The 2009 Total Politics Blog Awards

by Iain Dale / 18 Sep 2009

After much counting, the results are in to reveal the best British political blogs. Iain Dale announces the results and examines the movers and shakers within the blogosphere this year

In conversation with... Jacqui Smith

by Iain Dale / 17 Jul 2009

Despite the furore over her husband's porn movies and her 88p bath plug, Jacqui Smith tells Iain Dale that, even if she'd known all that was in store, she'd still have dedicated her life to politics

In conversation with... Cherie Blair

In conversation with... Cherie Blair

by Iain Dale / 21 May 2009

She's a Marmite person, either loved or loathed. She tells Iain Dale that she'd much rather speak up for what she believes in, and be attacked for it, than to say nothing

In conversation with... Ken Livingstone

In conversation with... Ken Livingstone

by Iain Dale / 18 Mar 2009

The former Mayor of London has no intention of departing London politics and remains a controversial force of nature. He tells Iain Dale why he will be standing in the next Mayoral election, that his biggest failure in office was not forcing a newspaper out of business and how the civil service is a "malignant conspiracy against the national interest"

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In conversation... Tony Benn

In conversation... Tony Benn

by Iain Dale / 21 Jan 2009

In 2009, Iain Dale spent two hours, over several mugs of tea, quizzing Tony Benn - political grandfather of the nation - about democracy, death, misjudgements, and world government

In conversation with... Hazel Blears

In conversation with... Hazel Blears

by Iain Dale / 24 Nov 2008

To her fans she's a human dynamo, to her enemies she's an irritating robot. Iain Dale talks to Hazel Blears, the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government about her life in politics, tap dancing and her penchant for bikes. Big ones

A Question of Ego

by Iain Dale / 12 Nov 2008

At the Total Politics office we get loads of books sent to us.

In conversation with... Nigel Farage

by Iain Dale / 27 Oct 2008

In an exclusive interview with Iain Dale, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party says UKIP is more relevant than ever, acknowledges entryism by the BNP and denies he is President Medvedev in disguise

In conversation with... Alex Salmond

In conversation with... Alex Salmond

by Iain Dale / 22 Aug 2008

Iain Dale talks to Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond

How Boris won: The Lynton Crosby interview

How Boris won: The Lynton Crosby interview

by Iain Dale / 29 Jun 2008

Iain Dale interviews Lynton Crosby in June 2008 about how to run a successful campaign

In conversation with... Ann Widdecombe

In conversation with... Ann Widdecombe

by Iain Dale / 21 Aug 2009

As she prepares for retirement, Ann Widdecombe tells Iain Dale that moving away from a melting pot of professions will produce a House whose members have little contact with the outside world

In conversation with... Alan Duncan

In conversation with... Alan Duncan

by Iain Dale / 18 Jun 2009

He's bored of being labelled as loaded, admits he was tired on Have I Got News For You and doesn't think Gordon's small talk is much good

In conversation with... Paddy Ashdown

In conversation with... Paddy Ashdown

by Iain Dale / 23 Apr 2009

The first leader of the Liberal Democrats entered politics after a career in the Royal Marines and retired after leading his party for 11 years

In conversation with... David Cameron

In conversation with... David Cameron

by Iain Dale / 19 Feb 2009

In an animated conversation with Iain Dale, the Conservative leader rules out state funding of political parties, reveals how David Davis left him incredulous, denies he is an  opportunist and indulges in a little Lib Dem love bombing

Poll: What Politicians Really Thought of Yesterday's PBR

by Iain Dale / 25 Nov 2008

Yesterday, as soon as the Chancellor sat down, we sent out a poll survey asking Britain's elected politicians what they thought of the Pre Budget Report.

Total Politics & the Press Complaints Commission

by Iain Dale / 21 Nov 2008

When you start a new business, there are many things you need to do and many other things you ought to do which never cross your mind.

Is Some Clear Blue Water Emerging?

by Iain Dale / 11 Nov 2008

How times change.

In conversation with... Gwenllian Lansdown

by Iain Dale / 19 Sep 2008

The trailblazing chief executive of Plaid Cymru talks to Iain Dale about nationalism, independence and her hopes for the future

Cover Feature: Exclusive Morgan Tsvangirai Interview

by Iain Dale / 25 Jul 2008

Morgan Tsvangirai claimed a first round victory following the Zimbabwean general election in March this year.