Bournemouth was created as a constituency in 1918. The first MP was Henry Page Croft, founder of the imperialist Reveille movement and the National Party, which fought by-elections during the First World War and wanted “complete victory during the war and after the war”.
By George Eaton - 19 January 11:34
It would look presumptive to start naming his cabinet before the election and would put him under pressure to guarantee others their jobs.
By Andrew Harrop - 17 January 17:03
The Labour leader argued convincingly that the cost-of-living crisis is the direct result of the deep structural faults in the economy.
By Toby Perkins - 17 January 16:14
Too many pub companies force their licencees to buy limited products at inflated prices. But the Tories have consistently failed to act.
By Richard Morris - 17 January 15:10
Restoring the minimum wage to its pre-crash level is the perfect encapsulation of a "stronger economy, fairer society" policy.
By George Eaton - 17 January 14:38
Shadow chancellor insists "there’s no prospect of an unhappy relationship" but says the Bank of England governor is wrong to oppose a cap on bank bonuses.
By Rafael Behr - 17 January 12:40
The Labour leader is confident that by 2015 voters will not be judging parties according to who they think will be better at inflicting austerity.
By Jonn Elledge - 17 January 12:29
Contrary to popular belief, relatively few people in government are actually stupid. But if you work for an industry body that wants something changed, there are still things you can do.
By Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff - 17 January 12:28
Although now lacking the vast community support that was ignited when Lewisham A&E and maternity services were directly under threat, there is a core campaign group that is not going anywhere anytime soon.
By George Eaton - 17 January 9:02
By conceding that a large rise would not cost jobs or damage the public finances, Osborne has made it harder for the Tories to credibly oppose a more radical offer from Miliband.
By George Eaton - 16 January 22:00
In another no-notes speech, the Labour leader will promise to introduce a cap on banks' market share and to create two new challenger banks.
By George Eaton - 16 January 16:01
The introduction of a one-member-one-vote system would dramatically reduce the disproportionate power wielded by MPs.
By Rafael Behr - 16 January 14:53
What is Labour’s strategy for 2015? Rafael Behr sits down with Labour's general election co-ordinator and shadow foreign secretary to find out.
By David Boyle - 16 January 12:17
By promising fundamental changes to the economy, the Labour leader can carve out a new coalition which quietly puts to bed the old battle lines of the 1980s.
By Stephen Brasher - 16 January 11:42
By Adam Corlett - 16 January 9:36
Rather than raising the personal allowance or introducing a 10p rate, the Lib Dems and Labour should cut NI if they want to help the poorest.
By Peter Wilby - 16 January 8:41
Though he always had lightness of touch, Simon began his career as a journalist covering Northern Ireland, Washington and then Westminster as a political editor.
By George Eaton - 16 January 8:37
UKIP trails Labour by six points but, as in 2009, the party is hoping for a late surge in the polls.
By Rafael Behr - 15 January 23:19
Any communications strategy devised in Downing Street also has to compete with noisy agendas elsewhere in the party.
By George Eaton - 15 January 14:37
A party source rejects the former chief executive's suggestion that he could resume his roles after being cleared of sexual harassing female party members.
By George Eaton - 15 January 13:24
The "truce" between the two leaders lasted just a week as Cameron declared that Miliband had "all the moral authority of the Reverend Flowers".
By Ian Murray - 15 January 10:29
Despite ministers promising to name and shame firms which aren’t paying the legal minimum, not a single firm has been named so far.
By George Eaton - 15 January 8:36
The party challenges the Chancellor to veto any move by RBS to double the bank bonus cap under new EU rules.
By Tom Copley - 14 January 16:23
The government should ban private landlords from buying former council housing and abolish discounts on the properties.
By George Eaton - 14 January 13:59
Average wages are still rising slower than prices and will almost certainly be lower in 2015 than they were in 2010.
By Sarah Karacs and Alan White - 14 January 12:57
Eva came from Hungary to London to work 21 hours a day as a nanny, but when she lost her job she had nothing. While we discuss the political issues of immigration, we can't forget the people who are being exploited on the black market.
By Guy Shrubsole - 14 January 11:20
To date, the coalition has unforgivably weakened Britain's climate adaptation plans.
By George Eaton - 14 January 9:12
The Labour leader reaches beyond his party's core vote and acknowledges that the living standards crisis began before the coalition.
By George Eaton - 13 January 15:59
Work and Pensions Secretary says "we will keep the policy under review" when asked whether the cap could be reduced from £26,000.
By Joe Hallgarten - 13 January 14:17
A politics-free period in schools could improve outcomes faster than any policy change.
By George Eaton - 13 January 11:40
The move reflects the justified belief among investors that Scotland's debt position would be weaker than that of the UK.