Brent East by-election

Brent East by-election

Tories 'facing minority status'

NEXT year’s elections in England will determine the survival of the Conservatives as a major political force, Ken Livingstone told a conference fringe meeting yesterday.

Tories in attack on Brent campaign

FALL-out over the Brent East by-election continued yesterday, with the Conservatives reporting the Liberal Democrats to the standards watchdog for producing a "disreputable" campaign guide.

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Lib Dems 'still too fuzzy'

SENIOR Liberal Democrats warned yesterday that the party needed to sharpen up its "fuzzy" policies if it wanted to capitalise on last week’s Brent East by-election success.

Parliament 'ignored by UK media'

JIM Wallace yesterday accused the London media of failing to rise to the challenge of devolution, claiming coverage of the Scottish Parliament had been myopic and disappointing.

Lib Dem leaders split over fate of the monarchy

A ROW over the future of the monarchy yesterday tarnished the opening of the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton. Plans to build on last week’s Brent East by-election success came unstuck when a motion by the party’s youth wing for a referendum on plans for an elected head of state opened up divisions within the Lib Dem leadership.

Kennedy urges Lib Dems to build on success

CHARLES KENNEDY was set to tell the Liberal Democrats today that last week’s historic victory in Brent East seizing a safe Labour seat was just the start.

In the voters we trust

TURNING point or talking point? That is always the key question to ask about by-elections.

Endgame for Blair

BY-ELECTIONS are legendary for causing a massive shock for governments but having little long-term political impact.

'Mr Blair, I hope you are listening'

DISILLUSIONMENT over Iraq and the Hutton Inquiry caught up with the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, yesterday when Labour suffered its first by-election defeat since coming to power, losing the once-safe seat of Brent East to the Liberal Democrats.

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