Leader: Nick Clegg teeters on the tightrope of power
By Staff blogger - 12 May 8:16

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.

Goodbye to Punch and Judy
By Adam Boulton - 12 May 8:16

Be careful what you wish for

How the papers got it wrong
By Peter Wilby - 12 May 8:16

The media do not like complexity. The swing­ometers don't work.

The wooing of Nick Clegg
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 May 8:16

This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to heal the divide on the centre left. Don't betray us, N

Gaffes, guff and Gary Barlow
By Sophie Elmhirst - 12 May 8:16

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

The breaking of the yellow tide
By Peter Kellner - 12 May 8:16

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.

Welcome to the era of no overall control
By Anne McElvoy - 12 May 8:16

The leaders’ debates energised what were, in truth, disappointing campaigns for all three main parti

All change at No 10

Gordon Brown’s decision to step down throws the party negotiations and the Labour leadership wide op

The NS interview: Caroline Lucas
By Alyssa McDonald - 12 May 8:16

“This is the beginning of a new force in Westminster”

The NS Interview: Shirley Williams
By Alyssa McDonald - 12 May 8:16

“Nick’s surge was too soon. The soufflé had time to stop rising.”

Selections and rejections
By George Eaton - 12 May 8:16

Oh, what a night

The political journey of Gordon Brown
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 10 May 20:05

Chris Harvie on the many faces of the Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown's last stand
By Jason Cowley - 09 May 11:28

There is a pathos to the struggles of Gordon Brown. Friends “mourn” for him, but the Prime Minister

Cameron reaches out to Clegg and Lib Dems
By New Statesman - 07 May 14:40

World is looking to Britain for decisive action, Cameron says.

Poll position
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 May 16:37

With every election, a special breed of people who live by getting it right comes into its own. Meet

Labour’s great upset
By Neil Clark - 05 May 13:12

It’s election time, and the front-runner thinks it has the edge –– just –– over its opponents. But t

A logical progression
By Charles Kennedy - 05 May 9:02

With Clegg and the Lib Dems pointing the way to progressive, three-party politics, Cameron seems to

Fingers on buzzwords
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 May 9:01

The election campaign hasn’t been all surface effects. There’s been a bit of philosophy at times, to

The NS Interview: David Owen
By Alyssa McDonald - 04 May 7:37

“In a coalition, Alistair Darling could be prime minister”

Boy George goes undercover
By Kevin Maguire - 04 May 7:37

"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.

Cleggy battles the pink robot (and loses)
By Gideon Donald - 04 May 7:37

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.

Show some Respect
By George Eaton - 04 May 7:37

The Poplar vote

“I urge Lib Dems to bite their lip and back us”
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 May 7:37

Ed Balls, Gordon Brown’s closest ally, talks to Mehdi Hasan about Labour values, being hated and whe

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 04 May 7:37

Votes for women

Leader: All change please, the old order terminates here
By Staff blogger - 04 May 7:37

We need a Labour-Lib Dem coalition committed to electoral reform to seize this progressive moment.

Where next for the Tories?
By James Macintyre - 04 May 7:37

If David Cameron fails to deliver a clear victory for the Conservative Party, his so-called modernis

Close encounters of three kinds
By Mike Smithson - 04 May 7:37

Getting a Clegg up

A caricature that strikes a duff note
By Peter Wilby - 04 May 7:37

Does Gillian Duffy exist? The question is not as foolish or frivolous as it may seem.

Strenuous liberty
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 03 May 23:55

Party leaders come face to face with participatory democracy.

Progressives: very best of enemies
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 03 May 8:34

We shouldn’t get overexcited by talk of a revival in the leftist alliance –– not just yet. The rift