Labour privately concedes defeat.
Ukip has won the European elections
By George Eaton - 25 May 22:38

Labour narrowly beats Tories.

Survey of 26,000 voters suggests Tories would lose 83 MPs with swing of 6.5 per cent to Labour.
Lord Ashcroft marginals poll shows Labour would win "comfortable majority"
By George Eaton - 24 May 14:49

Survey of 26,000 voters suggests Tories would lose 83 MPs with swing of 6.5 per cent to Labour.
 

Ed Miliband
Labour's little wins are not adding up to victory
By Rafael Behr - 23 May 22:56

There are heaps of voters who blame the governing parties for their problems. Not enough of them are looking to Ed Miliband for solutions.

A year after almost winning the Eastleigh by-election, Ukip didn't gain any council seats there.
Why Nigel Farage won’t run in Eastleigh
By Tim Wigmore - 23 May 19:18

A year after almost winning the Eastleigh by-election, Ukip didn't gain any council seats there.

Sources say senior figures such as Harriet Harman, Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper were not given the chance to make high-profile interventions.
Exclusive: Senior shadow cabinet members felt "shut out" from Labour election campaign
By George Eaton - 23 May 17:35

Sources say senior figures such as Harriet Harman, Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper were not given the chance to make high-profile interventions.

The party is on course for its best result in London since 1998 and has won in some key general election targets.
Labour gains in target seats offer party cause for hope
By George Eaton - 23 May 13:53

The party is on course for its best result in London since 1998 and has won in some key general election targets.

The party held onto Eastleigh and Sutton but lost Cambridge and Kingston.
Lib Dems endure mixed results in parliamentary seats
By George Eaton - 23 May 9:00

The party held onto Eastleigh and Sutton but lost Cambridge and Kingston.

The party has gained 82 seats in the local elections, but Labour is making dramatic progress in London.
Ukip surge shakes the three main parties
By George Eaton - 23 May 6:34

The party has gained 82 seats in the local elections, but Labour is making dramatic progress in London.

Vince Cable says the Lib Dem leader took a "gamble" by campaigning on Europe, while Lynne Featherstone says her party has lost its "humanity".
Senior Lib Dems turn on Clegg
By George Eaton - 23 May 0:27

Vince Cable says the Lib Dem leader took a "gamble" by campaigning on Europe, while Lynne Featherstone says her party has lost its "humanity".

The party should be straight with voters about how different types of migration have different impacts on Britain.
Labour can't promise to cut immigration, but it can promise a fairer deal
By Tim Finch - 22 May 22:40

The party should be straight with voters about how different types of migration have different impacts on Britain.

Cameron fears the collapse of the coalition. Labour fears a more popular centre-left leader.
Why both the Tories and Labour need Clegg to survive
By George Eaton - 22 May 15:47

Cameron fears the collapse of the coalition. Labour fears a more popular centre-left leader. 

Tim Wigmore visits Stoke-on-Trent to investigate the reasons for the BNP's decline - and wonders whether Ukip stand to benefit.
Nick Griffin resigns: Why has the BNP collapsed?
By Tim Wigmore - 22 May 14:51

Tim Wigmore visits Stoke-on-Trent to investigate the reasons for the BNP's decline - and wonders whether Ukip stand to benefit.

Targets are missed on two fronts, with net migration up by 212,000 and the deficit up by £1.9bn.
Bad news for the Tories as net migration and the deficit rise
By George Eaton - 22 May 12:27

Targets are missed on two fronts, with net migration up by 212,000 and borrowing up by £1.9bn. 

The party needs large gains to demonstrate that it can win the general election and to compensate for possible defeat to Ukip in the Europeans.
Why a strong result in the local elections is so important for Labour
By George Eaton - 22 May 8:41

The party needs large gains to demonstrate that it can win the general election and to compensate for possible defeat to Ukip in the Europeans. 

Labour's preoccupation with policy too often resembles a displacement activity to avoid the thornier issues of leadership and economic competence.
Ed Miliband has a fistful of policies. Now he needs to work on his personal brand
By George Eaton - 21 May 23:36

Labour's preoccupation with policy too often resembles a displacement activity to avoid the thornier issues of leadership and economic competence.

The party's pledge to build 300,000 homes a year is barely known.
Why are the Lib Dems so quiet about their housebuilding target?
By George Eaton - 21 May 15:28

The party's pledge to build 300,000 homes a year is barely known. 

It's not anti-immigrant populism Scots are immune to, it's English nationalism.
Why can't Ukip crack Scotland?
By James Maxwell - 21 May 12:58

It's not anti-immigrant populism Scots are immune to, it's English nationalism.

The Labour leader won't U-turn if Ukip win the European elections.
Farage needs Miliband to promise an EU referendum - but he won't
By George Eaton - 21 May 9:21

The Labour leader won't U-turn if Ukip win the European elections. 

The Chancellor's denouncement of those who want to "pull up the drawbridge and shut Britain off from the world" applies to a significant number in his own party.
Osborne's speech is also an attack on Tory EU withdrawalists
By George Eaton - 21 May 8:19

The Chancellor's denouncement of those who want to "pull up the drawbridge and shut Britain off from the world" applies to a significant number in his own party.

A new poll shows the party trails in 25 must-win Conservative seats.
Labour two points behind in Tory-held marginals
By George Eaton - 20 May 22:30

A new poll shows the party trails in 25 must-win Conservative seats. 

Labour leader will travel across five regions to promote ten "cost-of-living" pledges.
Miliband to make 10 visits on final day of campaigning
By George Eaton - 20 May 22:00

Labour leader will travel across five regions to promote ten "cost-of-living" pledges.

There are some sectors that could easily afford to pay workers more.
Labour's minimum wage plan will ensure all benefit from growth
By Rachel Reeves - 19 May 19:42

There are some sectors that could easily afford to pay workers more. 

The Labour leader is being pushed to be less ambiguous in his criticism of the Ukip leader.
Cooper and Lammy's condemnation of Farage as "racist" puts pressure on Miliband
By George Eaton - 19 May 15:30

The Labour leader is being pushed to be less ambiguous in his criticism of the Ukip leader.

David Cameron likes to boast that there are more women in the workplace than ever. But for too many, life is getting harder.
Only Labour can be trusted to help working women
By Gloria De Piero - 19 May 14:41

David Cameron likes to boast that there are more women in the workplace than ever. But for too many, life is getting harder. 

The latest polls all show the Scottish independence campaign losing ground.
Alex Salmond's forward march has been halted
By George Eaton - 19 May 12:35

The latest polls all show the Scottish independence campaign losing ground.

AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer's final offer for the company.
Labour cheers a victory for the producers over the predators
By George Eaton - 19 May 9:08

AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer's final offer for the company. 

Labour leader pledges to increase the minimum wage faster than median earnings over the next parliament.
Miliband makes his big offer on the minimum wage
By George Eaton - 18 May 22:19

The minimum wage will rise faster than median earnings over the next parliament. 

By acknowledging where we went wrong and setting out a different approach, Ed Miliband has given us a route back into the national conversation.
Labour has changed on immigration - we recognise the public was right
By Sadiq Khan - 17 May 10:50

By acknowledging where we went wrong and setting out a different approach, Ed Miliband has given us a route back into the national conversation.

NHS privatisation isn't working, it’s time for a more mutual solution
By Adam Wildman - 16 May 17:18

Mutuals are best placed to initiate a system of healthcare that delivers personalised, holistic care in a cost-effective manner.

Party president also says that the Lib Dems will not withdraw from the coalition.
Tim Farron: Clegg's leadership not under threat if Lib Dems wiped out in European elections
By George Eaton - 16 May 14:09

Party president also says Lib Dems will not withdraw from the coalition.

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