David Axelrod: “I have had some long conversations with Ed Miliband over the course of the past year and it was less about politics, and more about this issue of how in the 21st century you create healthy economies in which opportunity is broadly available, and people can stay ahead of the cost of living”. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama’s most influential adviser during two presidential victories has been hired to advise the British Labour party on its 2015 electi(...)

Jim Messina is a specialist in social media which played a  not-insignificant role in Obama’s campaign. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Conservative Party in Britain has scored a major coup by hiring the man who led US president Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012 to play a(...)