Ukip leader Nigel Farage posing for a picture with a member of the public outside the studios of LBC in central London

UKIP: I understand the argument about immigration - but why, did we bang on about it?

Ukip MEP and parliamentary candidate Jonathan Arnott with a straight-talking analysis of what his party has to change

Oxfam shop

Stephen Lambert: Scrapping citizenship A-levels is a foolish and short-sighted move

Stephen Lambert says students need citizenship skills more than ever - yet the qualification in the subject is likely to be scrapped

Green Party Councillor Shirley Ford

Will the Green surge win votes in the North East? One campaigner thinks so

Rachel Wearmouth talks to Shirley Ford, the lead campaigner for the North East Green Party

Hilton Dawson of the North East Party

Hilton Dawson - from schoolboy protestor to the North East party leader

Will political veteran triumph against the odds again and win influence for the North East

A ballot box at a polling station

Stephen Lambert: Why the time has come to enforce voting at elections

Newcastle councillor Stephen Lambert says the time has come to call a halt to declining turnouts at elections. Voting must be compulsory

UKIP map

Richard Kirkman: UKIP's 2020 vision could bring about Labour's nightmare scenario in the North East

Richard Kirkman says Ukip is unlikely to win North East seats next year - but could be in prime position to strike in the election after that

Former sheriff of Berwick Major John Stephenson BEM

Former sheriff of Berwick Major John Stephenson BEM dies

John Stephenson, who died aged 85, was a father and grandfather who served in Singapore and the Middle East

Natalie Bennett leader of the Green Party

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett: Voters are ready to back a radical alternative to inequality

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett set out what makes her party different, when she spoke to Journal Political Editor Jonathan Walker

Chasing the 'grey vote' worries campaigners including Labour peer Lord Beecham

Keith Hann: Low turnout for elections is disappointing to say the least

Like every right-thinking columnist in the country, I am extremely disappointed with the performance in the European and local elections

UKIP candidate is evicted from hotel after angry outburst during political meeting

Stephen Brand, a  UKIP candidate, was asked to leave the Park Hotel in Tynemouth following his outburst at North Tyneside Question Time

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead

UKIP blaming Labour after hoax election letter sent out in Northumberland

UKIP says it is being set up in Northumberland after a fake election letter calling for mothers to lose state benefits was sent out

Liberal Democrats party president Tim Farron launches his party's local election campaign in Newcastle City Centre

Lib Dem president Tim Farron kick starts North East campaign

Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron yesterday spoke at the launch of his party's election efforts saying voters would return to the party

Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Vince Cable warns of Nigel Farage's dangerous plans for the North East

UKIP have defended their leader Nigel Farage after an outspoken attack by Business Secretary Vince Cable

UKIP leader Nigel Farage

UKIP are getting stonger says party leader Nigel Farage

UKIP is on course to win seats in the North East following its strong showing in the South Shields by-election, party leader Nigel Farage has predicted

New planners urged to make fresh opencast site visit

PLANNERS are set to pay a new visit to a controversial proposed opencast site before making a final decision on whether to allow excavation.

Investment in North is right, Tory leader says

DAVID Cameron yesterday declared it was right to invest in the North but warned he would take unpopular decisions after signalling public spending could fall under a Conservative government.

Region’s Lib Dems hail a new leader

LIBERAL Democrats in the North-East are hoping to secure election victories following Nick Clegg’s party leadership win.

‘We’re backing the Rock’

DAVID Cameron yesterday pledged to “work hard” to find the best solution for Northern Rock – if he wins power.

North short-changed on care services cash

SOCIAL services in Northumberland are losing nearly £5m as the Government diverts money to London councils.

‘Frost’ report leaves North Tories cold

TORIES have hit back over claims they could lose the next general election because of electoral “permafrost” in the North-East.

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