Heywood and Middleton

Is Ukip on course to win the Oldham West and Royton by-election?

2 December 2015 17:15

In 24 hours, the polling stations in Oldham West and Royton will be open and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party will face…

Nigel Farage takes inspiration from Al Gore

10 October 2014 15:38

Al Gore is an unlikely source of inspiration for Ukip – in fact the party once pledged to ban the…

Ukip means mainstream parties should stop seeing voters as ‘theirs’

10 October 2014 13:51

How are the two parties reacting to their bruising night in the two by-elections? David Cameron – after telling us, helpfully,…

Podcast special: The Ukip earthquake

10 October 2014 8:57

Ukip has arrived at Westminster. Douglas Carswell held his Clacton seat after defecting from the Conservatives, and in Heywood and…

Ukip’s breakthrough night

10 October 2014 3:08

Ukip has won its first by-election: Douglas Carswell is the party’s first elected MP. In a stunning night for the…

Ukip is a disaster for Labour. And then there’s Scotland…

10 October 2014 2:40

Heywood and Middleton is a far worse result for Labour than for the Tories: we can agree on that, surely. Clacton…

Ukip wins Clacton from the Tories and runs Labour mighty close in Heywood & Middleton

9 October 2014 22:18

2.50am Douglas Carswell’s victory speech, after winning a 12,404 majority, was not triumphalist: there was no tub-thumping. Instead, he said…