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Britain's battered Labour struggles for new direction

May 11, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Rival factions are already jockeying for control of the center left party as Labour starts picking a new leader to replace Ed Miliband who quit Friday following their election flop

ELECTIONS. Poll workers are seen at work in Witney, Oxfordshire in May 2010. Photo from EPA

Britain in new era after Cameron's shock victory

May 10, 2015 - 5:55 PM

Britain adjusts to a new political landscape after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron that decapitated the opposition and bolstered secessionists in Scotland

TOUGH ROAD AHEAD. British Prime Minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron delivers a statement to the nation at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, May 8, 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Surprise lead for Conservatives in UK election exit poll

May 08, 2015 - 7:42 AM

The centre right Conservatives are projected to win 316 seats compared to 239 for Ed Miliband s center left Labour party in a result that tears up pre election predictions

ELECTIONS. Election officials count ballot papers from the Hallam constituency of Liberal Democratic Party leader Nick Clegg, at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, Britain, 07 May 2015. Photo by Nigel Roddis/EPA

How the UK parliamentary elections work

May 07, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The leader of the party that gains the majority of seats in the parliamentary election becomes the new prime minister

Britain votes in suspense-filled general election

May 07, 2015 - 3:08 PM

While the leaders of both main parties insist they can win a clear majority in the 650 seat House of Commons they will almost certainly have to work with smaller parties to form a government

POLLING BEGINS. Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage arrives at a polling station in Ramsgate, Kent, Britain, 07 May 2015. Britons are voting in a general election that will determine the UK's next prime minister. Photo by Hannah Mckay/EPA

Britain votes in election which could define its future

May 07, 2015 - 4:53 AM

The election looks set to deliver a minority government for the first time since 1974

PARLIAMENT. A CCTV camera is pictured against Big Ben in the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 02 April 2015. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

UK's election in numbers

May 06, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Take a look at the numbers and what they mean in this year s United Kingdom elections

Leaders prepare final push in tight UK election

May 06, 2015 - 9:20 AM

While neither of the two main party leaders is talking in public about the possibility of a minority government the polls suggest that Britain is heading that way for the first time since 1997

KEEPING HIS SEAT? British Prime Minister David Cameron campaigns at a rally in St Ives, Cornwall, as part of his 36 hour non-stop tour of the UK, Britain, May 5, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Britain's boring election reaches gripping finale

May 04, 2015 - 10:20 AM

The vote could help decide whether Britain stays in the European Union and whether Scotland remains in Britain as well as putting some of Westminster s biggest names out of a job

SEAT OF POWER. A file photograph showing the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye in London January 31, 2012. Andy Rain/EPA

Bloodbath of the leaders at UK general election?

Apr 19, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron his Liberal Democrat deputy Nick Clegg leader of the main opposition Labour party Ed Miliband Nigel Farage of the anti EU UK Independence Party all run the risk of being kicked out

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Scottish nationalists offer to help British opposition to power

Apr 08, 2015 - 8:32 AM

Nicola Sturgeon says she will help Labour leader Ed Miliband take over from his main rival Prime Minister David Cameron

In this file photo, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon delivers her keynote speech at the party's spring conference Glasgow, Scotland, 28 March 2015. Stringer/EPA

Uncertainty the only certainty a month before UK election

Apr 06, 2015 - 2:59 PM

In one month Britain votes in a general election likely to put the nail in the coffin of two party politics and herald an uncertain future of coalitions alliances and horse trading

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Campaign kicks off for tight British election

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Opinion polls suggest that neither the center right Conservatives nor center left Labour will win an outright majority in the 650 seat House of Commons

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

'Stark choice' in UK election, Cameron warns as campaign begins

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:04 PM

In 38 days time you face a stark choice The next prime minister walking through that door will be me or Ed Miliband Cameron says

CAMPAIGN SEASON. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the nation outside Number 10 Downing Street in Whitehall, central London 30 March 2015 after holding an audience in Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth for the dissolution of Parliament.

UK opposition rules out coalition with Scottish separatists

Mar 17, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Labour s hopes of returning to power have been severely dented by a surge in support for the left wing Scottish National Party

A file photograph showing the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye in London 31 January 2012. Andy Rain/EPA

British opposition goes on warpath over HSBC scandal

Feb 12, 2015 - 1:41 AM

UPDATED Miliband attacks Cameron as a dodgy prime minister and homes in on Stephen Green the former chief executive and chairman of HSBC who later became a trade minister under Cameron

Yes or No? Scotland set to vote on independence

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED This is our opportunity of a lifetime and we must seize it with both hands the people of Scotland will hold in our hands the exclusive solemn power to define our nation for the future

UNION IN PERIL? The Saltire, the flag of Scotland, flies beside the Union flag at the site of the Auld Acquaintance cairn, on the banks of the River Sark in Gretna in Scotland, on August 17, 2014. Andy Buchanan/AFP

'No' narrowly leads as Scotland campaign enters final day

Sep 17, 2014 - 9:03 AM

Three polls show the pro independence side had gained ground in the final weeks of the debate but that the No campaign was still ahead by a slim margin

DELICIOUS DILEMMA. A bakery employee holds a 'question mark' cupcake in front of a Scottish Saltire cake (L) and a Union cupcake (R) at a bakery in Edinburgh, Scotland, 16 September 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

Leaders pledge powers in final push before Scottish vote

Sep 16, 2014 - 8:48 AM

With polls showing an extremely tight vote on Thursday campaigners for and against keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom pulled out all the stops

In this file photo, British Prime Minister, David Cameron (R), Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg (2nd R) and British opposition Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband (L), at the Palace of Westminster on February 27, 2014 in London. Oli Scarff/Pool/AFP

British PM to head to Scotland as independence vote tightens

Sep 09, 2014 - 8:49 PM

UPDATED Cameron Miliband Clegg: Our message to the Scottish people will be simple: We want you to stay

NO. A stall covered with campaign material is pictured during a rally by the pro-union 'Better Together' campaign in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 8, 2014, ahead of the referendum on Scotland's independence. Andy Buchanan/AFP

Pro-UK parties plan Scottish referendum fightback

Sep 08, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron will try to convince skeptics that Edinburgh would swiftly get more powers following a No vote

'NO THANKS' A Better Together campaign supporter distributes 'No Thanks' stickers outside the Birnam Highland Games in Perthshire, Scotland, on August 30, 2014. Andy Buchanan/AFP

Government vows to balance 'London-focused' Britain after election

Jul 07, 2014 - 11:46 AM

The coalition has been accused of ruling for the benefit of the capital whose economy dwarfs that of other British regions

CENTER OF POWER. A file photograph showing the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye in London 31 January 2012. Andy Rain/EPA

Britain gets respite from flooding crisis

Feb 17, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Despite the drier weather conditions swathes of Britain remain on high alert as people struggle to protect homes from floodwaters

BRACING FOR THE WORST. Volunteers from the local community, charities and military personnel help to load sandbags onto a truck to be distributed to combat flooding in Egham, west of London, on February 15, 2014. Justin Tallis/AFP

Britain braces for more floods after violent storm

Feb 16, 2014 - 9:22 AM

The storm brought fresh misery to flood hit communities in Britain parts of which are suffering their wettest start to the year for 250 years

BRACING FOR THE WORST. Volunteers from the local community, charities and military personnel help to load sandbags onto a truck to be distributed to combat flooding in Egham, west of London, on February 15, 2014. Justin Tallis/AFP