General election 2017: Theresa May is ‘best placed person’ for Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson was among those to leapt to the prime minister’s defence Senior cabinet ministers have pledged their support for the prime minister in the wake of Friday’s election result. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Theresa May was the “best placed person” to lead the country through Brexit. International Trade […]

Reshuffle: Theresa May promotes ally Damian Green to key role

Image copyright Getty Images Damian Green is the big winner so far as Theresa May seeks to shore up her authority in a post-election reshuffle. The work and pensions secretary – a friend and ally of the PM – has been made First Secretary of State, effectively her second in command. Most other ministers have […]

General election 2017: Fallon defends DUP government ‘deal’

Media captionSir Michael Fallon said the Tories did not have to agree with the DUP’s views on social issues A Conservative deal with the Democratic Unionist Party would only apply to “big issues” like the economy and security, the defence secretary has said. Sir Michael Fallon said talks were seeking an agreement – which would […]

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘I can still be prime minister’

Media captionJeremy Corbyn “ready any time” for another election. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he can “still be prime minister” as he aims to thwart Theresa May’s attempt to run a minority government. He told the Sunday Mirror: “This is still on. Absolutely.” Labour will set out its own programme for government as an amendment […]

General election 2017: Theresa May is a dead woman walking, says Osborne

Media captionGeorge Osborne says a leadership challenge is inevitable Prime Minister Theresa May is “a dead woman walking” who will inevitably face a leadership challenge, former Tory Chancellor George Osborne has said. Mr Osborne, now editor of the Evening Standard, said Tory MPs were “furious” that Mrs May had not acknowledged their losses in the […]

General election 2017: DUP’s ‘positive talks’ over Tory deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May’s Conservatives are seeking a deal with Arlene Foster’s DUP The Democratic Unionist Party says it has held “positive talks” over a possible deal to support a Conservative minority government. Tory chief whip Gavin Williamson met DUP chiefs in Belfast on Saturday. The DUP said talks would continue […]

General election 2017: DUP ‘in positive talks’ with Tories

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Any agreement between Theresa May’s Conservatives and Arlene Foster’s Democratic Unionists would come into force when Parliament returns The Democratic Unionist Party says it has had “positive talks” over a “confidence and supply” deal to support a Conservative government. Theresa May was left eight seats short of an overall […]

Election 2017: DUP agrees ‘confidence’ deal with Tories

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Any agreement between Theresa May’s Conservatives and Arlene Foster’s Democratic Unionists would come into force when Parliament returns The Democratic Unionist Party have agreed in principle a “confidence and supply” deal to support a Conservative government, it has been announced. Theresa May was left eight seats short of an […]

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill quit No 10 after election criticism

Media captionTheresa May’s former director of communications, Katie Perrior, explains how the inner circle operates Prime Minister Theresa May’s two closest advisers have quit after the Conservatives failed to win a majority of MPs in the general election. The BBC understands the PM was warned she faced a leadership challenge unless she sacked Nick Timothy […]

Election results 2017: Who are the Democratic Unionist Party?

Image copyright Charles McQuillan Image caption The DUP had a good night in Northern Ireland, securing two more MPs. The Democratic Unionists look set to be the powerbrokers in an election that intended to bring stability but has ended in a hung Parliament. Theresa May has said she will form a government with the support […]