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Saturday 18 October 1997
The Paisley South by-election began yesterday with a battle for the high ground over unemployment. Colin Brown, Chief Political Correspondent, predicts it will not be long before the dirt starts flying.
Thursday 16 October 1997
Party organisers are gearing up for a spate of by-elections in the next few weeks. A death, a resignation and a court decision have left voters in three areas wondering who their future MP will be. Fran Abrams weighs up the odds.
Tuesday 14 October 1997
Donald Macintyre on the key relationship
Sunday 05 October 1997
Forget the debates, just feel the width of the gossip. New Labour proved to be no different from the old version at Brighton.
Wednesday 24 May 1995
Screaming Lord Sutch forcibly bringing his Monster Munch Raving Loony Party manifesto to the attention of a tartan-painted sheep in Perthshire yesterday. Its reluctance to stand still for him reflects grass-roots knowledge that Sutch, like the Conservatives, has no hope in tomorrow's Perth and Kinross by-election. The Scottish National Party is set to win an overwhelming victory, according to the last opinion poll of the campaign, writes John Arlidge.
Thursday 18 May 1995
John Godfrey, the Conservative candidate in the Perth and Kinross by-election - pictured putting his case at a meeting at Kinnoull primary school in Perth - yesterday pushed his campaign into the realms of farce when he urged voters to support any party except the Scottish National Party, writes John Arlidge.
Wednesday 17 May 1995
John Arlidge reports that, with a week to go, Conservatives accept they have lost one more seat in 'middle Scotland'
Wednesday 10 May 1995
As the SNP prepares for a by-election win, John Arlidge reports on deep fears among tartan Conservatives
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