How David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband measured up when it came to their big party conferences speeches.
David Cameron says the Tories are the party of "the many, not the few" in a conference speech also trailing possible benefit cuts for young people.
David Cameron suggests that out-of-work benefits paid to people under the age of 25 could be cut so all of them are either "earning or learning".
People out of work for more than two years will have to go on work placements in return for their benefits, under tougher rules unveiled by the chancellor.
Chancellor George Osborne says he wants to run a budget surplus in the next parliament and can do so without raising taxes.
All the action and reaction from the final day of the Conservative Party conference, when PM David Cameron delivered a speech promising to make the UK a "land of opportunity".
All the action and reaction from Tuesday at the Conservative Party conference, when London Mayor Boris Johnson rallied the party faithful.
All the action and reaction from Monday at the Conservative Party conference, when Chancellor George Osborne delivered a keynote speech on the economy.
David Cameron says the London mayor has a lot still to offer to the country and the Conservatives and says the two men "can make a very good team".
David Cameron challenges other parties to follow his lead and aim for a budget surplus by 2020, rejecting suggestions it will lead to more cuts.
Plans to force some unemployed people to attend full-time classes at job centres are announced at the Conservative conference.
The Conservatives have not won a general election in "20 odd years" because of their "peculiar" obsession with Europe, Ken Clarke has said.
David Cameron says he wants more patients in England to have the chance to visit a GP outside work hours, with a £50m pilot to run in nine areas.
Home Secretary Theresa May promises the government will "deport foreign criminals first, then hear their appeals".
Liam Fox issues a rallying cry to Conservative Party members to stand up for their beliefs and be more "emotional" in their appeal to voters.
The UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, estimates that "a couple of dozen" Conservative MPs would be interested in an election pact with his party.
Margaret Thatcher-themed T-shirts and baby growers have proved a big hit with Conservative Party members at their annual conference - just don't ask for an ironing board cover.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says he is "tired of" London-based commentators complaining about the cost of the HS2 rail link.
A scheme allowing people to take out 95% mortgages will start next week - three months earlier than planned, but the PM rejects fears of a housing bubble.
Two men are escorted from the Conservative Party conference hall after heckling Defence Secretary Philip Hammond over defence cuts.
David Cameron suggests holding televised leader debates before the election campaign starts - and says UKIP's Nigel Farage should not be allowed to take part.
Nearly a quarter of Conservative activists thought their party should consider a deal with UKIP, but two-thirds were opposed to such a link-up, a BBC Sunday Politics survey has found.
Ed Miliband tells his party conference Labour will freeze energy prices if they get into power - but energy firms criticise the plan.
All the action and reaction on the last day of the Labour conference, with Ed Miliband holding a Q&A session and a speech by his deputy Harriet Harman.
All the action and reaction as Labour leader Ed Miliband gave his speech to the Labour Party's annual conference in Brighton.
A recap of all the news, views and analysis from the Labour Party conference, where shadow chancellor Ed Balls outlined plans to extend free childcare.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls warns Labour against being generation that "flinched in face of hardship"
Former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft tells a Labour conference fringe meeting he's a "proud tax avoider" - and the next election is Ed Miliband's to lose.
A Labour government would make it easier to prosecute identity theft as part of plans to tackle the "escalating" problem of online crime, Yvette Cooper says.
Harriet Harman closes the Labour conference by saying election victory is "there for the taking".
Former Europe Minister Keith Vaz urges Ed Miliband not to "duck" the issue of EU referendum any longer, at a Labour conference fringe meeting.
Labour leader Ed Miliband tells the party's conference in Brighton the UK voting age should be lowered from 18.
Labour's spokeswoman reiterates support for the proposed HS2 rail link, after shadow cabinet members raised doubts about the project.
A Labour government would build hundreds of thousands of new homes a year by the end of its first term, Ed Miliband is to say.
David Blunkett backs calls for internet providers to block pornography, warning against a descent into "Sodom and Gomorrah", at a Labour conference fringe meeting.
Gordon Brown's ex-aide Damian McBride says sorry to those affected by his actions, as he defends writing about his attacks on the ex-PM's opponents.
Peter Hain urges Labour to step up its fight against UKIP at next year's European elections, claiming the anti-EU party "licences bigotry".
Working parents of three and four year olds in England will get 25 hours of free childcare a week if Labour wins the next general election, Ed Balls says.
One of Britain's oldest women, 107-year-old Hetty Bower, steals the show at a Labour Party fringe meeting with an impassioned speech against government cuts.
Union leaders tell Ed Miliband they will not give up their collective voice within Labour, despite moves to reform their links with the party.
Ed Miliband says curbing non-EU migration would be a top priority for an incoming Labour government, as the party's annual conference gets under way.
Large companies will have to train a new apprentice for each skilled worker they hire from outside the EU, under Labour plans.
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