We take it for granted, but it wasn't always so easy to take part in the democratic functioning of the country.
What the political party manifestos say about refugees and asylum seekers.
Your guide to when to pay attention to them and when to beware.
The Conservative party manifesto's repudiation of the ‘libertarian right’ bodes ill for the European Court of Human Rights.
Despite their clever repackaging and repositioning, the Greens face a disappointing election night – and their biggest problem isn't going away.
Are you wrong because your opinion differs from the majority, or should you stand your ground?
The UK needs more US-style political news satire. Sadly broadcast rules are making that difficult.
Is this why we are in an age of intergenerational conflict?
National security is a more complex issue in the UK these days, after a decade and a half of unpopular wars and years punctuated by regular, deadly terrorist attacks.
If the 2017 polls are to get the election right, they have to nail one variable in particular: turnout among the young.
Calling an election was a risk, as was opting out of the BBC live debate. And the PM may now be having some regrets.
After the Conservatives' U-turn on social care, how do the parties compare?
Hey big spender – what will your project actually do for the public?
Jeremy Corbyn was criticised for raising this issue on the campaign trail but it's time we talked about it.
With just a week until the vote, the polling agency has thrown a cat among the pigeons. Here's how to understand the poll everyone is talking about.
With Labour closing in on the Conservatives in the polls, we discuss the likely outcome of the UK general election 2017.
She faced criticism for not taking part in the BBC head-to-head, but the PM would have struggled had she done another late U-turn.
The Scottish nationalists' election pitch is about damage limitation, not a radical sell.
Charities are limited in how much they can spend on campaigning. Is this justified?
One policy above all others will haunt the Tory election campaign to the bitter end.