DUP backs deal to support minority Conservative government

The DUP has backed a deal to support the minority Conservative government.
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John McDonnell. Picture Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Labour 'would have won election with few weeks more campaigning', says John McDonnell

Labour would have won the general election if the campaign had lasted a few weeks longer, John McDonnell has claimed.
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Parliament has been hit by a cyber-security attack, said Liberal Democrat peer Baron Rennard. Picture: PA.

Emails hit as Parliament targeted by cyber security attack

Parliament has been hit by a cyber security attack.
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South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck

Brexit one year on - and poll suggests South Tyneside is happy with its choice

It was a year ago today that the UK voted to leave the European Union.

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Stephen Hepburn retained his Jarrow seat at the general election.

Stephen Hepburn: Labour is on the rise and we have shown the party how to win

Thank you to everybody who voted for me in the General Election and it is a huge boost that so many put your faith in the Labour Party in the Jarrow constituency, which covers not only Jarrow, but Hebburn, Boldon, Cleadon and East Boldon, as well as Pelaw, Heworth, Wardley and Leam Lane in Gateshead.

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Kevan Jones

A botched Brexit will hit 'Sunderland companies big and small - not just Nissan', MP warns Parliament

A botched Brexit deal will hit companies of all sizes in Sunderland, not just large firms such as Nissan, a North East MP has warned Parliament.

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Police and crime commissioner Vera Baird QC.

Police commissioner slams Theresa May's Queen Speech as a 'mish mash of limited policy initiatives'

Police and crime commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC has slammed prime minister Theresa May's Queen Speech.

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump's controversial state visit left out of Queen's Speech

Donald Trump's controversial state visit to Britain appears to have been put on the backburner, as it was left out of the Queen's Speech setting out the Government's programme for the next two years.

State opening of Parliament. Picture by PA

Brexit and terrorism dominate Queen's Speech as many Tory plans are torn up after election battering

Theresa May has torn up much of the Conservative manifesto to deliver a legislative timetable for the next two years dominated by preparations for Brexit.
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Theresa May. Picture by PA

'Day of Rage' planned to coincide with Queen's Speech as Theresa May promises 'humility and resolve'

A number of protests including a "Day of Rage" are being held to coincide with the Queen's Speech.
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A police officer lays some flowers passed over by a member of the public, close to Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, after one man died and eight people were taken to hospital and a person arrested after a rental van struck pedestrians. Picture by John Stillwell/PA Wire

Anti-terror strategy must also focus on far-right extremism, says Shadow Home Secretary

The Government's anti-terror strategy needs to focus on far-right extremism as much as Islamic extremism, the Shadow Home Secretary has said.
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Brexit Secretary David Davis. Picture: PA.

The who, what and when of Brexit negotiations

The talks on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union are finally getting under way in Brussels.
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Picture special: Thousands turn out for Armed Forces Day in South Tyneside

The people of South Tyneside turned out in force today to pay tribute to Britain's armed forces.
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South Tyneside pays tribute on Armed Forces Day

South Tyneside has paid tribute to its fighting men and women past and present.

Tim Farron, as the Liberal Democrats face their second hunt for a new leader in two years following his dramatic resignation of Mr Farron. Picture by Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Lib Dem colleague David Laws brands Tim Farron's views 'outdated and frankly offensive'

Tim Farron was right to resign as Liberal Democrat leader because of his "fundamentally illiberal and prejudiced views" on gay sex, former Lib Dem minister David Laws has said.
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Tim Farron. Picture: PA.

Who are the contenders to replace Tim Farron as leader of the Lib Dems?

Contenders to replace Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats are not due formally to put their name forwards until the start of Parliament's summer break, when he will officially stand down.

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Tim Farron.

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron standing down after being torn between politics and religion

Tim Farron is quitting as leader of the Liberal Democrats saying he cannot carry on the face of continuing questions over his Christian faith.

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How popular were Labour and the Tories on Facebook and Twitter?

Social media is playing an ever-growing and crucially important role in politics in the 21st Century.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: PA.

The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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Brexit bus. Picture credit: Charlotte Graham - Guzelian

Leave campaigners face private prosecution over alleged electoral law breaches - Nissan logo and Brexit bus likely to feature

A pressure group is planning to mount a private prosecution against Leave campaigners over allegations they breached electoral law during last year's EU referendum.

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