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    1. May 22, 2015

      Why democratic elections are always flawed

      Most Britons are unhappy with the result of the UK general election. That is the logical conclusion, given that 63 per cent...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Nigel Farage aims to draw line under Ukip infighting

      Nigel Farage has tried to draw a line under days of Ukip infighting, telling his critics he is the best person to lead the...

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    1. May 19, 2015

      Ukip economic and policy chiefs go

      The UK Independence party’s economic spokesman has resigned a week after criticising Nigel Farage, the party’s leader, for...

    2. May 18, 2015

      ‘Giant’ John Bercow back in the Speaker’s seat as MPs reconvene

      John Bercow, the colourful and often controversial Speaker of the Commons, was returned to his post and hailed as a “giant”...

    3. May 17, 2015

      David Cameron faces pressure to hold EU referendum next year

      David Cameron is under pressure to bring forward the date of his EU referendum to 2016 to limit business uncertainty from a...

    4. May 15, 2015

      Nigel Farage leadership farrago bedevils Ukip

      A week ago, supporters of the eurosceptic UK Independence party could congratulate themselves on a pretty good night at the...

    5. May 15, 2015

      How Nuneaton swung behind the Tories

      Labour has a problem and her name is Jody Hall. The Nuneaton resident, who works in admin, is the daughter of a former coal...

    6. May 14, 2015

      Ukip chaos escalates as party figures turn on each other

      Nigel Farage has moved to save his leadership of the UK Independence party, insisting he is the best person to lead the...

    7. May 11, 2015

      Farage ‘returns’ as leader after Ukip refuses to accept resignation

      Nigel Farage has executed one of the more curious political comebacks of modern political history after the UK Independence...

    8. May 10, 2015

      Fear of Labour’s policies and SNP trump hope in UK election

      Fear of losing what one has is a stronger motivation than the hope of future gains. Voters turn to the Conservatives when...

    9. May 8, 2015

      Tories tighten grip on councils as Labour retreats to heartlands

      The Conservatives have tightened their grip on England’s local councils after Thursday’s elections, echoing their success at...

    10. May 8, 2015

      After a famous win, the chance to restore the United Kingdom

      David Cameron’s election victory has sprung one of the biggest surprises of the modern British political era. After a...

    11. May 8, 2015

      Nigel Farage’s Westminster dream ends in tatters

      Two weeks ago Nigel Farage ended a heavy night of drinking by standing on his chair in a small Italian restaurant and...

    12. May 8, 2015

      The UK general election in five charts

      The Conservative party looks set to form the next government with its seat total rapidly approaching the 326 needed for a...

    13. May 8, 2015

      Nigel Farage resigns as Ukip leader following Kent defeat

      Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence party, has announced his resignation after losing the race for the Kent seat of...

    14. May 8, 2015

      Pollsters face independent inquiry after ‘terrible’ night

      General election — The night in pictures The British Polling Council has set up an independent inquiry into why the final...

    15. May 8, 2015

      David Cameron sweeps to victory in UK election

      David Cameron, UK prime minister, swept back into Downing Street after his centre-right Conservative party secured a...

    16. May 7, 2015

      Conservatives secure stunning victory

      Key points ● David Cameron remains prime minister as Labour records worst election result since 1987 ● All 650 seats called...

    17. May 7, 2015

      General election: Brisk start as voters head to the polls

      Polling stations reported brisk early business on Thursday as people across the UK voted in a general election that...

    18. May 7, 2015

      General election: The key seats

      With polls predicting the closest UK general election result in decades, the outcome of each constituency will be closely...

    19. May 6, 2015

      General election: Six weeks that shaped the campaign

      Britain’s voters head to the polls on Thursday in what has been described as the closest election in a generation. Here are...

    20. May 6, 2015

      Last-minute tactical voting could decide the election

      David Cameron and Ed Miliband go into polling day with the final opinion polls putting Conservatives and Labour still neck...

    21. May 6, 2015

      Ukip candidate threatens to shoot Tory rival

      The UK Independence party’s misfiring election campaign has suffered another blow after one of its candidates was filmed...

    22. May 6, 2015

      General election: Cameron ‘still fighting for a majority’

      David Cameron has maintained he is “still fighting for a majority” as the election campaign reaches its final stage, but has...

    23. May 6, 2015

      General election: Parties avoid drawing attention to immigration

      On the streets of East Ham, deep in London’s east end, local resident Pat Garrahy wants to talk about immigration. This safe...

    24. May 5, 2015

      Tweets analysed for clues to UK general election result

      Analysis of Twitter comments could provide an accurate forecast of the UK general election result, computer scientists from...

    25. May 5, 2015

      Tactical voters try to make their ballot count

      With polls still showing Labour and Conservatives neck and neck, attention is turning to whether tactical voting could help...

    26. May 5, 2015

      Parties struggle to break UK election deadlock

      The Conservatives and Labour remain neck-and-neck on 34 points in the penultimate FT/Populus poll before Thursday’s general...

    27. May 3, 2015

      With a hung parliament increasingly likely — what happens next?

      Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence party, made a plea on Sunday: “If only we could debate the big issues, rather...

    28. May 3, 2015

      Behind the political masks

      It’s been a no-surprises campaign — or so runs the conventional wisdom. Yet, almost in spite of themselves, nearly all the...

    29. May 1, 2015

      General election: Ukip sets sights on Labour’s northeast heartland

      Sean Berry, a Hartlepool taxi driver, and his family are the kind of voters the Labour party has been able to count on in...

    30. May 1, 2015

      Populus says SNP will be main general election beneficiary

      The Scottish nationalists are set to be the main beneficiary from an election that none of the main political parties can...

    31. April 29, 2015

      Voters unclear about who has promised what on NHS

      Barely a third of voters know that the Conservatives have promised an extra £8bn a year for the National Health Service by...

    32. April 27, 2015

      Focus group unsure about Miliband

      The Labour party may have inched ahead of the Conservatives in the election race, but the consensus of the second FT/Populus...

    33. April 24, 2015

      Tim Bale: Ukip should not be written off yet

      The narrative says one thing but the numbers say another. Contrary to common wisdom, the UK Independence party — and its...

    34. April 24, 2015

      Miliband’s chances of being PM strengthen in Populus Predictor

      Research group Populus has published the latest update to its Predictor, a proprietary computer model that analyses polling...

    35. April 23, 2015

      UK election: Who will run Britain?

      British politics has traditionally been painted in binary colours: Labour red and Conservative blue. But the general...

    36. April 23, 2015

      General election: Testing the mood in Ukip marginal

      David Cameron has been accused by Labour of “scaremongering” and kindling English nationalism, but among voters in the...

    37. April 21, 2015

      Boris unleashed to pep up Tory campaign

      Boris Johnson is fresh from a chaotic 90-minute walkabout in Ramsgate — a venture into the epicentre of Ukip election...

    38. April 20, 2015

      General election: Labour ahead by 2 points in latest Populus poll

      Labour are two points ahead of the Conservatives, according to the latest poll by Populus, which shows the past week of...

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