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19 April 2014 Last updated at 04:33

Labour hires Obama poll guru AxelrodDavid Axelrod in Denver, Colorado, October 2012

David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.


Tristram HUntHunt to warn of schools extremism

Labour's Tristram Hunt is to issue a tough warning against religious extremism in schools.

Vince Cable'Rogue directors' crackdown planned

People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

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Miliband on Israel and plan to be PM

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks to the BBC's Nick Robinson about delving into his past on a trip to Israel - and planning for a future as UK prime minister.

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Mark D'Arcy, Parliamentary correspondent Article written by Mark D'Arcy Mark D'Arcy Parliamentary correspondent

Week ahead at Westminster

There's still time for a soupcon of high-powered politics as MPs and peers prepare to decamp for their Easter break.

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