Newark by-election results

Yesterday voters in the Nottinghamshire constituency of Newark went to the polls in a by-election caused by the resignation of the former Conservative MP Patrick Mercer. This was considered a traditional Conservative seat – though it did switch to Labour for one term in 1997 – and with a majority of 16,000 the party was […]

Why Nick Clegg will survive

The whispering campaign against Nick Clegg took a new twist this week when it was revealed – to the surprise of no one with more than a vague interest in politics – that Lord Oakeshott was the man responsible for commissioning the opinion polls which suggested that Clegg would lose his Sheffield Hallam seat and […]