Jane Merrick

Jane Merrick is Political Editor of The Independent on Sunday.

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David Cameron visiting a primary school last year

The only choice in schools is between the one you want and the ones you don’t

Eton-educated David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to send his child to a state secondary

Barbara Woodward is aware of Britain’s appeal to Chinese tourists

Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Ms Woodward says the UK's link with China is now as important as its longstanding special relationship with the United States

The Lib Dems are proud of their record in setting up new onshore wind projects

Coalition can live up to its claim to be the 'greenest government ever' says Lib Dem Energy Secretary

Ed Davey promises a bold election manifesto to counteract the Greens' surge

A protest against tuition fees in London last November

Labour demands pledge that Coalition will not raise tuition fees beyond £9,000

Ed Miliband calls on David Cameron and Nick Clegg not to raise costs

In the pink: Harriet Harman’s campaign bus certainly made headlines

In the pink: Why so much fuss over the colour of Harriet Harman's battle bus?

Women in the Labour Party have never been so powerful

Yvette Cooper wants Britain to launch its own social media strategy to encourage young people to turn away from extremism

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'

This is not the first time Jeremy Clarkson has courted controversy

Come on, Scousers – all this outrage at Clarkson is way over the top

I am no fan of his, but he has not offended the city of Liverpool

Vince Cable, left, is more popular with the Lib Dem grassroots than Danny Alexander

Vince the saviour: Revealing emails about the Lib Dems

By far and away, Cable is the most popular figure in the party among traditional supporters and the wider public

Angela Eagle says she has some radical ideas on how to reform the Commons, if Labour is elected

Angela Eagle: The woman who won't calm down

Famously slapped down by David Cameron, the shadow leader of the Commons is proving to be a tenacious fighter for Labour

While the Tories are courting older voters, Labour have identified two distinct groups in particular that are over-represented in the 106 seats it is targeting

Election 2015 analysis: Pick your tribe and watch the parties tussle for your vote

Forget Pebbledash People. Until 7 May the leaders must woo the Harassed Hipsters and Neo-Greens

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