Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Cabinet Office minister, Greg Clark: 'I think there’s a huge interest in encouraging involvement, but at the moment there’s no consensus that should involve changing the voting age'

Tories give a resounding 'no' to calls to reduce voting age to 16

Labour and Liberal Democrat calls for the voting age to be cut to 16 across the United Kingdom have been firmly rejected by the Government.

Gordon Brown says sorry for spin doctor Damian 'McPoison' McBride - sort of

More than four years after he retreated from the political limelight, Gordon Brown returned with a warning that Scotland could become independent “by mistake” and a near-apology for the activities of his infamous spin-doctor Damian McBride.

Newark by-election: Does Nigel Farage have a woman problem?

Nigel Farage’s lack of appeal to women could have cost Ukip dear in the Newark by-election, the final poll before votes were cast has suggested.

Newark by-election: Conservatives win comfortably as Ukip climbs up to second place

Lib Dems suffer latest political humiliation, coming sixth overall behind Green and independent candidates

Labour leader Ed Miliband meets D-Day Veteran Mark Radley, 89, who served with his father Ralph on HMS Hilary during the Second World War

D-Day 70th anniversary: Ed Miliband pays tribute to veteran who served with his father

Ed Miliband today met a D-Day veteran who served alongside his late father Ralph 70 years ago in the Normandy landings.

Under the plan, schools and colleges would be legally compelled to supply details of 16 and 17 year old students to electoral registration officers

Labour to promise electoral registration drive in schools

A compulsory electoral registration drive would be launched in schools by an incoming Labour government in an effort to raise the “woefully low” voting rates among young adults, the i paper has learnt.

The SNP claim Vince Cable inadvertently spelt out a key reason why Scots should vote Yes to independence

Scottish independence: Leaked speech sees Vince Cable accused of agreeing with the Yes campaign

Vince Cable was accused of making the case for Scottish independence after it emerged he had planned to warn of the economic damage inflicted across the United Kingdom by the concentration of wealth in London and the South East of England.

Elephants on stage during a circus performance in Germany

Dismay as proposed ban on circus animals is left out of Queen's Speech

Ministers faced anger after a promised ban on wild animals in travelling circuses was a surprise omission from the Queen’s Speech.

The earliest date a separate Scotland could expect to be readmitted to the EU is 2019

Scottish independence: Scotland ‘would be put at the back to the queue to join EU’ says David Cameron

Scotland would find itself behind Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia in the queue to join the EU if it breaks away from the UK, David Cameron claimed yesterday.

Crooked accountants, lawyers and other professionals who profit from crime will be targeted

Professionals who do legal work for gangsters face prosecution under new offence

Crooked accountants, lawyers and other professionals who profit from crime but are beyond the reach of the law will be targeted under measures to be announced in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech.

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The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
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