Three parties claim ‘massive’ result at Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election

T he Conservatives, Labour and Reform UK have all hailed their results at the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election as a significant achevement. The Conservatives said Louie French’s victory was “almost unheard of” for a sitting Government The party secured 52% of the vote on a much reduced turnout at Thursday’s by-election, held following the … Read more

Votes being counted in Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election

T he Tories appear on course for victory in the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election, but only a third of those eligible to vote took part. The Conservatives expect to retain the constituency, which was held by former Cabinet minister James Brokenshire until his death in October, despite a bruising few weeks for Boris Johnson’s … Read more

Voters go to the polls in Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election

V oters are going to the polls in the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election, with the Conservatives hoping to hold on to the seat following a turbulent period for the Government which has been peppered with allegations of sleaze. A new MP will be elected following the death of former Cabinet minister James Brokenshire in … Read more

Omicron: Timeline from discovery to arrival in the UK and the consequences since

T wo cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in the UK and measures are being introduced to slow its spread. Here, the PA news agency looks at how the variant went from an emerging cause for concern in southern parts of Africa to arriving in the country. UK scientists first become aware … Read more

What the papers say – November 26

B ritain and France’s response to the deaths of 27 people who drowned attempting to cross the English Channel leads many of the papers. Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron are struggling to coordinate a “coherent response” amid strained post-Brexit relations, according to the Financial Times. The Daily Mail reports that the Prime Minister has asked … Read more