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Clegg Warns Of Second Election By Christmas

Clegg Warns Of Second Election By Christmas

:: Follow the election results live on skynews.com, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm on Thursday. There will be …

  • The ghost of Farage hangs over Thanet
    The ghost of Farage hangs over Thanet 4 hours ago

    In South Thanet, Nigel Farage is everywhere and nowhere. Ukip themselves won’t return my calls and there is no office presence in the seat. The day after I visit Thanet, Farage is on the BBC criticising it for not giving Ukip fair coverage in the election. As he prepared for his tour of London media studios, the rest of Westminster seemed to be heading down to Thanet. More »

  • Conservatives lead over Labour narrows to two points - Ashcroft poll
    Conservatives lead over Labour narrows to two points - Ashcroft poll 6 hours ago

    Support for Britain's ruling Conservatives fell back by four percentage points ahead of Thursday's national election, giving them a two point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to the latest survey published by Lord Ashcroft Polls. The poll, conducted over the weekend and published on Tuesday, found support for the Conservatives at 32 percent. The Liberal Democrats, junior coalition partners to the Conservatives, were up two points at 11 percent while anti-European Union party UKIP was up one point at 12 percent. More »

  • Leaders Cross The Nation In Campaign Climax
    Leaders Cross The Nation In Campaign Climax 8 hours ago

    David Cameron and Ed Miliband are planning to travel to dozens of marginal constituencies in a last-ditch attempt to break the deadlock in what is proving to be the most unpredictable political race for a generation. He will travel 1,300 miles covering the Midlands, South West, North West, London, Wales and Scotland, with his wife, Samantha, and London Mayor Boris Johnson, joining him along the way. The Conservatives are desperate to win back votes from wavering supporters considering voting for the Lib Dems or flirting with Nigel Farage's party. Iain Duncan Smith, the party's work and pensions secretary, used some forceful language aimed at those considering backing UKIP. More »

  • Conservatives and Labour level-pegging as election looms - poll
    Conservatives and Labour level-pegging as election looms - poll 11 hours ago

    Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives were level with the opposition Labour Party according to a Populus poll published on Tuesday, with less than 48 hours before voters cast their ballots in the closest election in a generation. Both the Conservatives and centre-left Labour were up one point on 34 percent each compared to a previous survey by the same pollster released on May 1. According to the Populus survey, support for the anti-EU UKIP party fell 2 points to 13 percent with the centrist Liberal Democrats, the junior partner is the current Conservative-led coalition government, up 1 point to 10 percent. More »

  • Anti-Establishment Status Draws Young Ukippers
    Anti-Establishment Status Draws Young Ukippers Mon, May 4, 2015

    :: Follow the election results live on skynews.com, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm on Thursday. Middle-aged, white and yearning for a return to Britain's glory days. Certainly that demographic was packing out the chairs at UKIP's spring conference at the Winter Gardens in Margate. But meet Charlie Leys. More »

  • Anti-EU leader Farage faces uncertain future in UK vote
    Anti-EU leader Farage faces uncertain future in UK vote Mon, May 4, 2015

    Nigel Farage has turned the UK Independence Party (UKIP) into a national force but is battling for his future in Thursday's general election, with commentators saying he has run out of steam. More »

  • Conservatives one point ahead of Labour before UK election - Opinium poll
    Conservatives one point ahead of Labour before UK election - Opinium poll Sat, May 2, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party was one point ahead of the opposition Labour Party before the May 7 election, according to a poll carried out by Opinium for the Observer newspaper. The poll put Cameron's party on 35 percent, up one point on a week ago, and Labour also up one point on 34 percent. Support for anti-European Union UKIP remained firm on 13 percent, while the Liberal Democrats were down one point to 8 percent. More »

  • UK's Conservatives, Labour tied ahead of May 7 election - ComRes poll
    UK's Conservatives, Labour tied ahead of May 7 election - ComRes poll Sat, May 2, 2015

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party and the opposition Labour Party are running neck-and-neck ahead of Thursday's national election, according to a latest opinion poll by polling firm ComRes poll. The poll, conducted for the Sunday Mirror and Independent on Sunday newspapers, put support for the Conservatives and for Labour at 33 percent with both parties losing two percentage points compared with the previous ComRes telephone poll. The anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) rose two points to 13 percent. ... More »

  • Labour jumps to one-point lead over Conservatives in Survation poll
    Labour jumps to one-point lead over Conservatives in Survation poll Fri, May 1, 2015

    Britain's opposition Labour Party has jumped to a one-point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party, according to a Survation poll for the Daily Mirror newspaper ahead of the May 7 election. The poll put Labour at 34 percent of votes, up 5 points from last week's Survation poll, with the Conservatives steady at 33 percent. Support for the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) had slipped two points to 16 percent, while Cameron's coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats, fell one point to 9 percent, the newspaper said. More »

  • Labour leads Conservatives by two points ahead of election - Panelbase
    Labour leads Conservatives by two points ahead of election - Panelbase Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Britain's opposition Labour Party has a two point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives ahead of a national election next week, according to a Panelbase poll on Thursday. Labour was unchanged on 34 percent, with the Conservatives up one percentage point to 32 percent, Panelbase said. The anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) was unchanged on 17 percent with the Liberal Democrats up one point on 8 percent. An earlier Ipsos-MORI poll on Thursday had suggested the Conservatives had a five point lead over Labour, but most surveys suggest neither party will win a majority in the 650-seat parliament. More »

  • Election 2015: Migrant voters could 'swing a number of marginal seats&# …
    Election 2015: Migrant voters could 'swing a number of marginal seats&# … Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A recent report states that in this election, one in 10 voters will have been born abroad - that's some four million people, roughly equal to the number of Ukip voters, who campaign against immigration. The Migrants' Rights Network (MRN) says as politicians ramp up rhetoric over immigration to counter the surge in popularity of Ukip, they risk alienating migrant communities, who could hold the balance of power at the ballot box. "Migrants will potentially have the power to swing a number of marginal seats and in areas with very diverse populations and with heated debates about immigration that could be very significant. Those parties that are talking to that group of voters could find themselves brought to power on the back of that vote," said MRN's policy director Ruth Grove-White, who co-authored the report. More »

  • Tories Ahead Of Labour By Five Points - Poll
    Tories Ahead Of Labour By Five Points - Poll Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The Conservative Party is leading Labour by five points, the latest poll suggests. With one week to go until the election, the monthly Ipsos MORI survey for the Evening Standard newspaper suggests the Tories are on 35% with Labour trailing on 30%. It suggests a reversal of fortunes for the two main parties compared to the previous Ipsos MORI poll on 16 April, which suggested Labour had a two-point lead . The latest survey - conducted between 26 and 28 April - suggests the Lib Dems climbed to 8%, up one point from last month's poll, while UKIP remained unchanged on 10%. More »

  • SNP website is 'best performing'
    SNP website is 'best performing' Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The SNP's website is the best performing among six of the major parties, while Ukip's is the slowest, according to reliability tests by web experts. More »

  • Labour might want my help but I can't see Ed Miliband beating David Cam …
    Labour might want my help but I can't see Ed Miliband beating David Cam … Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Michael Heseltine, one of Britain's most respected politicians and a senior minister in the Conservative governments of the 1980s and 1990s, has spoken to IBTimes UK about the coming general election. Lord Heseltine gave his views on a range of subjects, including the "sexing up" of Ed Miliband, the chances of a Tory-Ukip coalition, and the prospect of him agreeing to Chuka Umunna's request to help Labour if they win the 7 May vote. What do you make of news that Chuka Umunna will ask for your advice if Labour win the election? What sort of advice will you provide the Conservatives? More »

  • Election 2015: Ed Miliband has sexed up his brand but hasn't shed geeky …
    Election 2015: Ed Miliband has sexed up his brand but hasn't shed geeky … Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    It's just as well that most election manifesto pledges get quietly forgotten. Lord Heseltine refutes claims that David Cameron lacks passion. Not only the media coverage and attention devoted to a much wider range of parties, but also because the political outcome has been made so genuinely uncertain by the phenomenon that is Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP. In contrast, Nigel Farage has felt like a new product launch that has got lots of trial, looked and sounded good for a while, but is fading now that the established political brands have got their act together on Ukip's protest issues. More »

  • Man charged over 'beheading threat'
    Man charged over 'beheading threat' Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    A man has been charged after an alleged threat to behead a Ukip election candidate. More »

  • Conservatives one point ahead of Labour - TNS poll
    Conservatives one point ahead of Labour - TNS poll Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Britain's ruling Conservatives were one point ahead of the opposition Labour Party in an opinion poll by TNS published on Tuesday, ahead of a general election on May 7. The survey found support for the Conservatives at 34 percent, up two points since last week, while Labour's rating was down one point at 33 percent. The Liberal Democrats, junior coalition partners of the Conservatives, were on 7 percent, the anti-EU party UKIP on 15 percent and the Greens on 5 percent. More »

  • Kellie Maloney: Don't Waste Your Vote On UKIP
    Kellie Maloney: Don't Waste Your Vote On UKIP Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Boxing promoter and former UKIP candidate Kellie Maloney has said a vote for the party next week could be a wasted one. In an interview with Sky News, she said: "If we want to stop Labour and the SNP I think you've got to vote Tory. A vote for UKIP would be quite wasted, I believe. "I know UKIP are not going to like hearing that, but if they're honest they would say the same things as well because they're not going to get enough seats to wield any power. More »

  • Lib Dems losing social media war
    Lib Dems losing social media war Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have fewer social media followers than Ukip and are falling behind the other major political parties in terms of outreach and support. More »

  • Cameron's Conservatives lead Labour by six points - Ashcroft poll
    Cameron's Conservatives lead Labour by six points - Ashcroft poll Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives have extended their lead over the opposition Labour Party to six points ahead of a national election on May 7, according to the latest survey published by Lord Ashcroft Polls on Monday. The poll, conducted by telephone between April 24 and 26, found support for the Conservatives at 36 percent, up 2 percent since the previous poll on April 17-19. Support for Labour was unchanged at 30 percent. The Liberal Democrats, junior coalition partners to the Conservatives, were down one point at 9 percent while anti-European Union party UKIP had slipped by two points to 11 percent. More »

  • Conservatives three points ahead of Labour - ICM for The Guardian
    Conservatives three points ahead of Labour - ICM for The Guardian Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party has a three percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party, up by one point since last week, according to an ICM poll for the Guardian. The survey puts the Conservatives on 35 percent, while Labour was unchanged at 32 percent. The anti-European UKIP was up 2 points to 13 percent, the party's highest ranking by ICM since December, and the Liberal Democrats were down one point to 9 percent. Another poll earlier on Monday had Labour three points ahead of the Conservatives on 36 percent. More »

  • Labour holds three point lead over Conservatives - Populus poll
    Labour holds three point lead over Conservatives - Populus poll Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party has a three percentage-point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party, according to a Populus poll for the Financial Times ahead of the May 7 election. The poll put Labour at 36 percent with the Conservatives at 33 percent, the newspaper said. It found support for the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) was unchanged at 14 percent, while support for the Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in the coalition, was at 8 percent. The Greens were on 5 percent. ... More »