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  • 19:31
    Simon Danczuk MP

    Labour MP Simon Danczuk says Theresa May should apologise over her handling of the inquiry into child abuse and he says the Home Secretary has showed a 'complete lack of emotional intelligence'.

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  • 19:19
    Nadhim Zahawi MP

    Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi defends the Home Secretary's handling of the inquiry into historic child abuse.

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  • 19:07

    Alison Millar, a lawyer representing victims of child abuse, says the Home Office has presided over a 'series of failures' after Fiona Woolf stood down as head of the Government's inquiry into historic child abuse.

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  • 19:01

    SNP leader-elect Nicola Sturgeon will accuse broadcasters of 'wilfully ignoring the reality of the political landscape' by planning to exclude her from the leaders' debates at the next election.

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  • 18:56
    Keith Vaz MP

    Labour MP Keith Vaz confirms that his Home Affairs Committee will vet the next candidate the Government puts forward to chair the inquiry into historic child abuse.

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  • 18:42

    The Foreign Office warns there is a 'heightened threat of terrorist attack globally' against Britons as a result of the turmoil in Iraq and Syria.

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  • 18:41

    Labour's Yvette Cooper says Fiona Woolf was left in an 'impossible position' by the Home Secretary and was right to stand down.

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  • 17:55

    A new Survation poll hands Ukip a 15-point lead over the Conservatives in Rochester and Strood.

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  • 17:24
    Ed Miliband MP

    Ed Miliband tells BBC Radio 5live Fiona Woolf has 'done the right thing' by standing down as chair of the Government's inquiry into historic sex abuse.

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  • 17:09

    Home Secretary Theresa May says she is accepting Fiona Woolf's resignation as head of the Government's child abuse inquiry, and says she will make a statement to Parliament on Monday.

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  • 17:00

    Fiona Woolf confirms she is standing down as chair of the Government's child abuse inquiry.

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  • 16:40
    George Osborne MP

    George Osborne says the Government's child abuse inquiry is not about personalities, but about finding the truth, amid increasing calls for Fiona Woolf to stand down.

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  • 16:37
    Ed Miliband MP

    Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol, Ed Miliband says his plan to give local authorities more control over bus services is part of a wider policy of devolving power from Westminster.

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  • 16:12
    Jack McConnell

    Former first minister Lord McConnell says the Scottish Labour party has lost its passion, energy and 'sense of purpose'.

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  • 15:35
    Yvette Cooper MP

    Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper piles more pressure on Fiona Woolf to stand down as head of the inquiry into historic child abuse, saying it is 'impossible to see' her continuing in the post.

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  • 14:49

    Alison Millar, a lawyer representing victims of child abuse, says there is 'near consensus' that Fiona Woolf should not lead the inquiry into historical abuse.

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  • 14:40

    Alan Billings, the newly-elected South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, says he was victorious by separating the vote from the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

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  • 14:22

    Ed Miliband congratulates new South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings, tweeting that he will bring 'experience, independence and a fresh start' to the post.

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  • 14:20

    Home Affairs Committee chair Keith Vaz tells BBC News he is recalling Fiona Woolf to give further evidence next week. Pressed on whether the abuse inquiry chair should resign, Mr Vaz says: 'at the end of this week I think she'll know what to do'.

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  • 14:01

    After meeting with inquiry officials, Peter Saunders, the chief executive of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, says groups representing victims of child abuse 'agreed pretty much unanimously' that Fiona Woolf should not chair the inquiry.

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  • 13:54

    Public health experts say putting calorie information on alcohol 'could help the nation's waistlines as well as probably reduce alcohol consumption'.

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  • 13:49

    Ed Miliband calls for authorities to enforce the law 'to the fullest possible extent' when looking at anti-Semitic abuse targeted at Labour MP Luciana Berger.

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  • 13:27

    Labour has won the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner election on first preferences. Ukip finished second.

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  • 13:18
    David Blunkett MP

    On the World at One, former home secretary David Blunkett said amendments to a letter by abuse inquiry chair Fiona Woolf meant there was now a 'very substantial cloud' over her suitability for the role.

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  • 12:58

    With Rotherham yet to declare, Labour has won 52.3% of the vote in the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner by-election, ahead of Ukip in second place on 28.9%.

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  • 12:42
    Michael Dugher MP

    Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Michael Dugher criticises Ukip for using the Rotherham child abuse scandal as a 'political football' during the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner campaign.

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  • 12:25
    David Cameron MP

    On the Daily Politics, Pensions Minister Steve Webb says the so-called 'bedroom tax' could have been amended if the DWP's own family impact assessment had been applied to it.

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  • 12:18

    The Cabinet Office publishes data on David Cameron and Nick Clegg's gifts, hospitality and meetings between January and March 2014.

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  • 12:07
    John Hemming MP

    Lib Dem MP John Hemming says the Home Office has questions to answer about its role in the process of appointing Fiona Woolf as chair of the inquiry looking into historic child abuse.

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  • 11:54

    Downing Street says David Cameron's stance on Fiona Woolf leading the inquiry into historic child abuse has not changed, despite increasing pressure on her to stand down.

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  • 11:42

    The overall turnout for the South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner by-election was 14.88%.

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  • 11:32
    Simon Danczuk MP

    Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk tells Sky News abuse inquiry chair Fiona Woolf should 'step aside' following publication of letters showing officials redrafted a letter on her links to Leon Brittan.

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  • 10:58

    The latest national Populus opinion poll puts Labour and the Conservatives level on 34%, with Ukip on 15%, the Lib Dems on 8% and the Greens on 5%.

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  • 09:39

    Britain's net contribution to the European Union rose by £2.7bn last year, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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  • 09:31

    The FCO announces that Hugo Swire has become the first UK Minister to visit Cuba 'in almost ten years'.

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  • 09:30

    Home Affairs Committee chair Keith Vaz confirms he will be writing to the Home Secretary for clarification on revisions to a letter written by abuse inquiry chair Fiona Woolf on her links to figures including Leon Brittan.

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  • 09:30

    The deficit on the UK's current account balance widened to £72.4bn in 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics' annual balance of payments 'Pink Book'.

    Read on at Office for National Statistics

  • 08:58

    A new poll by Survation for Unite finds that the NHS, not immigration, is the top priority for voters in the constituency of Rochester and Strood.

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  • 08:46

    Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves says government plans for a family impact assessment on new policies 'will do nothing to help the millions of families who have lost out over the last four-and-a-half years as a result of this government's policies.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 08:40
    Sir Malcolm Bruce MP

    International Development Committee chairman Sir Malcolm Bruce says today's report on aid corruption by the ICAI shows that ministers need to 'think harder, plan more, monitor more and learn more'.

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  • 08:25
    Lord Macdonald

    Former director of public prosecutions Lord Macdonald tells Today Fiona Woolf 'needs to have a serious conversation with the Home Secretary' about her role as head of an inquiry into historical sexual abuse of children.

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  • 07:37

    Scottish Labour leadership hopeful Neil Findlay tells the Today programme Labour faces 'serious issues' in Scotland and says the party must start 'addressing the basic things that people are concerned about'.

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  • 07:30

    Scottish Labour leadership hopeful Sarah Boyack tells the Today programme her party has 'a huge challenge in front of us'.

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  • 07:20
    Keith Vaz MP

    On Today, Home Affairs Committee chairman Keith Vaz says the 'extraordinary' revision of letters by abuse inquiry chair Fiona Woolf added to the sense of a 'chaotic' Home Office handling of the probe.

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  • 07:05

    Chancellor George Osborne announces that the Government is to pay off part of the nation’s First World War debt.

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  • 06:45
    Chuka Umunna MP

    Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna tells BBC News Labour's plans for regional devolution are 'about is giving power to the people'.

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  • 06:25
    Paul Johnson

    IFS director Paul Johnson tells the Today programme that contrary to David Cameron's assertion on spending cuts, 'the next parliament will have about the same amount of pain as this one'.

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  • 00:01

    Alison McGovern, Shadow International Development Minister says the Independent Commission on Aid Impact's 'damning report should send shockwaves through David Cameron's government.'

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  • 00:01

    The Local Government Association calls for a review of schools inspectorate Ofsted.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    DfID's aid programme shows 'little evidence of impact on corruption levels or in meeting the particular needs of the poor', according to a report by the aid watchdog.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    Labour leader Ed Miliband is set to announce 'a radical plan for spreading power and prosperity across England’s city and county regions.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • Thursday 30th October
  • 23:27

    Caroline Lucas says today's Home Office report is on drug policy is an 'open door' to reform on Question Time.

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  • 22:19

    Anas Sarwar announces he is to resign as deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party, saying he wants to focus on 'securing a Labour victory at next year’s general election'.

    Read on at Daily Record

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