Jane Merrick

Jane Merrick is Political Editor of The Independent on Sunday.

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Most of the net growth in women’s employment has been in low-paid jobs

Sixty per cent of new jobs for women since 2010 are low paid

The number of women in low-paid jobs has increased since the last election, figures have revealed. Since 2010, nearly 60 per cent of new jobs for women have come from low-paying industries, compared with 39 per cent of new jobs for men.

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood almost provided the Birgitte Nyborg Moment in this week's Leaders' Debate

We cannot expect our MPs to look like Aidan Turner or Lily James, but appearance does count in politics

We need to get over the pretence that it doesn't. If you go for a job interview, you put on your best suit and get a good haircut

Ed Miliband's old primary school in Yorkshire will be used as polling staion and could be key come election day

General Election 2015: Why Ed Miliband's old school could hold the keys to Downing Street

Jane Merrick talks to voters – many undecided – in crucial swing-seat Pudsey

Parmjit Dhanda: his career reflects Labour’s fortunes

My Political Race by Parmjit Dhanda - book review: Parliamentary prejudice

This book represents the stalled progress of black and ethnic minority representation in British politics

Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, with her boyfriend, fellow vlogger Alfie Deyes

If children are obese then blame food manufacturers, not Zoella

The rules on restricting advertising to children need to be updated

Etch, a Sketch

Julie Etchingham has the challenging job of chairing the seven-way leaders debate, the only one including the Prime Minister, on Thursday

Theresa May has brought down crime, says the Prime Minister

Election 2015: Theresa May to be Foreign Secretary if Tories win

David Cameron wants the tough negotiator to be Britain's answer to Angela Merkel on EU referendum team

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, left, and Conservative Treasury minister Andrea Leadsom

Election 2015: Political parties' top women unite for family focused debate

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, Treasury minister Andrea Leadsom and senior women from the Lib Dems, the Green Party and Ukip will take part

There’s a sense David and Samantha Cameron would be relieved to lose their security guards

A normal life for Sam and Dave? If Cameron is no longer PM in May, his family could breathe a sigh of relief

If he does leave Downing Street, it is worth thinking about what legacy he leaves – the socio-cultural imprint of 'Brand Cameron'

'I feel at ease with whatever will come': The extraordinary power of Angelina Jolie

Thanks to her recent revelations, many more women will now become aware of ovarian cancer and how to spot the symptoms

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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders