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MP Murphy wants Scottish FM role
MP Jim Murphy tells the BBC he not only wants to be Scottish Labour leader but has set his sights on becoming first minister of Scotland.

MPs debating UK drugs policy
The House of Commons is debating government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse.

UK migrant rescue stance criticised
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".

UK can be sued over rendition case
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.

Postal votes 'arrived too late'
More than 50,000 postal votes arrived too late to count in this year's European Parliamentary elections, it emerges.

Sickness benefit cuts 'considered'
Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.

Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.

Legal challenge to probation reforms
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.

Wait for train seats 'unacceptable'
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".

UK 'once keen' on EU funding rules
The UK was "keen" in the past on EU funding rules which mean it now has to pay an extra £1.7bn in contributions, the country's new European Commissioner says.

Morgan: I'd vote for gay marriage now
Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

Lib Dem urges local pacts with Greens
Andrew George, former Lib Dem environment spokesman, calls for "local pacts" between his party and the Greens in the 2015 election.

MPs demand action on asylum backlog
The Home Office has "failed to deal" with the UK's backlog of asylum cases, with 29,000 applications dating back at least seven years still unresolved, MPs warn.

Rochester by-election candidates
A by-election is being held in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Kent, on 20 November.

EU Warrant vote 'before by-election'
David Cameron says a vote on the future of the European Arrest Warrant will be held before the crunch Rochester and Strood by-election on 20 November.

Hold heads high, Lib Dems urged
Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech.

Now what for the Liberal Democrats?
Nick Clegg has delivered his final conference speech before the general election. What do the Lib Dems do next?

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

Analysis: Primary colours
David Cameron's speech was a confident attempt to seize large chunks of Labour's traditional territory, Ben Wright says.

Miliband £2.5bn pledge 'to save NHS'
Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.

Did Miliband get the Downing St job?
Ed Miliband said the next eight months is a job interview. So how did he do with his party conference presentation?

UKIP promises income tax cuts
The UK Independence Party proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000 at the party's conference.

Second Tory MP defects to UKIP
Mark Reckless becomes the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservative party conference.

Greens call for £10 minimum wage
The Green Party of England and Wales is calling for the minimum wage to rise to £10 an hour by 2020, as leader Natalie Bennett addresses their annual conference.

Will Green Party ideas grab attention?
In the crowded political arena, are the Green Party's ideas for radically changing the economy enough to win votes, Chris Mason asks.

US envoy meeting with first minister
The American envoy to inter-party talks, Gary Hart, is meeting the First Minister Peter Robinson at Stormont Castle.

Introduction
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Miliband due at Scots Labour dinner
Labour's UK leader Ed Miliband will attend a gala dinner in Glasgow as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.

Introduction
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

Wales' £2bn EU deal formally agreed
A deal for Wales to receive £2bn in European aid between 2014 and 2020 is formally agreed.

Introduction
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

HS2 could spell hard lines for Stoke
What will it mean for Stoke-on-Trent if HS2 bypasses the city in favour of Crewe?

Election overshadowed by grooming
South Yorkshire Police Commissioner election overshadowed by grooming

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Work and Pensions Committee
MPs take evidence on employment support for disabled people.

Q&A: Beginner's guide to PM's speech
David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide.

Links to UK political websites
Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet
Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet
The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

European Parliaments online
Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

VIDEO: Brits love Borgen, but cannot pronounce it
How the Borgen legacy of Birgitte Nyborg, Kasper Juul and others live on for some in Danish circles.

VIDEO: Should MPs wear slogans on T-shirts?
Harriet Harman wore one in PMQs, but the PM chose not to wear a T-shirt with a slogan in support of gender equality.

VIDEO: Murphy: 'I'll bring Labour together'
Jim Murphy MP says he is running to be Scottish Labour leader and first minister of Scotland to end the party's period of "self-harm".

VIDEO: Would-be Labour leaders make a case
Two MSPs who are bidding to become the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party have been speaking to the BBC's Politics Scotland programme.

VIDEO: Leaders clash on immigration records
Ed Miliband and David Cameron clash on the parties' records on UK immigration, with calls for apologies.

VIDEO: PM 'paralysed' over by-election
Ed Miliband accuses the prime minister of delaying an European Arrest Warrant vote, but is told it will go ahead.

VIDEO: Devolution call for Essex Man
Sir Bob Russell says the people of Essex and East Anglia should get the same devolution powers as those in Scotland.

VIDEO: No separate Scottish EU referendum - PM
David Cameron says there will only one EU referendum in the UK and only a Conservative government could deliver it.

EU poses tough challenge for Cameron
The complex balancing act for the PM on the EU

Time for the Lib Dems and Greens to do deal?
Shaun Ley on whether there's likely to be an election pact

The story behind the fall of the EU referendum bill
What's the story behind the fall of the EU referendum bill?

Migrants who risk everything to reach Europe
Migrants who risk everything to try to get to Europe

Christmas tree battle for No 10
Christmas Tree growers fight for Downing Street honour

The end of Bastion - and Britain's war
Was the 13-year mission in Afghanistan worth its costs?

Who's in and who's out of the race?
Runners and riders who might replace Johann Lamont

Political opinion polls since May 2012
See how parties have been doing in opinion surveys

 
 
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