• 13 December 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJo Swinson: "We have been true to ourselves"Jo Swinson has said she is "proud" to have been the first woman to lead the Liberal Democrats as she prepares to step down as party leader. Ms Swinson, who lost her seat to the SNP's Amy Callaghan, said she was "devastated" by the election result. Addressing supporters in...

  • 13 December 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: "There is no such thing as Corbynism"Jeremy Corbyn says he did "everything he could" to get Labour into power and will not "walk away" until another leader is elected. The Labour leader said the election, which saw the Conservatives sweep aside his party in its traditional heartlands, was "taken over by...

  • By Iain Watson Political correspondent, BBC News 13 December 2019 Image caption Iain Watson's view from a wind-chilled knoll in Middlesbrough was not promisingLabour's lost its fourth general election in a row. And it will soon have a new leader. But will this be enough to get it back into government? The ground was soggy underfoot. I perched on a grassy knoll on the outskirts of Middlesbrough...

  • 14 December 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn at a rally in Colwyn Bay last weekendLabour must not resort to "wishy-washy centrism" after its disastrous general election showing, ex-Welsh secretary Lord Hain has said. The party had its worst UK performance since 1935 and lost six seats in Wales, leaving it with 22 of Wales' 40 MPs. Lord Hain said Labour must offer "a...

  • By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter 13 December 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Money may go further for those on Christmas holidays overseas this yearAs the country contemplates the election results, people's thoughts will turn to the potential effect on their finances. Money matters are often to the fore at this, expensive, time of year. The December election is likely...

  • 14 December 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"We are going to unite and level up" - Boris Johnson speaks outside Downing StreetBoris Johnson has told Nicola Sturgeon that he remains opposed to a second independence referendum, despite the SNP's general election success. The PM spoke to the first minister by phone on Friday evening, with Downing Street saying he had...

  • 14 December 2019 Related Topics Stormont stalemate Image copyright AFP Image caption Both leaders agreed there was a "significant opportunity" to restore the Good Friday Agreement institutionsThe UK and Irish governments have pledged to restore Stormont following the general election result. It comes ahead of fresh talks on 16 December to try to revive power sharing in Northern Ireland. Stormont...

  • 14 December 2019 Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicola Sturgeon joined the SNP’s newly-elected MPs for a group photo outside the V&A MuseumNicola Sturgeon has welcomed the SNP's new raft of MPs in Dundee following their "watershed" general election win. The party won 48 of Scotland's 59 constituencies in Thursday's poll. Ms Sturgeon was joined by a...

  • 14 December 2019 Related Topics Brexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn McDonnell says it's time for him to step aside as shadow chancellorLabour faces a "long haul" as it attempts to gain power following its fourth election defeat in a row, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has warned. He rejected claims that leader Jeremy Corbyn had been responsible for the result,...

  • 14 December 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: "We are not the masters, we are the servants now"Boris Johnson has thanked voters in the north of England for "breaking the voting habits of generations" to back the Conservatives. Speaking in Tony Blair's old seat of Sedgefield, the PM said he knew "how difficult" that decision can be. Mr Johnson won a...

  • 6 December 2019 Related Topics Brexit Image copyright EPAJeremy Corbyn has said a leaked document obtained by Labour shows Boris Johnson is "misrepresenting" his Brexit deal and the "devastating" impact it will have on Northern Ireland. He called the paper "hard evidence" NI would be "symbolically separated" from the rest of the UK after Brexit, with customs checks on goods. Mr Johnson has...

  • 4 December 2019 The UK's main parties are announcing their campaign promises ahead of a general election on 12 December. To help you decide who you might vote for, use this guide to compare where the parties stand on the key issues. This guide is updated when each party's manifesto is published. A manifesto is the full list of official pledges parties make to voters, explaining what they would...

  • 5 December 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat Andrew Neil wants to ask Boris JohnsonThe BBC's Andrew Neil has issued a challenge to Boris Johnson to take part in a sit-down interview with him before next week's general election. Mr Johnson is the only leader of a main party not to have faced a half-hour, prime-time BBC One grilling by Mr Neil. The Conservative...

  • 5 December 2019 Related Topics Reality Check The Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was the fourth party leader to be interviewed by the BBC's Andrew Neil in this election campaign. They covered a number of topics, including immigration and the NHS, life after Brexit and the impact of his previous party, UKIP. BBC Reality Check looked at four of his claims. Claim: "There are eight million more...

  • 5 December 2019 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Farage says portraying his party as harbouring candidates with extreme views is "completely wrong".Nigel Farage has defended his "difficult" decision not to contest Tory-held seats, insisting he was putting "country before party". The Brexit Party leader told the BBC's Andrew Neil that his party had stopped...

  • 6 December 2019 comments Image copyright PA MediaLabour is promising to base a network of small business advisers in Post Office branches if it wins next Thursday's general election. The party says the advisers would form part of a wider agency to help firms access advice and bid for government contracts. The party says it would also help small firms by replacing business rates with a tax based...

  • 6 December 2019 Image copyright EPABoris Johnson has accused Jeremy Corbyn of a "sly attempt" to "fiddle" the Brexit referendum he is promising if Labour wins the general election. The PM said the Labour leader should reconsider plans to extend the franchise to EU nationals living in the UK if the vote goes ahead. The Conservatives argue Labour's policy would make it harder for Leave to win. But...

  • 6 December 2019 Related Topics Brexit Sir John Major has urged people to re-elect three MPs who were expelled from the Conservatives for voting against Boris Johnson over Brexit. The ex-Tory PM is backing independent candidates David Gauke, Dominic Grieve and Anne Milton, all running against his party in the general election. Sir John said "tribal loyalties" had been loosened by Brexit. The...

  • 6 December 2019 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's Jon Kay takes you behind the scenes of the BBC election debateBoris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will go head-to-head later for the final time during the election campaign when they take part in a live BBC One debate. The hour-long programme, hosted by Today presenter Nick Robinson, starts at 20:30. It will...

  • 5 December 2019 Image copyright Conservatives (left) and Getty Images (right) Image caption The Labour and Conservative candidates for Derby South have clashed over the websiteDame Margaret Beckett has branded the Conservatives "pathetic" after the party bought a website in her name to attack her and Jeremy Corbyn. Conservatives in Derby South set up margaretbeckett.com and filled it with...