Voters who feel betrayed by the modern world do not want tinkering at the edges of the status quo.
As Mark Reckless celebrates his victory, will there be further defections from the Conservative benches?
The party won just 0.9 per cent of the vote. But it remains confident that it can win where it is incumbent.
By having one of its shadow cabinet resign on the night of the vote, Labour snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
Mark Reckless becomes the second ever elected Ukip MP.
Emily Thornberry's resignation cements divisions in the Labour party already highlighted by this by-election battle.
The shadow attorney general has resigned after tweeting a photo of a house in Strood displaying three England flags.
With attention on the Rochester by-election, the Chancellor makes his retreat.
Although there is concern about immigration among some ethnic minority residents, many fear a Ukip win would be bad news for the area.
A new poll shows 26 per cent would vote for a Green candidate capable of winning, compared to 24 per cent for Ukip.
Tories will frame the by-election as a Labour failure, the press thinks Ed Miliband's written it off, and local party activists have their own problems to contend with.
The NS website is looking for a new recruit to start in January.
Polls have now opened in the constituency where immigration dominates debate, and Ukip is poised to seize power from the Tories.
Losses to Ukip mean the party has failed to gain any ground since 2010.
His pledge has failed.
Despite Theresa May's rhetoric, the Conservatives torpedoed an amendment to the Modern Slavery Bill which would protect foreign domestic workers from economic, physical and sexual abuse.
A fundamental economic tension runs through Ukip.
Ed Miliband can avoid a damaging split between his party's "beer drinkers" and "wine drinkers" on immigration, if he doesn't just rely on economic arguments.
Primary care providers need to offer services that reflect different needs, potentially opting to specialise for one group or another.
The Labour leader has doubled-down on his strategy of painting Cameron as the friend of the rich and himself as the friend of poor.
A first look at this week’s magazine.
Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, pens a letter to the White British majority.
As the Labour party promises 1,000 new border guards, and more benefits curbs for migrants, is it entering a race to “toughen” up on EU migrants?
Child abuse is a cancer in our society and one that we can no longer treat with light touch regulation.
The New Statesman Events team is looking for a new recruit.
The European Space Agency shows what Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and 10 other European countries can achieve working together.
A former popstar's attack on the Labour leader's tax proposals could help him out.
Amid rising structural inequality, average earners are treading water. Regressive austerity politics has lulled the middle classes into a state of passive forbearance.
The Tories are in a better position on paper, but Ashcroft’s polls show the swing to Labour is far greater.