Sir Shifty may fall in disgrace, but our ridiculous system will endure. No matter what's happening in the rest of politics.
The MP for Charnwood Stephen Dorell has announced that he will stand down as an MP at the general election, after accepting a role with accountancy firm KPMG as a health policy consultant.
Labour does best in places worst hit by the recession, but it has to branch out to enlarge its electoral base.
The government’s reformed benefit programme is being rolled out to parents in the northwest today, revealing its slow progress.
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt warns private schools: "The time you could expect something for nothing is over".
Labour have ticked up, but the more obvious shift in Ashcroft's poll has been a 2-point Tory-to-Ukip swing.
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As with Ukip, the Green party has the potential to cause some electoral headaches for the traditional parties.
The left must lead rather than follow.
The Labour leader's vow to end the exploitation of agency workers contrasts with Cameron's inertia.
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