Instead of asking why there isn't a feasible left-of-centre party, we should be asking why, when support for their policies is so high, only 1 per cent of voters crossed the Greens' box in May 2010.
Following the surprise news this week that Douglas Carswell MP has defected from the Conservatives to Ukip, Nigel Farage is anticipating more Tories joining his fold.
The time available to achieve European reform looks to be running out.
The race narrows again after Alex Salmond's victory over Alistair Darling.
Leading Tory eurosceptic says Carswell's decision doesn't make sense after Cameron's EU referendum pledge.
Watch the PM clash back in 2012 with the backbench MP who has today defected from his party to Ukip.
As the news emerged today that Britain remains deeply elitist, the shadow women and equalities minister discusses her own experience, and how Labour can boost social mobility.
The party's best hope of defeating the defector lies in winning tactical support from centrist voters.
The lack of social mobility is reflected in parliament, and Labour’s own claims to represent the working class have never been more dubious.
The MP for Clacton has defected from the Conservatives to Ukip.
An investigation has found that at least 1,400 children in Rotherham were sexually exploited for 16 years. Blame is flying everywhere, so how have MPs dealt with similar cases in the past?
Although politicians are focusing on childcare, British parents are still expected to pay a higher price than in much of the rest of the developed world. We need better-quality investment.
Is the increasing amount of time our MPs spend sending tweets impinging on their more traditional engagement with voters, and each other?
Farage needs to explain why he could prevent the referendum he has always wanted.
As slavery all over the world is more prolific and lucrative than ever, a new British abolitionist movement is beginning. Just like 200 years ago, however, it is encountering “dark forces” at the top.
Andrew Lomas is new to the borough of Kensington and Chelsea as a Labour councillor. Here he tells us some truths about the area and its history, as he cleans up after Notting Hill Carnival.
How women as community leaders can combat domestic abuse.
More than 130 businesses have signed a letter in the Scotsman newspaper calling on Scotland to vote against independence.
The public’s views on immigration are more nuanced than is often assumed.
The leader of Rotherham Council, Roger Stone, is standing down, as a report finds a "collective failure" by both the police and the local council to stop the abuse of children in the area.
The Mayor of London, who surprised no one earlier this month by announcing he'd return to parliament, will seek to stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Deprived estates can be recovered from within; the government must commit to a ten-year programme to clean them up with them help of dedicated individuals.
Tracking the Home Secretary's tenacity on stop and search is an interesting context for the police now having agreed to adopt a new code of conduct.
The Scottish First Minister skilfully outplayed the Better Together head, but his victory may count for little.
In 2005, the Mayor argued that the right to a fair trial "must remain an inalienable principle of our law".
David Cameron has reinforced the political power of a few big money donors and well established vested interests, argues the shadow leader of the Commons. Now that his grassroots have taken flight he is even more reliant on the privileged few he uses his power to support.
A new TV drama will include the Lib Dem leader as its central character, in a show about the creation of the coalition.
The latest NEETs figures show that many of the children receiving their GCSE results today won't have a smooth journey from education into work.
Manless in Gaza: the story of how civilians have lost the drone war.