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Green Party leadership hopefuls announced

Image caption Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas have come to the end of their two-year leadership term The Green Party has announced the shortlist of candidates hoping to become its new leader. Jonathan Bartley, who has led the party alongside Caroline Lucas since 2016, is standing on a joint ticket again, this time with London […]

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Ex-Welsh Tory leader 'got coup attempt text'

Image caption Andrew RT Davies said he read a text referring to ‘keeping a lid’ on an attempt to remove him Andrew RT Davies learned about an attempt by colleagues to remove him as the Conservative leader in the Welsh Assembly when he was accidentally copied into a text 14 months ago. Mr Davies suddenly […]

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Call for transparency on MPs' second jobs

Image copyright AFP/Getty MPs should be more transparent with voters if they have second jobs outside Westminster, according to a watchdog. Lord Bew, who chairs the Committee on Standards in Public Life, said candidates should make clear any plans when they seek election. “The fundamental job of an MP is to actually be an MP,” […]

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"No promised land" for NI economy after Brexit, warns CBI

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK is due to leave the European Union in March 2019 There is no evidence Brexit will deliver a “promised land” for the Northern Ireland economy, according to a senior business leader. Trevor Lockhart is Northern Ireland chair of employers’ body, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). He […]