Kevin Maguire is Associate Editor (Politics) on the Daily Mirror and author of our Commons Confidential column on the high politics and low life in Westminster. An award-winning journalist, he is in frequent demand on television and radio and co-authored a book on great parliamentary scandals. He was formerly Chief Reporter on the Guardian and Labour Correspondent on the Daily Telegraph.

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UK Politics
11 November 2010
Ed Miliband's sleepless nights aren't solely down to a new baby son. The Labour leader is frantically searching for...
Politics
04 November 2010
Patrick McLoughlin, the ex-miner who now toils as Tory Chief Whip, is well aware of the depth of Middle England's fury...
UK Politics
28 October 2010
Citizen Dave's bag carrier and part-time Territorial Army major Desmond Swayne slyly mocks the Cut-servative Party's...
UK Politics
21 October 2010
I hear of mass indigestion in the Members' Dining Room. MPs protested on discovering since the summer recess that they...
UK Politics
14 October 2010
George Osborne v Alan Johnson is billed as Toff v Tough, but the rivals have one thing in common: both are sons of...
UK Politics
07 October 2010
To Birmingham for the Tory jamboree, where I discover that Citizen Dave has been at the hair dye again. Grey flecks on...
UK Politics
30 September 2010
To Manchester for Miliband Street, the political soap that was the 2010 Labour conference. Ed "Teddy"...
UK Politics
23 September 2010
Right-wingers who view the BBC as an anti-Tory conspiracy will seize on a breakfast invitation as further evidence of...
Politics
16 September 2010
A Tory snout revealed that the amateur spin doctor George Osborne was the Gerald Ratner of political PR who advised...
Politics
09 September 2010
To tea for a natter with a cabinet minister. After he'd expressed disbelief at Willie Hague extending the austerity...
Politics
02 September 2010
Should David Miliband pip little bruvver, Red Ed, to win Labour's Oxbridge Factor, the new leader would discover he...
Politics
29 July 2010
Peter Mandelson's name can be added, I am told, to the growing list of politicians pursuing Andy Coulson over what he...
Politics
22 July 2010
To Congress House, where Labour's not-so-famous five flunked a "real-life" test at the Unite hustings. David...
Politics
15 July 2010
On the night of the long drinks in the Souses of Parliament, a snout muttered, a confused Ken Clarke marched into the...
Politics
08 July 2010
The Durham Miners' Gala waits more than 20 years for a Labour leader, then, like buses, three wannabes come along at...

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