Conservative former cabinet member Sir Alok Sharma has announced he will not stand as an MP at the next election.
The Liberal Democrats conference in Bournemouth saw leader Sir Ed Davey hinting that his party would be prepared to do a post-election deal with Labour to prevent the Conservatives from forming a government.
Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt are looking at how costs of HS2 "can be controlled" and no decision has been taken on whether to axe the northern leg, a minister said.
Poised to scatter morsels of red meat to the right of the Tory party, Suella Braverman will today tell a centre-right thinktank that it's time to re-examine the definition of the word "refugee".
The home secretary has suggested the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention needs updating to stop "simply being gay or a woman" being a reason for people to claim asylum in the UK.
Sir Ed Davey has promised to introduce a guarantee for cancer patients to begin treatment within two months if his party holds the balance of power after the next general election.