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General election 2019: Labour leadership takes blame over result

Image copyright PA Media, BBC Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have apologised over Labour’s “catastrophic” defeat in Thursday’s election, which saw them lose 59 seats. Mr Corbyn said he was “sorry that we came up short”, while Mr McDonnell told the BBC he “owns this disaster”. The leader and shadow …

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General election 2019: Labour facing long haul, warns McDonnell

Media captionJohn McDonnell says it’s time for him to step aside as shadow chancellor Labour 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 …

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Election 2019: Sturgeon gathers SNP MPs after victory

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicola Sturgeon joined the SNP’s newly-elected MPs for a group photo outside the V&A Museum Nicola 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. …

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