Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.

'Rogue directors' crackdown planned
People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

HMRC 'plans to share personal data'
Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.

Hunt warns against schools extremism
Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.

Minister's health and safety warning
Work and pensions minister Mike Penning writes to schools and local authorities in England to highlight health and safety "excuses".

Female MPs shunning PMQs - Bercow
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.

Lucas cleared over fracking protest
Green MP Caroline Lucas and four co-defendants are cleared of obstructing a public highway during an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, West Sussex.

French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP
The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".

'Small farms' group stages protest
A group backing small-scale farmers urges ministers to commit to policies that will give them better support.

Pensioners could get death estimate
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

Don't axe 2021 census, MPs advise
It is "too soon" to decide whether to scrap the national census, and the 2021 survey should go ahead, MPs advise.

Veteran MP Mitchell to step down
Veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell says he will step down at the next general election.

'No evidence' in Tower Hamlets probe
There is "no new credible evidence of criminality" in files covering an east London borough, to suspect fraud, the Met Police says.

Police probe Ed Balls car prang
Senior Labour politician Ed Balls is being investigated by police after his car hit a parked vehicle.

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%
The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.

Independent MLA David McClarty dies
The independent unionist Northern Ireland Assembly member David McClarty has died after an illness.

Introduction
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Women-only Scottish cabinet event
The Scottish government announces a women-only Scottish cabinet event to debate issues related to the independence referendum.

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

£30m parking charges under fire
Local councils are urged to be open about whether they are using parking charges to raise income or to manage traffic.

Introduction
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

UK 'too negative' towards wind farms
Britain should learn to love 'beautiful' turbines, claims chief executive of European Wind Energy Association

Devolving power to England's cities?
Devolution to England's big cities is back on the political agenda, but for how long?

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: House of Commons
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

Q&A: Beginner's guide to PM's speech
David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide.

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

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet
As David Cameron reshuffles his cabinet, here's a full list of who is doing what job.

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: Hunt warns against school extremism
Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary, has warned against religious extremism in schools.

AUDIO: Axelrod 'fully in tune with Labour'
Labour's Douglas Alexander discusses the appointment of David Axelrod, Barack Obama's chief election strategist, to advise the party on its 2015 election campaign.

VIDEO: French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP
The leader of the French far right-wing Front National party has said that she would welcome collaboration with UKIP with "open arms".

VIDEO: PMQs 'not different for women'
Former politician Ann Widdecombe has defended women MPs participating during Prime Minister's Questions.

VIDEO: Plan to reveal life expectancy
Pensioners could soon be told how long they are likely to live under a government plan to help them manage their money better.

AUDIO: Farage: Expenses complaint 'outrageous'
Nigel Farage reacts to a complaint about how he has used his "general expenditure allowance" from the EU.

VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.

AUDIO: Eastern Ukraine in 'dangerous situation'
UK foreign secretary William Hague discusses the crisis in Ukraine and the EU's response.

10 sartorial moments that tell us a lot about politics
10 sartorial moments that reveal the superficiality of politics

Speaker fights 'boring' stereotype
John Bercow takes on 'boring' politics stereotypes

The welfare state: Charity that wounds?
Ed Miliband thinks welfare state can hurt those it helps

How MPs play the Exchequer namechecker
How MPs get saluted by the chancellor in the Budget

Rising wages change terms of debate
James Landale says latest figures will change cost of living debate

Bye bye Dany
Green leader Cohn-Bendit bows out after 20 years of EU politics

Conservatives mind the ethnic gap
Tory MPs fear the party is not doing enough to woo ethnic voters

Polish MP finds job as UK handyman
Polish MP's verdict on life as a migrant in Britain

Latest opinion polls
See how political parties are doing in the latest opinion surveys

What is parliament and how does it work?
Find out more about the Commons and Lords and how they work