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Voter registration deadline looms

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:55
Anyone wishing to vote in the general election must register by midnight on Monday.

Vote inspires political theatre boom

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:43
In the run-up to the general election, you can see a play set in a polling station, plays about democracy and even a play that sets the Budget speech to a death metal soundtrack. But can the theatre offer us a fresh view of politics, and even influence our vote?

How Essex, Florida and motorways helped decide elections

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:42
In this interactive video the BBC's Chris Mason charts the history of voter groups in UK politics

UKIP accuses PM over migrant deaths

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 21:30
David Cameron's bombing of Libya has "directly caused" migrant disasters in the Mediterranean Sea, UKIP leader Nigel Farage says.

VIDEO: BBC Rewind: 1983 SDP-Liberal Alliance manifesto

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 17:12
The SDP-Liberal Alliance pledged to work together in their first general election manifesto.

Davey warns of right-to-buy 'fraud'

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 16:39
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey claims the "huge discounts" offered in right-to-buy schemes have led to fraud.

Plaid 'may withhold Labour support'

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 14:51
Plaid Cymru might withhold its support from Ed Miliband if he leads a minority Labour government, Leanne Wood says.

Analysis: Dangers of Lloyds plan

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 14:24
The BBC's Chris Cook analyses Conservative plans to offer up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares to small investors at below-market prices.

Farage warns of referendum 'stitch up'

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 13:50
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he believes there will be "a complete stitch-up" on a referendum over Europe if David Cameron wins a majority.

Tory candidate in muffin probe

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 13:03
A Conservative standing for re-election dismisses as "nonsense" claims he attempted to sway potential voters with cake.

VIDEO: Ed Miliband mobbed by hen party

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 12:48
Labour leader Ed Miliband poses for selfies with a group of women on a hen do in Chester.

SNP reject Tory and Labour attacks

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:48
Nicola Sturgeon rejects David Cameron's claim her party would seek to "break up our country" at Westminster - and Labour says the Tories and SNP are "in bed with each other".

VIDEO: Cameron on foxhunting and fishing

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:22
Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he has not been foxhunting for "years" after being asked if it was his favourite sport.

Parties maintain Westminster push

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:40
Scottish parties are warning voters over the consequences of backing their rivals in the push for Westminster seats.

Former MSP Tom McCabe dies aged 60

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:34
Former Member of the Scottish Parliament and Labour minister Tom McCabe has died at the age of 60.

Other party deals difficult - Cable

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:28
Working with either the Conservatives or Labour would be "difficult" for the Liberal Democrats, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

Pollwatch: Still awaiting take-off

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 08:56
Another week, and still no breakthrough in the 2015 general election campaign, writes the BBC's David Cowling.

Do the wives (or husbands) swing votes?

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 08:29
The wives of the three main leaders have put their lives on hold for the General Election - but what difference does it make?

Tories plan Lloyds shares public sale

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:49
Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the general public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron is to announce.

Labour warns of fewer nurses in NHS

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 22:48
There will be 2,000 fewer NHS nurses in England over the next four years according to projections, Labour says, but the Conservatives say the figures are old.

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