31/12/2013 07:31 GMT | Updated 31/12/2013 07:32 GMT

9 Political Events To Look Out For In 2014

2013 was a big year for politics. But 2014, with a much-awaited election and an even more-anticipated referendum, should be even bigger.

All the political parties are going to be preparing for the general election in May 2015 - will this be the longest election campaign in history? - and various events over the coming 12 months may provide them with their last real chance to set out their stalls for disillusioned and distrustful voters.

Here's what to look out for...

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