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Sky News Political Correspondent, following Labour for the General Election. South Londoner, cat lover.

Queen's Speech: Tax Break For Low Wage Earners — People working 30 hours a week on minimum wage will no longer have to pay income tax under the first Conservative programme for government since 1992. The Queen's Speech today will set out the Tory administration's legislative plans for the next five years.

May Accused Of Trying To Turn Ofcom Into Censor — A Cabinet row has broken out over whether programmes should be vetted for extremist material before broadcast. Sajid Javid - Culture Secretary at the time - attacked Theresa May's plans to beef up the role of regulator Ofcom in a private letter leaked to The Guardian.

Labour leadership: Liz Kendall's misogynistic trolling might save her — Just hours after she launched her campaign website - - a spoof account appeared, confusingly named First, it linked to the campaign site for her leadership rival, Burnham. Then it linked to an article about dating a horse. Apparently "to this day it was the best sex I ever had."

Strike Threat As PM Outlines 'Seven-Day' NHS

PM To Renew Funding Vow For 'Seven-Day' NHS — David Cameron will commit to boosting the NHS by at least £8bn a year by 2020 and creating a "seven-day" service when he makes his first major speech since the General Election. The Prime Minister will speak at a GP surgery in the West Midlands, where he is expected to reassure the public that the NHS is "safe in our hands".

Ukip stitch up: Did Nigel Farage ever intend to let a woman lead Ukip? — The pint-loving Farage had promised repeatedly that he would step down as leader if he failed to get elected as MP for Thanet South. The unresignation of Nigel Farage At first it seemed that a politician was going to do something remarkable - stick to his promise.

General Election 2015: 24 hours with Justine Miliband: Labour's weapon — Justine and Ed ready to do battle Yes, SamCam and Miriam are impressive. Samantha Cameron has the "coolest girl in the class" vibe nailed, and is a successful businesswoman in her own right. You also get the sense she's got a hidden mischievous side - she's got a tattoo and listens to BBC 6 Music.

General Election: Politicians must convince kick-ass women to vote — But don't just take it from my own (unscientific) experience. The data bears it out. The experts at GlobalWebIndex have crunched the stats from 170,000 internet users and came up with the same conclusion: women are significantly more likely to be on the fence than men.

Miliband Employs Firm For Leadership Advice — Ed Miliband has employed the services of a consultancy which aims to improve leadership skills, Sky News has learned. Enlightened Mind specialises in business psychology and neuroscience "in order to build leadership skills that deliver lasting organisational change".

Eat your heart out Justin Bieber

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May 28, 2015

@unipede my mistake - I actually thought it was 2010! More coffee needed.

May 28, 2015

RT @labourwhips: UQ on FIFA now after business statement so now expected at 10.15

May 28, 2015

@richard_kaputt you know, I actually thought it was 2010. (Seriously. I need more sleep.)

May 28, 2015

Urgent question from new Conservative MP Stephen Phillips on FIFA at 9.30am

May 28, 2015

Must watch @ramsaysky interview with the IS commander who met 3 British girls who travelled to Syria in February…

May 27, 2015

RT @DavidJonesMP: New Scot Nat Members applauding Angus Robertson. Speaker looks unamused.

May 27, 2015

Nothing from Dennis Skinner?! Queen's Speech doesn't quite feel the same

May 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton style! RT @SkyAnushka @SophyRidgeSky I think we'd look great in #loungesuits - do they come with maternity options?

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