Deadline for Britain`s Labour leadership contenders

 Nominations for the leadership of Britain`s main opposition Labour Party close on Monday, with up to four runners expected to battle it out over the coming months.

UK opposition Labour to run separate pro-EU campaign

The opposition Labour Party will run a separate campaign to keep Britain inside the EU when the country holds a referendum on the issue, the party said on Tuesday, ruling out sharing a platform with Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

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.

Australia looks to avoid voter backlash with `fair` budget

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey insisted Tuesday he will deliver a "responsible and fair" budget as the government battles to juggle slumping revenue and a huge deficit while avoiding a voter backlash.

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.

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.

What British election results mean for science

Although not all the political ramifications are clear, scientists should expect an emphasis on austerity allied to economic growth -- a central pillar of the Conservative-led coalition government of the past five years, scientific journal Nature has reported.

David Cameron plans his new one-party Cabinet
David Cameron plans his new one-party Cabinet

Newly re-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron is working out his first one-party Cabinet made up of Conservative party MPs without any Liberal Democrat coalition considerations of the past.

Mhairi Black: British parliament's youngest MP since 1667

A 20-year-old student belonging to the Scottish National Party (SNP) has become the youngest MP since 1667 after winning the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat from the Labour Party`s campaign chief Douglas Alexander in the British general election.

Danish PM fetes her `red prince` husband for British election win

 Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Friday congratulated her husband Stephen Kinnock on winning a Labour seat in parliament in Britain`s election.

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.

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.

UK election results: Scottish nationalist elected youngest British MP since 1667
UK election results: Scottish nationalist elected youngest British MP since 1667

A 20-year-old student representing the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) was elected Britain's youngest lawmaker since 1667 on Friday, toppling one of the opposition Labour party's top figures. 

Scottish nationalists crush opponents, setting stage for new independence bid

Scottish nationalists rampaged to victory north of the border in Britain`s national election, obliterating their opponents and setting the stage for a new battle over independence.

Left-wing firebrand Galloway loses seat in British vote

A colourful left-wing politician nicknamed "Gorgeous George" Galloway suffered a disaster in Britain`s election as he lost his seat on Friday and was reported to police for breaking election rules.

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.

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.

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.

UK political parties field PIOs to woo Indian-origin voters

Britain's political parties have fielded a large number of Indian-origin candidates in the general election today to woo voters from the Indian diaspora in the UK which is set to play a crucial role in the polls.

UK voting ends: As it happened; Conservatives ahead in exit polls
UK voting ends: As it happened; Conservatives ahead in exit polls

  • UK exit polls forecast the ruling Conservatives taking the most seats in parliament.