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The Latest | Keir Starmer is officially the new UK prime minister

Jul. 05, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

Labour leader Keir Starmer officially became prime minister of the United Kingdom on Friday after his party won a landslide victory in a national election. Starmer received the blessing of King Charles III to form a government in a ceremony known as the “kissing of hands.” A...

Britain’s Labour Party has won enough seats to have a majority in the UK Parliament

Jul. 05, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Labour Party headed for a landslide victory Friday in a parliamentary election, an exit poll and partial returns indicated, as voters punished the governing Conservatives after 14 years of economic and political upheaval. As the sun rose, official results...

Anti-immigration party leader Nigel Farage wins a seat in UK Parliament on his eighth attempt

Jul. 04, 2024 22:36 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Anti-immigration party leader Nigel Farage wins a seat in UK Parliament on his eighth attempt.

Who are the main players in the UK's upcoming national election?

Jul. 02, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Millions of voters in Britain are going to the polls Thursday to choose a new House of Commons and a new government. Voters will elect 650 lawmakers representing as many constituencies, or local areas, and the leader of the party that returns the most lawmakers will...

Nigel Farage criticizes racist remarks by Reform UK worker. But he later called it a 'stitch-up'

Jun. 28, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anti-immigration British politician Nigel Farage on Friday criticized a worker for his Reform UK party who suggested migrants crossing the English Channel in boats should be used for “target practice.” But Farage later suggested that the episode had been a...

Fed up with the UK Conservatives, some voters turn to the anti-immigration Reform party for answers

Jun. 26, 2024 12:53 PM EDT

CLACTON-ON-SEA, England (AP) — Dorothy Carr is fed up with how things are run in her hometown. It’s impossible to get a doctor's appointment through Britain's state-run health care system. Local buses have been canceled. There isn’t enough public housing. Like many others in...

Nigel Farage, leader of Reform UK, criticized for saying West provoked Putin to invade Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2024 08:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nigel Farage, leader of the right-wing Reform U.K party, is facing wide-ranging criticism across the political spectrum over his claim that the West provoked Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine, including of being an appeaser. In a BBC television...

What happened this week in the UK election campaign, from a betting controversy to Farage's ambition

Jun. 21, 2024 10:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s general election campaign is less than two weeks away now, and the prevailing trends don't appear to have changed much. The left-of-center Labour Party is the clear favorite to defeat Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservatives, with Keir Starmer looking set...

Britain's rollercoaster-riding Liberal Democrat leader embraces stunts to gain election attention

Jun. 19, 2024 05:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Most politicians try to avoid slips, stumbles and undignified photos. Not Ed Davey. The leader of Britain’s centrist Liberal Democrats has turned the country’s six-week general election campaign into a showreel of self-deprecating fun. Davey, 58,...

Britain's July 4 election is fast approaching. Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change the tune

Jun. 16, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With less than three weeks until U.K. election day, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change an ominous tune for his Conservative Party. Sunak, who in recent days traveled to a Group of Seven summit and a Swiss conference on the Ukraine war, has...