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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Jon Cruddas MP says the Labour party seemed to have 'lost everwhere to everyone'

English Labour Party could be on way, says former policy chief

Jon Cruddas said the group could play a 'significant' role in the party

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham addresses delegates at the annual conference of the GMB union in Dublin earlier this month

Labour leadership: Andy Burnham considered the contender most likely to improve party's general election chances

Exclusive: Left-wing backbencher Jeremy Corbyn was considered least likely

Norman Lamb describes himself as an 'agnostic'

Liberal Democrat campaign turns nasty as Lamb takes aim at Farron’s Christian faith

The candidate highlighted the religious views of front-runner Tim Farron

The Prime Minister hopes that the concessions he will win will persuade Britons to vote to stay in the EU in the in/out referendum

Majority of Britons don't think David Cameron will get good deal for UK in EU negotiations

The Independent poll found 60 per cent believe Cameron will not secure a better deal when he negotiates the UK's EU membership terms

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of the summit on Monday

Greece’s offer shows the only way forward is to rein in the childishness

A deal has not been done though, and eurozone finance ministers need more time to study the small print of the belated Greek offer

Tessa Jowell speaking, as (left to right) David Lammy, Christian Wolmar, chair of the event Robert Evans, Sadiq Khan, Gareth Thomas and Diane Abbott listen, during the London Labour hustings for mayoral candidacy, at the Camden Centre in central London

London Mayor elections: Tessa Jowell's support for Heathrow expansion 'means she can't win'

Exclusive: The issue is a defining one in the Mayoral race ahead of upcoming recommendations on whether Heathrow or Gatwick should expand

A general view of the chamber as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II addresses the House of Lords

Peer’s Bill to regulate opinion polls clears first hurdle in Lords despite stern opposition

The Labour peer Lord (George) Foulkes claimed that inaccurate polls could have 'changed the course of history' in May

David Cameron with Martin Schultz inside No 10 on Thursday

EU referendum: Stop blackmailing the European Union by threatening to leave, senior Brussels figure tells David Cameron

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament called for a 'fact-based debate' on free movement

Yvette Cooper says the Labour party needs to win back many people who voted Conservative in order to regain power in 2020

Yvette Cooper: I am not the 'no change' candidate in Labour's leadership race

She said the party would need to win back many people who had voted Conservative in order to regain power in 2020

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