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Mr Cameron said he would not raise the tax

David Cameron promises he won’t raise VAT again if the Tories are re-elected

The Prime Minister made the pledge at the last Prime Minister's Questions before the election

Deputy Prime Minister, and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg speaks at the party’s autumn conference in Glasgow

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Clegg tries to get in on the next internet meme sensation after Harry Potter mashup showed Lord Voldermort in hair curlers

The Prime Minister was filmed at his second home in Oxfordshire

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David Cameron speaks to members of 'Age UK' during an election rally at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, on Tuesday

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Grey voters give the tardy PM colourful reminders about social care

Normally, before Cameron Direct events, the audience waits in respectful silence for the Prime Minister.

Survey found 87 per cent of public want profit made on second homes to be given to the Treasury

Retiring MPs in line to make up to £9 million profit from sale of second homes

Research finds up to 30 veteran MPs could take advantage of booming house prices and cash in on their taxpayer-funded second homes

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Field trials are expected to be announced in June

David Cameron speaks to members of 'Age UK' during an election rally at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, on Tuesday

David Cameron may have hastened his own departure, warn truculent Tory MPs

Backbench critics say PM has made himself vulnerable in the event of poor election results or a rocky patch

The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan

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Now we know David Cameron is definitely going, we'll win back Ukip voters who hate him, say Tories

David Cameron’s decision to rule out a third term as Prime Minister will help his party’s candidates battling against strong Ukip threats,  it was claimed by Tory MPs this afternoon.

72 per cent of Scots say they would definitely vote in a general election, according to the survey

General election: 'Referendum effect' means Scots most likely to vote

62 per cent of Scots are at least 'fairly interested' in politics

Sports days ‘rebranded’ so Whitehall staff can get day off

Officials had been entitled to an extra day off a year

David Cameron had a difficult time in front of Age UK members (PA)

David Cameron booed and heckled by pensioners over NHS reforms

Prime Minister receives hostile reception from Age UK audience as he tries to defence Coalition's NHS reforms

Iain Duncan Smith has refused to meet with the Trussell Trust

Iain Duncan Smith refuses to meet with food bank charity about poverty – then meets with investment bankers about it instead

The DWP secretary has still not had a meeting with the Trussell Trust

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