Jane Merrick

Jane Merrick is Political Editor of The Independent on Sunday.

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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

If I were Prime Minister: I would make a Teach First equivalent for care for the elderly

Our series in the run-up to the General Election – 100 days, 100 contributors, but no politicians – continues with the Political Editor of the Independent on Sunday

Princess Elsa from 'Frozen'

Little girls dressing up like Elsa from Frozen are the future of feminism

Girls are told all the time that there are some things they cannot do

It’s no use Ed Miliband saying he can’t recall saying ‘weaponise’, he needs to show a killer instinct (PA)

Labour needs an angry leader: it's time for Ed Miliband to go to war

He has been ruthless before, as his brother knows

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg (Getty)

MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Tory activists he is 'not proud' of gay marriage law

A Conservative MP has caused fury after saying that he is “not proud” his government introduced same-sex marriage.

The Conservative and Labour battle buses parked outside the Sky News studios before the second televised debate during the last election campaign in 2010 (Getty)

Election 2015: Harriet Harman revives the battle bus – but this time the target is female voters

Senior women in all three parties were unhappy that the nature of the last campaign in 2010 was male-dominated

Labour's election tactics will focus on ignoring David Cameron (Getty)

Election 2015: Labour's strategy will be to rise above Tory negative tactics of 'falsehood and smear'

The Prime Minister will not feature in any negative posters. Jane Merrick on the parties' differing tactics

Michael Gove was sacked after Tory election strategist Lynton Crosby described him as ‘toxic’ (AFP)

Sacked Education Secretary Michael Gove still sees papers via allies allowing him to 'back-seat drive' department

Exclusive: The Chief Whip doesn’t want his controversial school reforms watered down by his less abrasive successor, Nicky Morgan

EastEnders needs to review its take on Cockney life

Ending the watershed is crossing the line of our TV culture

These days we can watch any show we like, whenever we like

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
11 best anti-ageing day creams

11 best anti-ageing day creams

Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power