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Highest number of MPs ever take secular affirmation

The UK has elected the most openly non-religious House of Commons in history, with roughly 40% of MPs during their swearing-in ceremony choosing to take the secular affirmation instead of a religious oath to God, up from 24% after the 2019 election. These include the Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and 50% of the Cabinet…. Read more »

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MDU urges new government to reform healthcare regulation to boost morale

Responding to today’s general election result, Dr Michael Devlin, Medical Defence Union (MDU) head of professional standards said: “A new government always finds plenty of problems waiting for them on the desk. Sadly, it has become too familiar for us to see a healthcare workforce that is over stretched and under supported. This was reflected… Read more »

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Week-in-Review: The Conservative Party risks spiralling further into incoherence

The below content first appeared in Politics.co.uk’s Week-in-Review newsletter, sign-up for free here and never miss this article. One of Britain’s best, and most underrated, election rituals is the concession speech. Dotted throughout results night, the address sees a vanquished incumbent verbally pass the parliamentary baton on to an opponent, all while extolling the virtues of… Read more »