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Robinson to avoid NI talks 'circus'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:48
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will not attend the opening of next week's talks aimed at breaking the deadlock at Stormont.

Farage: UKIP could hold key to power

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:32
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.

Lib Dems brush aside poll results

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:25
A senior Lib Dem says he is confident about the future despite the party's second worst by-election result since 1945.

VIDEO: What businesses want from Europe

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:56
British Chambers of Commerce views on trading and exporting to Europe and UK relations with the EU.

UKIP leader defends HIV remarks

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:47
Nigel Farage defends comments suggesting immigrants who are HIV-positive should not be allowed to come to the UK.

VIDEO: Which way is political wind blowing?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:38
Predictions for the 2015 general election face a "whole range of uncertainties" says YouGov pollster Peter Kellner.

VIDEO: General election 'very unpredictable'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:37
Electoral maths suggest a 50% chance of a hung parliament and a probable coalition in 2015 says an elections expert.

UKIP: How far could they go?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:54
Breakthrough achieved - but how far can UKIP go?

Davidson quizzed over postal votes

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:45
Police speak to Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson as part of an investigation into alleged breaches of electoral law.

Vote UKIP, get Labour, warns Cameron

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:37
David Cameron says the by-elections show a big vote for UKIP could lead to Labour victory at next year's election.

VIDEO: UKIP tackled over HIV immigrant stance

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:02
Nigel Farage and newly-elected MP Douglas Carswell are barracked by reporters over the party's stance on banning migrants with HIV entering Britain

Miliband 'no complacency about UKIP'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:46
Ed Miliband says Labour will not be complacent about the UKIP threat after narrowly escaping a shock defeat in Heywood and Middleton.

VIDEO: 'We recognise Labour has work to do'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:51
Labour's election co-ordinator Douglas Alexander says the Labour party won't take any voter for granted.

How UKIP became a political force

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:51
How the party went from the fringes to become a political force

VIDEO: Tories: UKIP result is a 'wake-up call'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:15
Conservative Party Chairman, Grant Shapps says UKIP's victory in the Clacton by-election is a "wake-up call" for Tory supporters.

Party power plans to be submitted

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:23
Scotland's political parties are due to make submissions to the commission tasked with delivering more devolved powers in the wake of the referendum result.

Doctor suspensions 'cost £1m a year'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:56
The British Medical Association says the threat of suspension is stopping doctors in Wales from raising concerns about clinical care.

Plenty to ponder for the big parties

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:45
The big Westminster parties have plenty to ponder following the by-elections in Clacton and Heywood and Middleton.

VIDEO: A look back at previous 'first wins'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:22
As UKIP celebrates its win in the Clacton by-election here is a look at some other past significant wins for political parties

UKIP enjoys revenge for insults

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 03:24
Revenge sweet for UKIP after Cameron insults