Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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Whitehall's secrets to be revealed as ministers ordered to produce diaries to the public

Exclusive: A court has condemned the 'secretive' culture of government

Grant Shapps has denied any involvement with the Contribsx account

Grant Shapps Wikipedia claims: The strange case of Contribsx, the Tory chair's biggest fan

Shapps unequivocally denies the 'smear' – so who was altering the pages?

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez takes part in a healthy-eating class in Glasgow in 2013

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez: Lawyer, wife of Nick Clegg and a secret food blogger

Durantez said that Clegg's lawyers 'would freak out' at the learning of the cooking website she has been running with her children for the last three years

David Cameron is 'ducking and diving' according to Ed Miliband

General Election 2015: Cameron is trying to 'duck, weave and dive' his way back into Downing Street, says Miliband

'If he had guts he’d come out, accept my challenge to debate me one-on-one, head-to-head'

The five leaders debate became heated over the issue of the NHS

BBC leaders debate: So which opposition leader scored the most points and ended up all right on the night?

Oliver Wright gives his verdict on the performances of Ed Miliband, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood and Nathalie Bennett

Conservative peer and multimillionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft has made £7.6m by selling his shares in an American company; if he was still sitting in the Lords he would be liable for £2.1m in tax

Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m

Ann Soubrey

Anna Soubry interview: The topsy-turvy Tory turning stereotypes upside down

Hated by the middle class, straight-talking Anna Soubry isn’t the average Conservative

Lord Blencathra: 'There is no need to change something which works'

General Election 2015: Lord Blencathra makes gaffe over foreign tax loopholes

The former Tory home office minister said the PM's bid to increase tax transparency was an attempt to appease political anger at home

David Dimbleby on the set of the BBC Election Debate 2015

General Election 2015: Tories to send spin doctors to television debate despite David Cameron's absence

The event should have been another seven-way debate including David Cameron and Nick Clegg

Ready for battle: Oliver Wright (back right) listens to Nick Clegg

General Election 2015: How has life on the Lib Dem campaign trail changed over the years?

It was 1992. Paddy Ashdown was in the party’s driving seat. And Oliver Wright was the political ingenue by his side - now he's back on campaign trail with the party

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Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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It's what you're reclining on that matters
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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

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