Tony Blair has called on voters not to elect candidates who "back Brexit at any cost" on 8 June, regardless of which party they represent. The ex-PM told the BBC that Brexit was a ..
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has indicated she is "coming down against" standing as MP for Rhondda in the UK General Election. Ms Wood has said she would have to give up the part..
There are 650 constituencies in the United Kingdom. But the election campaign over the coming weeks will be concentrated in the marginal battleground seats - the ones with small ma..
The leader of the Women's Equality Party, Sophie Walker, is to stand against Tory MP and male rights advocate Philip Davies in the election. If elected in the West Yorkshire seat o..
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he wants a "different" kind of country and would end "business as usual" in domestic and foreign policies. He said he would not launch a "first..
Theresa May's claims that a general election victory will strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations have been called "nonsensical" by the European Parliament's chief Brexit co-ord..
Scotland's political parties have been campaigning across the country while putting the finishing touches to their list of general election candidates. All 54 sitting SNP MPs will ..
Labour has accused the government of failing to act on air pollution, which it says is a "public health emergency". The party said millions of people in the UK were living in areas..
Many of the papers focus on the Chancellor's plans, if the Conservatives win the general election. The headline in the Financial Times is "Fears of Hammond tax bombshell". The pape..
The Liberal Democrats claim to have raised more than twice as much as Labour from individual donors since a snap election was called. All parties have made cash appeals to supporte..
Green Party leader Steven Agnew's intention to join an anti-Brexit axis with Sinn Féin, the SDLP and Alliance makes the front page of the Irish News. He was speaking to the paper a..
Jeremy Corbyn is to visit the constituency of Cardiff North later on his first general election event in Wales since the poll was declared. Labour is hoping to recapture the margin..
Parliament voted for an early general election on Wednesday, with 522 MPs in favour. However, 13 voted no. But who are the 13 and why are they against the poll? When did he first w..
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he will not be standing in the General Election on 8 June. The MEP told the Daily Telegraph he could have had an "easy win" in the former UKIP ..
Labour says children are being crammed "like sardines" into "super-sized" school classes, as it focuses its general election campaign on education. Jeremy Corbyn said 40,000 primar..
Nicola Sturgeon is to launch the SNP's campaign for the forthcoming council elections, characterising the contest as a "clear choice" between her party and the Tories. Scotland goe..
Former party leaders Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have both announced they are to stand for re-election. Ex-deputy prime minister Mr Clegg confirmed he would defend his Sheffield Hal..
Labour has a "mountain to climb" in the snap general election, First Minister Carwyn Jones has said. Mr Jones made his first appearance since the announcement of a poll for 8 June ..
Making our mark
When Theresa May announced a surprise election this week, many reacted by saying "not again!" From the Scottish referendum to last year's EU vote, and the last general election jus..
Coming or going?
George Osborne, the former chancellor once feted as the successor to David Cameron as prime minister, has announced he will not seek re-election as an MP. But who else is stepping ..
The claim: The prime minister justified calling an early election on the basis that it would strengthen her position in the Brexit negotiations. Reality Check verdict: If she won, ..
People earning above £70,000 a year could be asked to pay more tax under a Labour government, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has suggested. He said he wanted to see a "fair taxat..
The prime minister says she wants MPs to come together in the way she says the British public has since the Brexit vote. There are roughly 750,000 people who will be able to vote f..
Reducing the UK government's commitment to foreign aid spending would cost lives, American billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has warned. The Microsoft founder urged the UK to k..
Jeremy Corbyn is vowing not to "play by the rules" if elected PM and insists the poll is not a foregone conclusion. On the first full day of general election campaigning, the Labou..
The battle in Scotland
With the UK heading for an unexpected general election on 8 June, what could it all mean in Scotland? Here, I examine some of the factors which could affect how the election will p..
With the UK very suddenly moving towards a general election, Scotland's political parties are scrambling to select candidates and fire up their campaign machinery. So, where are th..
The British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to stage a snap general election has been widely discussed in the European press, with some questioning whether the result is as p..
Resolving the political crisis in Northern Ireland has been made more difficult by the snap general election, parties have warned. SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused Theresa May of..
The Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is not seeking an electoral "blank cheque". She said her manifesto will be "a manifesto to take the country forward". She rejected Nick ..
A UK general election will be held on 8 June after MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap poll. The House of Commons backed the PM by a margin of 522 votes to 13, ..
SNP MPs abstained as the House of Commons overwhelmingly backed the prime minister's plan for a snap general election. MPs voted by 522 to 13 in favour of Theresa May's proposal to..
Two EU agencies employing more than 1,000 in London will definitely move to the continent, despite UK attempts to keep them after Brexit, officials say. The British government said..
Shares in luxury fashion brand Burberry have fallen by 6% despite an "exceptional" performance in the UK. The company has previously said the weak pound had attracted overseas shop..
An SDLP MP has rejected any suggestion of her party entering a pact with Sinn Féin, ahead of a general election. Margaret Ritchie, who holds the South Down Westminster seat, said: ..
SNP MPs will abstain in the House of Commons vote on whether there should be a snap general election, the party's leader at Westminster has confirmed. Angus Robertson said his part..
The EU has to be measured in its response to Theresa May's election announcement. It is not the done thing to interfere in the internal affairs of a member state after all and Brit..
Er mawr syndod i bawb, mae Theresa May wedi galw etholiad cyffredinol ar 8 Mehefin - dair blynedd ynghynt na'r disgwyl. Ond mewn gwirionedd, nid hi sydd â'r gair olaf ar y mater, o..
Theresa May has shocked the political world by calling a snap general election for 8 June. There are 40 MPs in Wales - presuming the prime minister's call for an election passes We..
Mae merched Mwslimaidd yng Nghaerdydd yn cael cynnig dosbarthiadau hunanamddiffyn yn dilyn pryderon bod Islamoffobia wedi cael ei "normaleiddio" yn dilyn Brexit. Mae'r ffigyrau diw..
Muslim women in Cardiff have been offered self-defence classes over fears Islamophobia has been "normalised" since Brexit. Women have reported being shouted at and spat at in the s..
Jeremy Corbyn should have "nice clear punchy messages" in Labour's general election campaign, former first minister Rhodri Morgan has said. Mr Morgan said the Labour leader should ..
One story dominates Scotland's front pages, the prime minister's decision to call for a general election on 8 June. However, under the headline Now is The Time, The National quotes..
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a plan to call a snap general election on 8 June. Here is the statement she made outside Number 10 in full: "I have just chaired a meeting ..
A look at the life and times of the UK's Prime Minister, Theresa May, who has decided to call a general election for 8 June. Theresa May is Britain's second female prime minister b..
Theresa May's plan for a snap general election on 8 June is set to be authorised by MPs later. The early poll is expected to secure the two-thirds Commons majority it requires to g..
A guide to UK election for non-Brits
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election for 8 June, taking the country by surprise. The previous election was in 2015, so another was not due until 2020. M..
How the press reacted
Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement of a snap general election on 8 June took the press by surprise. Here's how the media reacted. The Times' David Aaronovitch says Mrs May's..
What you need to know
The UK looks set to have a general election on 8 June. Here's what you need to know. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she wants to hold a general election on 8 ..
The world economy seems to be gaining momentum, according the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. Writing in the IMF's new World Economic Outlook, Maurice Obstfeldt..
British business groups have given a mixed response to the Prime Minister's sudden call for a general election. Some said it could give her a stronger mandate in all-important Brex..
Rising food and fuel prices are putting pressure on firms operating in the UK supply chain, an insolvency firm says. Begbies Traynor found almost 22,000 firms were facing "signific..
Image caption NI political parties were expecting another battle for their Stormont seats, but they may now have to fight to keep their Westminster seats too Talks to save devoluti..
The leaders of the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin have welcomed Theresa May's call for a snap general election on 8 June. DUP leader Arlene Foster said the election was an..
The European Union's Brexit plans remain unchanged by Theresa May's snap election announcement, the council representing EU leaders has said. The UK prime minister, who had promise..
Nicola Sturgeon has described Theresa May's plans for a snap general election as a "huge political miscalculation". Ms Sturgeon said the move was an "extraordinary u-turn" by Mrs M..
Social media users in the UK are reacting to Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise announcement of a snap general election with memes - naturally. The election was scheduled to be ..
Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones has criticised the decision to call a general election in the middle of a council election campaign. Prime Minister Theresa May has announced an ..
Personal debt levels are high enough to merit the whole sector coming under the microscope of the UK's financial regulator, the head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has sa..
The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling..
Brexit may have triggered a political earthquake in Europe, but 70 years ago the UK sent real shockwaves across the seas with the largest non-nuclear explosion of that era. As one ..
There were only two options: a Yes or a No. The question was missing from the 16 April ballot paper on changing Turkey's constitution. Expecting millions of voters to answer a non-..
Lloyds Banking Group has decided to set up a European base in Germany after the UK leaves the EU, the BBC understands. Lloyds has decided to convert its Berlin branch into a subsid..
Environmental groups have urged the prime minister to avoid watering down legislation on climate change and wildlife protection after Brexit. The letter, signed by WWF, Greenpeace ..
Brussels is gripped with gossip about the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. The rights of British citizens living there and elsewhere are still to be decided, but a handful of the 2..
Theresa May has spoken of a "sense of people coming together" following the UK's vote to leave the EU. In her first Easter message as PM, she said "opportunities" would arise from ..
Applications for Irish passports from Northern Ireland and Britain have risen by 68% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year. Figures from the Republic's..
Creative companies are becoming increasingly important to the UK's future economic success and should be at the heart of the government's new industrial strategy, a trade body says..