101116452 p065x0pd - Local elections 2018: Batten on UKIP campaign
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Local elections 2018: Batten on UKIP campaign

UKIP has spent the last two years “shooting ourselves in the foot” and some voters thought its job was already done, the interim leader has admitted when asked about election results. Gerard Batten said he would judge success in Thursday’s polls as “a positive” with results of 5%-to-7% in vote share, in the English council […]

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Local elections 2018: Cable on Liberal Democrat campaign

Local elections are taking place in many parts of England this Thursday. The last time these seats were contested – in 2014 – the Liberal Democrats lost ground. Daily Politics reporter Greg Dawson spoke to party leader Sir Vince Cable in south west London on the campaign to win back council seats. More from the […]

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Green Party: Ban traffic outside schools to tackle dirty air

Image copyright Getty Images The Green Party is putting the issue of clean air around schools centre of its final local election push in England. The party would close streets to traffic during primary school drop-offs and pick-ups and create “safe routes” to encourage scooting and cycling. Pollution in cities, especially in London, mean children […]

101116446 p065wj6j - Local elections 2018: Hinds on Conservative campaign
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Local elections 2018: Hinds on Conservative campaign

Local elections are taking place in many parts of England this Thursday. The last time these seats were contested – in 2014 – Labour performed well and so have a lot of seats to defend. Daily Politics reporter Ellie Price spoke to Education Secretary Damian Hinds in the London borough of Wandsworth – which is […]

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Brexit: Liam Fox accuses peers of 'thwarting will of people'

Liam Fox has accused peers of trying to “thwart the will of the British people” after they voted to give Parliament a potentially decisive say over Brexit. The International Trade Secretary said such a move could lead to the UK being in the EU “indefinitely”. The vote would give MPs the power to stop the […]

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'Gay cake': Ashers Bakery case to be heard at Supreme Court

Image caption Two years ago, gay rights activist Gareth Lee was refused a cake with the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage’ A Northern Ireland bakery found to have discriminated for refusing to make a “gay cake” will have its appeal heard by the Supreme Court later on Tuesday. Ashers Bakery are challenging the ruling over their […]

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John Woodcock MP suspended over sexual harassment claims

Image caption Labour MP John Woodcock said he did not intend to discuss details of the issue ahead of any hearing An MP has been suspended by the Labour Party amid claims he sent inappropriate messages to a former female member of staff. Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock earlier said he was told in […]

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Sajid Javid: We will do right by Windrush generation

The new home secretary has been answering questions from MPs about the immigration issues facing the Windrush generation. Sajid Javid said his parents came to the UK from the Commonwealth in the 1960s, and he was “personally committed, and invested, in resolving the difficulties faced by the people of the Windrush generation.” After listing measures […]

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Peers debate terms of meaningful vote on Brexit deal

Image caption Viscount Hailsham said the primacy of Parliament must be asserted Peers are voting on whether to give Parliament a potentially decisive say over the outcome of Brexit talks. An amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill tabled by Viscount Hailsham would give MPs the power to ask Theresa May to return to the negotiating […]

101100574 p065sfqb - Local elections 2018: Thornberry on Labour campaign
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Local elections 2018: Thornberry on Labour campaign

Local elections are taking place in many parts of England this Thursday. The last time these seats were contested – in 2014 – Labour performed well and so have a lot of seats to defend. Daily Politics reporter Greg Dawson spoke to shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry in the London borough of Wandsworth – which […]

101100576 p065sfdt - Local elections 2018: Green Party co-leader Jon Bartley
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Local elections 2018: Green Party co-leader Jon Bartley

The Greens have a “distinct offer” and are “making a huge difference” when elected, said the party’s co-leader. Ahead of Thursday’s local elections, Jonathan Bartley was asked by Jo Coburn about the differences between his party and some Labour party policies, as they spoke about immigration, transport and environmental issues. More from the Daily and […]