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BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

General Election 2019: Johnson pledges to extend stop and search powers
The Tory leader also announced plans to speed up the charging and prosecution of knife offenders.

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

Arron Banks' Twitter account hacked
The founder of Leave.EU's account is suspended after he said hackers had stolen personal data.

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

General Election 2019: PM pledges to extend stop and search powers
Boris Johnson also announced plans to speed up the charging and prosecution of knife offenders.

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

General election 2019: Workers under Labour 'will take back control'
John McDonnell also says there would be a cap on chief executives' pay in the public sector.

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

General election 2019: Labour's lack of Indian heritage candidates
Labour is putting forward one candidate of Indian heritage in the election across its 39 safest seats.

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

Green Party: We will 'decarbonise and deliver social justice across Britain'
Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley says his party is "ready to remain and transform everything" and called its green New Deal the most "ambitious in the world".

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

Tory Aberdeen candidate suspended for 'unacceptable' comments
The Aberdeen North hopeful is suspended over comments about anti-Semitism, LGBT rights and terrorism.

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

General election 2019: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to face off in TV debate
It comes after the Lib Dems and SNP lost their legal challenge to be included in the ITV programme.

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

General Election 2019: Greens pledge zero carbon by 2030 in manifesto
The party wants to spend £100bn a year on tackling climate change - and calls for a new EU referendum.

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

General Election 2019: Greens to pledge zero carbon by 2030 in manifesto
The party wants to spend £100bn a year on tackling climate change - and calls for a new EU referendum.

BBC Politics
Nov 19, 2019

General election 2019: Green pledge to decarbonise by 2030
Green Party Co-Leader Jonathan Bartley says his party will look at decarbonising "every sector" of the economy to "transform" the UK by 2030.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: Tories back 'whole life orders' for child murder
The party wants to tackle "sickening injustice" but the final decision will remain with judges.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: Income tax rise will boost NHS budget - Lib Dems
The penny rise would allow it to match Labour's NHS front-line spending plans, the party says.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Election 2019: Party leaders make their boardroom pitch
At a business conference in London, the PM announced a halt to corporation tax cuts, while the Lib Dems accused Labour of being "stuck in the 1970s".

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

You're hired? Leaders make boardroom pitch
At a business conference in London, the PM announced a halt to corporation tax cuts, while the Lib Dems accused Labour of being "stuck in the 1970s".

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General Election 2019: Greens to pledge zero by carbon by 2030 in manifesto
The party wants to spend £100bn a year on tackling climate change - and calls for a new EU referendum.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: How much tax do British people pay?
There are important choices to be made, no matter who wins the election on 12 December.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: Plaid promises extra 1,600 police
The party says £50m more could be spent if Welsh politicians took control of the service.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Leicester East Labour chairman quits 'laughing stock' party
John Thomas says he can "no longer follow the clown that leads" the party.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Tory candidate for Aberdeen North dropped over anti-Semitic comments
Ryan Houghton has been suspended by the party over blog posts he made seven years ago.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: Labour pledges £4.5m to tackle wildlife crime
The party says it will hire 82 new officers to focus on crimes like fox hunting and hare coursing.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Tory donor calls for Russia interference report to be published
A former Russian official says a paper on alleged Russian interference in UK democracy should be released.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Candidates pledge 'civilised campaign' in Batley and Spen
Candidates in the constituency where MP Jo Cox was murdered pledge to run a civilised campaign.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: The candidates standing in each constituency
The BBC News site is listing all candidates standing on 12 December - find them with our postcode search.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: Lib Dems' Sal Brinton on ITV court verdict
Lib Dems' Sal Brinton on losing the legal bid for party to be included in ITV leaders' debate.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: Lib Dems and SNP lose ITV debate legal challenge
The parties took the channel to court after their leaders were left out its head-to-head debate.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Lib Dems: 'We'll stop Brexit on day one'
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson says the plan would "breathe new life" into high streets.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Jo Swinson: Lib Dems would scrap business rates
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson says the plan would "breathe new life" into high streets.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Swinson: 'We'll stop Brexit on day one'
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson says the plan would "breathe new life" into high streets.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: PM puts corporation tax cuts on hold to help fund NHS
Boris Johnson says plans to cut corporation tax to 17% next year are to be put on hold.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: Jo Cox constituency rivals pledge 'clean campaign'
A code of conduct is signed in Batley, close to where Ms Cox was shot and stabbed in 2016.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Suspended Plaid Cymru member apologises for anti-Semitic posts
Sahar Al-Faifi says she has undertaken training after deleting the posts, made five years ago.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn on Labour's nationalisation plans
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tells business leaders "things cannot go on as they are".

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Boris Johnson announces new business policy at CBI conference
Boris Johnson says the Conservative party will postpone further cuts to corporation tax if elected.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

Jennifer Arcuri: Boris Johnson should 'man up and call me'
US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri has accused the prime minister of "ignoring and blocking" her.

BBC Politics
Nov 18, 2019

General election 2019: PM puts corporation cuts on hold to help fund NHS
Boris Johnson says plans to cut corporation tax to 17% next year are to be put on hold.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General Election 2019: The bar chart war in one battleground constituency
A small poll in Hastings kicked off a huge debate - online and off.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election 2019: When will TV debates take place?
The first UK TV debates between party leaders took place in 2010.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election 2019: Lib Dems and SNP in court over TV debate exclusion
The Lib Dems and SNP say it is unfair to be excluded from Tuesday's ITV general election leaders debate.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General Election 2019: Ex-MPs talk about abuse and mental health
Two politicians reflect on the impact public abuse has on their mental health.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: The election in Scotland
We answer your questions about the election in Scotland, including where the country's smallest seat can be found.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

Votes at 16: Major electoral changes planned for Wales
Prisoners could also get the vote in the the biggest changes to Wales' electoral system in 50 years.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election 2019: Leaders woo business with tax and apprenticeship vows
Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson are all set to make speeches to UK business leaders.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

Welsh politicians clash in TV general election debate
Five leading Welsh politicians vie for party votes in the first TV head-to-head debate in Wales.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General Election 2019: Labour dismiss anti-Semitism referral
Labour says it will not investigate a candidate after she was referred over anti-Semitism claims.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General Election 2019: Labour launch anti-Semitism probe
An election candidate is accused of running a Facebook group where anti-Semitic comments were made.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election 2019: No indyref2 before 2021 says Corbyn
Labour would "certainly not" allow a Scottish independence vote until after the next Holyrood election in 2021.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election 2019: SNP calls for independent decisions on TV licences
The Scottish National Party argues that powers over licence fees should be removed from the UK government.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn on future of Trident nuclear weapons
Jeremy Corbyn is pressed by the BBC's Andrew Marr on whether he would keep, scale back or get rid of the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system if he took power.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election 2019: Next PM must respect 'right of Scots to choose'
SNP's Westminster leader said voters who support another Scottish independence referendum must be heard.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election 2019: Corbyn says no indyref2 before 2021
The Labour leader says he would "certainly not" allow an independence vote until after the Scottish Parliament election.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General Election 2019: Raab on discouraging 'cheap labour' from abroad
The foreign secretary says that the government is committed to reducing immigration, and wants to discourage "cheap labour from abroad".

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election 2019: Corbyn defends benefits of immigration
The Labour leader says there will be a "great deal" of freedom of movement after the UK leaves the EU.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

General election poll tracker: How do the parties compare?
Our poll tracker measures how people say they are going to vote at the next general election.

BBC Politics
Nov 17, 2019

Jennifer Arcuri says Boris Johnson 'cast me aside like some gremlin'
Woman at centre of misconduct controversy says her requests to him for media advice had been "blocked".

BBC Politics
Nov 16, 2019

General election 2019: Conservatives promise 'equal' immigration system
The party's post-Brexit immigration plans include a rise in the cost migrants would pay to use the NHS.

BBC Politics
Nov 16, 2019

General election 2019: What to look out for on LGBT issues
Care about LGBT equality? Here's what to look out for in this election.

BBC Politics
Nov 16, 2019

General election 2019: Labour vows to end dental check-up charges
Check-up charges in England of £22.70 will be scrapped under a Labour government, the party says.

BBC Politics
Nov 16, 2019

General election 2019: Labour figures in manifesto agreement
Jeremy Corbyn hails "transformative" document that he says gives the "promise of a better Britain".

BBC Politics
Nov 16, 2019

General election 2019: Labour figures hold crunch manifesto meeting
The party will decide whether to include party conference policies, including on free movement.

BBC Politics
Nov 16, 2019

General election 2019: What happened last week?
From Labour's working hours confusion to the prime minister's frosty reception in Yorkshire.

BBC Politics
Nov 16, 2019

General election 2019: What happened this week?
From Labour's working hours confusion to the prime minister's frosty reception in Yorkshire.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Police 'assessing' call for peerage claim probe
A Labour peer says allegations Brexit Party candidates were offered seats in Lords should be investigated.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Labour figures set for crunch manifesto meeting
The party will decide whether to include party conference policies, including on free movement.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: How popular are the party leaders?
What voters think of the candidates for PM can be important when deciding how to vote.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Tories and Lib Dems in rival tree-planting pledges
Boris Johnson announces £640m for more forests while Jo Swinson aims for 60 million new trees.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Record number of women set to stand
Female candidates are likely to comprise about a third of those contesting the 12 December poll.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

This Matters: Are politicians playing you?
Are politicians offering different deals depending on your postcode?

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?
The major parties in England have pledged billions more for the NHS over the next five years.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

Ed Davey: Main parties promising 'economic fantasies'
The Liberal Democrat deputy leader says Labour and the Tories are "competing to bankrupt Britain".

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

Green Party unveils plan for universal basic income by 2025
Sian Berry says there were "no strings attached" and higher earners would pay more in tax than they receive.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

Sir Rod Stewart on indyref, Celtic... and model trains
The singer speaks about the love for his football team and his impressive model train city.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

'Jo Cox' threat to Anna Soubry: Man jailed for sending letter
Alden Barlow wrote to Ms Soubry in her constituency in Nottingham, saying she was "treacherous".

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

Donald Trump confirms pre-election UK visit
The US president will arrive in London for a Nato summit 10 days before polling day.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Boris Johnson BBC phone-in claims fact-checked
Reality Check has been looking at some of the claims the prime minister made during the hour-long programme.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: The candidates who fell at the first hurdle
Dredging up dirt on rivals has never been easier - leaving some wannabe MPs rueing online indiscretions.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Boris Johnson quizzed on Russia, flooding and his children
Boris Johnson answered questions from the public in a special BBC programme.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

Church minister who heckled Corbyn suspended over tweets
It emerged that Rev Richard Cameron had made Islamophobic and homophobic comments on Twitter.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

Brexit Party: PM says claims senior figures offered peerages nonsense
Boris Johnson says there may have been election "conversations" but rivals were not offered seats in Lords.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: 'Am I relatable? I've not the faintest idea'
BBC Breakfast's Naga Muchetty asks Boris Johnson how people could connect with someone from "a rather different background" to most voters.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

Boris Johnson: No evidence for Russian interference in UK politics
The PM says there is "no reason" to publish a report on political tampering claims before the election.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Len McCluskey on Labour, Brexit and the election
The BBC's Iain Watson interviews the leader of the UK's biggest union, a key figure in Labour circles.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Boris Johnson says he hasn't offered Brexit Party members peerages
Boris Johnson denies claims, make in the Daily Telegraph, that Brexit Party members have been offered peerages.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019 - Your questions answered: Boris Johnson
The prime minister takes questions from BBC listeners and viewers in the first of a series of special programmes.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General election 2019: Greens offer basic income by 2025
Under the plan every adult would get at least £89 per week with extra payments for disabled people.

BBC Politics
Nov 15, 2019

General Election 2019: Johnson insists no Russian interference
PM insists there is "no reason" to change the normal procedure for publishing intelligence reports.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

Election 2019: Tories talk immigration and Labour offer free broadband
The BBC's Helen Catt looks at the main events of Thursday's election campaign.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Do parties still matter?
A look at the role of political parties in the UK

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: 'It's all about Brexit' in Blackpool South key marginal
Leaving the European Union - or not - is the subject on everyone's lips in Blackpool.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Tories pledge help for 'left behind' towns
A reduction in business rates for small firms is among a raft of measures pledged by the Conservatives.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Tories promise help for 'left behind' towns
A reduction in business rates for small firms is among a raft of measures pledged by the Conservatives.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Tories promise help for 'left-behind' towns
A reduction in business rates for small firms is among a raft of measures pledged by the Conservatives.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge £100bn climate fund over five years
Sir Ed Davey will promise to "jump-start" efforts to tackle the "climate emergency" in a speech on Friday.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: McDonnell outlines Labour's 'free broadband' pledge
The shadow chancellor tells BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg that the roll-out would cost £20bn.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

McDonnell outlines Labour's 'free broadband' pledge
The shadow chancellor tells BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg that the roll-out would cost £20bn.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all
Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn cost.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Jared O'Mara will not defend Sheffield Hallam seat
The former Labour MP who ousted Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam in 2017 will not defend seat.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Farage says Brexit Party candidates offered jobs to quit
The Conservative Party has denied offering Brexit Party candidates jobs or peerages to stand down.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

General election 2019: Johnson will seek to reduce unskilled migration
The party says it will not set "arbitrary" targets but will aim to reduce immigration if it wins the election.

BBC Politics
Nov 14, 2019

EU starts proceedings against the UK for not nominating Commissioner
The EU Commission argues the UK is breaching its rules by not putting forward a name for its new team.

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