Morgan calls for all-women Tory shortlists

Education minister wants party to have 30% women MPs

Likelihood of each coalition scenario

Populus predicts Miliband more likely PM

Labour leader has bigger choice of coalition partner

MPs rebuke ‘dysfunctional’ City regulator

Watchdog pressed to undertake independent health check

Cameron, Miliband battle in first TV ‘debate’

Labour challenger impresses but public back Tory PM 54%-46%

Osborne overrode FCO on China-led bank

Decision on AIIB bypassed objections and drew fire from US

Tax pledges fraught with political hazards

Commitments limit options for chancellors seeking revenue

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow at the Speakers House in Westminster speaking to the FT amid arguments over the appointment of the Clerk of the House of Commons. Credit: David Parry/ FT
©David Parry/FT

Tories kick off campaign with own goal

Attempt to change rules on election of Speaker ends in defeat

Whitehall U-turn on offices-to-homes

Proposal to convert offices to homes dropped after backlash

Illustration of UK politics by Jonathan McHugh
©Jonathan McHugh

How pre-election TV debates will work

Thursday evening sees first of four televised discussions

FCA criticised over pensions rules delay

‘Remedies’ to sector feared to arrive after overhaul

Richard III buried amid pomp in Leicester

King’s burial criticised as reviving passion for medieval relics

Government loses attempt to oust Bercow

Emotional scenes as MPs rebel against plan for secret ballot

Google looses bid to block UK lawsuits

Appeal court upholds decision to let users bring privacy claim

City airport slams Johnson bar to growth

Mayor’s rejection on noise fears unjustified and ‘perplexing’

UK move to join AIIB even surprised China

European rush to sign up highlights eastward shift of global power

Karmic payback for a crisis-hit UK city

Birmingham had a spring in its step before HSBC decided to move there, writes Jonathan Guthrie

Corporate democracy, Guardian-style

Letting staff vote on their new boss is high risk, high return

Blackpool: Between a rock and hard place

Downmarket drift hinders revival hopes in marginal constituency

Prince Charles letters to be made public

Supreme Court ruling follows decade-long legal fight

UK facing up to austerity, study suggests

Survey finds little appetite for tax rise to fund services