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Schools to get new powers to sack ‘maverick governors’

Schools to get new powers to sack ‘maverick governors’

Image copyright Getty Images School governing bodies are to be given new powers to sack maverick, corrupt and incompetent parent governors. Head teachers have campaigned for the change, saying the “destructive actions” of rogue governors can stop schools in England running smoothly. The new Department for Education guidelines close a loophole that prevents elected governors […]

Archbishops of Canterbury and York voice election concerns

Archbishops of Canterbury and York voice election concerns

Image copyright Getty Images The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have raised concerns about housing, the NHS and poverty in a general election letter to Anglican churchgoers. The three-page message urges voters to consider their Christian heritage and “obligations to future generations”. It also calls on politicians to “renew and re-imagine” the UK’s shared values […]

Local and mayoral results: Tories advance amid Labour losses

Local and mayoral results: Tories advance amid Labour losses

Media captionLabour has had disappointing results in the local and mayoral elections. The Conservatives are on course for the biggest gains by a governing party in a local election for more than 40 years. With five weeks to go to the general election, they gained more than 500 seats and seized 11 extra councils. The […]

Local and mayoral results: Conservatives make gains

Local and mayoral results: Conservatives make gains

Media captionLabour has had disappointing results in the local and mayoral elections. The Conservatives have gained ground in local elections across Britain at the expense of Labour and UKIP. They have taken control of seven councils in England and Wales, such as Lincolnshire and Monmouthshire, and are also making headway in Scotland. Labour, which has […]

Local elections: UKIP suffers big losses across England

Local elections: UKIP suffers big losses across England

Image copyright Getty Images UKIP has lost a swathe of council seats in England and Wales, leading to claims that the party is in crisis ahead of June’s general election. After results in 45 councils, UKIP has lost 89 councillors and made one gain. It was wiped out in Lincolnshire, losing 13 seats, while all […]

Council election results: Labour loses overall control of Glasgow

Council election results: Labour loses overall control of Glasgow

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The SNP is hopeful of replacing Labour as the largest party on Glasgow City Council Labour has lost overall control of Glasgow as counting continues in the Scottish council elections. The SNP is hoping to replace Labour as the biggest party in Scotland’s largest city, where Labour has held […]

Labour losses ‘not as bad as expected’ in Wales

Labour losses ‘not as bad as expected’ in Wales

Labour has suffered losses in Wales during the council elections overnight but the Tories have failed to make as many gains as expected. Labour was hit with three major blows after losing control of Blaenau Gwent and Bridgend, as well as its council leader in Merthyr Tydfil. But it held Cardiff, Swansea, Rhondda Cynon Taf […]

Elections 2017 results: Low turnout in elections for new mayors

Elections 2017 results: Low turnout in elections for new mayors

Image caption Conservative Tim Bowles has secured the regional mayor role for the West of England Fewer than a third of registered voters used their ballot in the election of the first of six new English regional mayors. The elections on 4 May will see “metro” mayors take the reins of groups of councils known […]

Local and mayoral elections: Conservatives make early gains

Local and mayoral elections: Conservatives make early gains

Image caption Conservative councillors in Warwickshire celebrate their victory The Conservatives have gained control of Warwickshire, Lincolnshire and Gloucestershire as votes are counted in local and mayoral elections. The party has also retained control of Essex, Hampshire and Dorset while Labour and UKIP have suffered losses. Wrexham and Flintshire councils have remained under no overall […]

David Davis: European Commission trying to bully UK

David Davis: European Commission trying to bully UK

Image copyright PA Image caption David Davis dismissed the suggestion of a 100m euro bill for leaving David Davis has accused the European Commission of “trying to bully the British people” following negative stories about Brexit negotiations. The Brexit secretary said a “line was crossed” when stories suggested the UK could face a 100bn euro […]