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Sky News Politics Reporter. Assigned to follow UKIP for #GE2015.

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Farage Poll Boost As UKIP Bids To Regain Ground

news.sky.com — It may well have been 'can you hear me at the back' in Washington for Nigel Farage - as he addressed a largely empty hall. But when he delivers his speech to UKIP's spring conference in Margate, Kent - the party's last national event before the election - it will be to a far larger audience of enthusiastic supporters.

UKIP Makes £3bn Extra NHS Funding Pledge

news.sky.com — UKIP has pledged £3bn of additional funding for the NHS and a clampdown on "health tourism" as it outlined its commitments to the health service ahead of the general election.

UKIP Make £3bn Extra NHS Funding Pledge

Prezza's Return: Labour's Fantasy Frontbench

news.sky.com — Lord Prescott's return to Labour's frontline is more about bringing in a big name to appeal to the "Lidl People" than it is about climate change. The Labour veteran may have been a prime mover on Kyoto but he also earned the soubriquet "Two Jags" and was once pilloried for using an official car to make the 230m journey from his hotel to the party conference.

Tax Avoidance Row: Miliband 'Not Backing Down'

news.sky.com — Ed Miliband will later promise not to "back down" in his campaign on tax avoidance, and accuse David Cameron of "turning a blind eye" to the benefit of the rich and powerful. The Labour leader will insist he would govern "without fear or favour" after a week of bitter political wrangling on the issue.

TV Debates: Leaders Could Be 'Empty Chaired'

news.sky.com — Broadcasters have suggested they would be prepared to "empty chair" leaders who decline to participate in the TV debates, as they revealed their latest proposals. Sky News, BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have also proposed holding the debates during the election campaign, on 2, 16 and 30 of April.

Cameron 'Relaxed' Over Publishing Tax Returns

news.sky.com — The Prime Minister has reiterated he remains 'relaxed' about publishing his tax returns, after the Chancellor appeared to rule out the move. When asked about it at a speech in Ipswich, he insisted that his stance, set out three years ago, had not changed. "I am very relaxed about publishing these things," David Cameron said.

Miliband Attacks 'Five Years Of Failure'

news.sky.com — Ed Miliband has launched an attack on the Conservatives' economic record, claiming there has been five years of denial, complacency and failure on living standards. Responding to the Prime Minister's call on British businesses to pass on the success of recent months in higher wages, the Labour leader said people across the country will have been "choking on their cornflakes".

Women 'Will Bear The Brunt' Of Welfare Cuts

news.sky.com — Women will "bear the brunt" of austerity measures if the Conservatives win the General Election, Labour has warned. Analysis commissioned by the Labour Party from the independent House of Commons Library showed that freezing benefits and tax credits would disproportionately affect women.
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Feb 27, 2015

WATCH: UKIP CONFERENCE: What it's like to be in a @Nigel_Farage scrum: (A lot of flash photography). youtu.be/e27Kt0OLUQY?ac

Feb 27, 2015

BREAK: On the #TheDress @Nigel_Farage tells me - Green and White! Yes, thats what he said.

Feb 27, 2015

Seems like significant number of UKIPERS support re-nationalisation of railways and social housing.

Feb 27, 2015

Nigel Farage introduces Harriet Yeo, former Labour NEC chair who has defected to @UKIP on stage at conference.

Feb 27, 2015

Nigel Farage: We're going to exceed expectations. We're going to win lots of seats. I want to be leading this party in lots more elections.

Feb 27, 2015

Nigel Farage thanks the support that @Daily_Express has being providing @UKIP.

Feb 27, 2015

Loud applause as Nigel Farage attacks the immigration system. Argues for Australian points based system. Delegates shouting 'OUT, OUT, OUT'.

Feb 27, 2015

Nigel Farage takes to the stage with rapacious applause. Farage points to poll - shows he's in lead in South Thanet. pic.twitter.com/p2J3vYQ2zj

Feb 27, 2015

Patrick Flynn on Andy Burnham: you get busy flattening your vowels and we will get busy flattening the Labour vote.

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