The only poll that mattersCharles Haughey made a mantra out of his standard response to opinion polls saying the only one that mattered was the electi(...)

Labour’s Bridget Phillipson, the first elected MP for the 2015 general election of Houghton and Sunderland South at the Sunderland Tennis Centre count. Photograph: Paul Kingston/PA

Black ballot boxes, sprinting teenage volunteers sporting white gloves, yellow voting slips, eager counting fingers, nervous hovering candidates: at 2(...)

British prime minister David  Cameron met Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Friday to accept a mandate to form the first majority Conservative government since John Major’s surprise victory in 1992. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images 1:40

British prime minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades an(...)

Britain’s political leaders on Tuesday began a final push for votes ahead of Thursday’s knife-edge election. Photograph: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

By Friday, Labour’s campaign chief Douglas Alexander may be Britain’s foreign secretary. Or he may be jobless, beaten by a 20-year-old Scottish Nation(...)

William Hague and his wife, Ffion. In the last election, the former Conservative leader won the Richmond seat by more than 23,000 votes. Photograph: Gerry Penny/AFP/Getty Images

Every vote counts, but some count a lot more than others. When British voters go to the polls on Thursday, the great majority of them will do so knowi(...)

With five days to go before voting, the UK’s general election campaign has lived up to its reputation among commentators as the closest, most fragment(...)

Prime minister David Cameron speaks to workers during a visit to Kelvin Hughes Voltage in Enfield, north London, yesterday. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Questioned about the size of the majority he enjoyed in the 2010 general election to win in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Conservative Oliver Colvile(...)

Citroen Ireland claims that you would have to cover 136,000km to break even on buying a diesel.

So, how many of us made a mistake? When the then coalition government of Fianna Fail and the Greens flipped the Vehicle Registration Tax and Motor Tax(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, who along with her French counterpart François Hollande,  has been notably quiet in their public comments on the trade pact. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European Commission officials travel across the Atlantic next week for talks on the European Union-United States trade deal as the ninth round of n(...)

Lady Sylvia Hermon: her  vote in the House of Commons, if she is re-elected, could yield a high price on the electoral market place. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Last Wednesday Lady Sylvia Hermon got the galvanising kick-start she needed for the next few weeks of hard canvassing in pleasant seaside towns such a(...)