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UKIP in turmoil over candidates

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:57
UKIP is facing claims from rivals it is in disarray after two election candidates were suspended and a third stood down.

Clegg on life outside politics

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:29
James Landale profiles the Lib Dem leader

Carmichael says liberalism 'needed'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:17
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael believes liberalism and the Liberal Democrat Party is needed "more than ever before".

McCluskey warning over union ballots

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:52
Unite boss Len McCluskey says he will not "respect" any law setting a minimum turnout threshold for industrial action.

Plans to cut number of councillors

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:25
The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland unveils plans to cut six councillors in the south of Scotland.

VIDEO: 'Millions wasted' to deal with gulls

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:52
Lib Dem MP Don Foster says "millions of pounds are being wasted" on how to deal with the problem gulls.

VIDEO: Political week in 60 seconds

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:37
The Daily Politics offers a one-minute video guide to the political highlights of Budget week.

UKIP man suspended after 'incident'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:27
The UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Scunthorpe, Stephen Howd, is suspended by the party over a workplace "incident".

VIDEO: Was it a good or a bad Budget?

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:31
The Daily Politics mood box is used to get opinions about what voters made of the Budget announcements.

Parties 'must be bolder' on cycling

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:12
Leading British companies are urging politicians to give more money to cycling, saying existing support is "short-term and irregular".

VIDEO: Nigel Farage: 'I was deeply shocked'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:11
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he was shocked to find out about allegations of a "serious financial nature" against UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson.

VIDEO: Scottish Liberal Democrats: Friday

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:47
The BBC is providing live coverage of the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference from Aberdeen.

VIDEO: Abbott questioned over 'divide and rule'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:40
In a TV debate over racism, Diane Abbott is challenged over her "white people like playing divide and rule" tweet.

VIDEO: North of England rail plans to be set out

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:16
The government is to set out its plans to overhaul transport systems in the north of England.

UKIP claims 'couldn't look worse'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:55
Allegations of a "serious financial nature" against a UKIP MEP and general election candidate "couldn't look worse", Nigel Farage says.

Police: BBC FOI request is vexatious

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:48
Police dismiss FOI request from BBC

Defence equipment plan 'at risk'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:14
Britain's defence equipment capability is at "real risk" from cost overruns and potential government spending cuts, say MPs.

Hunt's 'innovation' call for schools

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 07:55
The demand for extra school places should be a "golden moment" to open more "innovative" schools, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.

Wales' economy 'lacks ambition'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 06:04
Wales will not be able to catch up England economically unless it is more ambitious, an economist warns.

Mental health budgets 'cut by 8%'

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 05:43
Mental health trusts in England have had their budgets cut by more than 8% in real terms over the course of this parliament, research suggests.

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