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    1. May 23, 2014

      Ukip election advance prompts attacks on Ed Miliband

      Ukip makes its mark in UK council elections Nigel Farage’s UK Independence party won council seats across the country on...

    2. May 23, 2014

      Ukip election success prompts Labour party recriminations

      Nigel Farage predicted the earth would move and it did: a strong advance by the UK Independence party in local elections...

    1. 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...

    2. May 23, 2014

      Ukip’s blow to the political centre

      “The Ukip fox is in the Westminster henhouse,” crowed Nigel Farage, leader of the populist UK Independence party, after...

    3. 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....

    4. May 23, 2014

      Tories hold nerve after election losses

      David Cameron has a common refrain when considering the political threat posed by Ed Miliband: “I’d rather have my problems...

    5. May 23, 2014

      Ukip victors cite voters’ dislike of Westminster

      It may have been a political “earthquake” but Ron Hurrell slept through it. The 87-year-old Ukip candidate unseated Pam...

    6. May 23, 2014

      Ukip takes the saloon vote – other parties should look elsewhere

      What just happened? There is a simple way to describe the local election results. Labour sweeps London. The UK Independence...

    7. May 23, 2014

      Wise answers needed to the Ukip surge

      Nigel Farage insists his UK Independence party must now be taken seriously following its local election success. This is not...

    8. May 23, 2014

      Ukip advance shakes UK’s major parties

      By George Parker Ukip makes its mark in UK council elections Nigel Farage predicted that the earth would move and it did: a...

    9. May 23, 2014

      Ukip fails to win over London voters

      The UK Independence party has failed to gain as much traction in London as it has in the UK regions, with local election...

    10. May 23, 2014

      Ukip delivers blow to Labour in the north

      The advance of the UK Independence party has disrupted all three traditional parties across the country, early election...

    11. May 23, 2014

      Farage says Ukip vote breakthrough heralds four-party politics

      Counting continues in UK local elections as Ukip makes its mark Nigel Farage has claimed that the UK Independence party will...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2014

      Spin politics in Oxford

      Eddie Keogh/Reuters A public launderette was used as a polling station in Oxford, England on Thursday. Opinion polls suggest...

    13. May 21, 2014

      Working-class ‘culture change’ aids Ukip

      St Anne’s ward in Sunderland, home to one of Britain’s biggest council es­tates, is emblematic of the UK Independence...

    14. May 21, 2014

      Labour hopes Barnet backlash will wrest seats from Tories

      At Friern Barnet Community Library, in the comfortable north London suburbs, a handmade sign above the counter urges: “Keep...

    15. May 21, 2014

      Miliband muddles name of councillor in day of mishaps

      Ed Miliband endured an awkward day on the campaign trail on Tuesday as he failed to recognise the name of a senior Labour...

    16. May 20, 2014

      UK’s open economy under threat, George Osborne to warn

      George Osborne will warn on Thursday night that Britain’s status as an open market economy is under threat. The chancellor...

    17. May 20, 2014

      Nigel Farage pulls out of ‘carnival’ rally after racism claims

      Nigel Farage pulled out of a “carnival” themed election rally on Tuesday after the leader of a steel band booked by the UK...

    18. May 20, 2014

      Trafford Tories fight to keep control of urban stronghold

      Sean Anstee is not your typical Conservative. He is 26, gay, but rarest of all, runs a city council in the north. Trafford...

    19. May 19, 2014

      Clegg urged to play down second coalition with Tories

      As the Liberal Democrats head towards another round of damaging local election losses this week, Nick Clegg has been told by...

    20. May 18, 2014

      Labour seeks to chip away at Conservative council majority

      David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all took to the TV studios on Sunday as the three party leaders made their pitch...

    21. May 13, 2014

      Scottish Nationalists hail report of ‘disarray’ in No camp

      Scottish nationalists have seized on the latest report of strains in the campaign against independence, saying a Daily Mail...

    22. May 9, 2014

      Nick Clegg fights to challenge rise of Ukip

      Nick Clegg says all mainstream politicians face “a kicking” in this month’s European and local elections – and his party...

    23. May 1, 2014

      Ed Miliband backs cap on rent rises in fresh interventionist vow

      Ed Miliband dismissed Tory claims that he was the “heir to Hugo Chávez” as he launched Labour’s local and EU election...

    24. April 27, 2014

      Ukip candidate lambasted over ‘disgusting’ Lenny Henry remarks

      Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has condemned as racist and “disgusting” comments from a Ukip council election candidate,...

    25. March 21, 2014

      Labour win raises questions on City of London’s independence

      The City of London’s centuries-old independence from party politics has been brought into question after Labour won its...

    26. March 1, 2014

      Ukip leader Nigel Farage says parts of UK ‘taken over’ by immigrants

      Nigel Farage has escalated the political row over immigration by warning that many areas of Britain are being “taken over”...

    27. January 8, 2014

      UK election watchdog calls for voters to show proof of ID

      All voters should be required to show proof of identity on election days when they turn up at a polling station, the...

    28. May 1, 2013

      Tories brace themselves for poll losses to Ukip

      David Cameron is preparing for a “very difficult few days” amid fears in Downing Street that Conservative losses in...

    29. April 29, 2013

      Conservatives taunt ‘weak’ Miliband

      Ed Miliband faced criticism on Monday after the Labour leader’s poor performance in an ill-tempered radio interview was...

    30. February 10, 2012

      England waves flag of nationalism

      Thelma McGrail will soon start putting out the flags ahead of the biggest day of her year: St George’s day. Mrs McGrail, 63,...

    31. January 27, 2012

      Public votes for mayor in Salford

      Salford is to become the 15th area in England to have a directly elected mayor after voters narrowly approved the idea in a...

    32. November 16, 2011

      Do not panic, Mr Osborne, Plan B is in cloud cuckoo land

      George Osborne’s reputation for deficit reduction is dangling above the mire. In just under two weeks the Office for Budget...

    33. October 17, 2011

      Council mergers carry political risks

      The plan to merge council services between Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham comes with some political...

    34. June 19, 2011

      Scottish by-election turns into two-horse race

      Labour is facing an awkward test of its political popularity in Scotland this month – just weeks after a remarkably...

    35. June 6, 2011

      Scottish secretary provokes SNP fury

      Victory in a referendum on Scotland’s independence would not be binding and would have to be followed by another on the...

    36. May 29, 2011

      Salmond aims to turn votes into more powers

      Fresh from the Scottish National party’s landslide victory in the Holyrood elections, Alex Salmond is determined to pile...

    37. May 26, 2011

      Salmond sets target for more economic power

      Alex Salmond, Scotland’s re-elected first minister, said gaining more economic powers for Holyrood would be an early...

    38. May 20, 2011

      Sorry tale of missed opportunity at the Pru

      Few politicians would reject the chance to be elected with a 70 per cent ‘yes’ vote. But for Harvey McGrath, chairman of...

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