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Tuesday, 14 August, 2001, 14:03 GMT 15:03 UK

Features


Tony and Cherie Blair Blair slides on home ground
Tony Blair's majority in his Sedgefield constituency falls by 8,000 as voters shun the ballot box.
So did they actually vote?
Over the past few weeks, BBC News Online readers have been trying to persuade people who were not going to vote that they really should. So how did things turn out?
Robinson sees Hague's demise
The campaign might be over, now it's only the count that matters. Nick reports from deep within Conservative Central Office.
It's the tabloids wot lost it
The election result indicates tabloid newspapers have lost much of their political influence says BBC News Online's Chris Horrie.
The campaign in front pages
A look at the memorable front pages - and the events behind the headlines - in the past month.
Hangover in Hague's backyard
The morning after the night before on William Hague's home ground. Ryan Dilley takes the temperature as news of the Tory leader's resignation sinks in.
Will txt msgs get a result?
Political parties are now using txt msgs and e-mails to get voters to the polls. But what happens when the messengers receive the text messages?
A strong case of election apathy
Why do so many of us fail to exercise our democratic right to vote?
What happened to the Natural Law Party?
Yogic flying helped launch them into the electorates' consciousness. But after poor results, the party is watching from the sidelines.
Battle of the image
As Labour unveils a campaign poster mocking the Tory leader William Hague, it seems the battle of the billboards is getting personal.
It's all over bar the shouting
The BBC's Paul Rowley looks back on a surreal election campaign dominated by an ex PM, the deputy PM and spurious celebrity endorsements
We the purple
No matter what their colour of politics, it seems purple is steadily becoming the party leaders' shade of choice.
Do a Beckham, Tony
Politicians have been accused of boring the electorate. Perhaps they should consider copying the very latest fads.
Who I met today
If you've met a politician on the campaign trail, we want to hear from you.
'I'm not voting and that's final'
Nice try, but your e-mails were not enough to persuade non-voter Janet Hanton to change her mind. She'll be at home on polling day.
Web pokes fun at politics
Satirical and comedy websites are springing up to amuse those getting jaded by the extensive election coverage in the UK.
'Things were so different then'
Lights, camera, action seems to be the spirit in which elections today are conducted. It's very different from 1951, says Tony Benn.
You've got to hand it to them...
Hand gestures play an important role in modern politics, and not just those of John Prescott.
Politics at prime time
Glitzy, fast-moving and optimistic was the style and tone of Labour's first election broadcast of the campaign. The short political film has come a long way in 20 years.
Pop goes the election
There's no denying British politicians are fighting for the middle ground when it comes to picking campaign songs. Surely things can only get better?
Andrew Marr's Campaign: Week 1
BBC News political editor Andrew Marr gives his view of the first week of the general election campaign.
Andrew Marr's Campaign: Week 2
BBC News political editor Andrew Marr gives his view of the second week of the general election campaign.
Andrew Marr's Campaign: Week 3
BBC News political editor Andrew Marr on the voters' fundamental choice - deciding the UK's position in the world.
In fear of a landslide
Britain is not a landslide country, said Tony Blair in 1997, shortly before winning the biggest post-war Commons majority. But should he fear another crushing victory for his party?
Parties shiver over tax
BBC News political correspondent Mark Mardell assesses the Labour and Tory tax battle.
The Curse of the Mummy
BBC News political correspondent Mark Mardell looks at Wednesday's campaigning.
Promises, promises
BBC News political correspondent Mark Mardell sees Labour play its pledge card.
Sunshine and schmaltz
BBC News political correspondent Mark Mardell reflects on prime ministerial schmaltz at St Saviour's.
Chicken tikka Tories
BBC News political correspondent Mark Mardell finds the campaign lacking meat.
Tattooists and tax
BBC News political correspondent Mark Mardell reflects on Friday's campaigning.
Hard core Hague
BBC News political correspondent Mark Mardell reflects on William Hague's manifesto launch.
The Campaign Today with Nick Robinson
Today's 6 June - that's D-Day. Spend Decision Day with your guide, philosopher and friend, Nick Robinson.
The Campaign Today with Nick Robinson
Everyone's getting geared up for the day after tomorrow. No-one more so than Nick Robinson.
The Campaign Today with Nick Robinson
Smile, it's Friday. Share the joy of the final weekend before polling day with Nick Robinson.
The Campaign Today with Nick Robinson
We're on the home straight now, and Nick Robinson has a trackside seat.
The Campaign Today with Nick Robinson
A week tomorrow... With only seven full days of campaigning left, Nick Robinson continues to give you his election insight from ground level.
The Campaign Today with Nick Robinson
It's Tuesday and there are just nine days to go before the big day. Nick Robinson, tireless as ever, is still keeping an eye on the contenders.
The Campaign Today with Nick Robinson
Heave a sigh of relief - it's Friday and the end of the third week. Your guide, philosopher and friend Nick Robinson will see you through it.
The Campaign Today with Nick Robinson
It's Thursday of the third week. Join Nick as he files his copy throughout the day.
The Campaign Today with Nick Robinson
It's week three of the campaign, and Nick Robinson is still on the hunt for the lesser-spotted issue.
Manifesto phrase book: Lib Dems
Elections are wars of words - so what are the words the parties are choosing as ammunition? BBC News Online looks into the big three election manifestos for key phrases and facts. Now, the Liberal Democrats.
Manifesto phrase book: Conservative
Elections are wars of words - so what are the words the parties are choosing as ammunition? BBC News Online looks into the big three election manifestos for key phrases and facts.
Manifesto phrase book: Labour
Elections are wars of words - so what are the words the parties are choosing as ammunition? BBC News Online looks into the big three election manifestos for key phrases and facts. Finally, the Labour Party's.
Are you still here?
Election campaigns make many wish they could leave the country for the duration, but vowing to emigrate over the result could leave you with egg on your face.
Life on the Tory battlebus: Week 3
As Mr Hague toured the country amidst headlines forecasting Tory defeat, he did achieve one victory - he correctly identified who won the Popstars programme.
Life on the Lib Dem battlebus: Week 3
Charles Kennedy may be encouraged by the latest opinion polls, as long as he can stay awake
Life on the Labour bus: Week 3
The Blair contingent has broadened its campaign from a heavy emphasis on hospitals and schools to, among other issues, football and the seaside.
Life on the Tory battlebus: Week 2
The world's most famous Conservative dominated the campaign this week. Unfortunately for William Hague, it wasn't him.
Life on the Labour battlebus: Week 2
Week two of the Labour campaign trail saw the aftermath of that now famous punch, a meeting with Charlotte Church and growing antagonism with the media.
Life on the Lib Dem battlebus: Week 2
As Charles Kennedy continues to race around Britain in a medley of conveyences, Peter Hunt loks at what he hopes to achieve in this frenetic travel schedule.
On the buses
The BBC has correspondents accompanying Tony Blair, William Hague and Charles Kennedy throughout the campaign, reporting their every move.
Travelling with the Tories
As the campaign enters its final week, the Hague team shows no sign of slackening the pace
Labouring on the road
Carolyn Quinn and James Robbins continue to follow the Blair battlebus as Labour try and secure a second term.
'I'm still not voting'
He won't budge. Despite the efforts of hundreds of BBC News Online users, avowed non-voter Albert Atkin is still planning to give the polling station a wide berth on 7 June.
'I'm a convert'
The ranks of the apathetic are slowly diminishing. A third candidate in BBC News Online's Persuade Me to Vote has been swayed.
'Ok, I'm going to vote'
Two out of three ain't bad - BBC News Online users have persuaded a second avowed non-voter to change his mind.
Persuade me to vote III
Can you help persuade our third avowed non-voter to get to the polling station on general election day?
'I'll think about it'
A spin doctor might call it 'encouraging progress' against the forces of apathy - the fourth candidate in Persuade Me to Vote has at least agreed to think again.
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