UK's Liberal Democrats elect new leader after poll disaster

Britain's Liberal Democrats, junior partners in the country's coalition government until May, elected a new leader Thursday in a bid to rebuild support which crumbled after a disastrous election result.

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.

Pro-European Clegg: A moderate voice in UK politics

The leader of Britain`s Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, was brought down by the compromises he had to make in a bruising five years as junior coalition partner in Prime Minister David Cameron`s government.

Britain polls: ''Cruel night'' for Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats (Lib Dems) party leader Nick Clegg said it was a "cruel and punishing night" as the party has held only eight seats and lost 44 in the General Elections held on Thursday, a media report said on Friday.

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.

UK elections 2015: Ten key seats

 Britain`s general election on Thursday promises to be the closest in living memory with newer, smaller parties on the right and left threatening to disrupt the old order.

UK Conservatives 1 point ahead day before election: TNS poll

 Britain`s ruling Conservatives were one percentage point ahead of the opposition Labour Party one day before a general election, a TNS poll showed on Wednesday.

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.

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.

Britain`s party leaders throw kitchen sink at election

 Kitchens have been at the heart of Britain`s General Election campaign, with party leaders giving confessional, off-the-cuff interviews as they shuffle between the tea cups and the toaster.

British Elections: 'Cameron most liked leader, Labour lead Conservatives by one-point'
British Elections: 'Cameron most liked leader, Labour lead Conservatives by one-point'

Britain`s opposition Labour Party has taken a 1 percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservatives, according to a YouGov opinion poll published on Friday, though still within the poll`s margin of error.

Power a poisoned chalice for leader of Britain`s Lib Dems

Just before the leader of Britain`s Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, entered government with the Conservatives in 2010, Angela Merkel is said to have remarked that, in coalitions: "The little party always gets smashed."

New paternity leave rules in force in UK?

Now both parents in the UK can share leave following the birth or adoption of their child after a new rule came into effect today, benefiting some 2.85 lakh working couples.

British PM under pressure to join election TV debates

 With campaigning already under way for May`s General Election, British Prime Minister David Cameron faced pressure on Wednesday to join TV debates with other party leaders despite indicating he will not take part.

Pak group's rally plan in London: India raises concern with UK

India has raised with Britain its concerns about a Pakistani group planning to host an anti-India rally in London to highlight the Kashmir issue.

Deputy PM Nick Clegg warns Sheff Utd about selecting rapist
Deputy PM Nick Clegg warns Sheff Utd about selecting rapist

Sheffield United should "think really long and hard" before they decide whether to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to play for them again, Britain`s deputy prime minister and Sheffield MP Nick Clegg said on Thursday.

Scotland ready to make history: Independence leader

Scotland`s pro-independence leader Alex Salmond said the eyes of the world are on a momentous referendum next week, as the latest poll suggested voters will narrowly choose to remain in the United Kingdom.

UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg visits Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

Deputy Prime Minister of United Kingdom Nick Clegg, who is on a three-day trip to India, on Monday visited the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in New Delhi.

UK Deputy PM Clegg to meet PM Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley on India visit

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is scheduled to hold meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley during his first-ever tour to India from Monday.

UK government under pressure to change Israel policy

British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing mounting pressure to change his Israel policy with his Deputy Nick Clegg and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond seeking an immediate suspension of arms licences to Israel.