The rise, determined by inflation, could add more than £100 to the annual cost of getting to work.
Searches take place in Birmingham and Nottingham as a man is held after a crash outside Parliament.
Party contests offer an "unprecedented opportunity" to change the face of politics, campaigners say.
Tom Tugendhat describes 'Radio Roulette' - booking interviews while home alone with his kids.
Jobless total falls to 1.36 million in the three months to June - the lowest for more than 40 years.