The party would perform no better under Cable, and Lib Dem voters and the party's 2010 supporters want him to stay.
The business secretary releases a statement saying that he has made it “very clear repeatedly” that Oakeshott does not act for him.
Ed Miliband benefits when leftwing voters desert Nick Clegg but he suffers when moderate positions on Europe and immigration are shunted to the margins.
The government’s punitive measures have made it harder to get out of poverty. And austerity is making it worse.
We were not prepared to allow Britain's valuable science base to be put at risk for narrow, short-term gains.
He has broken unambiguously with the open borders stance adopted by the former PM.
Nigel Farage is serious about getting Ukip seats at the next general election, he will soon have to upset a lot of prominent party personnel.
The Lib Dem leader should seek a renewed mandate from his party.
Clegg is unwilling to fall on his sword and the party isn't prepared to force him out.
The party finished just one per cent ahead of the Tories.
Labour narrowly beats Tories.
Survey of 26,000 voters suggests Tories would lose 83 MPs with swing of 6.5 per cent to Labour.
Whether or not Ukip gets its “political earthquake” in the European polls, it has changed the terrain of the next general election.
There are heaps of voters who blame the governing parties for their problems. Not enough of them are looking to Ed Miliband for solutions.
A year after almost winning the Eastleigh by-election, Ukip didn't gain any council seats there.
Sources say senior figures such as Harriet Harman, Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper were not given the chance to make high-profile interventions.
The party is on course for its best result in London since 1998 and has won in some key general election targets.
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The party held onto Eastleigh and Sutton but lost Cambridge and Kingston.
The party has gained 82 seats in the local elections, but Labour is making dramatic progress in London.
Vince Cable says the Lib Dem leader took a "gamble" by campaigning on Europe, while Lynne Featherstone says her party has lost its "humanity".
The party should be straight with voters about how different types of migration have different impacts on Britain.
Cameron fears the collapse of the coalition. Labour fears a more popular centre-left leader.
Something changed in me during my trip to Edinburgh. It is hard to articulate the subtle, often contradictory emotions that constitute a sense of national identity.
Tim Wigmore visits Stoke-on-Trent to investigate the reasons for the BNP's decline - and wonders whether Ukip stand to benefit.
Targets are missed on two fronts, with net migration up by 212,000 and borrowing up by £1.9bn.
One day Nigel Farage will occupy the same position in our cultural memory as Chris Eubank. But until then, the left must stand up to Ukip.
The party needs large gains to demonstrate that it can win the general election and to compensate for possible defeat to Ukip in the Europeans.
Labour's preoccupation with policy too often resembles a displacement activity to avoid the thornier issues of leadership and economic competence.
The party's pledge to build 300,000 homes a year is barely known.