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# uk general election
Labour leader Keir Starmer calls for a general election 'now' after Liz Truss resigns as PM
‘The Conservative Party has shown it no longer has a mandate to govern,’ said Keir Starmer.
All time
# ge 2020
February, Easter, May? UK results ratchet up Irish election talk but Leo says it's not the right time
Leo Varadkar says the election should be May 2020, Micheál Martin wants it in Easter. Who will win out?
# uk general election
Jeremy Corbyn indicates early 2020 for departure date despite party pressure to quit immediately
Corbyn won’t be leading the party into the next general election but has refused to be drawn on a date for his departure.
AS IT HAPPENED
Boris Johnson and Tories romp to victory as Labour's vote crumbles
From the exit polls to Corbyn’s speech – here’s how things played out overnight.
# Didn't happen
BBC and ITV journalists apologise over reports that Tory advisor was punched by Labour activist
A claim that a Tory advisor was punched turned out not to be the case.
Voices
Column: The results of the UK general election could hugely impact the Irish border - and not for the first time
A December election does not come around often, writes Cormac Moore.
# FactcheckUK
Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page
The fake account ‘proved’ and ‘debunked’ several claims during the debate.
# Brexit
Sinn Féin MP says unionist farmers will help her keep her seat in general election
Michelle Gildernew will be trying to keep her seat against the UUP’s Tom Elliot in the famously closely fought constituency.
# Your Say
Poll: Who do you think will be the British Prime Minister after the general election?
Johnson’s Conservatives lead the polls so far.
# 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.
# Sylvia Hermon
The North's only independent MP is standing down - get set for a potentially nasty battle for her seat
Independent unionist Lady Sylvia Hermon is standing down as an MP.
# Day One
Sky News' Kay Burley goes viral after 'empty chairing' Tory MP who denies he agreed to go on
James Cleverly claims that he was not booked to appear on the show.
# jo swinson
Lib Dems 'absolutely categorically' rule out putting Jeremy Corbyn in No 10
The Lib Dems have 20 MPs and are polling at 16%.
# And they're off
Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election?
Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, but what else do we need to know?
# Belfast
Investigation launched over threats towards Ulster Unionist Party staff
The DUP has also condemned the alleged intimidation.
# To the Polls
Northern parties welcome general election as a 'chance to reject Westminster chaos'
The UK will go to the polls on 12 December.
# stepping down
Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrats leader, says he is 'torn' over Christian faith
Farron announced his resignation from the post today.
# 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.
# confidence and supply
DUP agrees principles of 'outline agreement' to support Conservatives in government
The DUP will be supporting the Conservatives on a on a confidence and supply basis.
# uk general election
Two of Theresa May's top advisers resign following disastrous election result
Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill announced they were stepping down this afternoon.
# Theresa May
The best memes from when Theresa May admitted the naughtiest thing that she has ever done
June is the end of May.
# Down but not out
Theresa May says she'll form minority government with 'friends and allies' in the DUP
May has acted swiftly to agree a deal that will see her return as Prime Minister.
# uk general election
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall resigns
He said that the party was a victim of its own success, despite the fact it failed to retain its one seat in the UK general election.
# politics eh?
The winners and losers in the UK general election
A good day for Corbyn and Goldsmith but a bad one for May, Clegg and Salmond.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you ever used a fortune teller?
Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.
# down to the wire
It's almost neck and neck between May and Corbyn ahead of Thursday's election
The Conservatives enjoy just a one point lead in the latest poll by Survation for ITV.
# Decision time
'Anything to keep the Tories out': How the Irish living in Britain are voting in the general election
TheJournal.ie spoke to Irish citizens living in Britain to get their views ahead of next month’s election.
# Comeback Kid
Labour catching up in polls as UK politicians resume campaigning after Manchester attack
Jeremy Corbyn is expected to say that the war on terror has failed in a speech later day.
# get up stand up
'It's never mattered more': Brits living in Ireland have until tomorrow to have a say in general election
UK citizens living in Ireland who registered to vote up to 15 years ago can vote in the upcoming general election.
Voices
The countdown is on for the UK general election – and Fine Gael and Labour should pay attention
This election will prove a relevant comparison to next year’s general election in Ireland.