UK General Election

'Brexit closure': PM Boris Johnson wins commanding victory in UK election

Johnson, the face of the victorious "Leave" campaign in the 2016 referendum, fought the election under the slogan of "Get Brexit Done", promising to end the deadlock and spend more on health, education and the police. 

Dec 13, 2019, 23:53 PM IST

UK votes in historic general election, early trends likely on Friday morning

Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland opened at 7 am (local time). After the polls close at 10 pm, counting will begin straight away. Most results are due to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning. If a party wins in 326 constituencies it will have gained a majority.

Dec 13, 2019, 00:01 AM IST

First female Sikh and first turbaned lawmakers take Indian-origin MPs tally in UK to 12

Britain on Friday got its first female Sikh MP and first turban-wearing MP as the UK general election results threw up a small increase in the number of Indian- origin MPs in the House of Commons.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Conservatives will ensure 'stability', PM Theresa May says despite election losses

Prime Minister Theresa May said her Conservatives would ensure much-needed "stability" for Britain as the party reeled from a string of losses from Thursday`s general election.

Jun 09, 2017, 08:29 AM IST

Indian-origin MPs set for tough fight in UK general election

While many of those elected in May 2015 are defending quite comfortable margins, the changed Brexit reality since the last election means a heightened sense of uncertainty.

May 12, 2017, 19:05 PM IST

British PM Theresa May dismisses talk of early general election

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday moved to dismiss talk of an early general election despite a High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on whether to start the Brexit process.

Nov 04, 2016, 10:14 AM IST

Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader after facing defeat

Nigel Farage turned the UK Independence Party (UKIP) into a national force and helped it win millions of votes but his anti-EU drive was stopped short on Friday in its bid to scale the walls of Westminster.

May 08, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

British polls: Number of Indian-origin MPs remains at 10

The number of Indian-origin members in the new House of Commons following the British General Elections held on Thursday will remain at 10, unchanged from the previous house.

May 08, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

Pollsters another casualty of stunning UK election

The Conservative party`s unexpected triumph in Britain`s General Election delivers a hefty blow not only to the routed Labour party, but also to the pollsters who predicted a dead heat.

May 08, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

Indian-origin businesses back Conservative party in UK

 A number of Indian-origin entrepreneurs have backed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party in the upcoming UK General Election in May, warning that a government led by Opposition Labour party would "threaten jobs and deter investment".

Apr 01, 2015, 18:16 PM IST