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    1. June 17, 2016

      Labour retains London marginal seat in Tooting by-election

      Rosena Allin-Khan has held the south London marginal seat of Tooting for Labour, in a victory overshadowed by the death...

    2. June 13, 2016

      Rivals battle for Tooting as area gentrifies

      Striding past the curry houses and estate agents on Upper Tooting Road, Rosena Allin-Khan appears to personify the area...

    1. David Allen Green

      June 8, 2016

      The law and politics of the Conservative election expense allegations

      The UK Conservative party is facing serious allegations and extensive investigations in respect of their campaign...

    2. May 6, 2016

      UK local elections keep pressure on Corbyn

      Jeremy Corbyn’s allies pleaded for him to be given more time to prove himself after a night of poor election results...

    3. May 6, 2016

      Labour holds seat in Sheffield by-election

      Labour has held Sheffield Hillsborough and Brightside in a by-election. With a low turnout of 33.2 per cent, Gill...

    4. December 4, 2015

      Ukip licks wounds after bruising election defeat in Oldham

      On a weekend when the National Front, the French anti-immigration party, looks set for a historic breakthrough in...

    5. December 4, 2015

      Strong Labour victory in Oldham brings respite for Jeremy Corbyn

      Jeremy Corbyn has received a fillip after Labour won the first by-election of the new parliament with a...

    6. December 1, 2015

      Corbyn upbeat on prospects of holding off Ukip challenge

      Labour believes it will win the Oldham West by-election — although with a sharply reduced majority that could still...

    7. November 23, 2015

      Labour MPs to dodge SNP Trident trap with visit to Oldham

      Oldham West will be flooded with Labour MPs on Tuesday as they are encouraged to leave London to avoid having to take...

    8. November 20, 2015

      Labour’s hopes of by-election win rest on Corbyn factor

      Jim McMahon had just sat down to his first black tea of the morning in a café when a familiar scene played out. An...

    9. November 6, 2015

      Ukip tries where BNP failed in Oldham by-election

      On the night of the 2001 general election Nick Griffin stood on a platform in Oldham sporting a gag. The leader of the...

    10. November 3, 2015

      Ukip announces John Bickley as Oldham by-election candidate

      Ukip has announced that John Bickley, a veteran of several by-elections, will be its candidate in the forthcoming...

    11. October 21, 2015

      Labour MP Meacher’s death robs Corbyn of key ally

      Jeremy Corbyn has lost a key ally with the death at 75 of Michael Meacher, a long-serving Labour MP. Meacher was one of...

    12. November 22, 2014

      Miliband defends Labour with ‘working people’ roots

      Ed Miliband was this weekend scrambling to defend his party after the disastrous “image of Rochester” tweet by one of...

    13. November 22, 2014

      Nigel Farage to target ‘dozens of seats’ in general election

      Sustained by a couple of pints of bitter at his victory party in the Tap’n’Tin nightclub and “42 minutes sleep”, Nigel...

    14. November 21, 2014

      White van Dan demands Labour apology

      The owner of a house draped in England flags in Rochester, who found himself at the centre of a political storm that...

    15. November 21, 2014

      Cheshire Cat smiles mask danger in UK politics

      Look carefully at the photos from Thursday’s by-election victory of the UK Independence party in Rochester, or those of...

    16. November 21, 2014

      Ukip defeats Conservatives again to win British by-election

      Rochester rout The anti-immigrant UK Independence party has snatched a second seat in parliament from the ruling...

    17. November 21, 2014

      What Ukip’s win in Rochester means for its chances in 2015

      Last night the UK Independence party won its second seat in Britain’s parliament. The result was not simply a product...

    18. November 21, 2014

      David Cameron must reframe his response to Ukip

      Victory for Mark Reckless in the Rochester and Strood by-election marks another sobering week for David Cameron’s...

    19. November 21, 2014

      Ukip’s Rochester win: Social media reaction

      The Conservative party defector Mark Reckless has won the Rochester & Strood by-election running for Ukip dealing a...

    20. November 21, 2014

      Farage: people know Ukip no longer protest vote

      Ukip’s latest by-election victory in Rochester shows British politics have become “unpredictable beyond comprehension”...

    21. November 21, 2014

      Ukip’s Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election

      Rochester rout The UK Independence party on Friday took a second seat in Westminster from the Conservative party as...

    22. November 20, 2014

      Farage predicts Ukip by-election victory

      Nigel Farage declared victory for the UK Independence party in the Rochester and Strood by-election on Thursday night...

    23. Westminster Blog

      November 20, 2014

      Why Labour has made no net gains at by-elections this Parliament

      Ed Miliband has fought 20 by-elections as leader of the Labour party: during this time he has gained one seat (Corby)...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      November 20, 2014

      Farage poses for a Selfie

      Peter Macdiarmid/Getty United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage poses for a selfie photo with party...

    25. November 20, 2014

      Tories fear defections as Rochester votes

      Voters in Rochester and Strood have started casting their ballots in a by-election that is expected to see Mark...

    26. November 19, 2014

      Tories braced for Rochester by-election defeat

      David Cameron vowed to halt the advance of the UK Independence party on the banks of the River Medway in Rochester, but...

    27. Off Message

      November 19, 2014

      The void in British politics

      If opinion polls prove accurate, on Thursday the UK Independence party will win its second-ever by-election – and its...

    28. November 18, 2014

      Labour raises by-election stakes with crackdown on jobless migrants

      Jobless migrants from the EU would have to wait for two years before they could claim out-of-work benefits under a...

    29. November 14, 2014

      David Cameron haunted by spectre of losing second seat to Ukip

      Dropping into a citizenship class, the school canteen and posing with a gaggle of Strood Academy pupils for a quick...

    30. October 31, 2014

      Labour wins South Yorkshire police commissioner by-election

      Labour has won the South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner by-election with 50 per cent of the vote despite a...

    31. October 29, 2014

      Cameron urges opt-in vote on EU rules before by-election

      The prime minister will force through a vote to “opt-in” to EU police and justice measures before the Rochester &...

    32. October 27, 2014

      Tories pin Rochester by-election hopes on Labour

      The Rochester and Strood by-election, called after its MP defected from the Conservatives to the UK Independence party,...

    33. October 24, 2014

      EU tells Britain to pay extra €2.1bn

      Britain has been told to pay an extra €2.1bn to the EU budget within weeks because of its relative prosperity, a hefty...

    34. October 21, 2014

      Rochester poll battle poised to define Tory war with Ukip

      Mark Reckless orders two lunches at the Garden House Café on Rochester high street as he breaks off for some...

    35. October 17, 2014

      UK ‘lighting a fire under EU’, says minister

      Britain is “lighting a fire under the European Union”, the foreign secretary said on Friday, as he labelled the EU a...

    36. October 16, 2014

      David Cameron warned of Tory revolt over EU ‘opt in’

      David Cameron has been warned he faces his biggest Conservative rebellion over Europe if he presses ahead with plans to...

    37. October 16, 2014

      Tories prepare to throw everything at beating Ukip in by-election

      In the Conservative fight to stop the insurgent Ukip in its tracks, Rochester is the front line. On November 20, David...

    38. October 16, 2014

      Cameron faces EU fight on migration curbs

      David Cameron’s promise to impose new restrictions on EU migration had a clear audience in mind: the voters of the...

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