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  • Carswell joins Ukip

    Leading Tory Eurosceptic MP Douglas Carswell has announced he is joining Ukip and forcing a by-election. On David Cameron's first full day back from his summer holiday, Mr Carswell stunned Westminster with his defection. He has decided to resign as an MP, triggering a by-election in his Clacton constituency. "Things d...

Conservative Party

Downing Street: Prime Minister's CBI Scotland address

Conservative Party press release Prime Minister, David Cameron will address the CBI Scotland Conference tomorrow evening. He is expected to say: “This is one...

Gossip & Rumour

Zac Goldsmith: I won't stand as a candidate for Mayor of London

Zac Goldsmith ruled himself out of the Mayor of London, saying he still had a lot to do on the backbenches.  "This has never been any kind of conspiracy, any kind...

Green Party

Caroline Lucas: The Government has something to hide on fracking

Caroline Lucas accused the Government of hiding crucial bits of information on the dangers of fracking, following a report into the impact of shale gas drilling, whi...

Labour Party

Nick Clegg: Shaun Wright must stand aside

Nick Clegg called on Shaun Wright, the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, to “stand aside” in light of the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal. “The...

Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats to triple early years pupil premium - David Laws

Liberal Democrats to triple early years pupil premium - Laws The Liberal Democrats will more than triple investment in the early years pupil premium from £300 to £...

Opinion Polls

YouGov Daily Briefing 22/08/2014

LATEST POLLING Our latest polling for The Sun shows voting intention figures of CON 33%, LAB 38%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 12%, a five point lead for the Labour Party. -A f...

Parliament

Nigel Evans: Bercow should listen to MPs opposing Clerk role

Nigel Evans said that he thinks the Commons should be able to vet John Bercow's controversial appointment of Commons Clerk, and that he hopes Mr Bercow will listen t...

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

Jack Dromey: PCC election was a shambles

Jack Dromey called today's PCC elections a "fiasco" and a "shambles". "Lessons need to be learnt from the fiasco today. Theresa May is responsible for a shambles ...

Political System

SNP: UK Government slammed for House of Lords expansion

SNP press release The Scottish National Party has slammed the UK government for the appointment of 22 new peers to the House of Lords, which brings the total numb...

Public Administration

Cabinet Office: New map invites people to challenge the Government over under-used property

Cabinet Office press release New map invites people to challenge the Government over under-used property People will now be able to access locations of governme...

SNP

SNP: Salmond sets out independence jobs boost

  SNP press release SALMOND SETS OUT INDEPENDENCE JOBS BOOST CHALLENGE TO CAMERON TO NAME POWERS GUARANTEED BY NO VOTE First Minister Alex Salmond will toda...

UKIP

Nigel Farage: no complacency from me, it's going to be difficult

Nigel Farage said there is "not one ounce of complacency from me" after he was selected to stand in the South Thanet seat for Ukip at next year's general election. ...

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