election 2015

The Tories need to ‘weaponise’ Ed Miliband’s incompetence

11 January 2015 10:40

Ed Miliband was on Andrew Marr’s sofa this morning, drawing 2015 battle lines. It all looked very encouraging – if…

Podcast: the 2015 campaign begins, Charlie Hebdo and Britain’s A&E crisis

8 January 2015 7:09

Will the next Parliament be impossible to handle? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth and Compass’ Neal…

Five constituencies to watch in the 2015 election

7 January 2015 17:12

Politicians and commentators of all varieties agree: the next election is nigh-on impossible to predict. Even the grand Tory pollster…

Michael Gove might not be preparing for another coalition. But other Tories are

6 January 2015 15:22

Michael Gove pitched up on Newsnight yesterday to give one of his typically confident performances to the programme. Apparently CCHQ don’t…

Read the two election campaign dossiers from Labour and the Tories

5 January 2015 14:57

There’s 121 days to go till the General Election and the two main parties have released reports attacking each others…

Team Tory unite (but refuse to answer any questions about their own leadership bids)

5 January 2015 14:47

The Tories’ front of house team turned up today to try and stoke up a row about Labour’s spending plans.…

Do Cameron and Miliband secretly feel the same way about the EU?

5 January 2015 11:57

At last, an actual dividing line. Ed has used his first proper speech of the 2015 campaign to declare that…

And now a porkie from Labour: spending is not (really) heading back to 1930s levels

4 January 2015 9:31

Another day, another poster – and this time, it’s Labour stretching the truth. The above is the same trick as…

How Osborne’s ‘deficit halved’ claim backfired  

3 January 2015 9:25

So – how did it go? Yesterday, Tory HQ yesterday issued a poster with the misleading claim that the deficit…

Which Tory MPs will repeat the porkie about ‘halving’ the deficit?

2 January 2015 11:21

New year, new porkies from Conservative HQ. It has opened 2015 with a poster that involves a deception (above): ‘the defict…

Why must Grant Shapps spoil a good story with a porkie?

29 December 2014 19:09

An email arrives from Grant Shapps, chairman of the Tory Party, listing the things the Coalition has achieved in four…

Who’s playing dirty politics on Lord Freud and welfare? Everyone

28 October 2014 14:23

The main business of the day in the House of Commons is Labour’s debate on Lord Freud, a row that…

Can Jeremy Hunt make the Tories the patients’ party?

30 September 2013 11:25

What to do about Ukip is dominating the conversation on the fringe and in the conference bars here in Manchester.…

Peter Hain wants more debt — another policy stolen from the Tories

7 May 2013 22:52

Peter Hain is pessimistic about Ed Miliband’s chances, in spite of what the bookies say*. ‘If a general election was…

David Cameron at the pre-election rally where he made his pledge on pensioner benefits in 2010. Picture: Getty

The Tory message in 2015: Vote Cameron for PM

3 January 2013 17:38

One thing is already apparent about the Tories’ 2015 campaign, it will be even more dependent on David Cameron than…

The next election campaign starts here

29 September 2012 12:01

This conference season marks the half way point to the next election and we can see the political battle lines…