Politicians elected in May will have until late summer to form a government before the money runs out, according to Treasury documents published last month.
Afzal Amin, the Conservative candidate who was recorded allegedly plotting with the English Defence League, has resigned “with immediate effect” to avoid a disciplinary hearing by the party.
The SNP are set to dominate Scotland in just over six weeks, but can they be stopped?
The former leader of the Liberals, David Steel, has argued that another coalition would be the wrong decision.
As first prime minister of Singapore, serving for three decades until 1990, and a continuing cabinet presence for the two that followed, Lee Kuan Yew, who has died aged 91, was a man whose story reflected his times.
Anti-Ukip protesters in fancy dress forced Nigel Farage to flee his local pub where he was dining with his family on Sunday afternoon.
Alex Salmond has piled pressure on Ed Miliband by pledging to force the hand of a minority Labour government by pushing for deals on a “vote-by-vote” basis in which the Scottish National party (SNP) would seek to water down Labour’s fiscal plans in its first budget.
Downing Street believed the Tories had their dream candidate when Afzal Amin won the nomination to fight Dudley North in a corner of the West Midlands that symbolises the party’s troubled history on race relations.
Owen Jones (If the UK falls apart blame the Tories, 19 March) is right to say the Conservatives have been doing their best to support the breakup of the UK, whether deliberately or not.
A new YouGov poll indicates that most Scots think it was wrong for Miliband to rule out a coalition deal, whilst voters in the rest of the UK disagree.
Iain Duncan Smith has claimed “Turkey is on the ballot paper” in June’s referendum and warned of the prospect of even greater uncontrolled migration when the country joins the EU.
With the road now clear for the remaining “short campaign” to the EU referendum, both sides are accusing their rival of panic: David Cameron for allegedly warning of future European wars, Iain Duncan Smith and Boris Johnson for assorted wild exaggerations.
The former Tory MP Neil Hamilton has been elected to lead the seven-strong Ukip group in the Welsh assembly, winning by four votes to three.