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New Irish Labour leader made deputy PM

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 06:06

Joan Burton was elected leader of the Labour Party, the junior partner in Ireland`s coalition government, and was swiftly installed as the country`s deputy prime minister.

UK Labour Party willing to work with Narendra Modi if he becomes PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 19:17

Britain`s opposition Labour party that was in power when a diplomatic boycott was imposed on Narendra Modi post 2002 Gujarat riots, has expressed willingness to work with him if he comes to power.

Britain`s Labour Party hires Barack Obama`s election strategist

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:33

David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama`s 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Britain`s Labour Party in the run up to next year`s General Election, the party announced.

Former Australian PM under campaign donation scanner

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 14:57

Australia`s Labour Party number crunchers are questioning why an A$200,000 (about $181,000) election campaign donation ended up in former prime minister Kevin Rudd`s electorate account.

Britain`s Liberal Democrats hint at future coalition with Labour

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:32

The leader of the Britain`s Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in Prime Minister David Cameron`s coalition government, has hinted at forming a future coalition government with the Labour party after the 2015 election.

Vandalism of Indian origin MP`s memorial bench being probed

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 18:23

British police are investigating an incident in which a bench installed in the town of Middlesbrough in northeast England in memory of Ashok Kumar, an Indian-origin Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) who died in 2010, was set alight.

UK politician Jack Straw to quit after next vote

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 09:10

Jack Straw, a former British foreign secretary and an elder statesman of the opposition Labour Party, has said that he will not seek re-election to Parliament.

Australia`s first woman PM Julia Gillard exits politics

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 18:38

Australia`s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, quietly exited politics on Saturday, congratulating the woman who has taken over her constituency as Labour faced defeat in national elections.

Any engagement with Narendra Modi not an endorsement of him: UK envoy

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 19:18

Britain`s High Commissioner to India said on Thursday that any engagement with the Gujarat Chief Minister was not an endorsement of him.

NRI elected to National Policy Forum of UK`s Labour Party

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 17:26

A leading NRI doctor Neeraj Patil, former mayor of the London Borough of Lambeth, has been elected to the prestigious National Policy Forum of Britain`s Labour party.

British PM says welfare system has `lost its way`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 18:27

Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday that Britain`s welfare system had "lost its way" and become a "lifestyle choice", amid a raging debate on government cutbacks to state handouts.

Muslim peer apologises for anti-Jewish remarks

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 22:01

A Pakistan-born UK peer suspended by the Labour party for alleged anti-semitic remarks has apologised "completely and unreservedly".