Ukip MEP and parliamentary candidate Jonathan Arnott with a straight-talking analysis of what his party has to change
Stephen Lambert says students need citizenship skills more than ever - yet the qualification in the subject is likely to be scrapped
Rachel Wearmouth talks to Shirley Ford, the lead campaigner for the North East Green Party
Will political veteran triumph against the odds again and win influence for the North East
Newcastle councillor Stephen Lambert says the time has come to call a halt to declining turnouts at elections. Voting must be compulsory
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
John Stephenson, who died aged 85, was a father and grandfather who served in Singapore and the Middle East
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett set out what makes her party different, when she spoke to Journal Political Editor Jonathan Walker
Like every right-thinking columnist in the country, I am extremely disappointed with the performance in the European and local elections
Stephen Brand, a UKIP candidate, was asked to leave the Park Hotel in Tynemouth following his outburst at North Tyneside Question Time
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 Democrat president Tim Farron yesterday spoke at the launch of his party's election efforts saying voters would return to the party
UKIP have defended their leader Nigel Farage after an outspoken attack by Business Secretary Vince Cable
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
PLANNERS are set to pay a new visit to a controversial proposed opencast site before making a final decision on whether to allow excavation.
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.
LIBERAL Democrats in the North-East are hoping to secure election victories following Nick Clegg’s party leadership win.
DAVID Cameron yesterday pledged to “work hard” to find the best solution for Northern Rock – if he wins power.
SOCIAL services in Northumberland are losing nearly £5m as the Government diverts money to London councils.
TORIES have hit back over claims they could lose the next general election because of electoral “permafrost” in the North-East.