Winning the popular vote may appear to give Labour or the Tories greater legitimacy. But it is seats that will determine who governs.
The BBC's Daily Politics debate was a familiar scene: of a political class unable to communicate its plans to the voters
The crossbench peer and lager tycoon Karan Bilimoria lashes out at the government’s immigration rhetoric, calls our levels of defence spending "dangerous", and questions Ed Miliband's knowledge of business.
Senior Conservatives are drawing comfort from Binyamin Netanyhu's late comeback in the Israeli elections.
At the start of the parliament, Jaywick was ranked the most deprived area in Britain. Coalition policies have left their mark.
In February 1974, the-then Conservative Prime Minister Ted Heath famously went to the country on the question of ‘who governs Britain?’ In 2015 David Cameron appears to be fighting a campaign on the question of ‘who governs England.’
The 21-year-old CEO of one of them thinks you can’t just focus on policies, even in impartial vote-matching programmes.
Across the political spectrum, we are seeing the beginnings of a decent offer of childcare that addresses the anachronistic divide between work and family. Despite the differences in detail, these pledges show the tide is turning for childcare.
The international trade lawyer and wife of the Deputy Prime Minister discusses election campaign scrutiny, defending her husband's record, and protecting her family from the public eye.
Labour do best, the Greens scrape a pass, the Liberals make the right noises and Ukip have nothing to say.
Miliband is acquiescing in a rightward-shift in political rhetoric on immigration.
The SNP's manifesto, far from a ransom note, is easily reconciliable with Labour's fiscal plans. The bigger fear is that none of the parties are planning for what happens if the economy takes a turn for the worse.
Clegg’s tactic for the election is to pitch his party as the necessary bulk needed to eke out a full government. Much like whoever did the budgeting in the Conservative manifesto, the Liberal Democrats are here just to make up the numbers.
There is a Commons majority for Trident and the party couldn't amend Budgets in the way it hopes.
A new poll confirms what the Conservatives been saying privately, and bodes ill for Labour after the election.
For all the Conservative scaremongering, it is their victory, not Miliband's, that will be cheered in the Kremlin
Germany and Sweden have both recently been governered by parties that finished second.
Whether it is the attacks on migrants crossing the Mediterranean or questions about Nick Clegg's heritage, our national debate on immigration has taken a nasty turn.
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Shadow chancellor says Leader of the House would "talk to all parties" but rejects negotiations on the Budget and defence.
We cannot, therefore, continue to bury our heads in the sand, nor can we hide behind talk of a more comprehensive EU strategy. The simple fact is, unless more boats are sent out to patrol the region and rescue people, more innocent lives, including those of children, will be lost in the days and weeks to come.
The SNP combine electoral hegemony with political weakness, and their manifesto reflects that.
No one's talking about deals with the Lib Dems, because there's nothing in their manifesto to scare the Tory or Labour horses.
In 2012, Ed Miliband said it wasn’t “for politicians to lecture people about morality”; he was right. Notwithstanding some politicians’ moral convictions, society cannot agree a moral standard for tax.
The latest developments to the Universal Credit will hit working parents hard, while doing little to tackle the real problem.
I have been very fortunate in my life to have had essential help when I have needed it and the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of others. This election is the moment when disabled people can exercise their power and make their voice heard. And today, with the launch of its disability manifesto, Labour is hoping to win their support.
The number using food banks continues to rise. What's being done about the problem of public hunger, and what must we do next?
Ed Miliband's transformation from punchline into rockstar Prime Minister is almost complete.
This latest horror is neither isolated nor unexpected. We can't sit by and leave people to drown.