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Carry on Westminster - The Top Trumps of British Democracy

Ian Middleton | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

I recently became a parliamentary candidate for the Green Party. After years of railing against politicians, the irony, and perhaps the hypocrisy, of becoming one myself has not been lost on me...

Emily Thornberry's 'White Van' Tweet From Rochester Is A PR Nightmare

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics

A senior shadow minister has been accused of showing "utter contempt" for patriotism and the working class by tweeting a mocking picture of a St Georg...

Britain To Be Hit With Massive EU Bill

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

Britain is facing a shock EU demand for an extra £1.7 billion (2.1 billion euro) towards the European Union budget. The demand - which would add almo...

Sorry Greens, the TV Debates Just Aren't for You

Joe Storey | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

The self-importance of the Greens is astonishing. In case you've missed the pandemonium, the Greens have threatened legal action over TV broadcasters excluding the party from the planned TV debates during the run-up to next year's general election...

From Essex to Manchester, the Ukip Surge Signals the Death Knell of Class-Based Voting

David Evans | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Politics
David Evans

I do not believe that we are seeing the 'End of Politics'. I do, however, believe that we have reached the culmination of a steady, 40-year shift away from class-based voting. The two will feel, to many, like they are very much the same thing. Indeed, if the main parties do not face up to the change that has taken place, they could become so.

Welcome to the One MP Club

Ian Middleton | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

Sound the trumpets! Bang the drums! Put the puncture repair kit on standby and reserve a place in Valhalla! UKIP have finally won that coveted Westminster pass and achieved a backside on the hallowed timbers of the House Of Commons.

The Lessons of Clacton and Heywood: Why Ukip Will Damage the Tories in 2015 But May Ultimately Harm Labour

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

My work suggests working-class Tories rather than Labour traditionalists are most likely to defect to Ukip, but their overall point holds: this is not a movement Labour can afford to ignore.

Labour Wins In Heywood... Just

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics

UPDATE: Ukip defector Douglas Carswell has won the Clacton by-election, becoming the party's first MP. Labour held the Heywood and Middleton seat...

Ukip On Verge Of Securing First Elected MP

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage believes Ukip is on the verge of securing its first elected MP as the polls closed in a pair of by-elections. Douglas Carswell, who defec...

Clacton's Unemployed Must End Ukip's Advance

Nick Stephenson | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

A UKIP win in Clacton may shake up the British political scene, but it will improve nothing for unemployed people.

Labour Win The Wythenshawe And Sale East Parliamentary By-Election, Ukip Beat Tories Into Second

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics

Labour and Ukip are celebrating after the Wythenshawe and Sale East parliamentary by-election, with Mike Kane holding the seat for the Ed Miliband's p...

Will Labour Walk The Wythenshawe By-Election?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics

Labour has a massive lead in next week's by-election, latest polls show. Some pundits have tipped Ukip to win the battle to success Paul Goggins as...

Bookmakers Issue Odds On Newark By-Election

The Huffington Post | Tom Moseley | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Politics

The Tories would be the odds-on favourites to hang onto the Newark seat if Tory MP Patrick Mercer quits before the next election. Mercer is under p...

Labour 'Is Not Doing Enough'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics

Labour's gains in the local elections are "nowhere near" what was expected of the party, one of the nation's leading election gurus has said. Ed Mi...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The 'Clowns' Strike Back

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics

The one thing you need to know on Friday 3 May 2013... THE 'CLOWNS' STRIKE BACK They were mocked and dismissed as "waifs", "strays", "fruitcake...

'Shoot Rioters With Paintball Guns'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Politics

Tory by-election candidate Maria Hutchings has stood by her comments that people who riot should be shot with paintball guns. During the London rio...

Labour Select Satirist As Eastleigh By-Election Candidate

PA | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Politics

Labour has selected author and satirist John O'Farrell as its candidate to fight the Eastleigh by-election. Announced on Wednesday night, O'Farrell...

Could Farage Replace Huhne?

The Huffington Post | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage is "mulling over" whether to run for Chris Huhne's Eastleigh seat, following the former minister's dramatic resignation. T...

The Rise And Rise Of Ukip?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Labour Party may have swept to victory in Thursday's three by-elections but the big political winner of the night was the UK Independence Party (U...

New Labour MPs Rally To Support Rotherham Candidate

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Politics

The three newest MPs in the Commons came together on Saturday to campaign for Labour ahead of the forthcoming Rotherham by-election. Corby by-elect...

Labour Hold Two By-Election Seats

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

There were swings towards Labour today as the party held its two seats in the parliamentary by-elections. Stephen Doughty claimed Cardiff South and...

Ned Simons

Recall Election Plans Too Weak And Should Be Dropped, Say MPs | Ned Simons | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Politics

The government should abandon its plan to allow voters to sack MPs mid-term, a Commons committee has said. In a report published on Thursday the Po...

George Galloway Is Still Married To Me, Claims Third Wife After MP's Fourth Wedding

Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Politics

George Galloway is undoubtedly riding high on his by-election win and recent fourth wedding – but his third wife may have put a damper on things aft...

By George, British Politics is Opening Up

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

"They can't lie straight in bed, they say one thing and mean another and they just answer a question with a question". So said a voter in Bradford We...

Britain's 'Most Sensational' By-Election Wins

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Politics

George Galloway has described his victory in Bradford West as the most "sensational victory in by-election history, bar none", but was it? The Resp...