The successful candidates have a range of experience, from the courtroom to the boardroom and the council chamber to the battlefield.
A typical undecided voter is around twice as likely to be female than male, and is most likely to be aged between 25-39 years old
European Commission President Jose Manuel Borroso agrees there should be some limit the number of new regulations coming out of Brussels. Well whoopie doo.
Iceland has become both very Americanized and Anglicised. That also goes for Icelandic politics which are more in line the Anglosphere than continental Europe.
Iain Dale’s Friday Diary: Russell Brand. Good taste in football teams. But when it comes to politics…
Also: dreadful policemen. Idle George Galloway. Equal Britain. Glorious Dubrovnik…and my passion for Katie Price
Persuading people to wallow in victimhood may suit the cynical electoral interests of the Labour party but it does not favours to those concerned.
Heresy of the week: The most dangerous left-wing politician in Europe is French – and her name is Marine Le Pen
We can expect to see a lot more of Le Pen on our screens – British europhiles will use her image to associate British eurosceptics with the extreme right
On Free Schools and localism, Clegg isn’t waving a liberal banner – he’s exhibiting his own confusion
The Deputy Prime Minister is incapable of deciding whether he trusts headteachers or wants to dictate to them.
The latter’s ordinariness was an electoral asset in 1992. But he is not, as Margaret Thatcher was, strategically minded.
I was surprised by the degree to which Sir John Major has made my old article topical again. So, with only the most minor of editing changes, here it is.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: The Prime Minister underestimated Miliband, and was badly stung for his mistake
This was a defeat that Cameron deserved – and a defeat that he must learn from.
A month after Miliband’s energy speech, Cameron plans to “roll back” green taxes – let’s hope he does it soon
Like peeling off a sticking plaster, u-turns are best done quickly – dragging it out will only prolong the pain.
A return to Parliament may have a downside for Boris, but it would be all upside for everyone else – in the Conservative Party, at any rate.
MPs have a choice: amend the blanket ban or defy the European Court of Human Rights. A constitutional show-down is almost inevitable.
Perhaps the worst thing that can happen to a small party is to find itself with a council to run.