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Steve Crowther becomes the new UKIP Leader, after Paul Nuttall steps down. The Devon Parliamentary candidate failed to win his seat.Read the full story ›
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MPs are preparing to vote on whether to join coalition airstrikes in Syria. David Cameron called a one-day Commons debate which will begin today (Dec 2) and will finish later today around 10pm.
Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East, has written a statement on why she has taken the stance to "vote against air strikes".
You can read her full statement here.
Many constituents have expressed their fears that intervention in Syria would significantly increase the risk of attacks on the UK.
Of course, the security of British citizens is of paramount importance to me as an MP, but it is clear that ISIL and similar groups already pose a substantial threat to us all. The horrific attacks in Paris last month are a reminder of this.
It could easily have taken place on British soil. And of course, we should not forget the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers in Tunisia earlier this year. British intelligence agencies have revealed that seven ISIL plots targeting Britain have been foiled in the last year alone, and that there is a clear connection between the threats we face and ISIL headquarters in Raqqa.
It should also be noted that we are already involved in action against ISIL in Iraq, and are providing support to other countries for action against ISIL in Syria.
The UKIP leader Nigel Farage is due in Gloucester later on his "Say No to the EU" tour of the country.
Mr Farage is holding a public meeting on the planned referendum at the GL1 leisure centre this evening.
He hopes to gather support for the party's campaign for the UK to leave the European Union.
As the Queen officially opens Parliament today, senior religious figures in the South West are urging the government to put tackling poverty at the heart of its agenda for the next five years.
Canon Chancellor Anna Norman-Walker from Exeter Cathedral says it's vital the most vulnerable are not forgotten by the Prime Minister. She told ITV News West Country that economic prosperity must be felt across society.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been in Cornwall today.
His feathers were ruffled during an interview with Ian Axton about UKIP's immigration policy.
The party wants to ban people with certain health problems from entering the UK.
Our political reporter Bob Constantine gives his view on George Osborne and David Cameron's visit to the West.Read the full story ›
UKIP MEP William Dartmouth says his party is the only one tackling the real problems that matter to voters.
They came out on top in the South West, which mirrored the national trend. It means they'll have two MEPs at the European Parliament.
Claire Moody, who has reclaimed a European seat for the Labour Party has said it's because people are beginning to listen to Labour again.
The party doubled the vote it received at the last European Election. The new MEP also said that Labour are answering the questions that UKIP are raising.