Last year's independence referendum failed narrowly, but the Scottish electorate has emerged as a force that may well decide who forms the next British government.
Americans unhappy with our two-party system only need look at the British election this week for an alternative. But they might not like what they see.
Who's running? How can they win? Who'll be in charge? And what will the Queen be doing? The election, explained.
In 2010, there were more than 1,000 potential coalition options. Here's how to make friends in 2015.
A Tory election win is the best scenario for the SNP. If Labour squeak home, it will need to find a better way forward
In an uninspiring campaign, the comedian’s volte face means a lot to Ed Miliband.
Ed Miliband says Labour did not overspend when it was last in office. He's right.
A coalition would solve Labour's short-term number problem and could damage Sturgeon's plans in the long term.
Politicians should cut the language deficit for the sake of voters.
Set it in stone or face the wrath of your electorate? That's no way to carry on.
Nick Rowley worked at Number 10, Ed at Number 11. It was here he showed his true potential for leadership.
You don't have to love David Cameron to vote Conservative, but it helps.
A minority Labour administration might govern the UK despite finishing runner-up in both England and Scotland.
Now the electorate seems to be taking the possibility of one seriously, what would a Labour cabinet actually look like?
Cameron and Miliband talk NHS and immigration but the audience wanted to know about post-election deals.
The final big pitch to the voters has been made. So who came out on top?
This is what democracy looks like: citizens giving politicians a public bollocking.
Research suggests young people are engaged in politics, they just don't like the politicians.
Each of the main parties' pledges on housing are short of what is required. But regardless, they can't be done.
Labour's Ed Miliband says that advantaged pupils are much more likely to go to university. Is he right?