Parliamentary arithmetic can be fun when you know how!
In 2010, there were more than 1,000 potential coalition options. Here's how to make friends in 2015.
Ready to Roxburgh!
The Tories are on course to lose their only Scottish seat, and they need to pick another up. They've found a target – and ended up in a three-way battle.
It was a novelty when Conservative leader David Cameron had to enlist Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg’s support to govern, but Britons may have to get used to minority government.
The UK is poised for another minority government, this time possibly with a hung parliament. Australia's long experience of such arrangements offers lessons in how to manage minority government.
On the lookout for gullible voters.
The three marginal seats clustered around Brighton and Hove are hosting a multi-party social media brawl.
Should she buy it?
Which party has the best policy offerings for women? An analysis of the manifestos of the three main parties (Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat) reveals how their policies measure up. The Economy…
Not quite the same.
You don't have to love David Cameron to vote Conservative, but it helps.
The UK general election could go either way. The one certainty is that the numbers of seats won won’t match the votes for each party.
This week the "mother of parliaments" faces a general election in the UK. The 'first past the post' electoral system means we can't predict the result with certainty, nor expect it to match the vote.
Whoever wins, Murdoch comes out in front.
The front pages of the Sun and the Scottish Sun on Thursday morning provided further evidence of Roy Greenslade’s recent assertion that the idea of a national press is a fallacy. In images which appear…
First past the post.
So you feel like organising a general election draw. What's the fairest way to do it?
Visionary? Not any more.
The Liberal Democrats' 2015 campaign has ditched ideology and emphasised concrete policy plans – not a good move when they're struggling to be heard.
The sun never sets on the British electorate.
The millions of Britons living abroad have a lot to gain or lose from this election. But will they bother to vote?
Yes, the environment can be a vote winnner.
Labour leader didn't bash Cameron as hard as predicted on Libya.
I don’t need to look where I’m going. It’s all in the plan.
George Osborne's favourite catchphrase has a long tradition.
Bradford West's candidates are locked in a grandiose, mudslinging back-and-forth of character assassination. Who'll come out on top?
Labour may get less than they’re hoping for with their tax proposals.
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Labour's manifesto promise of fairer taxes – re-introducing the 10p tax and raising the top rate for high earners – sounds good. But they may not see the benefits in reality.
But what do we get for it, Dave?
Some say that sharing is caring. But when it comes to party political publications, sharing on social media is careless. No matter how much you agree with Labour’s latest poster or the Greens’ latest video…
Cutting the deficit and growing the economy are central to the Labour Manifesto.
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A key tenet of the Labour Party’s manifesto is reducing the budget deficit year-on-year through the lifetime of the next parliament.
Big and brave or the best of a bad bunch?
The Greens have nothing on Syriza or Podemos.
Time to get serious on tax avoidance.
Chris Radburn/PA Wire
The Labour Party has put tackling tax avoidance firmly on the election agenda.
The party of business?
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Long seen as the 'party of the rich', the Conservatives will find that flaunting the support of business leaders doesn't have the same weight as it did in years gone by.