The veteran minister is stepping down as an MP. But he aspires to win power again as a peer.
He gets up to some weird and wonderful things.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind announced that he is also quitting as chair of the intelligence and security committee.
The Tottenham MP has launched a campaign to encourage Londoners to vote in Labour’s mayoral primary. But he told BuzzFeed News that the party leadership was worried about opening up the contest.
Sarah Wollaston, chair of the Commons health committee, told BuzzFeed News the policy is “illegal and unworkable”. She said the Tories needed a positive message going into the election.
Phillip Lee was hauled in front of government whips for a dressing-down after he criticised the chancellor.
The Conservative chief whip said Salmond is preparing for a seat at the top table if Labour enter a coalition with the SNP.
The former cabinet minister added: “Mind you, the production company is called Love Productions. That’s a bit like Stalin calling Pravda ‘free press’.”
The Queen guitarist believes British politics is “failing the electorate”.
Ed Balls just couldn’t remember the surname of Labour’s key business supporter. He’s not the only one to have suffered a brain freeze.
UKIP’s deputy leader, Paul Nuttall, told BuzzFeed News his boss needed to get down to South Thanet and start wooing more voters. He also said he’d do a “bloody good job” if he became the party’s leader himself.
The Labour leader branded himself an “international sex symbol” and poked fun at Gordon Brown, Richard Desmond and the Mail on Sunday.
A panel set up by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow recommends that online voting should be in place within five years. Polling stations could soon be a thing of the past.
Palin made the comment Friday night in Iowa. It was the latest and most-strongly-worded hint yet that the former Alaska governor may run for the White House.
Esther McVey has urged jobseekers not to tone down their accents. She also called on employers not to make “lazy stereotypes” about scousers and Brummies.
Natalie Bennett called on Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, and Nigel Farage to put pressure on broadcasters to let her take part. “What are you afraid of, boys?”
The deputy PM is pretty sick of sitting next to David Cameron. He told BuzzFeed News: “It’s awkward, it’s ridiculous.”
A veteran Labour member claimed that local party chiefs in London are urging activists not to campaign on the economy – because it’s “not one of our strengths”. But Miliband denied this and said Labour should talk about it as much as possible.
Some 29 Conservatives have written about their humble roots in a bid to play down the party’s posh image and win over voters. But that’s still less than 10% of its 303 MPs.
The Greens said they now have 44,713 members in England, Wales, and Scotland – more than the Lib Dems’ last reported total.
The Pub Landlord has announced he is standing against Nigel Farage in the Kent constituency of South Thanet. The UKIP leader has laughed it off – but every vote matters.
David Cameron suddenly can’t get enough of the Greens. But is that just because he wants to avoid getting involved in pre-election TV debates?
He’s not really helping Miliband convince the nation he would make a good prime minister.
It was a pricey election, but not necessarily in the obvious places.
“Write the word backwards frontwards.”
And when he learned that there are people out there who can vote and chose not to, it was game over.
Republicans won at least four governorships. Democrats took one.
Minimum wage hikes passed in a whole slew of California cities.