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The Conservative Party spent £15 million more than Labour last year, according to official figures.

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As further details emerged of the connections between Anders Behring Breivik and the English Defence League (EDL), the group's founder warned last night that a similar attack could take place in Britain.

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Ed Miliband has urged Labour councillors to forge coalitions with the Liberal Democrats to run local authorities despite his party's hostility to Nick Clegg for joining forces with David Cameron.

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Even before polling booths closed last night, recriminations began over how electoral reformers appeared to have blown a once-in-a-generation chance to change the voting system.

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Gardens can captivate, relax and delight. But they have also been the setting for political statements and bloody protests. George McKay argues that we must dig beneath the flowerbeds and see the turf wars instead

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It is only self-interest and the desire to have things their own way that makes the Conservatives so keen on first past the post

Jon Cruddas: The question is, do we trust the people?

Democracy in Britain has always grown in the face of opposition from those who say the people are not ready, that change is too dangerous.

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