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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UKIP Mayoral Candidate decries Earl’s Court redevelopment plans

Peter Whittle of UKIP has become the most recent London Mayoral Candidate to publicly decry the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre redevelopment plans. During a twitter Q&A, organised by London Elects, Whittle’s reply to tweets from supporters of the ECAAG (Earls Court Area Action Group) was one of concordance with the...

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Quarter can imagine backing military coup

In a YouGov poll conducted over the 12th and 13th of October, 25 percent of those surveyed said they could imagine a situation, “however unlikely it may be”, in which they would support the British Armed Forces seizing government powers. Of the remaining three quarters, 22 percent answered that they...

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Fall of prominent party leaders as Tories win majority votes

After a turbulent night of politics it is official that we will return to single party rule with a Conservative government. Results poured in throughout the night with the last few trickling in this afternoon to give the Tories a majority lead with 331 seats. The most shocking news was...

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Election 2015: Derek Wyatt looks at the results

It was the soap suds election. The Tories promised to wash their policies in blue rinse Persil whilst Labour preferred razzle-dazzle iDaz. One day Cameron conjured up an extra £8 billion for the NHS with a sleight of the hand whilst, on another, Miliband gave us a giant size tablet...

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The General Election game is beginning to take shape.

The Tories might have the most seats but these will almost all be in England. Labour might just be second with seats in England, Wales and Scotland though no-one can read the tea leaves after the Referendum there. The SNP will become the third largest party. Whither then the Lib...

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