British prime minister David Cameron delivers his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham yesterday. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Prime minister’s conference speech seen as more polished than Ed Miliband’s

British prime minister David Cameron leaves the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham yesterday with his wife, Samantha, after delivering his keynote speech on the final day of the gathering. Photograph: Reuters/Stefan Rousseau

Analysis: election strategy is to be close in polls then pose Cameron v Miliband question

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Stormont to get no move on corporate tax rate until welfare budget agreed

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown: he said that while he had no doubt the extra powers promised would come, “the question is whether we will secure our timetable for devolution with or without strings attached”. Photograph: Garry F McHarg/Reuters

Scotland’s MPs must not be banned from Commons votes, says former PM

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne at the Conservatice conference: he rejected claims he is targeting the poor. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

Chancellor promises better deal for Britain before referendum on membership of union

“We may actually get Labour . . . That may not be a wholly bad thing,” says David Davis MP

MP’s switch to Ukip may be a chance for Cameron to make a byelection point

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron must neutralise the Ukip threat on one side, without damaging centre-ground support. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Ukip defector Mark Reckless at the centre of Conservative conference ire

Northern Secretary  Theresa Villiers addressing the  Conservative Party conference  in Birmingham yesterday. “The time is now right for a new round of cross-party talks,” she said. Photograph: PA

British and Irish governments signal move to overcome impasse

Ukip leader Nigel Farage (right) welcomes Mark Reckless to the Ukip annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in south Yorkshire. Photograph: PA

Farage awaits disenchanted Labour as well as Conservative MPs

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