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Tories promise 200,000 starter homes

Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be built for first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, David Cameron says.

May defends terror suspect handling

Home Secretary Theresa May defends her decision to scrap control orders as Labour suggests it helped terror suspects join fighting overseas.

PM dismisses UK defence cuts concern

Prime Minister David Cameron dismisses concerns raised by the head of the US Army about the impact of cuts on the UK's armed forces.

Brown: 'State could own oil fields'

Former prime minister and Scottish MP Gordon Brown believes under threat North Sea oil fields could be part owned by the UK government.

Lib Dems want extra £1bn bank levy

Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander calls for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.

Osborne in constituency visit rebuke

Commons Speaker John Bercow criticises Chancellor George Osborne for giving an MP only hours notice of his plan to visit his constituency.

MPs to debate pet road death law

A campaign calling on the Highways Agency to identify pets killed on major roads and inform their owners will be debated in Parliament later.

Drug drivers targeted by new rules

New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.

Child health 'an election issue'

Measures to protect children's health should be put at the forefront of the general election, say doctors.

Reduced BBC 'will be bad for UK'

A BBC "reduced in impact and reach" will leave Britain "diminished", the corporation's director general Tony Hall warns in a speech.

Coalition row over 'hate preachers'

The Conservatives accuse Vince Cable of trying to water down a ban on "hate preachers" in English universities to protect free speech.

Labour denies blocking devolution

Plans to devolve even more power to Wales are not being blocked by Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith, Labour insists.

Union jack set for public works

Plaques featuring the union jack will mark publicly funded projects across Britain - but the SNP attacks the scheme as a "silly gimmick".

UKIP probes 'Jihadi John' tweet

A UKIP parliamentary candidate faces a possible rebuke from the party after saying it was a shame "Jihadi John" had not killed himself.

Nesbitt warns DUP on candidate talks

The DUP should focus on negotiations about agreeing joint unionist election candidates "behind closed doors", says UUP leader Mike Nesbitt.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

MSP calls for milk breaks in schools

An SNP MSP calls for free milk breaks to be reintroduced in all of Scotland's primary schools.


BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

MP's 'crackpot' claim over job ban

The longest serving MP Sir Peter Tapsell has waded into the debate over MPs having second jobs.

Targeting, switching and swinging

Targeting, switching and swinging in Midlands numbers game as election draws near.

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

MPs take evidence on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report.

Links to UK political websites

Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet

Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet

The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

European Parliaments online

Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

VIDEO: Should MPs and peers be sent to Hull?

The campaign group Generation Rent is suggesting Parliament and its MPs and peers should be relocated to Hull.

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