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Clacton: about to make political history for Ukip? - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. On Thursday the seaside town of Clacton could make history for UKIP by voting in the party's first elected Westminster MP. Political Correspondent Michael Crick went to dip his toes in the water.

Would PM have support for British air strikes? - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Political Correspondent Michael Crick has been finding out the views of Labour MPs and the public to see if the prime minister has their backing for air strikes against IS.

#indyref: the word on the street - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. From the Statue of Liberty to lobster catchers - Political Editor Michale Crick heads to the east coast of Scotland to hear people are planning to vote in Scotland's independence referendum.

Scotland Independence Brings Rupert Murdoch Back in Political Spotlight

mashable.com — How naïve we were. "Rupert Murdoch will never again be a force in British politics," everyone said three years ago as the phone-hacking scandal was fully exposed. Suddenly the man who'd been a force in political affairs in the United Kingdom since the late 1960s, was shamed into closing down his News of the World newspaper.

Nigel Farage v. Alex Salmond: The Great Title Fight of British Politics

mashable.com — It would be the great title fight of British politics. The two great figures who suddenly, in their different ways, look set to change the course of history in the United Kingdom. Nigel Farage v. Alex Salmond. The leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip) and the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Will UK intervene in Iraq crisis? - video

channel4.com — British Chinook helicopters could soon join RAF transport planes and Tornado jets operating in Iraq as the UK rapidly escalates its aid mission. Michael Crick explains.

'Why are you in London, Mr Blair?' - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. As Tony Blair prepares to deliver a speech marking the 20th anniversary of his becoming Labour leader, Michael Crick asks him why he is in London and not in the Middle East.

Ed Miliband rejects 'dead hand' criticism - video

channel4.com — Labour leader Ed Miliband denies wiedling a dead hand over policy, telling Michael Crick: "Jon Cruddas thinks that we need a radical bold offer... the devolution of power to city and county regions."

Is Gove in hot water over traditional education? - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Education Secretary Michael Gove attends a debate on his reforms at the historic Wellington college in Berkshire as he comes under fire on all fronts.

After Europe, Farage's Ukip sets sights on Newark

channel4.com — Following success in the EU elections, Nigel Farage is setting his sights on Westminster - and on next week's Newark by-election. Are the parties pulling their weight?
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @ProfJaneGreen: Such is the recognition of the word 'psephologist' now that I have just seen a journalist shorten its use to 'a psepho'. Sounds very scary!!

Oct 24, 2014

Michael Gove defends turnout of only 5688 in Rochester Tory primary. "The Ukip candidate was picked by only one person - Nigel Farage"

Oct 24, 2014

Michael Gove assures me for #c4news that Conservative by-election campaign in Rochester will keep within £100,000 legal spending limit

Oct 24, 2014

Michael Gove tells me for #c4news tonight that if European Commission wants Britain to stay in EU, they're "going the wrong way about it"

Oct 24, 2014

Mark Reckless didn't vote in Tory primary in Rochester. How do I know that? Here's his ballot paper - unused pic.twitter.com/v8aqyhiz7N

Oct 24, 2014

Tory officials in Rochester refuse to give precise figures on primary vote. Admit some spoilt ballots, but say not in region of 1600

Oct 24, 2014

Primary mystery. Politcal Betting suggest only 4000 cast votes in Tory Rochester primary & over 1600 spoilt ballots www1.politicalbetting.com/index.php/arch…

Oct 23, 2014

Turnout in Rochester primary 5,688, about 7.5 per cent, a third of the turnout in 2009 Totnes primary

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