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Exclusive: Jimmy Carter interview

Exclusive: Jimmy Carter interview

by Simon Burns / 30 Jan 2014

Simon Burns MP talks to the 39th American president, and finds that, far from having cashed in on his time in office by setting off on the speaker circuit, the veteran politician has instead developed a talent for building houses and bridges – and doesn’t miss the White House one bit

Westminster Hit Parade

Westminster Hit Parade

29 Jan 2014

Which politicians are going up, and who’s on the way down at the moment? Here’s who we’ve been watching. Send your own suggestions to tp@dods.co.uk

Ministerial profile: Norman Lamb

Ministerial profile: Norman Lamb

by Alistair Lamyman / 28 Jan 2014

Covering community concerns from flood risk insurance to encouraging practical skills training in schools, health minister Norman Lamb is always involved locally

Politicians' nicknames

Politicians' nicknames

14 Jan 2014

Tarzan. Thrasher. Mr Tumnus. Only a select few honourable gentlemen and ladies acquire unofficial titles to go with the baubles of their parliamentary careers. Total Politics rounds up some of the best known, and lesser-heard, political nicknames

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MPs' political hopes for 2014

MPs' political hopes for 2014

by Various MPs / 09 Jan 2014

From avoiding 24/7 politics to bringing on the fisticuffs, MPs let us in on their political hopes for 2014

2013: That was the year that was

2013: That was the year that was

by Michael Deacon / 08 Jan 2014

Michael Deacon casts his mind back over the last 12 months and presents his political awards for 2013

The Pryce of fame

The Pryce of fame

by Anoosh Chakelian / 06 Jan 2014

After the shattering events of 2013, where relentless daily news stories and public speculation plagued Vicky Pryce and her former cabinet minister ex-husband on their journey to jail, Anoosh Chakelian finds an ambitious woman looking forward to rebuilding her life. Photos by Josh Kearns

Editor's guide to the January 2014 issue

Editor's guide to the January 2014 issue

by Sam Macrory / 06 Jan 2014

Editor Sam Macrory takes us through the January edition, out this week

Ming Campbell: Crossing the finishing line

Ming Campbell: Crossing the finishing line

by Anoosh Chakelian / 03 Jan 2014

Anoosh Chakelian speaks to the former Lib Dem leader and champion athlete Sir Menzies Campbell MP about his decision to stand down in 2015. He opens up about how to break up a coalition, what higher pay for MPs would achieve, and why parliament needs its older members. Photos by Josh Kearns

Major players: The 1990 generation

Major players: The 1990 generation

by Sam Macrory / 03 Jan 2014

With John Major returning to the front pages, Sam Macrory took a tour around Whitehall and Westminster and discovered that plenty of the former prime minister’s first cabinet, who first met 23 years ago this month, are more influential than you might think

Scotland special: Going it alone

Scotland special: Going it alone

by Anoosh Chakelian / 27 Nov 2013

Anoosh Chakelian interviews Malcolm Chalmers about the country’s military capabilities if Scotland votes for independence

Westminster Hit Parade

Westminster Hit Parade

27 Nov 2013

Who’s hot and who’s not these days? Read our handy guide to find out. Write in with suggestions to tp@dods.co.uk

Sketching the send-off

Sketching the send-off

by Quentin Letts / 29 Jan 2014

Quentin Letts looks back on a day of tributes for Simon Hoggart, and wonders what the Guardian’s late sketchwriter would have made of it all. Photos by John Russell

Editor's guide to the February 2014 issue

Editor's guide to the February 2014 issue

by Anoosh Chakelian / 29 Jan 2014

Acting editor Anoosh Chakelian takes us through the February edition, out today

First Sittings: A study of parliament's portraits

First Sittings: A study of parliament's portraits

by Alex Stevenson / 15 Jan 2014

Alex Stevenson takes a walk through the corridors of artwork and portraits in Westminster, illustrating the stories behind the faces that grace its walls, and glare down upon our politicians

On the road with... Tessa Munt

On the road with... Tessa Munt

by Anoosh Chakelian / 09 Jan 2014

In our second instalment of a new feature straying beyond Westminster’s precincts, Anoosh Chakelian encounters ponies, pubs and poetry while accompanying Vince Cable’s PPS and Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt around England’s smallest city, Wells. Photos by Paul Hearthfield

On your marks! 2014 in preview

On your marks! 2014 in preview

by Various authors / 09 Jan 2014

2014 is set to be a very busy year indeed for politics. As the year begins, Total Politics picks out ten key moments, battles and issues which will play out over the next twelve months and set the scene for the general election in 2015...

James Arbuthnot: Preparing to retreat

James Arbuthnot: Preparing to retreat

by Anoosh Chakelian / 07 Jan 2014

Defence select committee chairman James Arbuthnot tells Anoosh Chakelian why he’s really leaving parliament and how political life isn’t what it used to be. Photo by Martina Mele

Westminster Hit Parade

Westminster Hit Parade

06 Jan 2014

Who’s hot and who’s not these days? Read our handy guide to find out what we think, then send your suggestions to tp@dods.co.uk

Jack Straw: A survivor's tale

Jack Straw: A survivor's tale

by Sam Macrory / 03 Jan 2014

After over three decades as a Labour MP, Jack Straw is preparing to leave the House of Commons. The former home and foreign secretary tells Sam Macrory why it’s time to go, and why there’s more than guile and cunning behind his instinct for survival. Photos by Paul Heartfield

Ministerial profile: George Osborne

Ministerial profile: George Osborne

by Sam Macrory / 03 Jan 2014

The Treasury’s big hitter is a formidable opponent and a strategist with staying power

Scotland special: What's wrong with Scottish Labour?

Scotland special: What's wrong with Scottish Labour?

by James Maxwell / 28 Nov 2013

Behind in the polls, outmanoeuvred by the SNP on policy, split over devolution and declining steadily – the party’s future looks bleak. James Maxwell maps Scottish Labour’s decline

Alex Salmond: Playing for keeps

Alex Salmond: Playing for keeps

by Mandy Rhodes / 27 Nov 2013

From running an election with Maoists to changing allegiance from Labour to the SNP, Scotland’s ultimate ‘Yes’ man embarks on the most important campaign of his political career. Mandy Rhodes finds out why Alex Salmond believes his country can go it alone

Editor's guide to the December 2013 issue

Editor's guide to the December 2013 issue

by Sam Macrory / 26 Nov 2013

Editor Sam Macrory takes us through the December edition, out now

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