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Could a teenage electorate have swung the last election?
The 55% tax rate on some inherited pensions is to be cut, George Osborne will tell the Conservative party conference.
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers is to convene inter-party talks to try and solve outstanding political issues, including flags, parades and the past.
How angry are Tory party members about MP's defection?
Conservative chairman Grant Shapps calls MP Mark Reckless's defection to UKIP a "betrayal", saying Tory party members have been "let down".
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson promises her party will help "re-shape" the United Kingdom.
Wales is to be offered more flexible income tax-varying powers following a U-turn by the UK government.
David Davis says the Clacton by-election for a previous Tory seat "looks like it is going to be walkover" for UKIP.
William Hague says only the Conservatives can deliver an EU referendum despite two Tory MPs defecting to UKIP.
Mark Reckless MP says the Tory party has "broken its word" on election pledges, as he forces a by-election.
Conservative councillors are surveyed on a potential UKIP pact, the EU, immigration, gay marriage and the economy.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said the leaderships of Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative are becoming "hopelessly out of touch with opinions in MPs constituencies".
The Conservative MP who stepped down as minister for civil society over a newspaper story about his private life tells the BBC he has been "a complete fool".
David Cameron says he is "extremely sorry and very embarrassed" for overheard remarks he made about a conversation he had with the Queen following the Scottish independence referendum.
The Scottish independence vote is a 'wake-up call' for the country says the chairman of the Welsh Conservatives as the Tory conference gets underway in Birmingham.
The Conservative party conference gets under way later with the party looking to recover from a ministerial resignation and a defection.
George Osborne unveils an election pledge to remove housing benefit and jobseeker's allowance for young people out of work for longer than six months.
The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon pledges to work in good faith with the Smith commission, set up to boost Holyrood's powers in the wake of the independence 'No' vote.
Are more MPs set to leave their parties and join UKIP?
Profile of UKIP's new recruit - Tory defector Mark Reckless