The Unreasonable Woman: Emma Dent Coad MP

The Unreasonable Woman: Emma Dent Coad MP

Save for a few Liberal Party dalliances in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the Conservative Party reigned supreme for the better part of a century in South Kensington and Chelsea. North Kensington, conversely, pinballed around the political spectrum until it was abolished as a constituency in 1974. Thereafter,...

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Parliament Squared

Parliament Squared

We Brits gave the biggest sigh of relief when the Westminster Circus Act aka as the General Election ended at 10pm on 8th June 2017. Of the many mistakes the PM made during this May-hem was a) to call it and b) to call it late allowing eight weeks of...

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Food Prices hit ‘three year high’ due to weak pound

Food Prices hit ‘three year high’ due to weak pound

Food prices climbed at their fastest rate for more than three years in May as the weak pound pushed up import prices, new research shows. The British Retail Consortium measured the prices of 500 everyday goods and found food inflation was 1.4% during the month, up from 0.9% in April....

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Labour wins Kensington for the first time in history

Labour wins Kensington for the first time in history

Labour has taken one of the wealthiest constituencies in London, Kensington, from the incumbent Conservative candidate Victoria Borwick, in a dramatic result 24 hours after polling closed. After the second count in the early hours, officials were sent home to rest before the third and final count began at 6pm on...

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General Election 2017 results are in

General Election 2017 results are in

The general election has officially ended in a hung Parliament, meaning that no party secured the 326 seats needed for an overall majority in the House of Commons. Though they lost 12 seats, the Conservatives remain in power but must form a coalition to make up a majority. Theresa May has suggested...

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Local elections 2017 round-up

Local elections 2017 round-up

The Conservatives have made gains in the local council elections, with Labour and UKIP losing out. A total of 4,851 seats are up for grabs in 88 councils – all 32 in Scotland, 22 in Wales and 34 country councils and unitary authorities in England. The Conservatives have made gains...

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EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier has told Theresa May that paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable and that there will be legal consequences if the exit bill is not paid in full. In a press conference today (3rd May) in Brussels, Mr Barnier said that the UK will...

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Theresa May confirms 8 June general election

Theresa May confirms 8 June general election

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that a general election will be called on the 8 June in an attempt to unite Westminster behind her. May claims that an election is now needed because her Brexit plans have been met resistance by the other parties, Labour has threatened to vote against...

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Chelsea and Fulham MP visits local school

Chelsea and Fulham MP visits local school

Children at The Hampshire School, Chelsea, enjoyed a visit from local Chelsea and Fulham MP and Minister for International Trade Greg Hands. Hands attended a presentation from Year 2 children titled Water is Life, which explored the importance of clean water and included the children’s findings from their mission to become...

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Madrid determined to stop Catalan independence referendum

Madrid determined to stop Catalan independence referendum

The Catalan government has promised to hold a “binding” independent referendum this year in response to a evenly split Catalan community with half willing to stay part of Spain and half eager for Catalonia to be recognised as an independent state. Madrid, however, is set on blocking the move putting...

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