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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Nigel Farage has promoted Diane James to role of Ukip's home affairs and justice spokeswoman

Ukip reshuffle places women in senior roles

Nigel Farage has promoted several women to senior roles in Ukip as he tried to shed his party’s image as a “one-man band”.

Ed Miliband will launch a campaign including more than a dozen speeches by Shadow Cabinet members over the next five weeks

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband to offer voters a 'big choice' in campaign launch

Ed Miliband will warn voters tomorrow that they cannot risk another five years of Conservative government as he spells out the “big choice” at next year’s general election.

The foundation proposed that the Government sets up a scheme to help people avoid losing their homes

Mortgages: 'Homeowners could trade down to shared ownership to defuse rate rise timebomb'

A plan to defuse a “mortgage debt timebomb” when interest rates rise is published today amid warnings that 2.3m households could struggle with their repayments.

Justine Thornton with her husband, Labour leader Ed Miliband

Scottish independence: Ed Miliband's wife Justine Thornton hits the campaign trail alone

Justine Thornton, the wife of Ed Miliband, will emerge from the shadows tomorrow when she campaigns against Scottish independence.

Lib Dem MP David Ward may still be disciplined

Israel-Gaza conflict: Liberal Democrat MP David Ward apologises for controversial tweet

David Ward, a Liberal Democrat MP, has been forced to apologise after suggesting that he might be ready to fire rockets into Israel if he lived in Gaza.

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Replacing Atos with another private provider will not solve flaws in disability benefits system, MPs warn

The Government has been warned that replacing Atos, the company which assesses whether the sick and disabled are fit for work, will not solve “fundamental flaws” in their treatment by the benefits system.

Labour pledges to increase women in senior civil service posts

The number of women landing senior posts in the civil service would be raised from 37 to 45 per cent if Labour wins power next year, the party has pledged.

Election 2015: Tony Blair tells Ed Miliband not to veer left

Tony Blair has urged Ed Miliband not to revert to a left-wing “comfort zone” based on top-down state solutions, saying that Labour should mend fences with business and occupy the political centre ground.

Ed Miliband will admit that the party could not throw money at public services to improve them

Ed Miliband: Labour make big changes without big spending

Leader will argue that his party now has a policy platform which 'moves on' from New Labour without returning to Old Labour

The outcome of the election will be decided by a tug of war to claim disaffected Lib Dem voters

There is a group of 1.3 million floating voters out there

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