For most of us, a general election campaign is the only time we ever meet that strange creature, the British politician, and those who aspire to become one. But forewarned is forearmed.
The party leaders represent the three ages of man, and at the moment, Zoe Williams is rather fond of
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If the Conservatives under Michael Howard really did win the keys to No 10 next month, what kind of
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The horrible truth is that many thousands, perhaps millions, of people who have voted Labour all their lives will find it hard to support the party on 5 May.
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Nobody would be surprised if one of the party leaders were to propose a traffic-cones hotline. In th
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Caroline Spelman, 46, has been MP for the rural West Midlands seat of Meriden since 1997. A former Conservative party whip, she is shadow secretary of state for local and devolved government affairs. She is married with three children, aged between ten and 14.
''Politicians are so dreadfully afraid that the women's vote would not be given en masse in support of their own party . . . They would be an unknown quantity in every constituency, and they are therefore dreaded by the party wirepullers."
With much fanfare, the main parties are presenting their policies for women. Sandra Barwick takes a
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