Labour leader Ed Milliband was on the campaign trail in David Cameron's Witney constituency today.
David Cameron is set to enter the fray for the first time in the hotly-contested Eastleigh by-election battle.
The Transport Secretary says it's "worth upsetting people to build HS2".
An angry flood victim confronted Prime Minister David Cameron today as he visited a Kent village seriously affected by the latest storms.
The unnamed woman said her local council had done nothing to help villagers in Yalding, in Kent, where homes were severely damaged.
In a heated on-camera exchange with the Prime Minister, the woman said she had been left stranded in her home with no electricity - and attempts to make contact with her local council had failed.
Speaking to the cameras in Yalding, Mr Cameron said the severity of flooding in the area made it difficult to ensure homes were protected.
He said: ""Sometimes these are very, very tragic events. It is impossible to protect everybody against everything but we have got to do more and we have got to do better."
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has refused to rule out Heathrow airport expansion after 2015 and insisted David Cameron would not be betraying voters if a third runway is built after the next election.
The Government-appointed Airports Commission is due to publish an interim report containing a short-list of options for extra runways at UK airports this week. There has been speculation that the commission will include options for a third or even a fourth runway at Heathrow.
London Mayor Boris Johnson and prominent Tory backbencher Zac Goldsmith have said any decision from the Prime Minister to back Heathrow expansion would represent an "off-the-scale betrayal".
It's set to become one of the most famous and admired Christmas trees in the world - filmed and photographed thousands of times. And it was grown in Oxfordshire.
Andrew Ingram from Watlington has won a competition to provide this year's Christmas tree for Downing Street. Heather Edwards went to meet the man behind the perfect pine.
Number 10 roundly slapped down Adam Afriyie's plan to table an amendment to legislation paving the way for a promised vote in 2017 - insisting it would not be allowed to pass "in any circumstances".
"The PM will not let it stand," a spokesman said.
The Windsor MP - once the subject of leadership bid speculation - said the public was "not convinced" that the Prime Minister would stick to his pledge of a vote if the Conservatives win the general election.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Mr Afriyie said delaying posed "significant dangers" including building support for the UK Independence Party (Ukip) - a serious concern for many colleagues and activists.
The Prime Minister told Conservatives from the South: 'Stick with it and let's finish the job'. He was speaking on the final day of the Tory conference in Manchester. Our political reporter Phil Hornby was in the hall, listening to Mr Cameron's speech.
During a family holiday on the Scottish island of Jura, the Prime Minister said a scan showed he had a protruding disc.
Mr Cameron, who enjoys deer stalking, said his back pain meant he avoided the hunting activity, which requires crawling on the ground.
His comments came during a pre-recorded interview with the BBC. Mr Cameron said about the whisky-producing island: "It's a great place to unwind. I like the great outdoors. I like an active holiday.
The island is home to thousands of red deer and according to the Prime Minister deer stalking is "probably one of the most defendable" field sports. He also denied giving up hunting because of opposition to the sport by some people.
"I find now I'd rather go for a walk and this year I've got a phenomenally bad back so I really don't think I'll be able to crawl," he said.
Cheaper energy bills and tens of thousands of new jobs. Today the Prime Minister said he thought the benefits were too great to ignore as he stressed his support for fracking, even in populated areas of the South.
There are three potential sites in the region. Test drilling has already been been carried out at Cowden near Tunbridge Wells. Tests are underway at at Balcombe in Sussex and planning pernission granted for exploratory work at a site near Sandwich. Around 40 more sites are being looked at.
This week, hundreds of protesters are expected to join an existing protest at Balcombe to set up a climate camp - which will call for fracking to be banned. Andy Dickenson has been there to gauge reaction.
Greenpeace have responded to David Cameron's support of fracking throughout Britain.
This morning the Prime Minister gave his backing to fracking, saying that he thought it would create new jobs and secure Britain's energy future.
Fracking protestor George Barba shares his reaction to David Cameron's comments in support of the fracking process.
Our reporter Andy Dickenson spoke to protestors in Balcombe about their response to the Prime Minister's controversial comments.
Despite the Prime Minister's support of the fracking process, protestors at Balcombe are continuing to oppose the drilling process.
In an effort to persuade communities of the benefits of fracking, the process of extracting gas by the hydraulic fracturing of rock using high pressure liquid, firms will offer £100,000 of benefits for each exploratory well.
David Cameron also believes that fracking could bring in more jobs.