Tory leadership debate: rivals discuss tax, energy, NHS, the green economy and trust in first televised head-to-head – as it happened | Politics

Snap verdict Even though this was a one-party TV debate, the spin room will still be all about people who backed a particular candidate saying their particular candidate did best, but I’ll... Read more »

‘It’s place first, not party first’: city mayors on how they are reshaping English politics | Politics

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, sweeps into an Islington studio with the energetic charm of a seasoned politician, and speaks accordingly. Andy Street, who was managing director of John Lewis for... Read more »

Tory MPs take sides as race to replace Boris Johnson begins in earnest – UK politics live | Politics

Key events: Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature How will a new Tory leader be chosen? Rajeev Syal It is for Conservative MPs and then party... Read more »

PM ‘not aware of specific claims’ about disgraced MP Chris Pincher and thought he was ‘best choice’ for deputy chief whip job | Politics News

Boris Johnson made the “choice he thought was best” in appointing Chris Pincher to government and was “not aware of specific claims” about the Tory MP, a cabinet minister has insisted. Speaking... Read more »

Chris Pincher seeking ‘professional medical support’ following groping allegations | Politics News

Chris Pincher, who lost the Conservative whip after being accused of groping two men, said he is seeking “professional medical support” as he hopes to return to his duties as an MP... Read more »

Shapps mocks Sadiq Khan as he pledges anti-strike law after London Mayor’s failure | Politics | News

With the far-left RMT union threatening to take their members out on strike again over demands for a 10 percent pay rise, the Transport Secretary has warned that he intends to copy... Read more »

Nicola Sturgeon skewered by Kay Burley over indyref ‘Breaking the law’ | Politics | News

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is set to unveil a renewed push for a second referendum on Scottish Independence amid a refusal by Westminister to grant a vote. Sky News presenter Kay Burley... Read more »

Brexit backing Londoners voice concern over cost of living crisis | Politics | News

Residents in Barking have voiced their concerns over the soaring cost of living and the burden inflation is placing on working families, the worsening financial outlook of the country even has some... Read more »

London politics latest LIVE: Rishi Sunak announces windfall tax on energy companies and £400 bill rebate to tackle cost of living crisis

C hancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a windfall tax on energy companies and £15billion of extra support for households in a statement in the Commons on the cost of living crisis. The... Read more »

London politics latest LIVE: PM refuses to quit and claims much of Sue Gray report is ‘news to me’

B oris Johnson has said he “overwhelmingly” believes he should remain in office despite public anger at the “bitter and painful” conclusions of the Sue Gray inquiry into raucous parties in No... Read more »