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Britain's Labour Party battles for soul and identity

In the 1970s, a trio of socialists joined a battle to steer Britain`s Labour Party to the left. Within a few years, two of them had seized control of the council that governed London, running the capital for half a decade.

Nov 28, 2015, 15:39 PM IST

UK`s Labour expected to anoint leftist Corbyn as leader

Britain`s main opposition Labour party was expected to name radical leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader Saturday, embracing the anti-austerity sentiment sweeping Europe but threatening deep splits ahead.

Sep 12, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

Britain`s Labour to name new leader in September

Britain`s opposition Labour will name its new leader on September 12 after Ed Miliband resigned in the wake of last week`s bruising election defeat, the party`s executive committee said Wednesday.

May 14, 2015, 00:41 AM IST

David Miliband criticises brother's British election bid

David Miliband criticised his brother Ed's British election campaign today, while ruling himself out as a candidate to take over as Labour leader after a failed bid that caused a sibling rift.

May 12, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Tony Blair says UK's Labour must reclaim centre ground

 Britain`s Labour Party must return to the political centre ground if it is to rebuild support after suffering a crushing defeat in Thursday`s general election, former Labour prime minister Tony Blair said in an article published on Sunday.

May 10, 2015, 16:30 PM IST

Britain wakes to new era after Cameron`s shock victory

 Britain awoke to a new political landscape on Saturday after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron that decapitated the opposition and bolstered secessionists in Scotland.

May 09, 2015, 15:08 PM IST

Labour`s Miliband steps down after UK election `humiliation`

 Despite hopes that the public had warmed to him during a fractious campaign, Ed Miliband and his Labour Party suffered a devastating rout in Thursday`s British general election, triggering his immediate resignation.

May 08, 2015, 16:56 PM IST
UK election results 2015: As it happened

UK election results 2015: As it happened

Against all predictions, David Cameron won the first Conservative majority since 1992, securing himself another term as Britain`s prime minister and silencing his critics -- at least for now.

May 08, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

Labour leader Miliband admits `disappointing` UK vote

Labour leader Ed Miliband admitted Friday his party had a "very disappointing and difficult night" in Britain`s election, in which exit polls indicated a surprise surge for the centre-right Conservative party.

May 08, 2015, 10:07 AM IST
UK's David Cameron returning to power, Labour routed in Scotland

UK's David Cameron returning to power, Labour routed in Scotland

Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservatives are set to govern Britain for another five years after an unexpectedly strong showing, but may have to grapple with renewed calls for Scottish independence after nationalists surged.

May 08, 2015, 09:32 AM IST

Britain braces for election gridlock as polls predict dead heat

Britons voted on Thursday in the tightest election for decades; one that could cause government gridlock, push the world`s fifth-largest economy closer to leaving the European Union and stoke a second attempt by Scotland to break away.

May 07, 2015, 23:57 PM IST

Underdog Miliband confident as Britain votes

Written off as a political insider lacking charisma, the leader of the centre-left Labour party Ed Miliband has confounded expectations to put up a tough fight to become Britain`s next prime minister.

May 07, 2015, 11:10 AM IST
Britain votes in suspense-filled General Election

Britain votes in suspense-filled General Election

Britons voted on Thursday in a knife-edge general election that could put their country`s membership of the European Union in question and raise the likelihood of independence for Scotland.

May 07, 2015, 08:55 AM IST

David Cameron hopes for majority, still open to coalition

British prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron has insisted that his party can secure a majority vote in Thursday`s elections, but at the same time opened the door for coalition strategising.

May 07, 2015, 04:36 AM IST
Tightest UK election in a generation goes down to the wire

Tightest UK election in a generation goes down to the wire

A late burst of opinion polls suggested on Wednesday that Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour challenger Ed Miliband had fought each other to a standstill on the eve of Britain`s most unpredictable election in a generation.

May 07, 2015, 00:43 AM IST

DNA: British-Indian votes, game changer for UK general election

DNA: British-Indian votes, game changer for UK general election

May 07, 2015, 00:14 AM IST

UK politicians in final pitch for power before election

 Britain`s political leaders launched their last day of campaigning Wednesday for the most unpredictable election in living memory which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government.

May 06, 2015, 13:46 PM IST
Britons prepare to vote in election cliffhanger

Britons prepare to vote in election cliffhanger

Britons head to the polls on Thursday for their most unpredictable election in living memory, with fears of weeks of brinksmanship as the two major parties struggle to cobble together workable coalitions.

May 06, 2015, 09:34 AM IST

Boris for prime minister? London Mayor may finally have to show hand

 London`s Mayor Boris Johnson was campaigning on the city streets days before Britain`s general election when a young woman, thrilled to meet this political celebrity, loudly hailed him as "prime minister to be".

May 05, 2015, 15:40 PM IST

Horse-trading begins as UK poll enters final straight

 Britain`s political leaders on Tuesday began a final push for votes ahead of Thursday`s knife-edge election, even as they prepared for the likelihood of protracted coalition talks once polls close.

May 05, 2015, 15:38 PM IST