ while Corbyn welcomes ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’
30 Oct 2019
Johnson election bid fails - what happens now?
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In Brief

Johnson election bid fails - what happens now?

Prime minister will make a fourth bid for an early poll with short bill
29 Oct 2019
Do voters want an election, a referendum, or neither?
Ballot paper for EU referendum
In Brief

Do voters want an election, a referendum, or neither?

Studies suggest that a fresh poll on EU membership is most popular
29 Oct 2019
Lib Dems hand Boris Johnson election plan B
Jo Swinson
In Brief

Lib Dems hand Boris Johnson election plan B

Downing Street signals it may back Swinson’s plan for December poll
28 Oct 2019
Election push: Boris Johnson demands 12 December vote
Voting, polling station
In Brief

Election push: Boris Johnson demands 12 December vote

Opposition parties signal they will not back a new general election - but will Boris go on strike?
25 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Expect more bodies’
Essex lorry deaths
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Expect more bodies’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 24 October
24 Oct 2019
Johnson’s Cabinet ‘split 50/50’ on pre-Christmas election
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Johnson’s Cabinet ‘split 50/50’ on pre-Christmas election

Ministers divided over next move with some arguing prime minister should press on with Brexit deal
24 Oct 2019
UK elections: how Facebook plans to fight fake news
Facebook F8
In Depth

UK elections: how Facebook plans to fight fake news

Social network to provide greater transparency over political and social adverts
22 Oct 2019
What happened to fiscal conservatism?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

What happened to fiscal conservatism?

Tories shift from austerity to magic money trees
14 Oct 2019
Jeremy Corbyn to meet civil servants for election planning
Jeremy Corbyn
In Brief

Jeremy Corbyn to meet civil servants for election planning

Launch of discussions indicates UK voters may return to the polls as early as next month
11 Oct 2019
What is Succot and how could it impact an October election?
Jewish men walk along the street in the Stamford Hill area
In Brief

What is Succot and how could it impact an October election?

Seven-day Jewish festival coincides with rumoured general election date
4 Sep 2019
What a Tory-Farage pact would mean for a general election
Nigel Farage
In Depth

What a Tory-Farage pact would mean for a general election

Brexit Party leader is willing to ‘do a deal with the devil to get a proper Brexit’
17 Jun 2019
Downing Street ‘preparing for June general election’
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In Brief

Downing Street ‘preparing for June general election’

Reports claim Theresa May could try to extend Article 50 and secure fresh mandate from the people
4 Feb 2019
Does Budget giveaway hint at early election fears?
Philip Hammond
In Depth

Does Budget giveaway hint at early election fears?

Philip Hammond and Theresa May forced to deny rumours that tax cuts and spending hikes mean vote in the offing
30 Oct 2018
UK politics polls: could Labour win an election tomorrow?
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party is ‘well placed to fight’
In Brief

UK politics polls: could Labour win an election tomorrow?

The Tories are narrowly in the lead but shouldn’t assume voters have reached ‘peak Corbyn’
10 May 2018
What’s going to happen in 2018?
Ukraine soldiers
In Depth

What’s going to happen in 2018?

Another memorable year is behind us - here’s what lies ahead
21 Dec 2017
Was Jeremy Corbyn's vote boosted by student fraud?
Jeremy Corbyn
In Brief

Was Jeremy Corbyn's vote boosted by student fraud?

Electoral Commission investigates complaints of duplicate voting in university towns
18 Jul 2017
Theresa May: 'I got us into this and I will get us out'
Theresa May outside Downing Street
General election 2017

Theresa May: 'I got us into this and I will get us out'

Prime Minister strikes a conciliatory tone as she faces backbenchers for first time since general election
13 Jun 2017
Pound plunges after shock election result
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In Brief

Pound plunges after shock election result

Prospect of hung parliament sees sterling fall to $1.27, but FTSE 100 hits record high
9 Jun 2017
Britain's return to two-party politics
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In Depth

Britain's return to two-party politics

Whatever happens on Thursday, one thing is certain - this election will remembered for the polarisation of UK politics
7 Jun 2017
Craig Mackinlay: Tory MP charged over campaign spending
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In Brief

Craig Mackinlay: Tory MP charged over campaign spending

Candidate for South Thanet and two others will appear in court next month
2 Jun 2017
General election 2017: The seats to watch
Theresa May general election
In Depth

General election 2017: The seats to watch

We run through the UK's hottest bellwether seats that could swing the polls
1 Jun 2017
The truth about police cuts
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In Depth

The truth about police cuts

The Week looks at the facts and figures amid warnings from police chiefs
25 May 2017
Tories gain ground in local elections as Ukip faces wipeout
Ballots are counted by count staff at the Mid-Ulster count for the Northern Ireland Assembly elections in Ballymena, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, on March 3, 2017. Northern Ireland has voted
In Brief

Tories gain ground in local elections as Ukip faces wipeout

Initial results show Conservatives on course for victory, while Labour and Ukip sustain heavy losses
5 May 2017
Should Theresa May call an early general election?
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In Depth

Should Theresa May call an early general election?

William Hague warns 'trouble is coming' over Brexit and urges PM to look for bigger majority
7 Mar 2017
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