Politics

Politics

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

Offbeat 13
ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

Offbeat 29
Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

Offbeat 54
Emily Thornberry

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

Politics 26
Election NNL-140623-124248001

Deadline to register to vote in General Election 2017 just days away

There are just four days left to register to vote for the 2017 General Election.

Politics 2
ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

Offbeat 28
ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

Offbeat 16
News

Help in joining town market

A new trader has joined Spilsby Market following support by East Lindsey District Council.

News
ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

Offbeat 15
ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

Politics 18
ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

Offbeat 54
ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

By Ariane Bogain, Northumbria University

Offbeat 17
ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

Political opinion polls have taken a bit of a battering in the past few years. There was wide agreement on the eve of the last UK general election that the outcome would be a hung parliament. Few pollsters saw Donald Trump winning the 2015 presidential election in the US. And almost everyone agreed that Brexit would not happen. So are opinion polls worth the paper they’re written on any more?

Offbeat 12
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall at last year's Sleaford by-election with Victoria Ayling.

UKIP leader admits it was a “difficult night” as party lost every Lincolnshire County Council seat

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall admitted it had been a “difficult night” as UKIP lost all of its Lincolnshire County Council members.

Politics 3
ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

This article originally appeared in The Conversation

Offbeat 12
The Lincolnshire County Council count in progress for divisions in North Kesteven at OneNK leisure centre in North Hykeham. EMN-170405-225120001

Tories tighten grip on Lincolnshire County Council with landslide election victory

Prime Minister Theresa May can probably take heart from the county council election results in Lincolnshire after the Conservatives swept to a resounding victory to take overall control, plundering seats from the other parties and wiping out UKIP.

Politics 2
ELECTION 2017: Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

ELECTION 2017: Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

Politics 16
Election

GENERAL ELECTION: More candidates confirmed for Boston and Skegness

While many will see the General Election contest in Boston and Skegness as a two horse race between the Conservatives and UKIP there are plenty lining up in a bid to upset the odds.

News 7
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall (centre) in Skegness  with members of the Skegness and Boston branch. ANL-170429-201027001

‘It was a farce’: UKIP candidate on not recognising constituency town

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has dubbed a ‘test’ on a national news programme where he failed to recognise a picture of a town in the constituency he is standing for in the General Election as ‘a farce’.

News 15
Conservatives bring back the tax bombshell

Conservatives bring back the tax bombshell

The Conservatives will bring back one of their most successful election poster campaigns as they claim Jeremy Corbyn would inflict a tax “bombshell” on families today. It will launch a new poster with the slogan “Corbyn: No Bombs for our Army, One big bombshell for your family”.

Offbeat 32
Load more