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Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 26 Nov 2014
It’s the morning after the night before. If this Parliament has been the story of the rise of UKIP, then Friday November 21st could yet prove to be a pivotal moment. In the early hours Mark Reckless was confirmed as the party’s MP for Rochester and Strood, with the former Conservative MP taking a seat ranked 271st in UKIP’s target list.
Waiting for him in Parliament was Douglas Carswell, UKIP’s first elected MP. Having wisely…
Articles by Aaron Farrell / 17 Nov 2014
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
Rotating box 11 Nov 2014
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
Articles by Dan Hodges / 10 Nov 2014
Those who complain about Ed Miliband’s leadership should have been more careful about what they...
Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 03 Nov 2014
In this day and age of fame-by-lens it isn’t strange for colourful characters to leap suddenly from obscurity into celebrity, and this year it has been the turn of Deidre Kelly to travel from Benefits Street to Celebrity Big Brother and beyond. But there’s more to White Dee, as she is better known, than the usual reality-celebrity circuit. Sam Macrory meets a woman who is bringing a different, intelligent and authentic, voice to the political debate. Photos by Paul Heartfield
Articles by Jess Bowie / 30 Oct 2014
Jess Bowie heads to Huddersfield where Barry Sheerman has been a fixture ever since he...
Articles by Sam Macrory / 28 Oct 2014
As he gets his head around Britain’s skills shortfall, Nick Boles is prepared to think big about benefits, immigration and that familiar challenge of how to modernise the Conservative Party, as Sam Macrory discovered. Photos by Jack Lawson
Articles by Jess Bowie / 14 Oct 2014
In central London, as her constituency’s older communities and businesses give way to high-tech SMEs...
Rotating box by Joe Sandler Clarke / 13 Oct 2014
Joe Sandler Clarke talks to Guardian columnist, radical commentator, author and political pundit Owen Jones, about Labour, the establishment and whether he fancies becoming an MP
Blog by Charlotte Henry / 10 Oct 2014
It’s not often that the whole cross section of the Lib Dems gets behind a...
Articles by Jess Bowie / 20 Nov 2014
Lord Sugar’s first apprentice has lunch with Jess Bowie ...
Articles by Joe McGuffin / 12 Nov 2014
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.”
Articles by Philip Cowley and Robert Ford / 10 Nov 2014
Winning votes: it’s more about basic prejudices than we might like to admit, say Philip Cowley and Robert Ford.
Articles by Sam Macrory / 04 Nov 2014
DESMOND SWAYNE has been on an unlikely political journey, ending up at the Department for International Development and making the case for a protected aid budget in an age of austerity. Sam Macrory met a man on a mission. Photos by Louise Haywood-Schifer
Articles by Jess Bowie / 17 Nov 2014
Natalie Casey cornered the TV market in ladette roles in the long-running sitcom Two Pints...
Articles by Jess Bowie / 29 Oct 2014
Shadow universities minister Liam Byrne is full of optimism – not just about Labour’s plans...
Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 15 Oct 2014
Sam Macrory heads to deepest Wiltshire to have lunch with Neil and Christine Hamilton
Articles by Rick Nye / 13 Oct 2014
The parties may hope their pre-election messages will ring out, loud and clear, but, says Rick Nye, it could be more a case of tune in, turn off
Articles by Sam Macrory and Daniel Bond / 13 Oct 2014
Sam Macrory and Daniel Bond meet Ledley King, former Tottenham Hotspur captain and footballing hero to the White Hart Lane faithful. Since retirement from injury, however, one of Spurs’ great ambassadors has been finding his feet in a new way