Families have been hit by a triple whammy in childcare: rising childcare costs, falling early years places and cuts to financial support.
Too many many parents are trapped at home or are only able to work a few hours a week because of the rising cost of childcare.
"I know we all look the same," said Kendall after being repeatedly mistaken for her shadow cabinet colleague.
Ed Balls's emphasis on the long-term benefits of investment in flood defences is an example of how the party could challenge the Tory narrative on public spending.
The long-delayed government-commissioned report slipped out today contradicts claims by ministers that food bank usage is driven by supply.
A council tax revaluation, local proportional representation and participatory budgets should all be on the table.
Would they be allowed to vote on UK-wide laws? And would they still stand in May 2015?
The Tories could use a debate between the Lib Dem leader and his UKIP opposite to argue for the head-to-head contest they want between the two main leaders.
The contrast between Blair's bid to save Brooks and Miliband's call for her resignation is a reminder of how Labour has changed for the better since 2010.
The lack of government legislation is so great that ministers are now constantly increasing the days allocated to Opposition motions.
More than the floods, it is interventions by politicians that have led to a spike in public concern.
The former PM allegedly advised Brooks to "publish a Hutton style report" and offered to act as an "unofficial adviser".
The government still prefers to spend money on expensive and complicated solutions, rather than cost-effectively addressing causes.
The PM's piece on welfare reform makes no reference to Iain Duncan Smith's troubled programme.
A public vote offers the best prospect of responding to democratic alienation from the union, and establishing a secure platform for the UK's engagement in its future.
The PM claims that the number of workless families "doubled" under Labour, but the figures show it fell.
Shadow chancellor's comments suggest mood in the party is hardening against an in/out referendum.
The plan to demolish the award-winning primary to build a free school shows contempt for parents and for children.
Local voters resent outside interference and Lib Dem activists will be encouraged to rush to their leader's defence.
There are more working than non-working households in poverty for the first time ever. But don't assume a living wage will solve all problems.
The Scottish First Minister offered no persuasive argument for Scotland entering a currency union with the rest of the UK.
Hundreds of female asylum-seekers are housed in Yarl’s Wood. They have done nothing wrong, so why are we locking them up?
Labour peer corrects Conservative claims that he has come out against the policy.
The Deputy PM's warning that he would "absolutely insist" that a new coalition would not "break the bank" suggests that he may push Labour to back an Osborne-style deficit plan.
At Spring Conference, some of the manifesto raw meat needs to be presented and debated.
If the party wins upwards of five per cent of the vote in 2015 but fails to win a single seat, our voting system will be called into question again.
A reforming, centre-left government must fashion a credible and robust statecraft, revitalising the civil service for the challenges of the contemporary age.
The constitutional transformation promised by the coalition in 2010 has entirely failed to materialise.
Miliband's party holds the seat on a swing of 11% as UKIP rise from fifth to second and the Lib Dems lose their deposit.
As flood defences provide protection for many years to come, it is wholly appropriate to pay for them gradually with long-term borrowing.