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Election 2015

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Cameron determined to give Britons 'proper choice' on reformed EU

RIGA British Prime Minister David Cameron predicted "ups and downs" on Friday in European Union reform negotiations but said he was determined to give Britons a proper choice on a reformed EU in a referendum he has promised before the end of 2017. | Video

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Labour leadership frontrunner calls for EU referendum in 2016 17 May 2015

LONDON Andy Burnham, frontrunner to become leader of the opposition Labour Party, threw his weight behind the idea of a referendum on the country's EU membership, and said he would demand it took place in 2016 if he becomes party leader.

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Labour needs to rebuild economic credibility - leadership frontrunner 16 May 2015

LONDON The Labour Party, which suffered a crushing defeat in last week's election, must rebuild its economic credibility and become more supportive of the business world to return to power, said Andy Burnham, the frontrunner in Labour's leadership race.

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Leader of UKIP party needs to take a break - party's MP 16 May 2015

LONDON The leader of Britain's UKIP party, Nigel Farage, should take a break, said the party's only Member of Parliament elected last week, fuelling the party's power struggle that started when Farage overturned his decision to resign.

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Head of Scottish Labour to resign next month after poll defeat 16 May 2015

LONDON The leader of Scotland's Labour Party, Jim Murphy, announced on Saturday he will resign, the latest high-profile British political leader to fall victim to the surprise outright Conservative election win last week.

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Cameron says second Scotland referendum 'not remotely on the cards' 15 May 2015

EDINBURGH British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday a second Scottish independence referendum was "not remotely on the cards", but he would consider nationalist demands for greater powers to be devolved from London to Scotland.

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Chuka Umunna, a favourite to lead Labour Party, withdraws candidacy 15 May 2015

LONDON Chuka Umunna, one of the favourites in the race for the leadership of Britain's recently defeated opposition Labour Party, unexpectedly withdrew his candidacy on Friday, citing uncomfortable scrutiny.