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Leader by default?

The Lib Dems have stuck by Clegg against all odds. Why? Stephen Tall offers his interpretation

Members of the Board
When all the meeting room game-playing is done, which games do those of a political bent like to play? Alex Stevenson rolls the dice
Killing Him Softly

For a masterclass in how not to deal with a political coup, look no further than Ed Miliband

Members of the Board

Rotating box by Alex Stevenson / 14 Dec 2014

Members of the Board

When all the meeting room game-playing is done, which games do those of a political bent like to play? Alex Stevenson rolls the dice

"I had to do what I thought was right"

Rotating box by Ben Lazarus / 11 Dec 2014

"I had to do what I thought was right"

Ben Lazarus talks to Tommy Robinson, former EDL front-man, about walking away from his past and finding ways to help his hometown

An Injection of Realism

Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 09 Dec 2014

An Injection of Realism

After a bruising end to his time at the DCMS, Jeremy Hunt is a politician...  

Lunch with... Lord Winston

Articles by Jess Bowie / 07 Dec 2014

Lunch with... Lord Winston

Britain’s best-known reproductive health expert sits down for lunch with Jess Bowie. Photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer

The McGuffin Effect

Rotating box by Ian Martin / 02 Dec 2014

The McGuffin Effect

After a disastrous month, McGuffin holds crunch talks with Snoop Dougy Doug as they wonder whether there’s any way to get rid of the Milistone round their necks…

Beating the Odds

Homepage by Stephen Tall / 01 Dec 2014

Beating the Odds

The Lib Dems must attract the ‘market’ vote if there is to be any hope of success in the general election

View from the other side

Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 26 Nov 2014

View from the other side

After stunning the political world this summer when he quit the Conservative Party to join UKIP, what will Douglas Carswell and his new party do next? Sam Macrory met him to find out. Photo by Paul Heartfield

You're Hired!

Articles by Aaron Farrell / 17 Nov 2014

You're Hired!

Robert Halfon MP, a champion of apprenticeships, has taken on three parliamentary apprentices so far and helped launch their careers. His third protégée, Aaron Farrell, asks him why he did it

An education in education

Rotating box 11 Nov 2014

An education in education

Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have elevated a commitment to apprenticeships and the wider skills agenda to the top of their priorities. But do they have the answers? Well, Total Politics knows two men who might. So we brought together two of the most influential education secretaries of the last 25 years to discuss what the challenges are and how they could be met. Photos by Jack Lawson

Leader by default?

Rotating box by Stephen Tall / 13 Dec 2014

Leader by default?

The Lib Dems have stuck by Clegg against all odds. Why? Stephen Tall offers his...  

Killing Him Softly

Rotating box by Dan Hodges / 13 Dec 2014

Killing Him Softly

For a masterclass in how not to deal with a political coup, look no further...  

The Gang of Four

Rotating box by George Pascoe-Watson / 10 Dec 2014

The Gang of Four

Four men are running the government these days, and there’s not a Liberal Democrat in sight

Only Rowntrees has the answer?

Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 08 Dec 2014

Only Rowntrees has the answer?

With poverty on the rise in the UK, are politicians saying and doing the right things to address the problem and are the public actually listening? Sam Macrory travelled to York to meet Julia Unwin, the head of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to find out more. Photos by Paul Heartfield

Health Warnings

Rotating box by Sam Macrory and Jess Bowie / 04 Dec 2014

Health Warnings

Struggling in the polls, a leader under pressure, and now the Tories trying to seize a lead on the NHS. These are tough times for Labour. So what will the shadow health secretary do next? Sam Macrory and Jess Bowie catch up with Andy Burnham. Photos by Jack Lawson

Different strokes

Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 02 Dec 2014

Different strokes

What motivates a double Olympic gold medallist to embark on a career in politics? James Cracknell tells Sam Macrory why he’s moving on from physical challenges, while challenging the nation to get physical. Photos by Paul Heartfield

Labouring the Point

Articles by George Pascoe-Watson / 01 Dec 2014

Labouring the Point

Cameron has to trip up Miliband in the race to May 2015, or at least help him as he does it himself

Lunch with... Tim Campbell

Articles by Jess Bowie / 20 Nov 2014

Lunch with... Tim Campbell

Lord Sugar’s first apprentice has lunch with Jess Bowie ...  

The McGuffin Effect

Articles by Joe McGuffin / 12 Nov 2014

The McGuffin Effect

McGuffin is not impressed with what he saw at “that dick-in-the-soup” Labour Party conference where “Team Ed choked on their own trembling uncertainty, yet again.”

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