SNP wins by-election in Airdrie and Shotts

SNP wins by-election in Airdrie and Shotts called after sitting MP opted to swap Westminster for the same seat in Holyrood Anum Qaisar-Javed was elected with 10,129 votes, ahead of Labour’s candidate Kenneth Stevenson came in second with 8,372 votes. Tory candidate got 2,812 SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent her congratulations  By Chris Jewers … Read more

Victory in Aberdeen West where the Royals holiday at Balmoral stops SNP majority

Wealthy Tories with the Queen as a neighbour save the Union… for now: Victory in Aberdeen West where the Royals holiday at Balmoral stops SNP majority Aberdeenshire West is the constituency that takes in the Queen’s Highland home Win would have given Sturgeon firm moral mandate to hold repeat of the indyref But the SNP … Read more

Lib Dems and Greens enjoy resurgence after picking up string of Labour and Tory council seats 

Lib Dems and Greens enjoy resurgence after picking up string of Labour and Tory council seats The Lib Dems made gains across the country, including one Brexit stronghold Welcome news to leader Sir Ed Davey after party’s previous poor performance  Lib Dems deprived Tories of overall control of Cambridgeshire County Council  By Claire Ellicott Political … Read more

Former Coronation Street actress was probed by police amid claims she bribed voters with brownies

MP loses brownie points! Former Coronation Street actress was probed by police amid claims she bribed voters with sweet treats Tracy Brabin had been pictured on campaign trail with boxes of brownies  Claims she bribed voters with the chocolate goodies were investigated by police Miss Brabin, who was a Coronation Street actress, is MP for … Read more

Former Coronation Street actress is probed by police amid claims she bribed voters with brownies

MP loses brownie points! Former Coronation Street actress is probed by police amid claims she bribed voters with sweet treats Tracy Brabin had been pictured on campaign trail with boxes of brownies  Claims she bribed voters with the chocolate goodies were investigated by police Miss Brabin, who was a Coronation Street actress, is MP for … Read more

Funeral revolt grows: Campaigners join forces with MPs to demand the 30-person cap is lifted

Support is growing for the Daily Mail’s campaign to lift Covid restrictions on funerals more quickly. An influential committee of MPs will meet next week to pile further pressure on ministers to raise the cap of 30 mourners and allow singing again. It came as Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey became the latest senior … Read more

Striking a blow for freedom! Scots Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has karate lesson on election trail

Striking a blow for freedom! Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has a karate lesson as he prepares to fight plans to bring in Covid vaccine passports in Scotland Lib Dem boss practiced high kicks  during open-air karate lesson in Edinburgh Put through his paces in an ‘invigorating’ session with sensei Robert Steggles Rennie wants … Read more

DOMINIC SANDBROOK looks back at the life of SDP founder Shirley Williams following her death at 90

Baroness Shirley Williams, who tried to ‘break the mould of British politics’ in the 1980s, has died aged 90. The Liberal Democrat peer served in the Labour governments of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan in the 1970s, rising to be education secretary, before leaving the party to form the SDP in 1981. She later supported … Read more

Lib Dem peer Shirley Williams, one of the ‘Gang of Four’ ex-Labour Cabinet ministers, dies aged 90 

Lib Dem peer Shirley Williams, one of the ‘Gang of Four’ disenchanted former Labour Cabinet ministers who quit the party in the 1980s before eventually forming the Lib Dems, dies aged 90 By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 16:03 BST, 12 April 2021 | Updated: 16:05 BST, 12 April 2021 Shirley Williams, one … Read more