Archive of May 2009

Bill Cash

MPs' expenses: Bill Cash fights for his political life

Veteran Tory MP and arch eurosceptic Bill Cash is fighting to save his political career today as all the signs point towards him becoming the next politician to fall on his sword.

  • David Cameron wants the election to become a referendum on the prime minister

    Local Elections 2009

    Local elections will be held on June 4th, on the same day as the vote for the European parliament. politics.co.uk brings you the latest news, features, comment and analysis surrounding this year's elections, as well as useful information on the constituencies, parties and candidates involved.

  • Nigel Griffiths, MP for Edinburgh South

    Former minister asked for £3K for TV set  

    A former minister and deputy leader of the House tried to claim £3,600 for a digital TV, DVD and radio set.  

  • Anger over Royal Mail's delivery of BNP leaflets

    Anger over BNP leaflet delivery

    The ongoing row between the British National Party (BNP) and the Royal Mail took a new turn this week with residents across the country complaining BNP leaflets were delivered with council newsletters.

  • Thousands of commuters were stranded during snow chaos

    Mayor's handling of snow chaos condemned

    Boris Johnson has been criticised for his poor handling of February's snow chaos in London, according to a committee of MPs.

  • Elliot Morley, former environment minister

    Morley expected to stand down

    Former environment minister Elliot Morley is expected to become the next MP to stand down after the pressure on him over his mortgage claims reached fever pitch.

  • Rich students 'more likely to go to university'

    Poorest unlikely to go to uni, Tories say

    Students from the country's richest areas are twice as likely to go to universities as those in the country's most deprived areas, data by the Tories has revealed.

  • 200 mp3 files can be downloaded in five minutes

    Seven million use illegal downloads

    Seven million people use illegal files in the UK causing major losses to the economy, new research revealed today.

  • European Parliamentary Election 2009

    European Parliamentary Election 2009

    politics.co.uk's European Parliament election page brings you the latest news, features, comment and analysis surrounding this year's elections, as well as useful information on the constituencies, parties and candidates involved.

  • Nick Griffin, BNP leader

    Questions raised over BNP donation

    Questions are being raised about the British National party (BNP) after a mysterious £5,000 donation was not declared by the leadership.

  • Met denies expenses investigation

    Met denies expenses investigation

    The Metropolitan police have been forced to deny reports they are on the verge of starting an investigation into some of the MPs embroiled in the expenses scandal.

  • Page 3 girl urges MEPs to bare all

    Page 3 girl urges MEPs to bare all

    Page 3 girl Rhian Sugden will be baring all in Parliament Square today in an effort to convince Britain's MEPs to come clean about their expenses before the country goes to the polls on June 4th.

  • One hundred days to fix British democracy?

    Expenses scandal: The 100-day plan

    Nick Clegg has outlined a 100-day plan to reform parliament in the wake of the expenses scandal.

  • Tories are dominating the blogosphere, the report found

    Tories rule online

    The Conservatives are streaks ahead of other political parties in terms of their internet presence, a new report has found.

  • John Butterfill

    MP to pay back money for 'staff quarters'

    A Tory MP has agreed to pay back the £20,000 in tax and mortgage payments he claimed from taxpayer funds towards the staff quarters of his home.

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