The MP for Clacton has defected from the Conservatives to Ukip.
An investigation has found that at least 1,400 children in Rotherham were sexually exploited for 16 years. Blame is flying everywhere, so how have MPs dealt with similar cases in the past?
Although politicians are focusing on childcare, British parents are still expected to pay a higher price than in much of the rest of the developed world. We need better-quality investment.
Motor Neurone Disease merits its moment in the spotlight.
Is the increasing amount of time our MPs spend sending tweets impinging on their more traditional engagement with voters, and each other?
Farage needs to explain why he could prevent the referendum he has always wanted.
As slavery all over the world is more prolific and lucrative than ever, a new British abolitionist movement is beginning. Just like 200 years ago, however, it is encountering “dark forces” at the top.
A first look at this week's magazine.
Andrew Lomas is new to the borough of Kensington and Chelsea as a Labour councillor. Here he tells us some truths about the area and its history, as he cleans up after Notting Hill Carnival.
How women as community leaders can combat domestic abuse.
More than 130 businesses have signed a letter in the Scotsman newspaper calling on Scotland to vote against independence.
The public’s views on immigration are more nuanced than is often assumed.
The leader of Rotherham Council, Roger Stone, is standing down, as a report finds a "collective failure" by both the police and the local council to stop the abuse of children in the area.
The Mayor of London, who surprised no one earlier this month by announcing he'd return to parliament, will seek to stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Deprived estates can be recovered from within; the government must commit to a ten-year programme to clean them up with them help of dedicated individuals.
Tracking the Home Secretary's tenacity on stop and search is an interesting context for the police now having agreed to adopt a new code of conduct.
The Scottish First Minister skilfully outplayed the Better Together head, but his victory may count for little.
In 2005, the Mayor argued that the right to a fair trial "must remain an inalienable principle of our law".
"The law needs a swift and minor change so that there is a 'rebuttable presumption' that all those visiting war areas without notifying the authorities have done so for a terrorist purpose," says the Mayor of London.
David Cameron has reinforced the political power of a few big money donors and well established vested interests, argues the shadow leader of the Commons. Now that his grassroots have taken flight he is even more reliant on the privileged few he uses his power to support.
At the age of 16 a British citizen can legally have sex, get married, join the army, smoke, leave home, claim benefits, and contribute to the public purse through taxes – but vote in a general election? Not yet.
The Speaker’s appointment of Carol Mills, the secretary of the department of parliamentary services in Canberra, has caused resistance even from his allies.
The people’s representatives should be able to exercise their democratic role, whether it is convenient for the prime minister or not.
Demographic change is defeating racism, and racial prejudice is particularly rare among university graduates.
We should introduce quotas to limit the number of men in power, ensuring that only the best and brightest of both sexes prevail.
A new TV drama will include the Lib Dem leader as its central character, in a show about the creation of the coalition.
The latest NEETs figures show that many of the children receiving their GCSE results today won't have a smooth journey from education into work.
Manless in Gaza: the story of how civilians have lost the drone war.
Cooler, younger and tech savvy – meet the team led by Obama’s former digital strategist which Labour hopes will win it the election.