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  1. September 9, 2014

    Impractical promises will not convince a sceptical electorate

    Pause before you promise. Most politicians will spend the long pre-election period campaigning rather than governing. You...

  2. September 5, 2014

    Conservative party seeks to tap elderly expat vote

    The Conservative party plans to give millions of mostly elderly Britons living overseas the right to vote in Westminster...

  1. August 26, 2014

    Tories accused over funds for campaigns in key seats

    Labour will accuse the Tories on Tuesday of bankrolling their election campaign in marginal seats with “shady money” from...

  2. 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...

  3. August 10, 2014

    Ukip’s message resonates with Thurrock voters

    Locals in Thurrock still talk about the lightning strike that years ago hit a business park on the north side of the...

  4. August 7, 2014

    Boris Johnson eyes Uxbridge as springboard to Westminster

    Uxbridge is the furthest stop on the Metropolitan line travelling west out of London into leafy suburbia. But the safe Tory...

  5. August 6, 2014

    Boris Johnson paves way for path back to Westminster

    Boris Johnson electrified Conservatives as he prepared the ground for a possible run for the party leadership, saying he...

  6. August 6, 2014

    Boris Johnson plan for Commons return reignites leadership talk

    Boris Johnson will stand to be an MP in 2015, the London mayor has confirmed, in a move that will reignite speculation about...

  7. August 4, 2014

    Boris Johnson to question Britain’s EU membership

    Boris Johnson knows how to pick his moments. In the dead of August, with David Cameron on holiday, the London mayor will...

  8. August 3, 2014

    Doubts cast over David Cameron completing full term if re-elected

    Supporters of George Osborne and Boris Johnson are increasingly convinced David Cameron will not continue as prime minister...

  9. August 1, 2014

    Senior Lib Dems warn Clegg against further coalition

    Senior Liberal Democrats are warning Nick Clegg against forming another coalition if next year’s election produces a hung...

  10. July 25, 2014

    Ed Miliband admits he cannot compete with PM on photo-ops

    Ed Miliband on Friday admitted that he was hopeless at photo-opportunities but insisted that he provided real leadership...

  11. July 18, 2014

    Cameron’s trouble with women

    When David Cameron was leader of the opposition, one of his most embarrassing moments came in the early days when he rode a...

  12. July 15, 2014

    UK aims for top EU economy portfolio

    David Cameron will on Wednesday attempt to seize control of one of Europe’s top economic portfolios after his most sweeping...

  13. July 15, 2014

    David Cameron injects new blood to revive Conservative party

    All Cabinet reshuffles are an exercise in political cosmetics, but seldom has a prime minister gone to such lengths to...

  14. July 15, 2014

    Cabinet reshuffle: Cameron demotes Michael Gove to chief whip

    David Cameron has carried out a sweeping reshuffle to put his party on election footing, promoting the eurosceptic Philip...

  15. July 7, 2014

    Political risks top concerns for UK company finance chiefs

    Political risks created by next year’s general election and a potential EU referendum concern the finance chiefs of...

  16. July 6, 2014

    Ed Miliband and British business

    With less than a year to Britain’s next general election, Ed Miliband, Labour’s leader, faces an uphill struggle. At this...

  17. June 25, 2014

    Ed Balls challenges Tory opposition to manifesto audits

    Ed Balls, shadow chancellor, has claimed George Osborne is running scared over Labour’s call for the independent fiscal...

  18. June 23, 2014

    Labour to take on outsourcing companies if it wins election

    Labour will mount an assault on big outsourcing companies if it wins the election, reducing their role in delivering the...

  19. June 23, 2014

    Farage urges ‘direct democracy’ in bid to check government power

    British voters should be given the final say on any government policy through a referendum if enough people sign a petition...

  20. June 20, 2014

    Ed Miliband struggles to shake off leadership questions

    Miliband’s up and downs Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, likes sympathetic audiences: his big speech this week on welfare...

  21. June 12, 2014

    Tax cuts not best way to help low-income families, says charity

    Tax cuts proposed by Britain’s three biggest political parties at the next general election are not a cost-effective way of...

  22. June 12, 2014

    Scots would vote Yes if certain of David Cameron election victory

    A majority of Scots would vote to leave the UK if they were sure that David Cameron would continue as prime minister after...

  23. June 10, 2014

    Charles Clarke ‘pessimistic’ on Labour winning UK election

    Charles Clarke, the former Labour home secretary, has warned he is “pessimistic” about his party’s chances in next year’s...

  24. June 3, 2014

    Newark hints at general election Culloden for Ukippers

    Having reduced the political establishment to gibbering wrecks, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s great march on London faltered and...

  25. May 26, 2014

    Nigel Farage: ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’

    Nigel Farage addressed journalists in the basement of an expensive London hotel on Monday and told them: “If any of you...

  26. May 23, 2014

    Vote points to hung parliament in 2015

    Projections from Thursday’s local elections point to a hung parliament in Britain’s 2015 general election with Labour as the...

  27. May 23, 2014

    Ukip still faces struggle for success in 2015 general election

    Despite its success in Thursday’s local elections, Ukip still faces a struggle to win seats in next year’s general election....

  28. May 19, 2014

    Business chiefs hostile to Labour’s minimum wage pledge

    Business chiefs have given a hostile reception to Labour’s promise to raise the national minimum wage significantly if the...

  29. May 18, 2014

    Ed Miliband to vow minimum wage rise if he wins general election

    Ed Miliband will fight the next election on a promise to “significantly increase” the national minimum wage as the Labour...

  30. May 15, 2014

    Stick to your guns, David Axelrod tells UK Labour party

    David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama who is now working for the Labour party, has urged Ed...

  31. May 15, 2014

    Family fortunes lead political battle over equality

    The question of who owns what promises to be a defining issue of next year’s general election. One key issue is whether the...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. May 9, 2014

    Cameron provokes anger over plan to exclude Clegg from TV debate

    David Cameron has sparked anger among his Liberal Democrat coalition colleagues by suggesting he could hold a televised...

  35. May 7, 2014

    Labour promises ‘radical offer’ to voters

    Ed Miliband has promised to fight the next general election on “the boldest, most radical offer laid before the British...

  36. May 6, 2014

    Most Ukip voters plan to stick with party in 2015

    More than half of those voting Ukip in this month’s European elections also intend to support the anti-EU party in next...

  37. May 6, 2014

    Voters turn against big-business culture, claims Populus survey

    Almost two-thirds of voters, including half of Conservative supporters, want the next government to be tougher with big...

  38. May 6, 2014

    Public trust in big business falls away among Britons

    When Britons go to the polls in exactly a year’s time they will be voting for a moment of reckoning for big business,...

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