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Lunch with... The Hamiltons

Lunch with... The Hamiltons

Sam Macrory heads to deepest Wiltshire to have lunch with Neil and Christine Hamilton

King of the Lane

King of the Lane

by Sam Macrory and Daniel Bond / 13 Oct 2014

Sam Macrory and Daniel Bond meet Ledley King, former Tottenham Hotspur captain and footballing hero to the White Hart Lane faithful. Since retirement from injury, however, one of Spurs’ great ambassadors has been finding his feet in a new way 

10 things we learned from Clegg's speech

10 things we learned from Clegg's speech

by Sam Macrory / 08 Oct 2014

Key lessons from the Lib Dem leader’s conference speech

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Winning Where?

Winning Where?

by Stephen Tall / 04 Oct 2014

Things look bleak for Clegg and Co as the general election looms, but we have been here before...

Headline Maker

Headline Maker

by Sam Macrory / 03 Oct 2014

Sky News’s political editor is a busy man. He took up his post just as things kicked off during recess – the Warsi resignation, Scotland on the brink of a new dawn, UKIP on the up, Boris on his way back – and since then has had little opportunity to draw breath. He comes up for air to snatch some time with Sam Macrory and report how, as someone who is still learning about the inner workings of Parliament, he is approaching his new brief. Photos by Paul Heartfield

Simon Says

Simon Says

by Tony Grew / 02 Oct 2014

Tony Grew talks to Simon Hughes about his late conversion to the ministerial ranks and the battles ahead for his party

The Ups and Downs of the Conservative Conference

The Ups and Downs of the Conservative Conference

by Sam Macrory / 01 Oct 2014

Conservative conference is over... but who has emerged from it with reputations enhanced or otherwise?

Osborne Observations

Osborne Observations

by Sam Macrory / 29 Sep 2014

Sam Macrory picks nine Osbornomic observations

 

Finishing the Job

Finishing the Job

by David Cameron / 29 Sep 2014

We have achieved much for Britain since the last election, but we need to finish the job we’ve started, writes the Prime Minister

The Reluctant Penman

The Reluctant Penman

by Joe Sandler Clarke / 13 Oct 2014

Joe Sandler Clarke talks to Guardian columnist, radical commentator, author and political pundit Owen Jones, about Labour, the establishment and whether he fancies becoming an MP

Reactions to Clegg's Speech

Reactions to Clegg's Speech

by Charlotte Henry / 08 Oct 2014

Charlotte Henry rounds up the reactions to Nick Clegg's speech

10 Things We Learnt From Lib Dem Conference

10 Things We Learnt From Lib Dem Conference

by Sam Macrory / 08 Oct 2014

As the Lib Dems prepare to depart from Glasgow, Sam Macrory gives his lowdown of the 10 things we learnt from their party conference

Boris, King of the Downing Street Catwalk

Boris, King of the Downing Street Catwalk

by Anna Hart / 04 Oct 2014

Female ministers caught the Daily Mail’s eye, but Total Politics is about equality. Anna Hart rates the male trendsetters

Let The Endgames Begin

Let The Endgames Begin

by Sam Macrory / 03 Oct 2014

How do you make the break when you’ve been joined at the hip for nearly five years? Who will take the blame for the bad policies and who will escape with a shining manifesto? Sam Macrory unpicks the interwoven threads as the coalition begins the tricky act of disentanglement.

Life of Surprises

Life of Surprises

by Sam Macrory / 02 Oct 2014

Tim Farron, no longer the champion of the whimsical mild expletive, is a changed man. Gone is the air of folksy local councillor; the Liberal Democrat MP is serious about getting his party in shape for the challenges it faces. The Lib Dem president spoke to Sam Macrory

Ten things we learned from Cameron's speech 

Ten things we learned from Cameron's speech 

by Sam Macrory / 01 Oct 2014

Here's the Total Politics ten lessons from the prime minister's Tory conference speech

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water...

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water...

by Sonia Purnell / 29 Sep 2014

This summer saw Boris Johnson finally declare his ambition to return to Parliament, but why has he decided that it is the right time to surface once more in the choppy Westminster waters? Sonia Purnell looks inside the mind of the man who could be king

Accentuate the Positives

Accentuate the Positives

by Sam Macrory / 28 Sep 2014

Grant Shapps is a man on a mission: to take the Conservative Party into the general election as frontrunners in the polls and on the nation’s doorsteps. His enthusiasm is relentless, but will it make the difference? Sam Macrory attempts to keep up.

The Insider

The Insider

by George Pascoe-Watson / 27 Sep 2014

As Cameron steps up to the conference podium, he needs to remind the voting public who it was who plunged us into austerity