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Cameron electioneering

Conservatives announce small business manifesto as 5,000 firms throw support behind party

Mon, 27 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Tories go all out on business and the economy - but are there doubts over Cameron’s leadership?

Miliband builder

Labour pledges to end stamp duty for first-time buyers

Mon, 27 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Miliband takes on housing issues

Ed Miliband happy red

"It's not a mansion, honest guv": How rich is Ed Miliband?

Fri, 24 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Miliband argues £2.7m London home is not a mansion

Farage praying cigar

Farage: I pray to God “sometimes”. Can divine intervention help UKIP’s poll performance?

Thu, 23 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Which party leaders are religious and which aren’t?

Ed Miliband normo

The hilarious Twitter account making Ed Miliband look cool

Wed, 22 Apr 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Warning: these images will make you forget Ed Miliband’s bacon sarnie moments

Grant Shapps

The curious case of Grant Shapps’ Wikipedia page

Wed, 22 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Shapps denies editing his own and others MPs’ Wikipedia entries

Ed Miliband - Leveson Inquiry

Frances Dickens: Why Miliband is bad news for entrepreneurs

Wed, 22 Apr 2015| By Frances Dickens

The founder and CEO of Astus Group on why Labour’s policies are causing her to turn her back on a lifetime of loyalty

Michael Forsyth

Top Tories warn that Conservatives' scaremongering over SNP could split union

Tue, 21 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Are the Conservatives’ repeated warnings over an SNP-Labour government winning the Scottish party greater support?

Mansion millionaires row bishops avenue tax

Miliband’s mansion tax misery: 120,000 will have to revalue homes

Mon, 20 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Latest research indicates British homeowners could spend £110m on revaluations

Ballot box vote voting election

Register to vote by midnight tonight! 7.5 million eligible voters remain unregistered

Mon, 20 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Don’t miss out. Registration deadline is midnight on 20 April

Polling station

Infographic: Here's what could happen after polling day

Mon, 20 Apr 2015

7 May: Finishing post or starting line?

Cameron Stop No

Labour-SNP government “a very frightening prospect”, says Cameron

Mon, 20 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The SNP are coming to “break up our country”, warns PM

Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett: “Anti-immigration rhetoric empowers people to abuse immigrants”

Mon, 20 Apr 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The Green Party leader on her party’s rise in popularity

Challengers debate

6 epic fails from the challengers' TV debate

Fri, 17 Apr 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Miliband vs Sturgeon vs Farage vs Bennett vs Wood

Polling station

800,000 voters will not be on the electoral roll on May 7. Here’s why

Fri, 17 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Controversial electoral registration changes will hit youngest voters hardest

Richard Desmond

Billionaire Richard Desmond donates £1m to UKIP

Fri, 17 Apr 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Here are four key facts about him

Sol Campbell

WOW - Sol Campbell has turned his skin white to push minorities to vote Video

Thu, 16 Apr 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you’re black or Asian and NOT planning to vote on May 7, you should definitely check out this advert by legendary footballer Sol Campbell.

Westminster cropped

REVEALED: MPs spend £200k of taxpayers' cash renting homes they don't need

Thu, 16 Apr 2015| By Robyn Vinter

We’re spending thousands renting homes for MPs who live no further from Westminster than many commuters

U-turn

UKIP's big U-turn on immigration & other key manifesto policies

Wed, 15 Apr 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

UKIP’s immigration policy is all over the place.

David Cameron at party conference

The 10 big claims David Cameron has made in the Tory manifesto

Tue, 14 Apr 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled the Conservative manifesto today promising you and me a “brighter future”.

Green party supporters

Ban-ifesto: Here's everything the Green Party wants to get rid of

Tue, 14 Apr 2015| By Robyn Vinter

They might be the most popular party by policies but boy do the Green Party love to ban things.

Cameron Snooze sleepy

Cameron for PM? He couldn’t even answer a 10-year-old’s simple questionVideo

Tue, 14 Apr 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

David Cameron got totally owned yesterday… by a 10 year old.

Thatcher Cameron mash up

Cameron does a Thatcher again – this time he’s extending Right to Buy

Tue, 14 Apr 2015| By Robyn Vinter

A whopping 1.3 million people could buy their homes

Ed miliband sideways 345

5 reasons business leaders don't trust Miliband with the economy

Tue, 14 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

“Financially illiterate” or “admirable”? The Labour leader divides opinion among business leaders

Esher Surrey Olympics 2012 cycling

Home counties top income tax tables - but where's London?

Mon, 13 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Here are the UK’s income tax hot-spots

Blair v Boris

“Epic patronising tosser”, why has Boris lashed out at Blair?

Mon, 13 Apr 2015| By Harry Cockburn

London mayor takes former PM to task

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Christian Wolmar

Meet Christian Wolmar, the outsider with a real chance of becoming London mayor

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Could the relatively unknown cycling supporter pedal his way to victory?