A ballot box at a polling station

Journal opinion: They will really have to work hard for your vote

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, March 31, in which we introduce and interpret the North East people's manifesto

David Taylor-Gooby

David Taylor-Gooby: If Labour is to win it must show it is not the same as the other parties

Journal columnist David Taylor-Gooby says he wants to see a Labour victory at the election - but it has got work to do

Prime Minister David Cameron takes part in a live Q&A during the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10

Paul Linford: Miliband and Cameron - by the middle of May one of them will be PM

Paul Linford on David Cameron's unexpected comments about his own future - and what it means for the election and beyond

George Osborne

Thom Brooks: Voters can't be blamed for not wanting to go to the circus when all they see are clowns

Durham University professor of law and government Thom Brooks on George Osborne's budget and the message it sends

Paul Woolston

North East to appoint jobs creation chief - but only on a short term basis

Long search for chief executive of North East Local Enterprise Partnership to continue after interim appointment

George Osborne

Paul Linford: The time for a political game-changer may now have passed

The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on why George Osborne may pay for his refusal to pull rabbits from hats in his Budget

Neil Harrold, R3 North East vice chair and a partner at Hay & Kilner Solicitors

North East insolvency experts lead campaign to overturn government decision on 'costly' rules for creditors

Members of insolvency trade body R3 called for government to scrap elements of the Jacksom Reforms

Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline

Journal to hold debate on devolution for the North East

Breakfast event will bring together experts from the political and business worlds to debate greater powers for the region

Paul Brannen: Why keeping our meat safe is all about trust

North East Labour MEP Paul Brannen says preventing issues like the horsemeat scandal is a key part of the EU's remit

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons

Paul Linford: The reputation of parliament will only improve when MPs resolve to change their behaviour

Former Journal political editor Paul Linford on how the decline in confidence in the House of Commons hit a new nadir this week

Business Secretary Vince Cable

Labour's Jeremy Beecham says Vince Cable 'should be ashamed' of £320m RGF cash

Peer says Coalition has failed North East as region still has highest unemployment rate, but Lib Dems brand his analysis 'selective'

Alan Share, who comments on proposed cycle routes and plans to avoid congestion on Gosforth High Street

Alan Share: It's all one-way traffic in the cyclist's favour

Former businessman Alan Share argues that cyclists should stop thinking everyone should share their enthusiasm - and penalising them if they don't

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Paul Linford: The next time anyone makes the Lib Dems an offer they will think twice about it

The Journal's political columnist Paul Linford on what could have happened at the 2010 election - and what may happen this year

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith

More than 40 years in the front line: Sir Alan Beith's life in politics

Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith has represented Berwick-upon-Tweed since 1973 but is set to stand down in May.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at Manchester City Council, Town Hall

Paul Linford: George Osborne seems to have ensnared Labour in a classic political trap

The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on how the pace of devolution quickened this week - and what it means for the North East

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband

Labour North East manifesto: Devolution, a regional minister and fairer funding to the agenda

Ed Miliband's North East troops gather in Stockton to launch Labour's manifesto for the North East

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County Council

'You can't turn the whole of Durham into Beamish Museum,' says Simon Henig

Leaders hit out as anger rises over the dismissal by a Bristol-based planning inspector of "too ambitious" County Durham plan

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Paul Linford: Who's backing business the most?

Journal columnist Paul Linford argues that, despite the perception of some, Labour is the most pro-business party as the election approaches

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls: The North East needs its own investment bank says Shadow Chancellor

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has rebuffed claims Labour were the 'anti-business' party at an event in Newcastle

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls on Labour's vision for the North East economy

The Shadow Chancellor writes exclusively for The Journal ahead of a visit to the region

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