The conventions governing a hung parliament have been published for the first time in a cabinet manual drawn up by Gus O'Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary.
What's going on? The first televised leaders' debate made a huge impact on me, as it did on so many people in this country. Nick Clegg took his chance, and British politics ceased to be a two-party affair.
This is a moment of high danger for the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, but also of opportunity. The voters returned 306 Conservative MPs, representing a 36 per cent share of the vote.
The media do not like complexity. The swingometers don't work.
This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to heal the divide on the centre left. Don't betray us, N
In an email to supporters, Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP, wrote: "This is the last election the British National Party fights as a large small party - we are now a small large party." Griffin, yet again, showed his powers of
If you discussed the election with me just before polling day, you will be able to verify my claim; if not, you will just have to take my word for it.
The leaders’ debates energised what were, in truth, disappointing campaigns for all three main parti
Gordon Brown’s decision to step down throws the party negotiations and the Labour leadership wide op
“This is the beginning of a new force in Westminster”
“Nick’s surge was too soon. The soufflé had time to stop rising.”
We were at the New Inn when Dave realised he had blown it. The result from Tooting flashed up and, frowning, he almost shouted: "That doesn't look so clever, honey-bun."
Most would agree that television elbowed the print media out of the frame during this year's election and stomped on the toes of bloggers, tweeters and Mumsnetters alike.
Chris Harvie on the many faces of the Prime Minister.
There is a pathos to the struggles of Gordon Brown. Friends “mourn” for him, but the Prime Minister
World is looking to Britain for decisive action, Cameron says.
With every election, a special breed of people who live by getting it right comes into its own. Meet
It’s election time, and the front-runner thinks it has the edge –– just –– over its opponents. But t
With Clegg and the Lib Dems pointing the way to progressive, three-party politics, Cameron seems to
The election campaign hasn’t been all surface effects. There’s been a bit of philosophy at times, to
"Sir" George Osborne's public profile is close to zero after David Cameron sensibly locked the shadow chancellor in Tory Towers to avoid frightening the horses.
You may not believe me, and it matters not a jot, for I care only about the result rather than issues of credit, but everything has gone entirely to plan.
Ed Balls, Gordon Brown’s closest ally, talks to Mehdi Hasan about Labour values, being hated and whe
We need a Labour-Lib Dem coalition committed to electoral reform to seize this progressive moment.
If David Cameron fails to deliver a clear victory for the Conservative Party, his so-called modernis