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Five to compete for Labour deputy

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:09
Five MPs secure enough support from fellow MPs to stand for Labour's deputy leadership.

VIDEO: Reviewing Osborne and Benn at PMQs

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:53
A Daily Politics panel review the first PMQs with George Osborne taking questions and Hilary Benn speaking for Labour.

VIDEO: Lucas on pension funds and fossil fuels

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:43
Caroline Lucas on a Westminster lobby about climate change and Parliamentary investments in fossil fuels.

VIDEO: Yoga to help MP after 'all that hot curry'?

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:42
The Speaker steps in to tell an MP to calm himself, claiming yoga would help, after warning of "all that hot curry".

VIDEO: Benn questions Osborne on extremism

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:42
Hilary Benn asks about agreements with airlines to report unaccompanied minors travelling to Syria.

VIDEO: Chilcot Report delayed until next year?

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:41
Angus Robertson asks the chancellor if reports are true that the Chilcot Report has been delayed until 2016.

PM 'losing patience' with Chilcot

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:39
David Cameron tells Sir John Chilcot he is "fast losing patience" with the delays in the publication of the Iraq Inquiry report.

VIDEO: Osborne takes first question at PMQs

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:37
The first PMQs question to George Osborne is a challenge over house building and housing benefit in London.

Budget bill backed for swift passage

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:59
Stormont's finance committee has agreed to allow finance minister Arlene Foster to rush her new budget bill through the assembly.

UK unemployment falls as wages rise

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:35
UK unemployment falls again while wage growth hits a near four-year high, official figures show.

UKIP challenges EU trade 'myths'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:04
Nigel Farage attempts to kill off "myths" he says are being peddled by pro-EU campaigners, ahead of the referendum campaign.

New Welsh councils map is revealed

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:38
A new map detailing plans for fewer councils in Wales is revealed by ministers.

Osborne to make PM's questions debut

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:55
Chancellor George Osborne is set to take centre stage for the first time at Prime Minister's Questions as he stands in for David Cameron.

How do you win back Mrs Nuneaton?

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:13
Who is she and can Labour hope to win her back?

Oil exploration 'needs urgent help'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:57
Nicola Sturgeon is to call on the UK government to look into incentives to boost oil and gas exploration in the North Sea.

Hunt wants cross-party exam consensus

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:44
Labour's Tristram Hunt is calling for a cross-party, long-term approach to updating England's exams and curriculum.

Labour mayor hopefuls debate Heathrow

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 22:50
The candidates to become Labour's nomination for London mayor clash over airport expansion in their first hustings debate.

EU referendum-what will happen when?

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 18:00
A timeline showing how events could unfold as the UK prepares for a referendum on its membership of the EU.

Councils 'to be reduced to eight '

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 17:52
Plans to cut the number of Welsh councils from 22 to single figures will be published on Wednesday, BBC Wales understands.

SNP's EU vote amendment rejected

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 17:26
An SNP bid making sure Britain's exit from the EU is dependant on all four nations voting for it in the referendum is rejected.

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