Inquiry head defends Brittan links
The head of an inquiry into historical sex abuse insists she is not a member of the establishment - and says she wants to "lay to rest" speculation over links with ex-home secretary Lord Brittan.

MPs back 'recall' powers for voters
MPs back plans to allowed themselves to be sacked using a "power of recall" if they are found guilty of serious wrongdoing.

Peerage for immigration campaigner
Immigration campaigner Sir Andrew Green is among several public figures to be nominated for a peerage by David Cameron.

UK spy drones to fly over Syria
The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says.

Farage defends Polish MEP alliance
UKIP leader Nigel Farage defends allowing a Polish politician criticised for a comment on hitting women into its grouping in the European Parliament.

5.5m yet to join new voting register
Some 5.5 million voters in England and Wales have yet to be transferred onto a new version of the electoral register.

Elections watchdog fines Farage 200
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is fined 200 by the Electoral Commission, while the Conservative Party forfeits a 28,000 donation.

Clarke: Some Tories should be in UKIP
Former cabinet minister Ken Clarke says some of his Eurosceptic Conservative colleagues should be in UKIP.

Public borrowing rises in September
Government borrowing rises in September to 11.8bn, which will limit the government's options in the run-up to next year's election economists say.

'Rapid deterioration' in jail safety
There has been a rapid deterioration in the state of jails in England and Wales with cracks in the system of widening, the chief prison of inspector warns.

Posters to target benefit fraud
The government is launching an advertising campaign urging benefit claimants to report changes in circumstances or face jail.

Former Australian PM Whitlam dies
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.

Peers back revenge porn 'offence'
The House of Lords agrees unanimously to make "revenge porn" a criminal offence in England and Wales.

Hold heads high, Lib Dems urged
Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech.

Now what for the Liberal Democrats?
Nick Clegg has delivered his final conference speech before the general election. What do the Lib Dems do next?

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

Analysis: Primary colours
David Cameron's speech was a confident attempt to seize large chunks of Labour's traditional territory, Ben Wright says.

Miliband 2.5bn pledge 'to save NHS'
Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.

Did Miliband get the Downing St job?
Ed Miliband said the next eight months is a job interview. So how did he do with his party conference presentation?

UKIP promises income tax cuts
The UK Independence Party proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to 55,000 at the party's conference.

Second Tory MP defects to UKIP
Mark Reckless becomes the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservative party conference.

Greens call for 10 minimum wage
The Green Party of England and Wales is calling for the minimum wage to rise to 10 an hour by 2020, as leader Natalie Bennett addresses their annual conference.

Will Green Party ideas grab attention?
In the crowded political arena, are the Green Party's ideas for radically changing the economy enough to win votes, Chris Mason asks.

Kincora move 'disappoints' Robinson
First Minister Peter Robinson says he is disappointed a UK-wide inquiry into child sex abuse will not include allegations about Kincora boys home.

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

McConnell: No 'backroom' powers deal
Former First Minister Lord McConnell says an agreement on more powers for Scotland must "stand the test of time".

BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

'Tissue of lies' over health service
Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for telling a "tissue of lies" about the state of the Welsh NHS.

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Devolution: Power to the people?
How enthusiastic are the people of the East Midlands about the possibility of getting more political power from Westminster?

Calls to send foreign prisoners home
Kettering MP Philip Hollobone calls for foreign prisoners to be sent to prisons in their own country and policing minister Mike Penning agrees.

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Intelligence and Security Committee
MPs take evidence on the issue of privacy and security.

Q&A: Beginner's guide to PM's speech
David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide.

Links to UK political websites
Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet
Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet
The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

European Parliaments online
Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

VIDEO: Polish MEP on joining UKIP group
The BBC's Damian Grammaticas speaks to Robert Iwaszkiewicz about joining the UKIP grouping in the European Parliament

VIDEO: More UK medics travel to Ebola area
International development secretary Justine Greening travels with soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: UKIP Calypso 'made my ears vomit'
UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie has said the song UKIP Calypso, which is performed with a mock Caribbean accent by DJ Mike Read, is "fantastic".

VIDEO: UKIP investigating election phone claims
UKIP investigates claims of "underhand play" it alleges behind phone calls to voters in Rochester and Strood.

VIDEO: 'Only Eurosceptic grouping is back'
UKIP's European political grouping is working again after a member of the Polish Congress of the New Right joined up.

VIDEO: Best, or worst, five political 'hits'?
The Daily Politics' top five political tracks from the past few years, with some more memorable than others.

VIDEO: Gibraltar future with Spain 'not realistic'
Fabian Picardo says the people of Gibraltar see their future with the UK, and being part of Spain is "not realistic".

VIDEO: Recall bill 'will hardly ever be used'
The government's Recall bill 'will hardly ever be used' claims Conservative Zac Goldsmith debating with Lib Dem MP Tom Brake.

What about the pro-European Conservatives?
Norman Smith asks what happened to pro-European Tories

One town, one month on
How does a town that voted Yes in Scottish referendum feel now?

Obituary: Gough Whitlam
The 1970s Australian PM at centre of a constitutional crisis

EU immigration - the Croatian solution?
Can migration be limited without need for new treaty?

What laws currently cover trolling?
What social media insults are against the law?

Immigration points-based systems compared
How different are the UK and Australian immigration systems?

Lib Dem conference lessons
What did we learn about the Lib Dem election manifesto?