The party members didn't get a chance to choose their new leader, but their blessing is still important.
Theresa May: in pole position to be the next PM.
Theresa May is now firm favourite to be the next PM – but she has to see off Andrea Leadsom in a contest to secure support from the Tory party faithful.
Gove to the future.
After expertly manoeuvring to derail Boris Johnson, Michael Gove made his entry at last.
I’ll buy the next round Boris, I promise.
They dialled it up to 11 on day one – and there are still two months to go.
Johnson has left the building.
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He claims to not have what it takes to be leader, but only the justice secretary stands a chance of giving the Thatcherites what they crave.
May: Brexit from the ECHR.
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The home secretary is campaigning against Brexit, but with a caveat.
We asked two academics to look at the accuracy of Theresa May's claims.
Having it large with a majority of 12.
Tim Bale reports from the Conservative conference as the top contenders make their first subtle plays for the leadership.
The UK and France have come up with a solution to the migrant crisis – stick up another new barrier.
Not dancing in the aisles.
David Anderson's report on surveillance isn't a charter for online privacy but it could create problems for a government set on capturing all our data.
A little too strong?
Theresa May's latest extremism bill means citizens can be punished even before they commit a crime.
Migrants reaching out for help.
The UK's response to the migrant crisis is legal, but it's also immoral.
May’s attempt to stand firm on the migrant crisis has been cackhanded.
Theresa May defends her decision to refuse help to people risking their lives to come to Europe with some faulty evidence.
Watch what you say.
Counter-extremism proposals replace tolerance with incarceration.
He’s going to need some backup.
Top dogs held over, old debts repaid, Boris pending – Cameron's fantasy cabinet covers all the bases.
Conservatives pledge to get police in line in bid to improve public confidence.
Oast House Archive
When it comes to crime and justice, the Conservatives don't convince.
No really, what do you think of the pink bus?
The last election was a low point for women in British politics.
Fighting extremism with the English language.
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As part of an anti-extremism strategy, the home secretary says funds for translation services will be cut, but more put into English lessons.
Let’s try that again…
The home secretary, Theresa May, has announced a series of major developments in the beleaguered and faltering historical child abuse inquiry – the investigation into claims that political figures, and…
Watching over us all.
After three deranged men murdered 17 people in Paris over the course of three days, millions took to the streets to express solidarity with the victims’ families and friends, intolerance of hatred and…