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Early count puts Bill English ahead in New Zealand election

Early vote counts tonight in New Zealand's general election showed Prime Minister Bill English's National Party ahead but not by enough to form a government without help from other parties.

Sep 23, 2017, 16:34 PM IST

Key players in the New Zealand election

New Zealand goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new government. Here are the key players in a closely-fought election.

Sep 21, 2017, 10:47 AM IST

Five key issues in the New Zealand election

Here are five key issues in Saturday`s New Zealand election, which pits Prime Minister Bill English`s centre-right National Party against the opposition Labour Party led by Jacinda Ardern.

Sep 21, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
UK opposition Labour backs soft Brexit, putting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May

UK opposition Labour backs soft Brexit, putting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May

Labour wanted to avoid a damaging "cliff edge" for the economy from an abrupt separation in less than two years.

Aug 28, 2017, 09:40 AM IST

UK opposition Labour backs soft Brexit, putting pressure on Theresa May

The opposition Labour Party says it would keep Britain in the European single market and customs union for a transitional period after Brexit, offering a clear alternative to the policies of Prime Minister Theresa May.

Aug 27, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

UK's first woman Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill elected to key Parliament panel

Earlier this year, he had led an international cross party delegation of parliamentarians to Agra and Delhi, where the group met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Jul 18, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

Britain's opposition Labour Party to force vote in parliament on pay cap

May's botched gamble on a June 8 snap election lost her Conservative Party its majority in parliament, leading her to strike a deal on Monday with a small Northern Irish party to ensure she has enough votes to pass legislation in parliament.

Jun 28, 2017, 14:06 PM IST

European Union door open if Britain gives up on Brexit: Germany

The British government has been in disarray since a snap election last Thursday, called by Theresa May in an effort to boost her majority but which resulted in a hung parliament.

Jun 13, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
British PM May accepts voters are tired of 'austerity': Report

British PM May accepts voters are tired of 'austerity': Report

 British Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted that voters` patience with austerity is at an end, the Times of London newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources. 

Jun 13, 2017, 14:39 PM IST
British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

At just eight seats shy of a majority, Theresa May turned to the right-wing Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats in Westminster.

Jun 12, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

UK vote shows discontent over May`s Brexit strategy: Germany

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Friday that the UK vote reflected popular discontent over Prime Minister Theresa May`s hard Brexit strategy.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

UK elects first female Sikh MP

Gill secured 24,124 votes to hold the seat in Birmingham Edgbaston for the Labour Party with a majority of 6,917, reports the BBC.
 

Jun 09, 2017, 14:51 PM IST
UK election: PM Theresa May's Conservative Party fails to win majority; Opposition calls for resignation

UK election: PM Theresa May's Conservative Party fails to win majority; Opposition calls for resignation

UK Prime Minister Theresa May`s ruling Conservative Party has failed to win an overall majority in snap elections, and the country is now set for a hung Parliament, media reports said on Friday.

Jun 09, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
UK election hangs in balance in disastrous night for PM Theresa May

UK election hangs in balance in disastrous night for PM Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May faced calls to quit on Friday after her election gamble to win a stronger mandate backfired, throwing British politics into turmoil and potentially delaying the start of Brexit negotiations.

Jun 09, 2017, 09:06 AM IST

UK to vote in general election

Voting will begin at 7 am (local time) in over 40,000 polling stations across the country.

Jun 08, 2017, 09:43 AM IST
British general election: What the polls say

British general election: What the polls say

Opinion polls show the outcome of the general election could be a lot tighter than had been predicted when Prime Minister Theresa May announced the vote six weeks ago.

Jun 08, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

Jeremy Corbyn: Radical peril or amiable underdog?

In 2015, with Labour in disarray after an unexpected election defeat, Corbyn`s tilt for the party leadership was widely dismissed as hopeless.

Jun 08, 2017, 09:15 AM IST

UK PM Theresa May's Conservatives see poll lead narrow again

The poll was conducted on May 26 and May 27 in the aftermath of a suicide bombing which killed 22 people in Manchester last Monday.

May 30, 2017, 09:53 AM IST

Rattled UK PM Theresa May forced into 'dementia tax'; U-turn after poll lead halves

British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges on Monday to force elderly people to pay more for their social care after her party`s opinion poll lead halved in just a few days.

May 23, 2017, 00:14 AM IST

UK Conservatives lose ground after manifesto launches

The governing centre-right party is still on course for a comfortable victory, but no longer enjoys the 20-point lead that provoked talk of a landslide at the start of the campaign.

May 21, 2017, 21:49 PM IST