The knife-edge by-election could end 82 years of Labour rule on the West Cumbrian coast.
Thanks to our ageing population and the surge in harsher sentences, British prisons are slowly turning into dysfunctional nursing homes.
The Lib Dem peer who has just taken up the party's presidency talks electoral strategy, the Lord Rennard case, and why Nick Clegg shouldn't have made coalition look like “a marriage”.
The Prime Minister has said he would only agree to the TV debates under certain circumstances.
Without a distinctive message to offer, Nick Clegg's party could be left looking irrelevant.
Labour’s mooted tuition fee policy would increase inequality.
The Prime Minister is concerned about the financial instability Syriza's win could bring to Europe – when he's the one promising a referendum that would be deeply destabilising.
The Labour leader has responded rather late, and very carefully, to the Greek anti-austerity party's election win.
"Shame on the supine male leaders of the West".
The party's backbenchers recognise that political instability could allow them to increase their influence over the leadership.
The broadcasters' new offer of a seven-way panel means the Tories are willing to negotiate.
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