Politics
22 October 2009
Oxford was Tory from 1885 until 1966, with only a two-year gap - Frank Gray. His father Walter had risen from humble...
Politics
15 October 2009
Oxford was first enfranchised in 1295, but the city had earlier hosted the "mad" parliament of 1258. Charles...
UK Politics
08 October 2009
Motherwell is the only constituency ever to have elected Labour, Tory, Communist and SNP MPs. The Communist was J...
Lifestyle
01 October 2009
Smethwick, now called Warley in elections, packed a lot into its 56 years. In 1918, Labour's John Davison beat...
Society
24 September 2009
If elected, Esther Rantzen would not be Luton's first noteworthy MP. Top of the list is Charles Hill, well known to...
Politics
12 June 2008
It is very difficult to imagine two more different politicians that David Davis, Tory MP for Haltemprice and Howden and...
UK Politics
08 May 2008
Poor old Gordon Brown. Under his leadership, Labour's election results are the worst in maybe 40 years, the "core vote...
Food and Drink
19 December 2005
After 11 years helping NS readers on the subscriptions desk, I have somehow become the magazine's in-house cake-maker....
Politics
20 December 1999
It was just like general election night as we waited for the results of our elections for Dream Cabinet of the 20th...

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