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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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Businesses 'less enthusiastic' if Labour wins election

Advertising executive, Sir Martin Sorrell, tells Channel 4 News that if Labour wins the election, business will not be as enthusiastic as it would be if a Tory-led coalition was in power.

post 27 January 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Hung parliament predictions harden, coalition recedes

The odds of a coalition after 2015 recede in your mind the more you chat around Westminster. It's not impossible. But it's not a hot favourite either.

post 27 January 2015
Read more on Michael's blog Labour told to pick more BME candidates in winnable seats

So far, in the 36 seats where Labour MPs are retiring in May, the party has picked only one BME candidate. The Conservatives, in contrast, have chosen six BME candidates so far in their 34 "retiremen

post 21 January 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Chilcot inquiry: Whitehall mutterings and political blame game

Is the Chilcot report into the Iraq war being delayed for political purposes or, more prosaically, just a bit disorganised but doing its best to be fair to witnesses?

article 21 January 2015 UK, Scotland
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon causes a stir ahead of the election after saying that nationalists elected in May would be prepared to vote on the English NHS at Westminster (Reuters)
SNP MPs would vote on English matters - Sturgeon

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon causes a stir ahead of the election after saying that nationalists elected in May would be prepared to vote on the English NHS at Westminster.

post 19 January 2015
Read more on Michael's blog How opinion polls under-estimated Tories and over-estimated Labour

Why the polls got their results wrong is not clear. It may be some people are unwilling to admit they are going to vote Conservative, or feel they ought to say they will vote Labour.

post 16 January 2015
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog Why Labour should be worried by the rise of the Greens

When the Greens lambast "austerity and welfare cuts" and bang on about "privatisation of essential services", it's traditional Labour voters who may well be sitting up and listening.

post 15 January 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Election 2015 - whose side is Obama on?

The UK election debate on the economy is being fought out in Washington today with both Tories and Labour seeking US backing for their rival political ambitions.

article 15 January 2015 Politics
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Green Party membership surges past LibDems and Ukip

As the row over the general election debates puts it in the political spotlight, the Green Party gains more than 2,000 new members in the last day alone, overtaking both Ukip and LibDems.