War gaming is already under way on the number of seats David Cameron might need to form a minority government after the election, with the critical number set at about 284-290.
Gordon Brown has accused David Cameron of risking the unity of Great Britain by “retreating to become the party of English nationalism” and wrongly accusing Labour of plotting a deal with the Scottish National party.
An IFS study of the manifestos of four parties suggests that voters do not have a complete picture of each parties’ economic plans.
Political reform is not the most exciting topic but this year a range of parties are promising big change in the way our parliament is run and elected.
Attempting to predict the UK’s most unpredictable election in decades.
“Woad to recovery!” joshed Boris Johnson as he got stuck into blue handpainting with David Cameron during a visit to a nursery.
Nigel Farage has said he would prefer immigrants from India and Australia to eastern Europeans, despite previously claiming his party would not want to discriminate against new arrivals by nationality.
David Cameron was unable to specify what the living wage is when he was questioned by young people as part of a Radio 1 interview.
Polling over the past few weeks has indicated that Scotland’s turnout rate in the election will be higher than the rest of the UK’s.
The tributes over, MPs on both sides of the house rose to applaud Jo Cox. Moments later, up in the gallery, her sister Kim stood to clap both Jo and the MPs who had honoured her memory so movingly.
Politicians should not put an arbitrary cap on migration because numbers fluctuate according to the health of the economy, Andy Burnham has said. In a Guardian debate on the EU, the shadow home secretary gave a firm defence of the role immigrants play in the NHS and dismissed the idea of a fixed limit.
David Cameron’s former strategy guru has claimed that officials told the prime minister four years ago that it would be impossible to meet his immigration target from within the EU. Steve Hilton, who is now campaigning for Brexit alongside Boris Johnson, said Whitehall officials told the prime minister “directly and explicitly” that the pledge to bring down net migration to tens of thousands would fail.