Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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Sadiq Khan, the MP for Tooting and shadow Justice Secretary, said it appeared to him that government policies were disproportionately benefiting older voters

Labour: We will cut luxury lodgings exclusively used by High Court judges

Labour will announce that they will cut the fifteen permanent residences in UK cities to save £2.9 million a year from the Ministry of Justice budget

A commission set up by Commons Speaker John Bercow has said that people should be able to cast their vote online in the 2020 general election and question MPs through an internet forum

Britons should be able to vote online by 2020, says Speaker John Bercow

New report calls for members of the public to be allowed to take phones and iPads into the public gallery and for more live social media coverage of debates

Scottish football fans at Celtic Park. Labour said it wanted all national games to be free to air

Labour would expand 'crown jewels' to include World Cup and Euro football qualifiers

Other sporting events that could be protected include the Ashes, which is only available on Sky

Conservative Party chairman, Grant Shapps has indicated that David Cameron is inching towards taking part in proposed live television debates in the run-up to the general election

David Cameron is close to joining TV election debates, according to Grant Shapps

The four major broadcasters have confirmed plans for a 7-7-2 debate format

Letter from the Whitehall Editor: Cameron is running scared from the “empty chair”

Don’t be fooled. Whatever he says, David Cameron is desperate to kibosh plans for a repeat of the live leaders TV debates in the run-up to the election. To many people that might seem odd, given that the Prime Minister is a polished TV performer and Ed Miliband is not.

Just four houses in Wales have sold for more than £2m over the past ten years

Mansion tax bracket covers only 87 homes in all of Wales

Just four houses in Wales have sold for more than £2m over the past ten years, an analysis of data from the Land Registry reveals

David Cameron speaks during a televised election debate in 2010

Britain's broadcasters: We will go ahead with TV debates, with or without David Cameron

If any of the leaders decided not to participate, 'the debates would take place with those who accepted the invitation'

Boris Johnson attempted to intervene in the incident

Wary of London terror threat, Boris Johnson arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan to see fight against Isis

Officials claim Johnson is keen to see first hand the efforts being made to combat the extremist group

Lord Oakeshott is to help fund the fight against the Tories

Lord Oakeshott gives cash to Labour and Greens to fight Tories in marginal seats

He called on voters to support whichever candidate from the progressive left had the most chance of defeating the Conservatives

George Osborne said governments ‘should aim to run an overall budget surplus each and every year’

George Osborne: Future budgets must have surpluses

The Chancellor outlined Tory plans for a new fiscal rule should they be re-elected

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
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