If Ed Miliband’s party falls short of a majority then what can Labour do to get into power?
Jim Murphy and Gordon Brown will pledge that a Labour government would radically extend Scotland’s powers over welfare, following speculation that Brown is to take a prominent role in his party’s general election campaign in the hope of repeating the success of his last-minute intervention in the independence referendum.
Vince Cable, the business secretary, is fighting a running battle with the Office for Nation Statistics to block them from continuing to mention a target to cut annual net migration to the tens of thousands by 2015.
Conservative education policy came under fire on several fronts on Sunday as David Cameron prepared to unveil new powers to force thousands more schools he considers are “coasting” to accept new leadership.
Francis Maude, the Conservative architect of Whitehall reforms, has been accused of boasting about civil service job losses and a desire to make irreversible cuts as he announced his intention to step down as an MP after three decades in parliament.
The Labour Party will narrowly win more seats than the Conservatives – and the Liberal Democrats will be saved from wipe out by the first-past-the-post system, according to a new electoral forecast by Prof Paul Whiteley at the University of Essex, co-director of the British Election Study from 2001 to 2012.
Speaking on Sky News, Lord Ashcroft has said that his Scottish constituency polling suggests that the SNP could make considerable gains.
The Liberal Democrats have sunk to a new low of just 5% in the latest Opinium/Observer poll which gives Labour a wafer-thin lead over the Tories with less than 100 days to go until the general election.
David Cameron’s hopes of parachuting senior Tory Andrew Lansley into a top UN humanitarian role have hit snags amid an increasingly bitter “jobs for cronies” row that threatens to impact on Britain’s diplomatic standing.
Labour has scrapped all plans to run billboard posters of David Cameron during the general election campaign in what it says it is a deliberate attempt to avoid “negative personalised adverts” and raise the tone of debate.
Jeremy Corbyn has suggested the government may be deliberately starving the NHS of resources to encourage people to pay for private care, as he gave his backing to junior doctors preparing to go on strike.
Jeremy Hunt has appealed to junior doctors not to withdraw emergency cover in the first all-out strike in NHS history, warning that the public would rightly question “whether this is proportionate or appropriate action by professionals whose patients depend on them”.