What makes a good MP? If it's speaking on the floor of the House of Commons then Staffordshire MP Sir Bill Cash is streets ahead, amassing 176,093 words in 1,037 appearances since the 2010 election.
Controversial plans to dramatically raise the amount of council tax that thousands of people on benefits will have to pay are going out to public consultation.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is due to meet with the Express & Star's political editor Daniel Wainwright later this week.
UKIP’s Bill Etheridge learned a rather valuable lesson this week about public speaking - that it’s generally a bad idea to say anything that could be construed as positive about Adolf Hitler.