The latest stories from the Politics section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 22 min 42 sec ago
UKIP is facing claims from rivals it is in disarray after two election candidates were suspended and a third stood down.
James Landale profiles the Lib Dem leader
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael believes liberalism and the Liberal Democrat Party is needed "more than ever before".
Unite boss Len McCluskey says he will not "respect" any law setting a minimum turnout threshold for industrial action.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland unveils plans to cut six councillors in the south of Scotland.
Lib Dem MP Don Foster says "millions of pounds are being wasted" on how to deal with the problem gulls.
The Daily Politics offers a one-minute video guide to the political highlights of Budget week.
The UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Scunthorpe, Stephen Howd, is suspended by the party over a workplace "incident".
The Daily Politics mood box is used to get opinions about what voters made of the Budget announcements.
Leading British companies are urging politicians to give more money to cycling, saying existing support is "short-term and irregular".
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he was shocked to find out about allegations of a "serious financial nature" against UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson.
The BBC is providing live coverage of the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference from Aberdeen.
In a TV debate over racism, Diane Abbott is challenged over her "white people like playing divide and rule" tweet.
The government is to set out its plans to overhaul transport systems in the north of England.
Allegations of a "serious financial nature" against a UKIP MEP and general election candidate "couldn't look worse", Nigel Farage says.
Police dismiss FOI request from BBC
Britain's defence equipment capability is at "real risk" from cost overruns and potential government spending cuts, say MPs.
The demand for extra school places should be a "golden moment" to open more "innovative" schools, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.
Wales will not be able to catch up England economically unless it is more ambitious, an economist warns.
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.