Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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The former health minister Norman Lamb is to stand for the Liberal Democrat leadership

Norman Lamb confirms he will stand for the Liberal Democrat leadership

The former health minister was a close ally of the former leader Nick Clegg

New Liberal Democrat leader to be chosen before Parliament breaks for summer

The contest is expected to be fought between Tim Farron (pictured) and Norman Lamb, the former health minister

Nicola Sturgeon is joined by the SNP's newly elected MPs in front of the Forth Rail Bridge

All 56 newly elected SNP politicians to fly together to Westminster to show Cameron they are 'principle opposition'

The large block of SNP MPs will be the third largest force in the Commons for the next five years

Tim Farron

Nick Clegg resigns: Lib Dems rush to replace leader with Tim Farron and Norman Lamb as potential candidates

The obvious frontrunner is Tim Farron, who is on the left of the party and was a barely coded critic of the party’s proximity to the Tories in Coalition

Natalie Bennett, Leanne Wood and Nicola Sturgeon embrace at the end of the debate

Record numbers of women set to become MPs

About 30 per cent of MPs are expected to be female

General Election 2015: How the Ukip ‘people’s army’ refused to melt in heat of the battle

Predictions that its backing would melt in the heat of an election campaign appeared unfounded as Ukip stuck at around 13 per cent in the opinion polls

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg speaks at the launch of his party's manifesto

General Election 2015: The Lib Dems and their struggle to be heard during the campaign

Clegg claims that the Lib Dems will be the 'surprise story' of polling day, insisting his party will defy predictions of an electoral mauling

Nigel Farage at Ramsgate Harbour on Wednesday

General Election 2015: Farage in final push for Thanet South as campaign ends with more scandals about members' views

Ukip’s campaign director denied the party’s vote was being squeezed, insisting there had been a 'substantial broadening' of support in recent days

Stephen Kinnock, son of the former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, on the campaign trail in Skewen, South Wales

General Election 2015: Meet the crop of first-time candidates hoping to claim seats in Westminster

Niel Kinnock's son, a former DPP and a woman inspired to run by the London riots of 2011 are among the high-flying hopefuls

Staff deliver ballot boxes and signs to a polling station on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on the eve of the election

General Election 2015: Time to ditch ‘tatty mythology’ of polling system, say retail experts

Retail experts warn that polling stations’ locations, the length of queues and the way candidates are listed on ballot slips can affect how people vote

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The author looks back on what she wrote about oil in 2009, and reflects on how the conversation has changed in a mere six years
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