2015 General Election

If The Election Was Conducted On Tinder 'Dave' Would Be On To A Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Most Brits will be thinking long and hard about which party to vote for in May's general election, but what the whole thing was played out on Tinder? ...

A Dash for the Centre

Dan Corry | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

Politics, in many ways, is the same and, as we move into what will be a long and, for the politically disinterested, a tortuous and boring General Election campaign, we will see a dash for the centre ground.

Why You Should Vote in 2015

John Allen | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Allen

I am tired of hearing people like Russell Brand criticise and whine (particularly as Brand is doing very well out of the current system he claims to hate) when they cannot even be bothered to do two simple things that can start to make a difference: think and vote.

The Chilcot Inquiry - When Will We Finally Get the Truth?

Ibrahim Taguri | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ibrahim Taguri

It is time for answers and the longer the publication of this report is delayed, the further we get from every finding out the truth. This has gone on long enough. It's been postponed time and time and time again. And we are just not any further or any closer to the truth than we were in 2003.

How Politicians Can Mind the Closing Doors

Chris Jones | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Jones

We're calling on politicians to think before they leap. City & Guilds wants to see long-term planning instead of short-term headline grabbing. If politicians can't learn from mistakes and leave policies in place long enough to make a difference, they risk another three decades of getting caught in the tube doors.

Probably Best Not To Retweet Nazi Death Camp Parodies, Councillor

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour councillor has been suspended by the party for sharing on social media a parody of a Conservative election poster doctored to include an imag...

Voluntary and Community Sector Must Engage in General Election Now!

John Tizard | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The UK General Election is only four months away. This will be a very significant general election with potentially major implications for the future of the state, the economy, society and consequently for the charity and voluntary and community sector.

'Tories Won't Win Unless Ukip Implodes'

PA | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics

Tory Party grandee Lord Tebbit has warned David Cameron that he will struggle to win the forthcoming general election unless Ukip somehow "implode" in...

Labour Will Put Charities Back at the Heart of Society

Lisa Nandy | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Throughout our history charities and other civil society groups have acted as a buffer between the individual and the state and consistently spoken truth to power. In challenging times this is a voice we badly need to hear. Let's put charities back at the heart of society, for real this time.

Voters Are Ready for the Serious Structural Changes on the Economy That Ukip Stands For

Steven Woolfe | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

In today's autumn statement, the Chancellor George Osborne has cleverly used a mix of spin and deceit to hide the biggest, unaddressed issues in the British economy: the national debt and deficit... Only Ukip, it seems, is being truthful and honest with the British people on the realities that we face on our budget deficit and national debt in an ever competitive world.

Young People - We've Got to Take Politics More Seriously

Christian Weaver | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christian Weaver

The sad reality is that unless there is a radical change in the perceptions that young people have of politics in the very near future, a significant proportion of young people will have opted out of the electoral system by either not voting, or not registering to vote.

Rochester Fallout: Why the Old Party Leaders Will Probably Survive

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

The Conservative Party is leaking support across the board, and constituency opinion polls show them on course to perform worse in the marginal seats that they hold than elsewhere in the country. Why, many people are asking, isn't Cameron's leadership under serious threat?

Ed Miliband Is Absolutely Convinced He Can Be Prime Minister. Absolutely.

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has embarked on yet another a push to bolster his public and party position, after receiving the worst personal rating of any political pa...

What Jeremy Browne's Retirement Tells Us About Life After Politics

John Lehal | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
John Lehal

These retiring MPs will be inspired by the likes of Ruth Kelly and James Purnell before them. All stepped down while still relatively young, having recognised that political comebacks here are few and far between. But what the likes of Kelly and Purnell have also shown is there is life away from the public eye, the media spotlight and well beyond the ruthless world of politics.

Freud Revelation Exposes Weakness in David Cameron's Technique

Will Black | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The public, media and political response to the revelation that Lord Freud, in a fringe meeting at Conservative Party conference, suggested that some people with disabilities are not "worth" the minimum wage and perhaps should instead work for as little as £2 an hour, has been fascinating.

7 Reasons Why Ed Is On Course For Victory In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

There are plenty of people who think Ed Miliband will not win the next general election. He's too weird and too nasal, they say. He's not prime minis...

7 Reasons Why Ed Is On Course For Defeat In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Despite recent criticism over his policies and his botched conference speech, Ed Miliband's supporters are convinced that he has what it takes and is ...

If Labour Is to Beat UKIP, It Must Enfranchise the 'Lost Generation'

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Given the ongoing widespread apathy with the electoral system, we need more political representatives like Sonia who actually bring something to the table other than self-serving careerism. Failing that, Britain's political future looks increasingly loony.

Political Micro-targeting: Why It Won't Happen at the Next Election

Louis Reynolds | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Politics
Louis Reynolds

Behind all the spin, there is a growing interest in how the coming election might actually be contested. Many look to the US for some indication of what developments might feature in the 2015 campaigns.

Ukip Has A Pretty Extraordinary Plan To Win 'Blue Collar' Votes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip will go into the general election next year promising to abolish income tax for low earners, in its "blue collar platform" manifesto. The part...

Boris Needs to Get Serious

Peter Kellner | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Given his undoubted charisma and his way with words, he has the potential to be a big vote winner for the Tories. But, and it is in important but, voters who regard humour and a cavalier style as an asset in a city mayor with few real powers might seek different qualities in a national leader. Last week, in an interview with the Sunday Times, he talked about how his six years as mayor had given him the administrative experience that would stand him in good stead in national politics. He has a point. But if he is to be a real vote-winner for his party on the national stage, he needs more. He needs to get serious.

Less Taxes, But More Tax? George Osborne's Plan For NI Merger

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne could merge income tax and national insurance if the Tories are re-elected at the next general election. In a manifesto pledge that ...

Stalwart Labour MP Stepping Down

PA | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

Peter Hain has announced he will stand down as a Labour MP at the general election. The former Cabinet minister said he had "decided to draw stumps...

Dear Frank Field MP - Some Questions

Michael Abberton | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

Dear Mr. Field, I read your letter in today's Observer with some dismay. If ever it was the time for the Labour Party to stand united, take on UKIP and reclaim its base, it is now.

Future Labour Government WILL NOT Undo Hugely Unpopular Coalition Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

A future Labour government will not undo the hugely unpopular cuts imposed by the current coalition, the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury is exp...