If the SNP do hold the balance of power, it will be energy policy where it has the biggest consequences.
If Labour wants to win an election outright ever again, if Labour cares about national renewal, it must work harder to build a common good between workers and business.
The DUP's manifesto reveals what the party will ask for in exchange for its votes.
The Prime Minister is injecting some 11th-hour passion into his campaign. It’s not very convincing.
The nationalists are barely more left-wing to begin with.
We need to reach for a more authentic, localised politics, in the wake of the Spad era, rather than just revert to the days of pinstripes and tweed. As the faux warts ‘n’ all allure of Ukip shows, there’s a danger of throwing out the baby with the bathwater.
The Labour message in the final days seems to be that if you vote for Miliband you'll get some free stuff. The Conservative counter-offensive is that if you vote Tory, you won't get Miliband's free stuff.
Labour leader promises to remove charge on properties worth up to £300,000 as party steps up housing offensive.
These are only people who have been priced out of Clapham and Fulham. No one should feel guilty because everyone in some way is in a sense complicit.
We really need a macro for putting "Seriously?" in the standfirst.
Labour peer urges Clegg to " turn left rather than right" in a hung parliament after Deputy PM hints at second coalition with Tories.
The Tory campaign is putting that party's own principles in the shredder - but if it works, they could shut Labour out for decades.
David Cameron urged his audience to support West Ham - but he supports a different team in similar colours.
The environmental record of this Government is bad enough but another five years doesn’t bear thinking about. If things are going to change, we need a Labour Government.
Don't play by First Past the Post's rules.
Sinn Féin won't take their seats at Westminster. So what is their manifesto for? Mainly, it's a dry run for the contests that really matter to the party in 2016.
Good response on the #labourdoorstep? Here's what really happened on the doors this week.
Labour leader accuses Cameron of presiding over the "biggest loss of influence for our country in a generation" through "small-minded isolationism".
The Internet is awash with vote-matching apps. But who uses them - and which party benefits most?
We are running the parties' manifestos through Democracy 3, an election simulation video game. Here's what happens if the Greens win...
The shadow chancellor emphasises growth while the IFS emphasises austerity.
The party is forecast to spend less than Labour and the Lib Dems by the end of the parliament through slower but longer austerity.
Roy Mason, Labour's Northern Ireland Secretary from 1976 to 1979, has died. His legacy, sadly, is still with us.
Winning the popular vote may appear to give Labour or the Tories greater legitimacy. But it is seats that will determine who governs.
The BBC's Daily Politics debate was a familiar scene: of a political class unable to communicate its plans to the voters
The crossbench peer and lager tycoon Karan Bilimoria lashes out at the government’s immigration rhetoric, calls our levels of defence spending "dangerous", and questions Ed Miliband's knowledge of business.
We are running the parties' manifestos through Democracy 3, an election simulation video game. Here's what happens if the Liberal Democrats win...
Senior Conservatives are drawing comfort from Binyamin Netanyhu's late comeback in the Israeli elections.
At the start of the parliament, Jaywick was ranked the most deprived area in Britain. Coalition policies have left their mark.