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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Politics
12 January 2012
Was the Iron Lady succeeded in the House of Commons by the ironing ladies? Westminster's newest recruit, Seema Malhotra...
UK Politics
05 January 2012
Your correspondent discovered the real reason David Cameron declared no, non, nein to the rest of Europe. The Prime...
UK Politics
08 December 2011
The dozen or so hardline Labour MPs who ignored the whips by refusing to cross picket lines outside parliament during...
Politics
01 December 2011
The word in the Parliamentary Labour Party is that Ed Miliband will in future seek to avoid appointing members of the...
UK Politics
24 November 2011
The privatisation of Northern Rock, gift-wrapped by George Osborne as an early Christmas present for the billionaire...
UK Politics
17 November 2011
To the second-floor Commons lair of Ed Miliband in the Norman Shaw South building - a mix of 1920s grand hotel and dour...
Politics
10 November 2011
One of the most dangerous places in the world is the ground between David Cameron and a TV camera, starring on the...
UK Politics
03 November 2011
The Jeeves-like figure of John Whittingdale, chair of the culture committee investigating phone-hacking, might find...
Politics
27 October 2011
Citizen Dave's bubbly ban is being defied by the chain-smoking Simon Burns, the unhealthiest of health ministers. The...
Politics
24 October 2011
Wannabe girls in blue have a redoubtable champion in Harriet Harperson. Labour's deputy sheriff is, I hear, arguing...
13 October 2011
Steve Hilton is becoming the Bore of Britain, acquiring a wearisome reputation in Downing Street, where staffers work...
UK Politics
12 October 2011
Into the Conservative bubble in Manchester, where the first person your correspondent bumped into was the Prime...
UK Politics
29 September 2011
Ed Miliband's office instructed stewards on the doors of a trade union reception to bar the press. Perhaps the Labour...
UK Politics
22 September 2011
MPs in the compensation queue snaking its way from Wapping to Westminster have been instructed not to sign secret deals...
UK Politics
15 September 2011
Discretion is much prized by plotting politicians, and the clubs of St James's promise a safe haven away from the...

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