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article 16 November 2012 Politics
Labour regains Corby but police vote turnout is low
Labour achieves a 12.7 per cent swing to retake Corby from the Tories following Louise Mensch's resignation. But turnout in England and Wales is very low in the election for police commissioners.

Labour achieves a 12.7 per cent swing to retake Corby from the Tories following Louise Mensch's resignation. But turnout in England and Wales is very low in the election for police commissioners.

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post 24 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Tories gnawing the Lib Dem lifebelt

The Tories are in danger of desperately gnawing through the very lifebelt they may need after 7 May. Put that to senior Tories and they acknowledge the problem but feel they can do no other.

article 24 April 2015 UK
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Election 2015: too late to talk foreign policy?

Until today two words have been missing from the general election 2015 campaigning: foreign policy.

article 23 April 2015 UK
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Lord Mandelson on business, Ed Miliband and David Cameron

Business leaders should not fear Labour, former cabinet minister Lord Mandelson has told Channel 4 News.

post 21 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Cameron, Clegg and Farage: watch Gary Gibbon's profiles

With the general election just over two weeks away and the result highly unpredictable, Gary Gibbon talks to three of the party leaders.

post 20 April 2015
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog Will Milimania end the way Cleggmania did?

Labour spinners frantically retweeting the hen party selfies (#Ed #henparty #adorable #lovely) should remember what happened to Cleggmania in the privacy of the ballot box.

post 16 April 2015
Read more on Michael's blog Election 2015: not exactly the golden age of campaigning

Ed Miliband's latest election stop was far from the open campaigning of years gone by, when Harold Wilson or Ted Heath would do genuine walkabouts.

post 14 April 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Few surprises on health in today's Conservative manifesto

Apart from a pledge to fight dementia, most of the health measures had already been trailed. But then, the 2010 manifesto only hinted at the size of the NHS reorganisation that followed.

post 13 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Is Ed Miliband's fiscal responsibility promise just a Houdini lock?

Labour proclaims a "fiscal responsibility lock" in its manifesto - but the IFS says his rules are so vague as to give him a lot of wriggle room.

post 13 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Labour's pledge on tax credits

Labour's election manifesto commits to inflation-linked tax credits and a media sector in which no one owner enjoys undue influence.