Meet the parent: Edward Timpson interview
Edward Timpson tells Anoosh Chakelian how his extraordinary upbringing helped make him the minister he is today – and why previous attacks on his background are a load of cobblers
On the road with... Don Foster
Anoosh Chakelian visits the Lib Dem chief whip in his constituency, Bath, and discovers his party’s popularity in the city famous for its Roman baths wasn’t built in a day. Will the Liberal Democrats keep this seat come 2015, when a new candidate will run after its current MP stands down? Photos by Paul Heartfield
Whole in one? Sir John Oldham interview
Sam Macrory speaks to Sir John Oldham, the author of an independent report which may well provide the basis of Labour’s health policy proposals at the next general election
Ten minutes with... Jim Naughtie
Anoosh Chakelian asks the Today programme presenter about how politicians have changed, life behind the scenes of Radio 4's flagship news show, and his new spy novel. Photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Whole in one? Sir John Oldham interview

Articles by Sam Macrory / 03 Apr 2014

Whole in one? Sir John Oldham interview

Sam Macrory speaks to Sir John Oldham, the author of an independent report which may...  

Wouldn't You Like To Know: Michael Rosen interview

Articles by Anoosh Chakelian / 31 Mar 2014

Wouldn't You Like To Know: Michael Rosen interview

Children of all generations love the prose and poetry of Michael Rosen, but politicians –...  

Review: Bailey's Stardust

Life: Review: Bailey's Stardust

Anoosh Chakelian is slightly star-struck at the National Portrait Gallery’s David Bailey retrospective...  

Editor's guide to the April 2014 issue

Articles by Sam Macrory / 27 Mar 2014

Editor's guide to the April 2014 issue

Editor Sam Macrory's guide to the April edition of Total Politics...  

Mid-life matters: Steve Coogan interview

Articles by Sam Macrory / 26 Mar 2014

Mid-life matters: Steve Coogan interview

With Alan Partridge he created one of the most memorable characters in the history of...  

Major miner: Patrick McLoughlin interview

Articles by Sam Macrory / 25 Mar 2014

Major miner: Patrick McLoughlin interview

Tory stalwart and former coalminer, straight talker and delicate negotiator, long-serving whip and coalition softy:...  

Lunch with... Rob Flello

Life: Lunch with... Rob Flello

Anoosh Chakelian and Rob Flello go back to uni for a surprisingly sophisticated fine dining...  

Competition: The Weir tickets

Blog 10 Mar 2014

Competition: The Weir tickets

Win a pair of tickets to The Weir at the Wyndham’s Theatre...  

The last resort

Articles by Rob Williams / 13 Mar 2014

The last resort

They might need a lick of paint first, but Britain’s seaside towns could well determine...  

On the road with... Don Foster

Articles by Anoosh Chakelian / 04 Apr 2014

On the road with... Don Foster

Anoosh Chakelian visits the Lib Dem chief whip in his constituency, Bath, and discovers his...  

Ten minutes with... Jim Naughtie

Life: Ten minutes with... Jim Naughtie

Anoosh Chakelian asks the Today programme presenter about how politicians have changed, life behind the scenes...  

Competition: Handbagged tickets

Blog 31 Mar 2014

Competition: Handbagged tickets

Win a pair of tickets to see the hit play Handbagged in the West End...  

The Kids Are Alright: Maggie Atkinson interview

Articles by Sam Macrory / 28 Mar 2014

The Kids Are Alright: Maggie Atkinson interview

Beyond the ministers at the Department for Education, another voice is speaking up for the...  

Moving through the gears: Mary Creagh interview

Articles by Anoosh Chakelian / 27 Mar 2014

Moving through the gears: Mary Creagh interview

She made her name as an all-action shadow environment secretary, but as Labour hedges its...  

Review: The Weir

Life: Review: The Weir

Anoosh Chakelian reviews chilling cocktail of story-telling The Weir during the play's strictly limited season at Wyndham's...  

COMPETITION: 1984 tickets

Life: COMPETITION: 1984 tickets

Win a pair of tickets to see 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre...  

10 things to learn from the Budget 2014

Blog by Anoosh Chakelian / 19 Mar 2014

10 things to learn from the Budget 2014

From blue rinses to ordinary cider, Anoosh Chakelian looks at the lessons of today's budget...  

In conversation... Tony Benn

Articles by Iain Dale / 21 Jan 2009

In conversation... Tony Benn

In 2009, Iain Dale spent two hours, over several mugs of tea, quizzing Tony Benn...