A broader criticism can be made of Eric Pickles for his tenure as Communities Secretary, after he overturned a major planning decision in Liverpool.
Shadow cabinet minister writes to Ukip leader demanding that he come clean on his party's health policy.
Peer also gives £300,000 to 15 Lib Dems and £10,000 to Caroline Lucas in attempt to build a "progressive alliance".
It's bad news for Labour, as three separate pollsters show a split in left-wing voting intentions.
Aided by a run of good news, the PM turned every question to his advantage.
How the Labour party is moving in the right direction by trying to rebuild relations with our European allies.
The fundamental labour market problems behind the latest fall in unemployment.
The shadow universities minister Liam Byrne is travelling around estuary England this week in his party’s bid to make a manifesto for young people.
The inquiry into the Iraq war has reportedly been delayed until after May, in yet another set-back.
The UK’s foreign-born unemployment rate is comparatively low, and its unemployment rate is one of Europe’s lowest.
It's Democracy Day, and time for our political parties to recapture their democratic potential.
Ollie Middleton, a 19-year-old student, is the Labour candidate for Bath fighting to become parliament’s youngest ever member.
Full employment must go hand-in-hand with better pay and government support for low-paid workers as a new report highlights the gulf in living standards for many families.
Most Conservative supporters want more immigration, not less, according to the centre-right think tank, Bright Blue.
Mostly because they don't know much about them.
A rich man's world.
For the first time since the referendum, the polls show a swing against the SNP.
By one measure, nearly 60 per cent of Britons are religious. By another, fewer than 15 per cent are. 5 per cent of us identify as Muslim.
Those who believe a "chicken" Prime Minister won’t go in for the televised leaders' debates are living in cloud cuckoo land.
Countering the "cost-of-living crisis".
By trying to disguise its failures, Clegg's party is yet again treating young voters contempt.
Ed Miliband has hinted at a big announcement on higher education, an area where the party seems confused at best.
New rules mean working couples can share up to 50 weeks of leave and up to 37 weeks of pay.
Backbenchers who were in despair last autumn are confident that their party has had the best start to the year.
A new partnership.
If it wins the election, how will Labour rule with such weak underlying assumptions about our society and economy?
Pro-Europeans should speak up.
Having driven trains along the routes between Sheffield, London and Nottingham for 25 years, Andy Botham believes he is now on track to unseating Patrick McLoughlin in May 2015.
A difficult climate.