The Mid Antrim seat existed from 1885 to 1922. It had three MPs, all called O’Neill. The first, Robert Torrens O’Neill, was defeated by William Pirrie Sinclair in a by-election for the previous seat, Antrim, in May 1885.
By Rafael Behr - 27 February 1:04
The Prime Minister can see the strategic as well as the economic logic that keeps Britain in Europe.
By George Eaton - 26 February 17:19
The first real-terms increase since 2008 will make it easier for the Tories and the Lib Dems to argue that the trend is moving in the right direction.
By Owen Smith - 26 February 14:32
Just as earlier iterations have faded fast, so too will this blue collar phase pass unnoticed and unloved.
By George Eaton - 26 February 13:24
By forcing Cameron to reaffirm his green credentials, the Labour leader skillfully drove a wedge between the PM and his party.
By George Eaton - 26 February 10:54
As the blue collar modernising group warns, a deal with UKIP would alienate the centrist voters that the Tories need if they are to ever win a majority again.
By George Eaton - 26 February 8:57
A report on the policy by the Department of Energy and Climate Change is released following a freedom of information request by the New Statesman.
By George Eaton - 25 February 19:11
Chris Leslie's pledge to avoid the wasteful short-termism of the coalition is a good place to start. But far tougher choices lie ahead.
By Nick Tyrone - 25 February 15:54
After withdrawing from the centre-right European People's Party grouping, Cameron has no right to tell his MEPs not to flirt with the anti-Euro Alternative für Deutschland.
By George Eaton - 25 February 12:43
Labour tribalists and the media would immediately demand that Miliband follow the PM and promise to govern alone after May 2015.
By Mark Thompson - 25 February 10:40
Any minority government would soon collapse as there would be no impetus for the Lib Dems to support the Queen's Speech.
By George Eaton - 25 February 9:19
Rather than merely rebutting the paper's smears, Labour's deputy leader is right to question its fitness to deliver moral lectures at all.
By Tom Greatrex - 24 February 15:45
Cameron has been squandering the UK’s lead in a technology with a large and growing global market.
By George Eaton - 24 February 14:34
Scotland would be left with no central bank, no lender of last resort and no control over its interest rates, and would breach EU membership conditions.
By George Eaton - 24 February 9:05
The Scottish First Minister says that "while I was compiling the oil and gas index, David Cameron was still fooling around on the playing fields of Eton".
By George Eaton - 24 February 7:50
The Labour leader says "there’s a big, big contrast between us as an expanding party and the Tories".
By Lucy Powell - 21 February 22:58
Families have been hit by a triple whammy in childcare: rising childcare costs, falling early years places and cuts to financial support.
By Will de Freitas - 21 February 16:44
Oxford researchers have now found that, last year, 59.1 per cent of working migrants from the two countries were self-employed, which gave them the same access to tax credits and housing benefits as any other self-employed EU migrant in the UK.
By Spencer Thompson - 21 February 12:04
Too many many parents are trapped at home or are only able to work a few hours a week because of the rising cost of childcare.
By George Eaton - 21 February 10:45
"I know we all look the same," said Kendall after being repeatedly mistaken for her shadow cabinet colleague.
By George Eaton - 21 February 8:39
Ed Balls's emphasis on the long-term benefits of investment in flood defences is an example of how the party could challenge the Tory narrative on public spending.
By Moussa Haddad - 20 February 18:52
The long-delayed government-commissioned report slipped out today contradicts claims by ministers that food bank usage is driven by supply.
By Stephen Brasher - 20 February 17:14
By Stephen Bush - 20 February 15:38
Labour’s serial election winner may have finally found an enemy who is capable of destroying him: himself.
By Peter Wilby - 20 February 14:19
The silence of the climate-change deniers, subsidising Dacre’s acres, and Tristram Hunt’s silence.
By Simon Parker - 20 February 13:28
A council tax revaluation, local proportional representation and participatory budgets should all be on the table.
By George Eaton - 20 February 11:54
Would they be allowed to vote on UK-wide laws? And would they still stand in May 2015?
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 February 10:58
Ignore the media misinformation: spending on out-of-work benefits isn’t out of control, nor is the welfare state responsible for growing poverty.
By George Eaton - 20 February 10:48
The Tories could use a debate between the Lib Dem leader and his UKIP opposite to argue for the head-to-head contest they want between the two main leaders.
By George Eaton - 20 February 8:47
The contrast between Blair's bid to save Brooks and Miliband's call for her resignation is a reminder of how Labour has changed for the better since 2010.
By Dan Hancox - 20 February 4:23
He expressed better than most what it meant to be red under Thatcher.