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.
The political row over the Co-op Bank and Paul Flowers intensifies, with Ed Miliband accusing David Cameron of "desperate" smears over Labour's links to the lender's scandal-hit former chairman.
An investigation into the scandal at Co-operative Bank will delve into the appointment of Paul Flowers as chairman, and look at the role of the government and regulators.
Ed Miliband defends his dealings with the Co-op Bank and its disgraced former chairman Paul Flowers, as new allegations emerge that Mr Flowers claimed £75,000 false expenses from a charity.
With an inquiry to be held into Paul Flowers' appointment as Co-op Bank chairman, the Conservatives are also drawing attention to his links to the Labour party.
David Cameron orders an inquiry into the "intimidation" tactics of the trade unions in the wake of the Grangemouth oil refinery closure but is warned against the risk of "union-bashing".
The coalition government sees its majority reduced to 26 in an opposition debate on the so-called "bedroom tax", as Liberal Democrat MPs voice their disquiet over the controversial policy.
With gas and electricity bills soaring, cabinet minister Ed Davey tells the energy companies they should stop "squeezing" their customers in pursuit of higher profits.
Former home secretary David Blunkett called journalists "hyenas" and admitted he was struggling to "cope" with the media, in voicemails that were hacked amid accusations of a second affair.
David Cameron has again said that Unite was choosing Labour's candidates. By my counting, the union's been successful in under half of the seats they've specifically targeted - not the best success ra