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  • Lib Dem Smith questions

    Questions over whether figures in the Liberal party were aware of Cyril Smith’s child abuse have been raised again after Nick Clegg said it was “absurd” to think he could have had any idea. The Daily Mail has catalogued several party figures discussing the rumours around Smith, including former leader Lord Steel. When t...

BNP

Labour: Matching hatred with more hatred and racism is the wrong way to respond to the loss of a young man’s life – Yvette Cooper

Labour press release Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, and Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, today added their names to the Hope Not Hat...

Conservative Party

Sarah Wollaston: I offered to step down as an MP over Evans case

Sarah Wollaston denied that she had pushed individuals to take their complaints against former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans to the police, and revealed she had...

Gossip & Rumour

Jonathan Isaby appointed Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance

Taxpayers' Alliance press release * Matt Sinclair heads to Europe Economics after six and a half years rising through the ranks * John O’Connell to integrate ...

Green Party

Natalie Bennett: Greens on target for May success

Natalie Bennett said the Green party was “on target” to increase its representation in the European Parliament in May’s elections. “A 1.6% swing would treble our ...

Labour Party

Anfield hails Burnham on Hillsborough anniversary

Andy Burnham was greeted with a standing ovation today as he spoke at the Anfield service marking 25 years since the Hillsborough stadium disaster. His reception ...

Liberal Democrats

Simon Danczuk: Cyril Smith prosecution could have brought down the government

Simon Danczuk implied that Liberal MP Cyril Smith had not been prosecuted for child abuse because to do so could have imperilled the government of the time. “I th...

Opinion Polls

ComRes/Independent poll: Recent Conservative recovery has stalled

ComRes/Independent press release The Conservatives' recent recovery in the opinion polls has stalled, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent. Labour's ...

Parliament

Eric Joyce: Make IPSA employer of MPs' staff

Eric Joyce said acknowledging the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority as the employer of staff could help to avoid some of the problems. “It has a corro...

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru parliamentary leader to stand down at next election

Plaid Cymru press release Plaid Cymru parliamentary leader to stand down at next election Elfyn Llwyd MP speaks of "highest honour" of serving party, constitue...

Political & Constitutional reform

Baroness Grender: Parliament should commit to making right of recall happen

Baroness Grender said she was worried that Parliament could stall plans to introduce the right of recall and said there should be an obligation to make it happen. ...

Political System

Zac Goldsmith: Democracy means recalling MPs who are not agreed with

Zac Goldsmith said democracy meant MPs should be able to be recalled if the public did not agree with them. "Potentially you have a five year period where people ...

Public Administration

PASC: 'Shaming' mistakes in complaints handling at Mid-Staffs has lessons for whole of Whitehall

Public Administration Committee press release "Shaming" mistakes in complaints handling at Mid-Staffs has lessons for whole of Whitehall - Mid-Staffs crisis, w...

SNP

SNP: No camp senior adviser admits that currency bluff 'might be wrong'

SNP press release The SNP is today highlighting the latest split in the No campaign which further discredits the anti-independence currency bluff. As reported ...

UKIP

The Big Deal: Nigel Farage is being ripped off on his energy bill

The Big Deal press release Nigel Farage is being ripped off on his energy bill - if he really believes in cutting EU waste he should join The Big Deal Nigel Fa...

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