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DUP releases hung parliament plan

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:10
The DUP issues a five-point plan it will use as part of any negotiations in the event of a hung parliament after the general election in May.

Labour 'would have to talk' to SNP

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:16
The deputy leader of the SNP Stewart Hosie believes a minority Labour government would have to negotiate with the nationalists ahead of its first Queen's speech.

What not to do on the campaign trail

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 05:51
As the general election campaign officially begins, here's a handy guide for would-be MPs on the pitfalls to avoid while on the campaign trail.

The challenges of election polling

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:52
The BBC's David Cowling looks at the challenges facing pollsters during the 2015 general election.

Why do disabled people feel ignored when it comes to voting?

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:46
Disabled people are being denied the right to an independent and private vote, charities say. So what are the issues?

PM to pledge 'seven-day NHS'

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:49
Hospital services will be available seven days a week by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron is to pledge.

'Friendship message' from SNP to UK

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:05
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to send a message of "friendship and solidarity" to the rest of the UK during her speech to the SNP conference.

Where will 'winding up' Westminster lead?

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:04
Alex Salmond has been enjoying himself recently, doing what seems to come naturally, winding up Westminster.

Parties focus on economic policy

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:42
The Liberal Democrats claim full tax powers for Scotland would leave a black hole in the public finances.

Tory benefit cut options leaked

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:02
The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy.

Minister defends environmental cuts

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:38
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan denies that cuts to the grants for a number of environmental groups were imposed without consultation or strategic thinking.

'£260m cost' if line not electrified

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:26
Failure to electrify the main railway line in north Wales could cost the Welsh economy £260m, the transport minister says.

Osborne welcomes top US Republican

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:14
George Osborne uses a visit by top US politician John Boehner days before the start of the election campaign to highlight progress on regional economic growth.

Queen's Speech date announced

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:25
The next government will set out it's legislative agenda for the year ahead on 27 May.

Irish PM meets Ballymurphy families

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:50
Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny meets families of civilians who were killed by soldiers in Belfast over a three-day period in 1971.

VIDEO: SNP conference coverage

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:44
The BBC is providing live coverage of the Scottish National Party conference from Glasgow.

Child poverty action plans launched

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:51
Ending child poverty in Wales by 2020 is still a "key priority", the minister responsible says, as new plans to tackle the problem are launched.

Miliband to launch Labour campaign

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:45
Ed Miliband will launch Labour's election campaign later, declaring the race will "go to the wire" and insisting his party are the "optimists".

'Unprecedented' chance for Wales

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:18
The general election offers Wales an "unprecedented opportunity", Plaid Cymru's leader will say at the party's campaign launch.

Call to enhance human rights laws

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:21
Politicians are urged to ensure human rights protections are stronger following the General Election.