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.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg launches the party’s manifesto in Battersea, London, on Wednesday

General Election 2015: Lib Dems would only join with Tories again if they drop £12bn welfare cuts, says Nick Clegg

However, Lib Dem officials have insisted that no decisions will be made until after the election

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg speaks at the launch of his party's manifesto
File photo

Labour outlines plans for grandparent leave to look after grandchildren

Under the proposals grandparents could share the 18 weeks of unpaid leave or four weeks in any year

David Cameron will claim that the Conservatives are “the party of working people” at the launch of their election manifesto

General Election 2015: David Cameron banks on Thatcher's legacy by putting 'right to buy' at heart of Tory manifesto

The Prime Minister wants to transform their image from the 'party of the rich' to that of the working people

The honourable exception is Ukip, which tries to make a virtue out of its shambolic campaign, saying this proves it is not like the other parties.
The Help to Rent scheme would be a key Lib Dem demand in any post-election negotiations on another coalition

General Election 2015: 2m young adults living with parents to be offered government loans to move out, says Nick Clegg

Exclusive: The Help to Rent scheme would allow 18-30 year-olds to borrow the money for a one or two-month rent advance or tenancy deposit

The Angel of the North, Gateshead

North East England enjoyed biggest rise in living standards since start of the recession, study finds

The surprising findings suggest that the North-South divide which existed at the start of the downturn is no longer so clear cut

All the parties insist they do not favour the status quo in Europe

General Election 2015: Europe – the issue that divides parties and the nation

How the EU will influence the major political parties at this general election

Nicola Sturgeon was alleged to have said she’d rather see 'David Cameron remain as PM'

General Election 2015: Lib Dems reject suggestion they leaked memo claiming Nicola Sturgeon wants David Cameron as PM

Nick Clegg said Mr Cameron should not play at being a 'one man detective' and insisted Mr Carmichael was not responsible for the leak

Political Editor of ‘The Independent’ Andrew Grice speaks to the PM as he covered 750 miles and four nations in a single day

David Cameron interview: ‘We protected the poorest, the NHS and pensioners’

He is reluctant to discuss the Tories’ nightmare scenario: they win more seats than Labour but Miliband is installed in Downing Street by the SNP

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions