Richard Partington, The Guardian

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Recent articles by Richard:

Would Labour really save families more than £6,700 a year?

We put John McDonnell’s election claim about the cost of living to the test → Read More

Why was the London Bridge terrorist released from prison?

Why Boris Johnson is incorrect to blame Labour policy for Usman Khan’s early release → Read More

How accurate were Johnson's Andrew Marr interview claims?

Among PM’s claims was that he is planning largest NHS funding rise ‘in modern memory’ → Read More

Is Boris Johnson right about EU state aid rules?

PM claims EU system made it difficult for government to protect British steel in 2015 → Read More

Has Boris Johnson really been opposed to austerity since 2010?

He warned against cuts in London when he was mayor but has consistently voted in support of austerity policies → Read More

Revealed: Tory candidates issued with attack manuals on how to smear rivals

Party’s dossier contains dubious and outdated claims about Lib Dems and Labour → Read More

Is the surge in people registering to vote good for Labour?

Young people may skew to the left, but older people turn out in greater numbers → Read More

Conservative party manifesto: what it says and what it means

Guardian specialists break down the detail on pledges from £34bn extra for NHS to ‘get Brexit done’ vow → Read More

Will corporation tax increases always lower wages and raise prices?

John McDonnell argues it is wrong to say taxing companies inevitably costs workers → Read More

Labour manifesto comes with sizeable risks but the costs may be worth it

Critics could argue the forecast revenues from the party’s tax plan are on the optimistic side → Read More

The hidden jobless: poverty persists as Liverpool's fortunes change

City has highest rate of hidden unemployment in the OECD/Centre for Cities study → Read More

Will there be a £50bn 'remain bonus' from revoking Brexit?

The Liberal Democrats have made the claim a cornerstone of their election pitch → Read More

Will PM's national insurance pledge help 'working people'?

How much would raising the NI threshold to £12,000 help lower-income workers? → Read More

How plausible are Johnson and Corbyn's election claims?

Live TV debate between the PM and the Labour leader was first of its kind – but do their assertions carry weight? → Read More

Will Boris Johnson’s corporation tax reversal free up £6bn for NHS?

Is PM right to claim that postponing cut will stop the Treasury losing money? → Read More

Full-fibre broadband: is the UK lagging behind other countries?

Labour says its free broadband plans are ‘following the model of what’s happened elsewhere’ → Read More

Labour urged to scale back plans to give workers stake in firms

Changing policy to focus on UK profits would counter ‘stealth tax’ criticism, says thinktank → Read More

Does the government spend more on flood defences for the south?

As parts of the north remain inundated, Labour has accused the Conservatives of skewed spending → Read More

How will Labour put an extra £26bn into the NHS by 2024?

Raising taxes for the wealthy would help deliver a ‘world-class health service’, party says → Read More

McDonnell takes on McDonald's over tax and workers' pay

Labour’s shadow chancellor says fast food firm must pay more tax in UK and raise wages → Read More