Archive: Party Politics

Donations to the Tories have soared since David Cameron became leader

Tory donations reach £9m

Nearly £9 million was donated to the Conservative party in the first three months of this year - the highest quarterly total since before the 2001 general election.

  • PM criticised by sleaze watchdog

    PM criticised by sleaze watchdog

    The prime minister has been criticised for failing to uphold standards in public life by the sleaze watchdog he personally appointed.

  • Menzies Campbell raps Simon Hughes over comments about his leadership

    Sir Menzies confronts Hughes

    Sir Menzies Campbell confronted party president Simon Hughes after he appeared to criticise his leadership, it has emerged.

  • David Cameron heads to Manchester to discuss how the party can improve its appeal

    Cameron heads north for inspiration

    David Cameron is in Manchester today to discuss with party activists how the Conservatives can improve their standing in Britain's northern cities.

  • Chris Huhne unveils the Liberal Democrats' policies on green taxation

    Lib Dems call for £2,000 car tax

    Drivers of the most polluting cars would have to pay up to £2,000 a year in car tax under new proposals unveiled by the Liberal Democrats.

  • Tony Blair says David Cameron should put his vote where his mouth is

    Blair hits back over crime failures

    Tony Blair has challenged David Cameron to "put your vote where your mouth is" after enduring a barrage of criticism about the government's record on crime.

  • MPs agree to delaytheir inquiry into key witnesses in the loans for peerages row

    MPs agree to postpone loans probe

    MPs have today agreed to a police request not to interview key witnesses in their investigations into the loans for peerages row.

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