Newark by-election 2014

Prime Minster David Cameron Attends A Rally Before European And Local Elections

David Cameron acknowledges that some Tory MPs want to leave the EU

11 June 2014 18:54

David Cameron addressed the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers earlier this evening. The meeting was upbeat because of the introduction…

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Will David Cameron delay the reshuffle to prolong MPs’ good behaviour?

11 June 2014 17:27

After addressing the 1922 Committee this evening, David Cameron will be holding a reception at Number 10 for the good…

Triumphant in Newark. Image: Getty

Bad boy Brady dodges Newark campaign duty

9 June 2014 14:53

It’s safe to say that the Tories are very pleased with their ground effort in last week’s Newark by-election, with…

David Cameron and Boris Johnson campaigning in Newark before the by-election. photo: Getty Images.

Tories hold Newark with a 7,000 majority

6 June 2014 3:53

The Tories have held Newark with a comfortable majority of 7,000 plus. The party will be relieved to have won…

Voters Go To Polls In Newark By-Election

As it happened: Newark by-election results

5 June 2014 22:35

Welcome to our live blog for the results of the Newark by-election. We’ll be providing commentary and analysis throughout the…

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Tories accidentally leak campaign database

3 June 2014 18:30

The Conservatives have accidentally emailed a database of their activists’ details to other members, Coffee House has learned. The database,…

David Cameron and Boris Johnson visit to Newark

Newark campaigning strategy cheers up Tory activists

2 June 2014 17:49

One of the spin-offs of Grant Shapps’ cheesy-sounding yet quite impressive ‘Team 2015’ strategy for campaigning in the local elections…

David Cameron and Boris Johnson campaigning in Newark before the by-election. photo: Getty Images.

Tories on course to win Newark by-election, says Ashcroft poll

2 June 2014 17:27

The Tories are looking ever more likely to hold Newark in Thursday’s by-election. In a new poll from Lord Ashcroft…

Ed Miliband visiting in Newark Hospital with PPC Michael Payne. Photo courtesy of

The Newark by-election might not be a disaster for Labour

30 May 2014 16:57

Will Labour do well in the Newark by-election? While all the focus has been on the fight between the Tories…

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Video: Newark state of mind

30 May 2014 13:56

Ukip candidate Roger Helmer reckons that Farage would do a better job in the by-election campaign and defends employing an Italian…


Tories, Tories everywhere

29 May 2014 19:07

If you are a lobbyist looking to access a government minister but want to circumvent the tedious checks enforced by…

Roger Helmer outside Ukip's Newark HQ

A day in Newark: the Tories are winning the ground war against Ukip

29 May 2014 18:22

With one week to go till polling day, the Tories are throwing the kitchen sink at the Newark by-election. When…

Ukip's Roger Helmer will assisted in Newark with data from the Electoral Commission. Photo: Getty Images.

Ukip pin Newark hope on data access

28 May 2014 8:50

Ukip types, already with a spring in their step this week, are further buoyed by the fact that they will…


On the road with the Tories

16 May 2014 15:30

The Conservatives are holding another one of their road trips tomorrow, this time to Chester and Cheadle, where about 120…

Conservative MPs need to realise that Ed Miliband is the enemy, not their own leader.

Ed Miliband needs a strategy more than he needs a makeover

15 May 2014 11:09

David Axelrod has parachuted into London to give Ed Miliband a ‘makeover’. Miliband needs all the foundation and blusher he…


Is Nigel Farage trying to distract us?

2 May 2014 8:52

On location for The Sunday Times in the exciting by-election town of Newark-upon-Trent, I asked a nice local woman about…

Nigel Farage. No prizes for guessing what his desert island luxuries might be. Image: Getty

Why Nigel Farage might not stand in Newark

29 April 2014 22:45

Nigel Farage told me on Monday how closely he was watching the situation in Newark. He introduced the subject by…