The party is forecast to spend less than Labour and the Lib Dems by the end of the parliament through slower but longer austerity.
A new book by Tim Bale takes us as close as possible to understanding the awkward enigma that is Ed.
Roy Mason, Labour's Northern Ireland Secretary from 1976 to 1979, has died. His legacy, sadly, is still with us.
Were the Labour leader to take power it would be a triumph for parliamentary democracy against the elite.
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.
We are running the parties' manifestos through Democracy 3, an election simulation video game. Here's what happens if the Liberal Democrats win...
How did the coalition government manage to transform the media debate on macroeconomics so comprehensively - and what will happen now they have?
Students have created an Ed Miliband fandom, where they praise the leader's government policies, leadership potential - and soulful brown eyes.
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.
Boom and bump.
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.
We are running the parties' manifestos through Democracy 3, an election simulation video game. Here's what happens if the Tories win...
The National Health Service will be on the ballot paper in May, and its continued survival is vital to the preservation of the Union.
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.
In a world where depoliticising politics is sure to get a cheer on Question Time, the parties are key to keeping the system running.
“You ok, hun?”
Where is Natalie Bennett from? How old is David Cameron? What was Nigel Farage's job? We give you the lowdown on the party leaders.
The deficit is the gap between government spending and income.
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.
The Green Party leader is from Australia, but now holds British Citizenship.
For all the Conservative scaremongering, it is their victory, not Miliband's, that will be cheered in the Kremlin