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    1. January 13, 2011

      Labour poll victory deals blow to coalition

      Labour on Friday hailed its victory in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election as a warning to the coalition that it...

    2. January 11, 2011

      Voters tick the box marked apathy

      Liberal Democrat efforts to portray the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election as a David v Goliath fight appear to have...

    1. January 9, 2011

      Labour moves ahead in Oldham by-election race

      Ed Miliband is set for a boost to his leadership of Labour with polls on Sunday predicting a comfortable win for the party...

    2. Westminster Blog

      January 7, 2011

      No political reaction to David Chaytor's sentencing

      It’s all quiet on the Westminster front today despite the sentencing of David Chaytor, former Labour MP, to 18 months in...

    3. January 5, 2011

      Cameron’s private hopes for Lib Dem victory

      Extending from the sprawling terraced streets of Oldham out to the stone Pennine villages and grandeur of the Saddleworth...

    4. Westminster Blog

      January 5, 2011

      What if Lib Dems come third in next week's by-election?

      Nick Clegg may live to regret his phrase “two-horse race” to describe the Oldham East and Saddleworth byelection – if his...

    5. January 3, 2011

      By-election ‘choice for UK’, says Miliband

      Ed Miliband on Monday branded the Oldham by-election as a “big choice for Britain” as the three parties face their first...

    6. December 22, 2010

      Clegg focuses on economic achievements

      Nick Clegg used a visit to a training centre for apprentices to laud Vince Cable, the embattled business secretary, saying...

    7. December 17, 2010

      Cameron wishes Lib Dems well in Oldham

      David Cameron on Friday risked the ire of his own party by fuelling suspicions he privately hopes the Liberal Democrats will...

    8. November 14, 2010

      Lib Dems hit back at ‘decapitation’ move

      The National Union of Students’ plans to launch a “decapitation” strategy to oust Liberal Democrats from parliament over...

    9. November 9, 2010

      Labour allies rally behind Woolas

      Labour will not pick a candidate to replace Phil Woolas until the disgraced former MP has exhausted legal attempts to clear...

    10. Westminster Blog

      November 9, 2010

      Labour uproar over Harman treatment of Woolas

      John Pienaar has revealed that a mutiny took place during last night’s weekly meeting of the PLP: Here is his report from...

    11. November 8, 2010

      Woolas to fight ruling before by-election

      Phil Woolas, the former Labour immigration minister, can challenge the legal ruling that saw him stripped of his seat before...

    12. November 5, 2010

      Truth breaks out in British political system

      A US voter fresh from his own congressional and gubernatorial midterms, on hearing that a UK parliamentary election had been...

    13. November 5, 2010

      Woolas is stripped of parliamentary seat

      Mr Woolas said he would contest the ruling but he was immediately suspended from the Labour party. Harriet Harman, Labour’s...

    14. November 5, 2010

      Election landscape has a clearer horizon

      When news reached Westminster that Phil Woolas had been stripped of his seat for telling lies during an election campaign,...

    15. November 5, 2010

      Verdict will ‘chill political speech’

      An MP who was barred from office for lying about an election opponent defended negative campaigning on Friday, saying the...

    16. November 5, 2010

      Judges quash election of Labour MP

      The High Court has quashed the election of Phil Woolas as MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, ruling that he used “illegal...

    17. Westminster Blog

      November 5, 2010

      Will Woolas defeat set a bizarre precedent?

      Phil Woolas has just lost an historic court case in which he was accused of making false claims before the general election....

    18. September 14, 2010

      Woolas vetoed campaign material

      Phil Woolas, the former immigration minister, vetoed draft campaign leaflets attacking an opponent after Labour activists...

    19. September 14, 2010

      Woolas challenged over seat

      A Labour MP and former immigration minister has been accused of inciting white people to vote against his opponent in the...

    20. Westminster Blog

      July 29, 2010

      Milibands harvest more support from MPs

      Ed Miliband’s campaign has announced that it has raised nearly £40,000 in small donations from supporters. This will help...

    21. May 14, 2010

      Miliband rides wave of support for candidacy

      Former defence secretary John Hutton threw his weight behind David Miliband for Labour's leadership yesterday in the latest...

    22. October 27, 2009

      Football and big, bad Manchester

      Not everyone, it has to be admitted, loves Manchester. Feelings are running high in Preston about a proposed move of the...

    23. October 26, 2009

      Football and big, bad Manchester

      Not everyone, it has to be admitted, loves Manchester. Feelings are running high in Preston about a proposed move of the...

    24. August 20, 2009

      JobCentre rules eased for blue chips

      British companies will no longer be forced to advertise some of their most senior vacancies in local JobCentres in order to...

    25. August 19, 2009

      Migration rules eased for blue chips

      the government’s points-based immigration system and the effects of the recession, according to new figures. – where...

    26. Westminster Blog

      June 8, 2009

      The reshuffle is (almost) completed

      Most of the ministerial changes have been made. Here is the list, courtesy of PA. Some initial observations: Lord Drayson is...

    27. May 21, 2009

      Recession spurs migrant workers to leave

      Large numbers of eastern European workers are quitting Britain to return home in the most dramatic sign yet that the...

    28. May 21, 2009

      Recession spurs migrant workers to leave

      Large numbers of eastern European workers are quitting Britain to return home in the most dramatic sign yet that the...

    29. May 9, 2009

      Call for urgent action as revelations wagon rolls on

      The barrage of embarrassing details about MPs' expenses continued last night, with claims that ministers billed the...

    30. May 8, 2009

      Urgent action urged as revelations continue

      Such switches can also cut council tax bills. Jack Straw, the justice secretary, stressed on Friday he had made an error...

    31. April 30, 2009

      Brown suffers surprise Gurkha defeat

      Gordon Brown yesterday suffered his first House of Commons defeat as opposition party leaders exploited the prime...

    32. April 30, 2009

      Brown in surprise defeat on Gurkhas' rights

      Gordon Brown yesterday suffered his first House of Commons defeat, as opposition party leaders exploited the prime...

    33. April 29, 2009

      Brown in surprise defeat on Gurkhas’ rights

      Gordon Brown on Wednesday suffered his first House of Commons defeat, as opposition party leaders exploited the prime...

    34. April 11, 2009

      Terror raids strain UK ties with Pakistan

      Tensions were growing yesterday between London and Islamabad over the quality of UK visa controls after a number of...

    35. April 11, 2009

      Terror raids strain UK ties with Pakistan

      Tensions were growing yesterday between London and Islamabad over the quality of UK visa controls after a number of...

    36. April 11, 2009

      Tensions grow over visa controls

      Tensions were growing between London and Islamabad yesterday over the quality of UK visa controls after a number of...

    37. April 11, 2009

      Terror raids strain UK ties with Pakistan

      Tensions were growing yesterday between London and Islamabad over the quality of UK visa controls after a number of...

    38. April 10, 2009

      Tensions rise over UK visa controls

      Tensions were growing between London and Islamabad on Friday over the quality of UK visa controls after a number of...

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