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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Anniversary of the death of Jo Cox MP

Anniversary of the death of Jo Cox MP

June 16 marks one year since Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, was killed. Cox was due to start a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, when she was murdered by Thomas Mair, who was armed with a knife and a firearm. Mair was sentenced to life imprisonment.  In...

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Local constituencies General Election results – update

Local constituencies General Election results – update

Kensington has declared a Labour win after its final re-count on Friday evening. The Labour Party has gained the seat from the Conservatives, with both parties ending on a 42.2 percent share of the vote. Labour won by a difference of only 20 votes, with its 16,333 votes against the...

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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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Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday (16/5/17) launched the Labour Election Manifesto for 2017 detailing plans to renationalise public services, increase NHS funding and scrap tuition fees for students. In the Manifesto, Corbyn makes a number of tax pledges including plans to lower the threshold for income tax from £150,000...

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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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Zac Goldsmith resigns as MP for Richmond Park in protest at Heathrow announcement

Zac Goldsmith resigns as MP for Richmond Park in protest at Heathrow announcement

After the decision to build a third runway at Heathrow announced yesterday, Zac Goldsmith has stood by statements he has made throughout the airport expansion discussion and has resigned. Goldsmith has been vocal about his opposition to the Heathrow expansion since 2007. “My position is the same as it was...

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Labour calls on Westminster Council to “come clean” over Marylebone Library delay

Labour councillors have asked Westminster Council to explain its failure begin work on the delayed Marylebone Library The Marylebone Library on Luxborough Street, which has yet to start, was meant to have opened this summer, yet building work has still not started. Labour Councillors claim that the Westminster Council has...

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John Curtice – King of the Polls

  Interviewed by Henry Tobias Jones Prof John Curtice is the King of the Polls. He was the lone voice to successfully predict the outcome of the 2015 general election and along with his team at NatCen he is the polling expert.   KCW Today spoke with Curtice about the...

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Kensington Labour petitions Council for Tube lifts

Kensington Labour Party are petitioning Kensington and Chelsea council, calling for them to lobby Transport for London and the Mayor to install lifts in a number of local tube stations. The petition alleges that funding for lifts had been earmarked by the former Mayor Ken Livingston, but that Boris Johnson...

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