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  • Labour commits to elected upper house

    Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected Senate if elected in May, Ed Miliband will announce today. The party leader will also outline a “radical plan” for spreading power across the country, including devolving £30bn worth of spending to cities and regions. He will tell a conference in Blackpool: "We will ma...

BNP

Hazel Blears: Govt must bring people together to combat extremism

Hazel Blears said the Government needed to do more to bring together people from different communities to combat extremism on all sides. “I think that all the mod...

Conservative Party

Minister warns of disability benefit cuts in bid to meet Govt target

The Government is looking to significantly increase the number of people helped by the Access to Work scheme for disabled people, a minister has confirmed. But M...

Gossip & Rumour

Alex Salmond hints at standing for election in Westminster

Alex Salmond has said he has “not made up his mind” whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election. The outgoing Scottish first minis...

Green Party

Caroline Lucas: Greens should be involved in election debates

Caroline Lucas said the Green party should be included in the election debates given that they have outperformed the Liberal Democrats in some recent polls and have ...

Labour Party

Lord McConnell: Scottish Labour has lost its purpose, energy and passion

Lord McConnell said Labour had lost its “sense of purpose” in Scotland and was short of energy and passion. “Two polls last night, some additional questions that ...

Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats: Response to NHS five-year view

Liberal Democrat press release Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb’s response to NHS England CEO Simon Steven’s five-year forward view on the health servi...

Opinion Polls

Ipsos MORI: Perceptions are not reality: the things the world gets wrong

Ipsos MORI press release Perceptions are not reality: the things the world gets wrong Ipsos MORI’s new global survey highlights how wrong the public across 14 co...

Plaid Cymru

Leanne Wood: We’re taking a different route to get to the same point as Scotland

Leanne Wood insisted Welsh independence was Plaid Cymru's long-term aim, but admitted her party was not actively pursuing this goal at the present time. “We do wa...

Political & Constitutional reform

Recall Bill is a 'waste of time' in its current form - Goldsmith

Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith made his case to the House of Commons today for his amendment to the Recall of MPs bill, which he says will strengthen the legislation....

Political System

No 10: PM confident in Fiona Woolf

Downing Street said that the Prime Minister remained confident in Fiona Woolf as chair of child abuse inquiry. The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman said David ...

Public Administration

Labour: Response to Government announcement on redundancy claw-back - Chris Leslie

Labour press release Chris Leslie MP, Labour's Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, commenting on the government announcement on redundancy claw-back said: "T...

SNP

SNP: Poll lead means broadcasters must think again on TV debates - Sturgeon

SNP press release Following recent polling showing a surge in support for the SNP and Labour’s vote in free-fall, Deputy Leader Nicola Sturgeon will today demand ...

UKIP

Alan Billings: I won PCC election by separating vote from Rotherham

Alan Billings said he had won the South Yorkshire PCC election by separating the vote from the child abuse scandal in Rotherham. “We were able to separate out the...

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