For a man with a laminated manner and reasonably secure posh accent, Parkinson came from the plainest of northern working class backgrounds
Lord Parkinson's status as Thatcher's natural successor was ended by the revelation of his affair with Sara Keays
Instead of solving the nation's problems, the Government keeps moving the goalposts while hoping we won't notice what's going on
New figures reveal spending across all parties reached £39m
Ministers have used statutory instrument procedure to try and introduce new laws without debate in the Commons
Professor Paul Webb: 'Our findings appear to show that we may be a more left-wing bunch than we commonly perceive'
Nine key witnesses are 'refusing to give evidence'
About 10 per cent of union members are expected to opt to pay the levy
The Prime Minister will allow Tory Eurosceptics to campaign to leave Europe to avert political damage of splits in the party
Prime Minister announces move designed to limit the political damage caused by Tory splits on Europe
The people given awards for services to the Conservative party, rather than to the country
Australian election strategist received the award for 'political service' but Mark Garnier said the decision was 'a bad idea'
Archive revealed ‘disgusting’ advice delivered to Mrs Thatcher
Aamer has surprised many by saying that all he wants from the UK Government is an apology, rather than compensation
The Australian political strategist, is credited with securing the Tories' first outright election victory in more than 20 years
Around 70 Conservative MPs have indicated that they will vote against an attempt to repeal the Hunting Act