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    1. 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 his...

    2. November 21, 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...

    1. 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 led to...

    2. 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 last...

    3. 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 of...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 blow to...

    6. 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”...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 Mark...

    9. 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 as the...

    10. 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) and...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 Reckless...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 second...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 surge in...

    18. 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 & Strood...

    19. 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, has...

    20. October 23, 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...

    21. 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 much-needed...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 “opt...

    24. 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...

    25. 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 Rochester...

    26. October 14, 2014

      Cameron tries to calm Tory nerves ahead of by-election

      David Cameron told his party on Tuesday that the fight was on for the Rochester & Strood by-election as he promised...

    27. October 12, 2014

      Research fuels speculation of more Tory defections

      At least four Conservative MPs would be more likely to retain their seats at the next election if they defected to the UK...

    28. October 10, 2014

      Ukip is bigger threat to Tories than to Labour

      The success of the UK Independence party in two by-elections has ended any fading hope among Westminster politicians that...

    29. October 10, 2014

      British politics enters the age of uncertainty

      Britain’s political scene is experiencing an upheaval whose scale and direction are unpredictable. Since the second world...

    30. October 10, 2014

      Nigel Farage tells Westminster: ‘You’re out of touch’

      The powerful currents ripping through British politics swept aside what was left of the old certainties on Friday, as Nigel...

    31. October 10, 2014

      Ed Miliband promises to hear voter concerns on immigration

      Ed Miliband has promised to address voters’ concerns about immigration after Labour narrowly dodged a by-election defeat by...

    32. Westminster Blog

      October 10, 2014

      Thursday's by-elections in numbers

      Clacton UKIP candidate Douglas Carswell won 21,113 votes, or 59.7% of the total, in Thursday’s by-election. This was 12,404...

    33. October 10, 2014

      Why Ukip is winning in Britain’s seaside towns

      “Electoral history is likely to be made . . . on the Essex coast.” Financial Times, October 9 What does the seaside have to...

    34. Westminster Blog

      October 10, 2014

      Five Things We Have Learned From Thursday's By-Elections

      1] Dislike of the “Westminster elite”.   The SNP are poles apart from Ukip when it comes to their actual policies: the...

    35. October 10, 2014

      Ukip surge sends tremors through Westminster

      Ukip victory puts Clacton in spotlight The strong showing by the UK Independence party in Thursday’s by-elections sent...

    36. October 10, 2014

      Clacton prize delivers momentum to Ukip

      Nigel Farage surveyed the scene at Clacton, the first town in Britain to elect a Ukip MP, and was asked what the traditional...

    37. October 10, 2014

      Labour edges out Ukip in Heywood by-election

      Ukip gave the Labour party a scare in what had been seen as the safe northern seat of Heywood and Middleton, as it held on...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      October 9, 2014

      Farage and Carswell campaigning in Clacton

      Peter Macdiarmid/Getty United Kingdom Independence Party candidate Douglas Carswell stands with party leader Nigel Farage in...

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