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Polling underlines pull of leaders ahead of tonight's TV debate

Polling underlines pull of leaders ahead of tonight's TV debate

02 Apr 2015 00:01

It’s no secret that we have an increasingly presidential system of politics here in the UK. But as the party leaders prepare to face each other in tonight’s seven-way debate, new polling underlines just how much is at stake for Cameron, Miliband et al.

Research shared exclusively with TP has confirmed that the performance of party leaders is now significantly more important than the performance of local candidates in deciding how people will vote.

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Are the Lib Dems prepared for life after Clegg?

Are the Lib Dems prepared for life after Clegg?

01 Apr 2015 15:33

Nick Clegg appeared defiant today in the face of the latest polling showing he could lose his seat.

Lord Ashcroft found the Lib Dems trailing Labour by two points in Sheffield Hallam. But despite the polling, Clegg insisted he was going nowhere.

“I’m going to win. The poll, as it happens, didn’t even mention the candidates names and our own polling where it does it always shows a significant uplift in our support.”

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Sadiq Khan: Voters are saying Hell Yes (and I get goosebumps when I think of being mayor)

Sadiq Khan: Voters are saying Hell Yes (and I get goosebumps when I think of being mayor)

31 Mar 2015 08:00

Some voters have taken to using Ed Miliband's Hell Yes line on the doorstep, Sadiq Khan has told us.

TP met the Labour frontbencher and potential mayoral candidate as he hit the campaign trail in the wake of last week's TV clashes. He claimed that Ed's soundbite had been getting some traction over the last few days.

“We’ve had a couple of Hell Yes’s on the doorstep. A few people were genuinely surprised at Ed,

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Coup for Labour as it signs up Martin Freeman for election video

Coup for Labour as it signs up Martin Freeman for election video

30 Mar 2015 14:09

Big celebrity endorsements have so far been lacking in the 2015 general election campaign. But has Labour just changed all of that?

Ed Miliband's party has signed up Hollywood actor Martin Freeman to appear in a party political broadcast to be aired tomorrow evening.

For many, Freeman is best known as star of The Hobbit. For others, he will always be Tim from The Office.

Either way, it's a undoubtedly a coup for Labour.

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Non-debate take-outs: Watch Ed play the tough guy (plus bonus awkward exchange with Paxo)

Non-debate take-outs: Watch Ed play the tough guy (plus bonus awkward exchange with Paxo)

27 Mar 2015 09:25

Snap polls have given David Cameron a narrow victory in the wake of last night’s TV clashes – but Ed Miliband provided the two stand-out moments.

Firstly, the Labour leader had a ready-made formula to hit back at accusations that he is too weak to be prime minister. Unfortunately he fluffed the delivery first time around.

After telling Jeremy Paxman that he had stood up to Barack Obama over military action in Syria, Ed threw

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Tears of a Speaker and 'one of the most electric parliamentary moments ever'

Tears of a Speaker and 'one of the most electric parliamentary moments ever'

26 Mar 2015 14:33

John Bercow fought back the tears today after MPs saw off an attempt to oust him from the Speaker's chair.

The ambush was engineered by Michael Gove and William Hague as the last act of his parliamentary career.

A motion would have seen the Speaker elected by secret ballot in future, but it was defeated by 228 to 202.

It is fair to say that Bercow was somewhat emotional when he learned of the result...

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Lynton Crosby's 'secret breakfast' cancelled at eleventh hour after Labour hijack rumour

Lynton Crosby's 'secret breakfast' cancelled at eleventh hour after Labour hijack rumour

25 Mar 2015 08:29

There were a few hot tickets at this week’s Advertising Week festival but none more so than Lynton Crosby’s appearance at the Telegraph’s ‘leadership breakfast’ at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club.

Delegates were told that David Cameron’s campaign chief would be part of a panel this morning that would "discuss the outcomes and consequences of what is already the most unpredictable election in living memory".

All you needed to be part of this rare public event

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SNP's Pete Wishart beats off Galloway and Lucas to get ‘parliamentary tweeter of the year’

SNP's Pete Wishart beats off Galloway and Lucas to get ‘parliamentary tweeter of the year’

25 Mar 2015 07:00

The Scottish National Party’s Pete Wishart has been voted the UK’s ‘parliamentary tweeter of the year’ in the inaugural Political Twitter Awards.

Respect MP George Galloway came second in the vote and Green MP Caroline Lucas was third.

The awards have been set up by UK lobbying firm Westminster Public Affairs. A further nine categories were voted on by the judging panel which included Channel 4’s Michael Crick and TP editor David Singleton.

Other winners

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A true heir to Blair: Cameron heckled by older audience

A true heir to Blair: Cameron heckled by older audience

24 Mar 2015 13:13

David Cameron has been heckled by an audience of pensioners this morning over the Government's record on the health service.

The trouble came after the PM said he had protected health and care budgets. He was then accused of lying, with hecklers yelling:

“That’s not true. You’ve cut social care. It’s a lie.”

Following the difficult question and answer session, the PM turned to the audience and thanked them for their "lively interactions". 

The Telegraph

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Jeremy Paxman tells TP that Cameron is ‘very effective’ and Miliband is ‘alright’

Jeremy Paxman tells TP that Cameron is ‘very effective’ and Miliband is ‘alright’

23 Mar 2015 17:50

Jeremy Paxman today heaped praise on a trio of senior Conservatives as he confirmed that he had been tapped up to be Tory MP for Kensington and Chelsea.

He also said David Miliband was "very accomplished" but was less complimentary about Ed Miliband.

The former Newsnight presenter was in conversation with The Times editor John Witherow at the Advertising Week festival.

Asked by TP which politicians he believed were best at dealing with the media,

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