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Labour leader Ed Miliband following his resignation speech in the wake of his party’s defeat. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

MARK HENNESSYLondon EditorLord Stewart Wood stood at the side of the room; unshaven, grey-faced, exhausted. Around him, Labour Party staff who had wor(...)

 David Cameron’s car arrives at Buckingham Palace on Friday where he  will meet  Queen Elizabeth II to confirm his second term as prime minister.Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

Greeting the dawn, even Boris Johnson seemed, for once, lost for words, declaring that the Conservatives, by then on the verge of winning a House of C(...)

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(...)

British chancellor George Osborne accepted that public scepticism and “fatigue” is growing about the election offerings of all parties.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The borrowing and spending plan of all of the main British parties in the general election leave voters “in the dark” about the spending cuts and t(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband has accused the Scottish National Party of being in “an unholy alliance”. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Labour leader Ed Miliband, who faces major losses in Scotland in May’s general election, has accused the Scottish National Party (SNP) of “an unholy (...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband during a speech at Jaguar Land Rover, Wolverhampton, on Monday, where he sought to lay out Labour’s industrial strategy in advance of the general election in May. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

For decades, the British car industry typified the country’s manufacturing decline, with its falling productivity and endlessly fractious industrial r(...)

David Cameron: trying to woo Ukip voters back to the Conservatives. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

Ed Miliband went to Salford on Monday to declare that he would save the National Health Service and balance the UK’s budget with kindness. George Osbo(...)

Artist Kaya Mar stands  near parliament with his cartoon painting depicting chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne waving an axe. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

George Osborne got out of bed yesterday in his family flat overhead No 10 Downing Street to the sound of Big Ben’s 6 o’clock bells, listening like so (...)

 Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour Party:  for now she has managed to quieten dissent in her own rants. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

Former Labour minister Jim Murphy stood on a couple of red bottle-crates on a street in Argyll to campaign for a No vote in next month’s Scottish inde(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband taking a selfie recently in a hairdresser’s in Cambridge city centre. Miliband’s image is a problem for his party, as illustrated by his on-camera difficulties recently when he struggled to bite into a bacon sandwich. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau /PA

Popular opinion in Britain says that Ed Miliband is gormless. The numbers, however, say that he, not David Cameron, has the best chance of occupying N(...)

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