On course for a Green MP...
By Caroline Lucas - 02 May 16:19

The Green Party's Caroline Lucas responds to their performance in the 1 May local elections

Covering the coverage
By Paul Evans - 02 May 16:07

Our Best of the Politics blog blogger Paul Evans looks at the way the web affected coverage of the l

Alun Michael: a concession was painted as a climbdown
By Ben Davies - 02 May 15:55

Former Welsh Secretary and first minister Alun Michael says the 10p tax issue played very badly with

Smith: London could fall to Boris
By Ben Davies - 02 May 15:17

The Home Secretary Jacqui Smith tells newstatesman.com she fears Boris Johnson could be the next may

'It's not all doom and gloom'
By Ben Davies - 02 May 13:53

Labour MPs are curiously hard to find today not surprisingly after they've had such gloomy news but

No good news for Labour in Liverpool
By Warren Bradley - 02 May 12:42

Lib Dem Warren Bradley, who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in Liverpool after securing the

Were You Up For Webcameron?
By Martin Bright - 02 May 11:29

It's even worse than the worst Labour imagined. Martin Bright warns that if the Tories are smug abou

Tories now the favourites
By Sunder Katwala - 02 May 10:32

Fabian Society general secretary Sunder Katwala argues Gordon Brown and his cabinet need set out a d

Labour's worst results in 40 years
By Ben Davies - 02 May 9:50

Labour is badly hit in local elections in England and Wales pushed into third place by Tories and Li

Everything you want to know about the bank crisis
By Iain Macwhirter - 01 May 13:00

As the financial crisis enters what the governor of the Bank of England has called a "new and danger

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 01 May 13:00

Mr Quiffy and the shoe Crewe - all the gossip from the Westminster Village

What's driving the BNP?
By Brendan O'Neill - 01 May 13:00

The rapid growth in support at the ballot box for a nationalist party of the right has gone hand in

Can talking make you better?
By Simon Wessely - 01 May 13:00

CBT does not cure cancer, schizophrenia or arthritis, but it does improve mood, coping and quality o

The balancing act of tax reform
By Peter Wilby - 01 May 13:00

Winners keep quiet, losers raise hell

So what happens next...?
By Martin Bright - 01 May 13:00

Whatever the local election results, <strong>Gordon Brown</strong> faces a much bigger challenge: to

Is Labour abolishing illness?
By Alison Ravetz - 01 May 13:00

The new rules on incapacity benefit stake everything on a major gamble: that a large proportion of c

Dedicated followers
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 01 May 13:00

All faithful Tory foot soldiers are heading for the nearest bar

Why the housing bubble finally burst
By Alex Brummer - 01 May 13:00

Alex Brummer explains that it's the new homes that are the worst hit as housebuilders have stopped b

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 01 May 13:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Levy

Sian Berry: Why you should vote for me
By Sian Berry - 01 May 10:39

On the day London goes to the polls Green Party candidate for mayor Sian Berry makes her pitch to th

Does Anyone Mean What They Say?
By Martin Bright - 30 April 13:57

The Prime Minister is losing the argument on 42 days, but Cameron is still unconvincing standing up

Disfigured by class
By Martin O'Neill - 30 April 13:37

The very fact that Boris Johnson could appear to be a plausible candidate for Mayor of London shows

Livingstone - why vote for me on Thursday
By Ken Livingstone - 30 April 10:35

Ken Livingstone explains why Londoners should re-elect him on 1 May arguing Tory rival Boris Johnson

Ending violence against women
By Holly Dustin - 29 April 13:13

As part of our series looking at where the London Mayoral candidates stand on particular issues <em>

Boris Johnson - why vote for me
By Boris Johnson - 29 April 11:28

The Tory candidate for mayor of London explains why you should back him in the election on 1 May

Brown, foxes and tai chi
By Jonathan Calder - 28 April 13:39

The perils of taking your fox up the aisle, free premium bonds for all the workers plus good karma f

Paddick: Why vote for me
By Brian Paddick - 28 April 13:06

In the first of four articles from the key candidates we let the Lib Dem candidate for mayor of Lond

What was Spink really after?
By Paul Evans - 27 April 11:33

Creating a Spink

Iraq dossier - watchdog ruling
By Chris Ames - 24 April 15:51

The government is attacked as "dodgy" after a ruling that criticises the way in which author of the

What a load of Hoey
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 24 April 13:00

They've gone down in the polls, lost a member to Ukip and just missed out on a Labour defection - bu

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