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    1. December 22, 2014

      Polls point to most unpredictable UK general election in decades

      With less than five months until the UK general election, end of year polls suggest that neither Labour nor the...

    2. December 22, 2014

      Lord Ashcroft becomes independent opinion pollster

      Lord Ashcroft, once notorious for his “non-dom” tax status, has become an independent opinion pollster in one of the most...

    1. November 27, 2014

      Nigel Farage trails in struggle to win seat

      Nigel Farage will struggle to win a seat at Westminster despite the UK Independence party’s recent successes in two...

    2. October 6, 2014

      LibDems face losing most of seats back to Labour

      Opinion polls suggest the Liberal Democrats are likely to lose most of the seats they are defending against Labour at the...

    3. September 29, 2014

      Osborne sets out plans to curb welfare bill

      George Osborne said a Tory government would save £3bn by freezing benefits for working-age people for two years after the...

    4. September 28, 2014

      Lord Ashcroft warns Tories of defeat as it trails in key marginals

      The Conservative party’s former treasurer has warned the party it will lose the next election if it does not change its...

    5. September 19, 2014

      Labour vows to tackle gender pay gap

      Large employers will have to be more transparent over how much they pay their staff under a future Labour government, as...

    6. FT Data

      September 19, 2014

      Scottish referendum: who voted which way?

      By John Burn-Murdoch and Aleksandra Wisniewska Scotland voted on Thursday to remain in the United Kingdom, with the...

    7. September 2, 2014

      David Cameron faces birthday blues in Clacton

      Nigel Farage is poised to deliver David Cameron an unwelcome birthday present after the date was set for a by-election in...

    8. September 1, 2014

      Cameron faces pressure from eurosceptic MPs

      David Cameron is facing increasing pressure from eurosceptic MPs to repatriate powers over immigration policy, amid reports...

    9. August 20, 2014

      UK Labour party extends lead into Tory territory

      Labour is extending its lead into Conservative territory, underlining the challenge David Cameron faces to win an outright...

    10. Westminster Blog

      June 19, 2014

      Ashcroft polling spells trouble for Lib Dems

      Nick Clegg celebrates the Eastleigh byelection result For well over a year, the Liberal Democrats have told supporters,...

    11. Westminster Blog

      May 13, 2014

      Where has Labour's poll lead gone?

      Four polls have been published in the last 24 hours, all suggesting the same thing: the race for next year’s general...

    12. May 12, 2014

      UK opinion polls put Tories ahead of Labour

      Two opinion polls give the Conservatives a lead over Labour for the first time since the aftermath of George Osborne’s...

    13. January 19, 2014

      Ukip more popular than the Tories, shows poll

      Nigel Farage has been voted the second most popular party leader behind David Cameron in a poll, underlining the threat of...

    14. January 4, 2014

      Poll highlights uphill struggle for Conservatives

      More than a third of voters who supported UK prime minister David Cameron in the 2010 election would not vote for his...

    15. September 9, 2013

      Investing in UK wine might not be to all tastes

      Last week investors were given a rare chance to buy a small chunk of Britain’s most expensive agricultural land. Shellproof,...

    16. July 22, 2013

      Miliband and unions head for funding showdown

      Ed Miliband will set up a confrontation with Labour’s biggest union backers in a special conference that will debate the...

    17. June 7, 2013

      Cameron less popular than Conservatives

      David Cameron is now less popular than the Conservative party for the first time since he assumed its leadership seven years...

    18. May 10, 2013

      Questions raised over Crosby’s UK role and business interests

      Not long after Lynton Crosby became the Tory party’s elections supremo in November, he received an open letter from Lord...

    19. March 1, 2013

      Silence of cold calculation falls on Tories

      David Cameron was warned there would be a crisis: instead the Conservatives’ by-election humbling in Eastleigh was greeted...

    20. February 25, 2013

      Eastleigh poll points to Clegg lifeline

      The Liberal Democrats remained confident of victory in this week’s Eastleigh by-election as a new opinion poll suggested the...

    21. February 6, 2013

      Cameron tones down EU budget rhetoric

      David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, arrives in Brussels on Thursday for an EU budget summit intent on following the...

    22. January 29, 2013

      Tories reach out to key groups and minorities

      Downing Street has been quick to row back on reports that David Cameron was going to ask companies to publish data on the...

    23. January 23, 2013

      Cameron puts EU future on the line

      David Cameron put Britain’s future in the EU on the line in an audacious gamble that united his Conservative party but could...

    24. January 14, 2013

      Immigration line weakens Cameron story

      Last year, after a lot of restless foraging, David Cameron found a plausible story to tell about his government. The UK is...

    25. January 8, 2013

      Labour plans Obama-style poll onslaught

      Labour plans to flood its target seats with a thousand activists as it deploys Obama-style tactics in a bid to win the 2015...

    26. November 21, 2012

      DMGT agrees Northcliffe newspaper arm sale

      A consortium led by a former chief executive of Mecom has agreed a deal to buy Northcliffe Media, the regional newspaper arm...

    27. November 18, 2012

      Cameron takes on Australian poll guru

      David Cameron has hired the Australian poll guru Lynton Crosby to mastermind the next Tory election campaign, ignoring the...

    28. November 18, 2012

      UK newspapers near deal on new venture

      Executives from three of the UK’s leading newspaper groups were rushing over the weekend to close a deal that marks the...

    29. November 2, 2012

      Ashcroft eyes stake in paper group

      Lord Ashcroft, the former deputy chairman of the Conservative party, is in talks to invest in Local World, the regional...

    30. September 17, 2012

      Greening to probe departmental spending

      Justine Greening, the international development secretary, has commissioned a probe into her department’s use of consultants...

    31. June 25, 2012

      Dods drops bid for DeHavilland

      Dods, the political intelligence firm whose largest shareholder is the Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft, has dropped its...

    32. June 22, 2012

      Public shaming is the way to tackle tax cheats

      Whatever one thinks of the conduct that landed Jimmy Carr on the front pages of the newspapers this week, no one can fault...

    33. June 21, 2012

      Dods bid for rival referred to commission

      Dods, the political intelligence firm whose largest shareholder is the Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft, has hit an obstacle...

    34. Westminster Blog

      June 21, 2012

      Ed Miliband avoids the tax trap

      It probably seemed like a great idea to David Cameron when he criticised Jimmy Carr’s tax affairs during a round of TV...

    35. Westminster Blog

      December 5, 2011

      Does the public despise our political leaders?

      Rather a strong question in the heading, you might think. But when YouGov asked thousands of people about the...

    36. December 2, 2011

      Advice from a fortysomething – we need greybeards

      Mockery of politicians is a national sport long dominated by professionals. Amateurs finally got a look in recently – thanks...

    37. December 1, 2011

      Magnate’s Labour ties under scrutiny

      When Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, cast businesses as either “predators’’ or “producers’’ in a speech to his party...

    38. Westminster Blog

      November 30, 2011

      PMQs: Ed Miliband declares class war

      Most of the exchanges at PMQs today were fairly predictable in the light of yesterday’s autumn statement. Ed Miliband...

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