There is nothing inevitable or desirable about conjuring two opposing blocs: Labour/SNP verses Tory/Lib Dems. For both Labour and the Liberal Democrats, the advantage lies in keeping options open.
Women have played a bigger role in this election than any contest since 1987 - but we still have a long way to go.
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.
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?
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