Bournemouth was created as a constituency in 1918. The first MP was Henry Page Croft, founder of the imperialist Reveille movement and the National Party, which fought by-elections during the First World War and wanted “complete victory during the war and after the war”.
By Rafael Behr - 16 January 14:53
What is Labour’s strategy for 2015? Rafael Behr sits down with Labour's general election co-ordinator and shadow foreign secretary to find out.
By David Boyle - 16 January 12:17
By promising fundamental changes to the economy, the Labour leader can carve out a new coalition which quietly puts to bed the old battle lines of the 1980s.
By Stephen Brasher - 16 January 11:42
By Adam Corlett - 16 January 9:36
Rather than raising the personal allowance or introducing a 10p rate, the Lib Dems and Labour should cut NI if they want to help the poorest.
By Peter Wilby - 16 January 8:41
Though he always had lightness of touch, Simon began his career as a journalist covering Northern Ireland, Washington and then Westminster as a political editor.
By George Eaton - 16 January 8:37
UKIP trails Labour by six points but, as in 2009, the party is hoping for a late surge in the polls.
By Rafael Behr - 15 January 23:19
Any communications strategy devised in Downing Street also has to compete with noisy agendas elsewhere in the party.
By George Eaton - 15 January 14:37
A party source rejects the former chief executive's suggestion that he could resume his roles after being cleared of sexual harassing female party members.
By George Eaton - 15 January 13:24
The "truce" between the two leaders lasted just a week as Cameron declared that Miliband had "all the moral authority of the Reverend Flowers".
By Ian Murray - 15 January 10:29
Despite ministers promising to name and shame firms which aren’t paying the legal minimum, not a single firm has been named so far.
By George Eaton - 15 January 8:36
The party challenges the Chancellor to veto any move by RBS to double the bank bonus cap under new EU rules.
By Tom Copley - 14 January 16:23
The government should ban private landlords from buying former council housing and abolish discounts on the properties.
By George Eaton - 14 January 13:59
Average wages are still rising slower than prices and will almost certainly be lower in 2015 than they were in 2010.
By Sarah Karacs and Alan White - 14 January 12:57
Eva came from Hungary to London to work 21 hours a day as a nanny, but when she lost her job she had nothing. While we discuss the political issues of immigration, we can't forget the people who are being exploited on the black market.
By Guy Shrubsole - 14 January 11:20
To date, the coalition has unforgivably weakened Britain's climate adaptation plans.
By George Eaton - 14 January 9:12
The Labour leader reaches beyond his party's core vote and acknowledges that the living standards crisis began before the coalition.
By George Eaton - 13 January 15:59
Work and Pensions Secretary says "we will keep the policy under review" when asked whether the cap could be reduced from £26,000.
By Joe Hallgarten - 13 January 14:17
A politics-free period in schools could improve outcomes faster than any policy change.
By George Eaton - 13 January 11:40
The move reflects the justified belief among investors that Scotland's debt position would be weaker than that of the UK.
By George Eaton - 13 January 8:54
The Conservative organisation is wise to warn that the party should not position itself as the defender of a market system that is not working for the low-paid.
By Tom Watson - 10 January 16:12
To allow the Liberal Democrats to swap sides without incurring any penalty would offend the essential order of our democracy.
By Rafael Behr - 10 January 14:42
Miliband and Clegg are ready to sign up to three debates over three weeks. They say Cameron is running scared.
By Richard Morris - 10 January 12:11
If the election results in another hung parliament, the party will side with whichever partner gives it the most liberal government.
By Stephen Bush - 10 January 10:52
Almost a thousand people have died in police custody since 1990 in Britain, and only one police officer has faced any sort of professional sanction.
By George Eaton - 10 January 9:00
Promising an in/out vote would shift the debate back onto Tory territory and could wreck a future Miliband premiership.
By Stephen Twigg - 09 January 17:41
By rushing the implementation of the new scheme, the government risks leaving millions off the register.
By Mathew Hulbert - 09 January 16:32
It is a moral duty as well as an economic necessity to do all we can to ensure that all young people are the best educated and well resourced in the world.
By George Eaton - 09 January 14:53
The shadow chancellor rejects claims that he lacks enthusiasm for Miliband's agenda and declares his support for "a different kind of economy".
By David Talbot - 09 January 11:07
The Prime Minister's persistent refusal to debate Salmond will become a running sore and an increasingly dominant aspect of the campaign.
By George Eaton - 09 January 9:02
With Labour uncertain of winning a majority and the Deputy PM certain to be around in May 2015, Miliband and Balls can no longer afford to treat him as a barrier to an agreement.