More than 100 Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidates have signed a letter to the Guardian backing Tim Farron’s bid to succeed Nick Clegg as the party’s leader.
Nigel Farage has insisted that Ukip remains “100% united” a day after the party confirmed two senior figures would be leaving their posts.
Tristram Hunt has pulled out of the Labour leadership race after it became clear he was nowhere near gathering the 35 nominations from MPs he needed to stand.
David Cameron is being warned that a number of ministers will resign unless he allows cabinet members to follow their conscience and campaign for a no vote in the EU referendum.
George Osborne has told Whitehall departments that the fresh squeeze on government spending has begun, ordering them to make an immediate start on finding the £13bn of cuts needed for the next phase of his deficit reduction plan.
Ed Miliband took over as Labour leader after the party’s loss in 2010. He then went onto lose the general election, but how will history judge him?
Labour was timid under Ed Miliband and lacked the political courage to embrace bold ideas on welfare, the family and the devolution of power to cities, Tristram Hunt, a possible leadership candidate, will say.
A senior Labour MSP, Ken Macintosh, has confirmed he will stand for the leadership of the Scottish Labour party when Jim Murphy resigns next month.
George Osborne’s new deputy at the Treasury once posed in a steamroller to campaign for a flat tax system on behalf of an arch-Thatcherite pressure group.