2015 General Election

Whether You Like Him Or Not, Corbyn Is The Symptom, Not The Cause

Thomas H. Brand | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics
Thomas H. Brand

The problem with the Labour Party right now is not that it has a problem, but that it doesn't know what that problem is.

Beyond the Referendum: Britain Welcomes Refugees

Stephen Hale | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Hale

We're almost there. A few days from now Britain will wake up to the result of the EU Referendum. This blog is not about how you should vote. It's about life after 23 June. The Referendum debate has been divisive, and dominated by immigration. Some have used it to spread fear and confusion. But whatever the result, we can and must re-assert the desire of the compassionate majority who want Britain to welcome refugees fleeing war and persecution.

Five Policies to Save the Liberal Democrats

Chris Whiting | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

My party's future is entirely unsure, early signs that the 'fightback' may be inevitable have slowly faded and the party must now live up to its name as Britain's largest liberal party. Our survival isn't guaranteed but it's desperately needed - and this is the platform to start it from.

The Economy, Immigration and Welfare - The Nails in Labour's Coffin

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Hinchcliffe

We're still talking about it, but not many people in the Labour leadership seem to be listening. In 2020, Labour need to win 94 MPs to form a majority government of just two. The newly released Beckett report has pointed out a variety of reasons Labour lost in 2015, mainly that of the economy, immigration and welfare.

Leave.eu Are in the Know About the Chaos of Leaving and Benefits of Staying in Europe

Will Straw | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Politics
Will Straw

Leave.eu are in the know about the chaos of leaving and benefits of staying in Europe. During a BBC report of the freshly launched Leave.eu on Thursday evening, this shot from the campaign's offices caught the viewer's eye...

Ukip's All-Out Civil War Dismisses As 'People Letting Off Steam'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage dismissed Ukip's all-out civil as "people letting off steam" on Thursday, while rejecting talk of a leadership contest as a "massive, mas...

Why the Performance of the Liberal Democrats Could Determine the General Election

Dr David Cutts | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr David Cutts

It has taken a long time but we're nearly there. As we enter the final furlong of probably the longest election campaign in British political history, the polls still have the major protagonists neck and neck. But while uncertainty exists on whether the Conservatives or Labour will gain the most seats, there is notable polling trends on which a broad consensus has emerged.

No, Your Vote Won't Make A Difference

Gregor Smith | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

It's not your vote that really makes a difference. It's your actions in the five years between each vote that are important.

The New Tory Election Campaign Billboard Is Rather Odd

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party has released a new billboard for its 2015 general election campaign. The poster features Ed Miliband nestled safely in the p...

If Britain Is Broken - They Didn't Break It

Duane Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Duane Hopkins

I was born in 73. I grew up in a working class family. A big family. A working class family that was part of a community. A community that was empl...

Does This Poll Prove Ukip's Bubble Is Bursting Already?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

Most voters think Ukip is a fading force in British politics, according to a new poll. More than half of voters surveyed by YouGov doubt the anti-E...

Pensioning Off Their Legacy

Dale Bilson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

In the run up to this year's General Election, the UK's two main parties - Labour and the Conservatives - have traded the usual arguments and insults, drawing their battle lines and going to great lengths to highlight their differences.

The Liberal Democrat Index: Who's (Still) Voting Lib Dem?

Laurence Stellings | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

The Liberal Democrats are still forecast - by virtue of their ability to agree terms with either a Conservative or Labour led government - to have a better than 50% chance of being in Government after May. So who is still supporting the party and meaning it has a chance to, again, be a governing party?

Scottish Takeover

Dale Bilson | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

On 18 September, the people of Scotland voted against independence. The Scottish National Party (SNP), created in 1934 with independence as its central goal, had lost. Yet just five months later, they are now positioned as one of the big potential winners in May's UK General Election.

This Is How Much You Need To Earn To Dine With A Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party's annual Black And White Fundraiser on Monday saw the rich and famous elite splashing hundreds or even thousands of pounds to r...

Facebook Wants You To Pressure Your Friends Into Voting

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

Every adult in the UK with a Facebook account will be shown a reminder to register to vote on Thursday. The social network and the Electoral Commis...

Electoral Register Sheds Staggering Amount Of Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics

Nearly one million people have fallen off Britain’s electoral map, according to research by the Labour Party and the campaign group Hope Not Hate. ...

The Green Index: Who's Voting Green?

Laurence Stellings | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

Demographically, Green Party support clearly skews younger - with those aged 18-24 much more likely to support the party than any other age group. Those aged 45+ are less likely than average to support the party...

If The Election Was Conducted On Tinder 'Dave' Would Be On To A Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Most Brits will be thinking long and hard about which party to vote for in May's general election, but what the whole thing was played out on Tinder? ...

A Dash for the Centre

Dan Corry | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

Politics, in many ways, is the same and, as we move into what will be a long and, for the politically disinterested, a tortuous and boring General Election campaign, we will see a dash for the centre ground.

Why You Should Vote in 2015

John Allen | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
John Allen

I am tired of hearing people like Russell Brand criticise and whine (particularly as Brand is doing very well out of the current system he claims to hate) when they cannot even be bothered to do two simple things that can start to make a difference: think and vote.

The Chilcot Inquiry - When Will We Finally Get the Truth?

Ibrahim Taguri | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ibrahim Taguri

It is time for answers and the longer the publication of this report is delayed, the further we get from every finding out the truth. This has gone on long enough. It's been postponed time and time and time again. And we are just not any further or any closer to the truth than we were in 2003.

How Politicians Can Mind the Closing Doors

Chris Jones | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Jones

We're calling on politicians to think before they leap. City & Guilds wants to see long-term planning instead of short-term headline grabbing. If politicians can't learn from mistakes and leave policies in place long enough to make a difference, they risk another three decades of getting caught in the tube doors.

Probably Best Not To Retweet Nazi Death Camp Parodies, Councillor

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour councillor has been suspended by the party for sharing on social media a parody of a Conservative election poster doctored to include an imag...

Voluntary and Community Sector Must Engage in General Election Now!

John Tizard | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The UK General Election is only four months away. This will be a very significant general election with potentially major implications for the future of the state, the economy, society and consequently for the charity and voluntary and community sector.