The knife-edge by-election could end 82 years of Labour rule on the West Cumbrian coast.
Whatever happens in May, the only way forward for the centre-left is to raises it sights.
Nigel Farage's attacks on the vulnerable - the unemployed, immigrants, and in this case, people with AIDS and HIV musn't go unchallenged.
Plus Richard III interred - and that end-of-term feeling as Parliament closes down.
A novel solution and a reformed scotland.
Labour leader vows to end system under which wealthy individuals avoid paying tax on their overseas earnings.
Nicola Sturgeon isn't half as impressive when someone gets up in her grill, and Labour must thank their lucky stars that Ruth Davidson isn't moving south any time soon.
Beneath the populist chatter, Ukip's preferred policy - grammar schools - would do nothing for the poor.
The election debate is being defined by the claim and counter-claim of two nationalisms – one Scottish and out, and one British and in denial.
The Conservatives are getting ready for another coalition - this time with Ukip.
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