The current House of Commons is the most ethnically diverse ever. But a new poll has revealed that more than six in ten BAME MPs have experienced racism on the Parliamentary estate -– while more than half have experienced racism from fellow MPs. Anahita Hossein-Pour hears from BAME parliamentarians past and present about progress made on equality, and who should speak up for ethnic minorities
More than a million homes were not built in the past decade despite planning permission for them being granted, new research has revealed.
Priti Patel has unveiled the Government’s new points-based immigration system with a promise to end a reliance on “cheap, low-skilled labour” coming to the UK.
Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned Brussels the UK will not accept the EU’s call for “level playing field” regulation in future trade talks.
British Labour MP Debbie Abrahams has been denied entrance to India and is being deported despite having a valid visa, it has been reported.
Boris Johnson has spoken out against the decision to increase the daily allowance that peers can claim from the public purse.
Jeremy Corbyn launched a personal attack on Boris Johnson over his past cocaine use amid a bitter row over the deportation of foreign-born criminals to Jamaica.
The Chinese ambassador to the UK has blasted Tory MPs’ backlash over Huawei as “totally wrong” and a “witch hunt”.
Dozens of Labour MPs could quit the party if Rebecca Long-Bailey wins the leadership race, it is being reported.
Boris Johnson is set to slash the salary threshold for skilled migrants from £30,000 to £25,600 after Brexit.
Boris Johnson has been told to prioritise the fight against poverty instead of fixating on "eye-catching schemes" as a new report revealed that more than half of all those struggling to make ends meet now live in a family where someone works.
Matt Hancock has announced a £20 million fund to help create life-saving vaccines to tackle the coronavirus and other epidemic diseases.
Nicola Sturgeon has admitted a second Scottish independence referendum may not take place this year.
Keir Starmer is calling for EU nationals living in the UK to be granted full voting rights in future elections.
A new law scrapping the automatic right of European boats to fish in British waters is being introduced by the Government.
Ministers have been warned that homelessness services are at “breaking point” as cash-strapped councils are forced to place more and more families in bed and breakfast accommodation.
Dominic Raab has been forced to defend the Government from its own backbenchers after ministers controversially allowed Chinese firm Huawei to help set up the UK’s 5G network.
Boris Johnson's plans for an Australian-style points-based immigration system will cut economic growth, according to experts.
Harry Dunn’s mother has made an emotional plea to Boris Johnson to force the US to hand over the American diplomat’s wife charged over her son’s death.
Donald Trump’s appetite for a trade deal with the UK post-Brexit “could be diminished” if Boris Johnson hands Huawei a contract to help build its 5G network.
A further blow has been dealt to the Government’s handling of HS2 as a damning report said the controversial rail project was “over budget and behind schedule”.
Parents who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to paid leave for two weeks under new changes to employment law unveiled by ministers.
Brandon Lewis has been forced to express his “sincere regret” for offence caused to the Ukrainian people after their national coat of arms was included on a counter-terror police’s extremism list.
Labour MPs would have to face automatic reselection before every general election if Rebecca Long-Bailey becomes leader.
Lisa Nandy has called for Labour leadership candidates to be given longer than 40 seconds to answer questions at hustings debates.
Jess Phillips has said it will be “embarrassing” for the Labour party to elect a male leader and urged men to “pass the mic” if they truly believe in equal representation.
Jess Phillips attacked her leadership rivals over their part in handling Labour’s anti-semitism crisis at the party’s first hustings in the contest.
Boris Johnson has warned Cabinet ministers to focus on developing post-Brexit policy or face the sack in a Government re-shuffle expected to take place in the coming weeks.
The House of Lords could be moved permanently to York under plans being considered by Boris Johnson.
Labour has hit out at the Government’s “shameful” handling of post-Grenfell building safety as after it emerged hundreds of tower blocks continue to have dangerous cladding.
Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy has accused Jeremy Corbyn of siding with Russia in the immediate aftermath of the Salisbury chemical attack.
Boris Johnson is planning a huge fundraising drive so that Big Ben can chime at the moment the UK leaves the EU, he has revealed.
Emily Thornberry may have only subtly hinted before the election at her ambition to become Labour leader - but following the party’s disastrous defeat she was the first to enter the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
Boris Johnson has called on Northern Ireland’s restored government to “deliver for the people” after talks with leaders in Stormont.
Power-sharing has returned to Northern Ireland for the first time in three years after Sinn Fein said will support a deal to restore devolution in the province.
Keir Starmer will promise to boost Labour’s “radicalism” under his leadership in a pitch to members for the top job.