The SNP’s Mhairi Black becomes the youngest member of parliament.
More women and a great ethnic mix but parliament still doesn't fully reflect the British public.
Difficulties need flagging up.
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The SNP's big Scottish victory might appear to put full fiscal autonomy right back on the agenda. But here's why it doesn't.
Women in the front row after cabinet reshuffle.
After all the speculation, we now know how all the parties fared in the general election. But what about women? Was this a good outcome for them? The answer is a qualified yes. Women comprised a record…
Talk is cheap before ballots are cast.
Did anyone tell you this was the "most unpredictable election in years"? There's a reason for that.
The fearsome 56?
Scotland's pre-eminent historian analyses the road ahead for Scotland and the United Kingdom.
This Conservative Party leaflet kills three birds with one stone and is a classic example of Lynton Crosby’s campaign strategy.
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The British Conservative government’s re-election is the latest and perhaps most startling electoral triumph for Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby. So how did he do it?
A weekend off and he’s ready for another round.
Party leader sees resignation rejected as the EU referendum approaches.
There was a local election?
Gains for the Tories and obliteration for the Lib Dems as councils are selected — sound familiar?
Will the system be different by 2020?
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Parliamentary log-jam, unwilling backbenchers and Conservative preference for first-past-the-post make reform unlikely.
Holding back the tide.
Six hundred years separate two post-election protests, but the issues at hand are strangely similar and the mistakes too easily repeated.
Backed by Blair?
Labour needs to focus on leadership, policies and image, if it's to bounce back.
Too often, we think of "democracy" as what happens during an election campaign – but it goes much deeper than that.
Guess who the big two in EU foreign policy are?
Now that he commands a majority government, what might Cameron's demands to the EU be and what's his worst nightmare?
As much of a surprise for those on the mainland.
How did others in Europe cover the election and the surprising results?
Ed Miliband’s Labour Party gained a swing twice as big as the Conservatives did but lost seats, leading him to resign.
Labour, UKIP and the Greens all gained much bigger swings than the Conservatives, but were election losers. The first-past-the-post system let the Tories pick up a swag of seats with a 0.8% swing.
London, the morning after the election.
The British election has come and gone, and the results have confounded the expectations of most pollsters. Words such as “historic,” “extraordinary” and “political earthquake” have been used to describe…
He’s going to need some backup.
Top dogs held over, old debts repaid, Boris pending – Cameron's fantasy cabinet covers all the bases.
You take the high road and I’ll take the low road.
There were two winners on Thursday night and they may well find themselves on a collision course in the new parliament.
Keeping the faith: 2010 protest in favour of proportional representation.
Why it is hard to escape the shortcomings of the first-past-the-post electoral process in the UK.
Blairites are waiting in the wings.
Ed Miliband’s many Blairite critics have formed an orderly queue to tell us why he lost.