He survived mergers, New Labour's high tide - but now, with most of the party's councilors wiped out and Labour on the march, Simon Hughes faces the fight of his life. Barbara Speed goes on the campaign trail.
Do the Conservatives truly have the best of intentions as far as taxation is concerned?
An ICM poll of Sheffield Hallam puts Nick Clegg seven points ahead of his Labour rival - and raises questions about the accuracy of the Ashcroft polling.
Acitivist group Sisters Uncut stopped traffic in Southwark Street in protest against cuts to vital domestic violence services.
The importance of red lines, the children are the future, and whatever happened to foreign policy?
The opposition seek to stop the PM surviving if it becomes clear he could not command the confidence of the Commons.
Under a proportional voting system, voters could support a range of parties knowing their vote would genuinely count.
The comedian, who had previously encouraged people not to vote, has endorsed a Labour victory in the election.
The Nicola Sturgeon to Nigel Farage's Alex Salmond?
What are the parties saying about the key seats on election night, when will they declare, and what will they mean?
If the present coalition is re-elected, students will pay the price.
Complaints about legitimacy may make defeat taste better - but it won't change who governs. Just ask Al Gore.
After the opposition warned of an increase in fees from £9,000 to £11,500, the Deputy PM remained mute.
It’s never easy to confess to a crime that you don’t think you’ve committed. And perhaps, in the end, it’s not really that sensible either.
Stephen Bush visits the Vale of Glamorgan, which has picked the winner at every election since its creation.
It's endorsement season! Who's backing who?
People are now making fan videos about Ed Miliband. No, really.
Ukip's supporters feel that they are done over by an hostile press. The reality is more complicated.
Anoosh Chakelian visits a seat that is a three-way race between Labour, the Conservatives and Ukip.
A ghost from the past, goldbugs and David Cameron's bicycle: what really goes on "on the ground".
The PM raised his game and delivered a more engaged performance as the deficit returned to haunt Miliband.
A verdict on David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg’s performances on the last televised leaders’ debate.
This week's podcast.
The road to ending poverty is long – longer today, alas, than five years ago.
You can't make people healthier without making them richer.
Ahead of the final televised setpiece event, Labour release a new video attacking the Coalition's record.
Many on the Left see the SNP as a progressive partner - the reality is very different.
The Labour peer talks London, inequality, and why the SNP's hand is weaker than it looks