Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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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

Letter from the Whitehall Editor: The SNP can’t afford not to back Labour

If the polls are correct it looks likely that on 8 May we will wake up with a party that doesn’t want to be part of the United Kingdom holding the balance of power in the UK Parliament.

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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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
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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
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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living