Sunday news round-up: September 22nd-28th

An ongoing series that gathers some main headlines from the week, for people too busy to keep an eye on the news.

Top Story: Tory MP Brooks Newmark resigns: The Minister for Civil Society and MP for Braintree announced his resignation after “having been notified of a story to be published in a Sunday newspaper”. He also asked for the media to respect his family’s privacy. This makes three losses for the Tory party in a month.

The Labour Party holds its party conference: The annual meeting of Labour politicians and supporters is held in Manchester Central.

UKIP holds its party conference: The annual meeting of UKIP politicians and supporters is held at Doncaster Racecourse.

  • Related: Tory MP Mark Reckless defects to UKIP: Marking the second defection in a month, the MP for Rochester and Strood announced his surprise defection at the UKIP Party Conference and was met with screaming cheers. A by-election has been triggered in Rochester and Strood with Reckless standing as the UKIP candidate.

Obama condemns ISIL “network of death”: In a speech before the UN, President Obama vowed to eliminate the terrorist group and called on foreign leaders to assist the fight.



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