Boris Johnson’s supporters have lined up to defend him over the domestic incident which saw police called to the home he shares with partner Carrie Symonds.
Boris Johnson has overwhelmingly topped the first ballot in the Tory leadership contest, putting him in pole position to be the next prime minister, as three rivals saw their dreams of entering Number 10 dashed.
Conservative MPs have voted in the first ballot of the Tory leadership contest – in which at least one contender will be knocked out.
The Liberal Democrats have won control of Bath and North East Somerset Council from the Conservatives.
Nigel Farage has vowed to put the “fear of God” into MPs as he announced the sister of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg is to be a candidate for his new Brexit Party.
A difference of political opinion between siblings can make for awkward encounters around the family dinner table.
The sister of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg is to stand as a candidate for Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party in the forthcoming European elections.
Tories are jostling for position to succeed Theresa May, with a potential alliance between Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd seen by supporters as a way of bridging the party’s Brexit divide.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has denied supporting a German far-right party after he was criticised for sharing a speech by its leader on social media.
Damon Albarn has described the prospect of Jacob Rees-Mogg becoming prime minister as “really terrifying” as he reaffirmed a promise to leave the country if the “extremist” took power.