Andrew Grice

Andrew Grice has been Political Editor of The Independent since 1998. He was previously Political Editor of The Sunday Times, where he worked for 10 years, and he has been a Westminster-based journalist since 1982. His column, Inside Politics, appears in The Independent each Saturday.

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Labour ‘risks alienating black voters’ with NHS immigration leaflet

Labour’s leaflet has ‘gone down like a lead balloon’, says MP David Lammy

Labour will give councils more power to counter the dominance of companies such as Stagecoach

Labour plans transport overhaul with not-for-profit licenses for local bus operators

Labour hopes to break 'Big Five' market dominance

Ed Miliband and Jim Murphy, the Scottish Labour leader, visit Queenslie Training Centre in Glasgow yesterday

Ed Miliband refuses to rule out a coalition deal with SNP

But SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon accuses Labour and the Tories of being "joined at the hip"

Ed Miliband has come under attack from Blairites

Labour sources hit out at Tony Blair's former ministers for undermining Ed Miliband's election chances

Lord Prescott branded the former ministers Lord Hutton and Alan Milburn “Tory collaborators”

The Prime Minister is trying to 'wriggle out' of the televised debates, says Ed Miliband

David Cameron accused of trying to 'wriggle out' of TV debates

The Prime Minister wants the debates to take place before the final stages of the election campaign

Labour leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech on his party's plans for the NHS, in Sale, on Tuesday

Ed Miliband promises 10,000 more British nurses - to reduce reliance on foreigners

Labour leader denies it was trying to match Ukip among working class voters

Rich pensioners would keep winter fuel allowance under a Tory government

Conservatives accused of courting the “grey vote”

Letter from the Political Editor: With 100 days still to go how will Cameron, Miliband and Co. keep us all engaged?

Another Monday, another speech from David Cameron on the economy, for the third week running. Today, Ed Miliband will unveil Labour’s 10-year plan for – you guessed it—the NHS.

The Conservative party is ahead of Labour in the polls for the first time since 2011, with the NHS likely to matter more to people than the economy when they decide how to vote in the general election (EPA)

UK general election - 100 days to go: Miliband and Cameron neck and neck in fight for voters' trust on NHS

The NHS has risen to the top of voters’ concerns amid the winter crisis in accident and emergency departments

Despite the growing popularity of Ukip, a YouGov survey found that 43 per cent of people would vote to stay in the EU in a referendum (Getty)

British support for EU membership grows, despite Ukip popularity

A YouGov survey found that 43 per cent of people would vote to stay in the EU in a referendum, while 38 per cent would vote to leave

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