Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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General Election 2015: How whatever the result, many MPs will simply be swapping the green benches for red ones

And forget about reforming the House of Lords - after the failure to reform it in the last Parliament no party is keen to give it another try any time soon

General election: 7 things that have been wrong with this campaign – and what needs to change if politicians really want more people to vote

From meaningless soundbites to the unfair first-past-the-post voting system, this election has had some serious flaws... and we need to fix them

7 constituencies that could tell you who will win the general election (and what time they will declare)

The days of Labour-Tory dominance and uniform national swing are over - but the results of some seats could tell you who is on course for victory

Ukip candidate for Thurrock, Tim Aker, campaigns with his party's leader, Nigel Farage

General Election 2015: Battle for Thurrock turns nasty as Ukip plays race card

Community relations have been poisoned by the fierce three-way battle for the Essex seat

Wales Secretary of State Stephen Crabb on his visit to Baglan Community Centre

General election 2015: Stephen Crabb - bearded, Welsh, working class... an unusual Tory

A Conservative rising star on the stump in Aberavon

Holyport College intends to provide boarding for half of its planned 500 pupils

Eton-linked free school opened by the Queen embroiled in racial bullying row

Exclusive: Parents of Muslim pupil claim he was called a ‘terrorist’ and physically bullied

David Cameron will say that voters face an “inescapable choice” of either him or Ed Miliband in No 10

General Election 2015: David Cameron may attempt to form minority Tory government

Cameron could remain PM without a majority or coalition agreement

Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron appeal to the audience during the Question Time special

Question Time election debate: How the party leaders fared in the spotlight

Who made the best impression out of Cameron, Miliband and Clegg?

Letter from the Whitehall Editor: Miliband meets Brand – just why did he do it?

Oh to have been a fly on the wall of the Labour strategy meeting that discussed whether Ed Miliband should agree to an interview with Russell Brand. “But just think of the reach it will give us,” you can hear the proponents arguing.  “Yes – but it’s Russell Brand,” you can hear the opponents replying. “He’ll make Ed look like a twit.”

David Dimbleby will moderate proceedings

General Election 2015: Labour accuse BBC of stacking pro-Coalition audience for final debate

The BBC is to screen three back-to-back Question Time-style interviews with Clegg, Cameron and Miliband

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada