Police commissioner elections have returned several independents on a low turnout, delivering a message of distrust for mainstream political parties.
Corby goes to the polls today in a vote which offers the best hint yet of how the coalition will perform in the 2015 general election.
Labour MP Austin Mitchell found himself embroiled in a sexism row today after he sent an aggressive tweet to former Tory MP Louise Mensch.
Louise Mensch's decision to quit as MP for Corby was prompted by a belief she was going to lose the seat to Labour in 2015, her husband has admitted.
Nadine Dorries has turned her fire on Louise Mensch in a jaw-dropping, no-holds-barred denunciation of the outgoing Corby MP.
Louise Mensch represents no-one and should not be interviewed by the BBC anymore, a Labour MP claimed this morning.
From Quito to London and Washington, a debate over rape is dominating the headlines.
A week of ill-advised comments on rape around the world have shown the need for women to be put in charge of the Ministry of Justice(MoJ), former Tory MP Louise Mensch said today.
Labour has built a 15% lead in Corby ahead of an upcoming by-election which should provide Ed Miliband with his first major electoral gain.
The deputy prime minister is not angry. He's just disappointed.
In a week dominated by the Olympics and Clegg's Lords reform revenge, Louise Mensch still sparks the funniest tweets.
Ed Miliband made an early trip to Corby, as he showed his determination to win the upcoming by-election in Louise Mensch's old seat.
Louise Mensch has been hit by a backlash over her decision to stand down, with leading Tories questioning her commitment to her constituents.
Ed Miliband will be rubbing his hands with glee today, after David Cameron endured one of the worst moments of his time in Downing Street.
The prominent Tory MP Louise Mensch resigned this morning, in a move which shocked Westminster and could damage David Cameron.
The by-election Louise Mensch triggered could prove devastating to Cameron and Miliband.
Twitter bursts in to life as the Corby MP announces she is stepping down from politics.
Read Louise Mensch's resignation letter to David Cameron - and his reply - in full on politics.co.uk.
Louise Mensch was lampooned online today after launching a rival to Twitter named Menshn.
Tom Watson and Louise Mensch have rekindled their friendship, despite branding each other "naive" and a "Dark Lord of the Sith".
Members of the media select committee engaged in a bruising war of words today, as they publically clashed over its damning assessment of Rupert Murdoch.
A man who threatened to harm the children of Tory MP Louise Mensch has been found guilty of sending a message of "menacing character".
Louise Mensch has railed against her lack of promotion, telling GQ magazine that she cannot understand why she has not been elevated off the backbenches.
One of the MPs allegedly put under surveillance by News International has said private investigators tasked with following him must have had a "boring time".
James Murdoch looks certain to be recalled to parliament, after senior News International figures cast doubt on his testimony to MPs today.