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# Conservatives
Disgraced MP embroiled in sexting scandal replaced as election candidate - by his estranged wife
Andrew Griffiths said he would support the new candidate. His wife Kate said she wouldn’t be taking up his offer.
# General Election
Rough start for Tory campaign: A controversial video, a resignation and Grenfell outrage
The campaign will focus on ‘getting Brexit done’, but the party has some internal issues to sort out first.
# crucial vote
Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans
The prime minister believes he has the numbers to push his withdrawal agreement through parliament.
# yellowhammer
Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'
Businesses in the North are likely to face an immediate adverse effect from a no-deal, according to the Yellowhammer documents.
# Brexit
Ruth Davidson urges MPs to 'vote for a deal' as she resigns as Scottish Tory leader
She is to remain on as an MSP until 2021.
# now what
Explainer: How likely is an early election in the UK and when is it likely to happen?
Will he? Won’t he?
# lib dem win
No 'Boris bounce' as Tories lose key by-election with parliamentary majority cut to just one MP
A previously safe seat, the Conservatives lost out to the Liberal Democrats in Brecon and Radnorshire.
# NEW LEADER
'Mad in England': How does the world see Boris Johnson?
The international impression of Johnson has evolved from simply an eccentric mayor to a symbol of Brexit Britain.
# early and often
As Conservatives get their postal ballots, some members have been getting two
BBC News reported that more than 1,000 people had received multiple voting forms.
# arise prime minister
Here are the key dates in the Tory leadership race and the UK's road to Brexit
There should be a new PM in a month’s time but the Brexit schedule is still anyone’s guess.
# mark field
UK minister suspended after grabbing female climate protester by the neck
Mark Field has said he “acted instinctively” when he saw the woman and feared she may be armed.
# Conservatives
And then there were three: Javid eliminated from Tory race as Johnson remains Prime Minister-in-waiting
Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt are also still in the running.
# and then there were four
Talk of backroom deals and 'lending' votes as Tory contest shrouded in smoke and mirrors
Today we’ll see the final two chosen after two more votes.
# Number 10
Rory Stewart eliminated from Conservative leadership contest as race begins to tighten
It comes following a third round of voting by conservative MPs today.
# race for number 10
Health secretary Matt Hancock withdraws from Tory leadership race
Hancock received just 20 votes in the first ballot of 313 Tory MPs.
# looking for votes
Boris Johnson surges to top of the table as Conservative MPs vote for leader
Three candidates have been eliminated.
# the next PM
The race is on: Tories confirm 10 candidates to succeed Theresa May
Nominations closed at 5pm today.
# Leadership Battle
Tory contender Hunt claims Angela Merkel told him EU is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal
The Irish government has repeatedly stated the withdrawal agreement would not be reopened.
# Conservatives
Tory party tweaks rules to slim down leadership race as contenders prepare for TV debate
Channel 4 will host a TV debate on 16 June.
# Explainer
Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works
Following Theresa May’s departure, how will the Conservative Party choose its leader?
# the tories
Can anyone beat Boris? Here are the favourites to succeed Theresa May
All of them want Brexit but who will be the next Conservative party leader?
# out and out lead
Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls
The Conservatives, meanwhile, look set for a battering at the polls this month.
# going to the polls
'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections
More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.
# ode to joy
Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?
There’s a small chance they won’t actually take part, but this is getting more and more unlikely.
# my fellow britons
Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers'
In a video posted on Twitter, a smiling Prime Minister said she had to look for compromise from the opposition to get Brexit through.
# inciting hatred
Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs
Some MPs have issued grave warnings after May went on the offensive last night.
# save my deal
After two defeats in two days, Theresa May considering Brexit concessions to win over Labour MPs
May is said to be considering backing a Labour amendment on workers’ rights to try to sway some MPs to her cause.
# Endgame
May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through
Many Tories are irate at the deal reached between the UK and the EU, and they want to remove May from office because of it.
# they did say it
'Enda Kelly' and 'presidential elections': The recent missteps from UK politicians on Ireland
Some British politicians have got things a bit wrong when trying to highlight Ireland’s tough stance on Brexit negotiations.
# growing scandal
Conservative MP suspended after 'serious allegations referred to police'
The news came amid a deepening sexual harassment scandal in Westminster.
# in-fighting
Boris Johnson sends Whatsapp message telling 'friends' to stop attacking Theresa May
Johnson told other Tory MPs that he is “fed up to the back teeth” of hearing criticism about May.
# looming deadline
Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North
The Sinn Féin leader doesn’t expect a power-sharing deal to be reached in Northern Ireland by tomorrow.
# United we stand
DUP signs £1 billion deal to prop up Theresa May's government
Jeremy Corbyn has questioned where the money is coming from.
# Ulster Says Yes
No mention of the Irish border in DUP's Tory deal
It does mention broadband and health spending.
# jc hope
'Rise, like lions after slumber': Jeremy Corbyn got a rapturous reception at Glastonbury today
The Conservatives have yet to agree a deal that will see it hold a majority with DUP support.
# DUP
Arlene Foster's letter to Scottish government about same-sex marriage released
Last week Foster said she had no recollection of the letter.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Sinn Féin MPs from the North be allowed to speak in the Dáil?
The calls come as the DUP look set to enter a coalition with the Tories.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about how the Tory-DUP deal could affect the peace process?
DUP supporters are reportedly urging the party to ask Theresa May to allow loyalist marches go through Catholic areas.
# brexit wounds
'Sensible' Tories holding secret talks with Labour to ensure a soft Brexit
Theresa May is facing pressure on all sides as she looks to form a government to lead the Brexit negotiations.
# talking to the tories
DUP 'a compassionate party that won't bring up abortion or gay marriage in Westminster'
The DUP is also under scrutiny for past political donations as it continues talks with the Conservatives.