By-election

The joy of Boris’s bungled by-election

17 December 2021 10:04 pm

By any reasonable standard the result in the North Shropshire by-election must be reckoned the funniest in years. Perhaps even…

It's time to take the Lib Dems seriously again

17 December 2021 8:49 pm

As far as seismic by-election results go, North Shropshire is one for the ages. The Tories had held onto the…

Could there be a Tory upset in North Shropshire?

30 November 2021 10:50 pm

As the government turns its attention to the new Covid variant, the ramifications of the Owen Paterson sleaze row are…

Could the Tories lose the South?

11 May 2021 2:02 am

The coming Batley and Spen by-election — triggered by the incumbent MP’s election as the first mayor of West Yorkshire — is currently attracting a…

Why the Hartlepool election result doesn’t really matter

6 May 2021 4:00 pm

Ah, Hartlepool. The by-election there brings back memories: I am old enough to have reported on the last one, back…

Hartlepool and the theft of the Labour party

5 May 2021 4:00 pm

When the unthinkable happened in 1882 and England lost a test match on home soil to Australia there followed a…

The Northern Independence Party’s Hartlepool woes

9 April 2021 5:20 pm

Oh dear, it all seemed to be going so well for the ‘Northern Independence Party’, a Corbynite breakaway outfit standing…