Election.

Electoral Reform: The Case for Proportional Representation

Toby Gould | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Toby Gould

What we need is a large-scale, independent assessment into whether or not the current system works as a truly representative democracy and then for prescriptions to be put forward and debated over how it can be fixed.

Trident Debate: All Weapons Now Point to the Election

Serena Cowdy | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

This week, I sat in the public gallery of the House of Commons, to watch an Opposition Day debate on the UK's Trident nuclear weapons programme. Sometimes I like to sit in the gallery, instead of watching on TV at home, because it means you get to see lots more fascinating things.

Politicians Need to Show Leadership and Get on With the Job

Alex Malley | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

As we enter 2015, the UK general election is now just a few months away. Meanwhile here in Australia the Government is facing another year of dealing with what some have described as a hostile Senate to deliver on its priorities and election promises.

The Sex Worker and the Dream

Theopi Skarlatos | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK
Theopi Skarlatos

Soula believes each girl in the sex industry has a dream. It's what they focus on when the four red walls close in on them forcing them to question who they really are and why they're there. Without a dream, the hours, she told me, pass like hell.

Badgers Take Centre Stage for the Next General Election

Dominic Dyer | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dominic Dyer

Badgers have friends and those friends vote. No longer can politicians arrogantly cook up backroom deals with farming and landowning interests to destroy badgers, without paying a high political price.

What Just Happened in the Brazil Election?

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

I have never experienced an election so full of rancour and hatred. This election has descended into a traditional right v left fight, but with every dirty trick in the book used by the candidates and their supporters.

The Lessons of Clacton and Heywood: Why Ukip Will Damage the Tories in 2015 But May Ultimately Harm Labour

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

My work suggests working-class Tories rather than Labour traditionalists are most likely to defect to Ukip, but their overall point holds: this is not a movement Labour can afford to ignore.

Political Micro-targeting: Why It Won't Happen at the Next Election

Louis Reynolds | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Politics
Louis Reynolds

Behind all the spin, there is a growing interest in how the coming election might actually be contested. Many look to the US for some indication of what developments might feature in the 2015 campaigns.

Harry Truman and the RAF Save East Berlin: Remembering the Airlift that Defied Communism

Philip White | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Politics
Philip White

The fight for freedom in Europe did not end with the defeat of Adolf Hitler's Germany at the end of World War 2. As Winston Churchill correctly stated...

To Win in 2015, Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Need to Think Cities

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

The election itself will inevitably focus on issues that matter most to voters - from jobs and housing to wages and welfare. But it is less well recognised that the election in 2015 will be determined primarily in our urban areas, and that the fortunes of each of the major political parties depend upon how they perform in, and help support, UK cities.

Iraq's Revolution

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

For the mullahs in Tehran, the fall of Maliki and his replacement with a non-sectarian, fully democratic government in Baghdad would be anathema and the Iranian President Rouhani has already stated that he will intervene in Iraq to stop the terrorists.

Jessica Elgot

'The Rise Of Ukip Means No-One Has An Excuse Not To Vote'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Politics

Most young people eligible to vote in the European and local elections stayed at home, despite being far more likely to be pro-European than older peo...

5 Political Leaders Who Can Give Assad A Run For His Money In Sham Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics

Bashar al-Assad won an election this week with a rather impressive 88.7% of the vote. Impressive - his powers of persuasion must be pretty spot on....

The Irrational Fear of Foreigners

Nick Clements | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Nick Clements

We are an island race, this means we have always been proudly independent, and also completely reliant on integrating foreigners.

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Andrew Hammond | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.

Why Teenagers Are Supporting Ukip

Alix Long | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Alix Long

Now, I'm not one for politics. If anything, until I am able to vote, I will always hate election time. The reasons for this are numerous. For one, I h...

This Man Is Surely Ukip's Most Unlikely Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

A Ukip candidate who called all the women in his town "pug ugly" has, somewhat surprisingly, won a seat in Basingstoke - explained by the party's depu...

The Ukip Affair

Michael Abberton | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

My blog had a monthly average readership of five loyal friends and ex-band members, and the occasional person who found it by mistake. Then Ukip sent the police to my house to stop me tweeting links to Ukip's websites about their policies. Now my blog has had 140,000 unique hits, my Twitter profile has had 228,000 views. The tweet they tried to ban, excluding copies and mentions, has been retweeted approximately 13,600 times...

Jessica Elgot

The HuffPost Election Panel: The Young, Undecided Voters That Parties Need In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Politics

From the student sit-ins to the poll tax riots, politics was once the domain of the young and angry. But in 2010, just 44% of 18-24 year-olds, tru...

Where Are All the Tory Tweeters?

Lee Langford | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics
Lee Langford

One final statistic that helps to explain Shapps' #epic fail is that his use of the pronoun "they" to reference 'hardworking people' would help to alienate daily Twitter users in particular since 51% are in full-time work or self-employed compared with the average of 44%.

10 Ways You Know It's Student Election Season

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

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I'm Running for President of Twitter

James Thomas | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

You heard me. This is neither joke nor jape, neither jest nor jibe. This is real, dammit, as real as the fingers on my hands, as real as the piece of corn wedged between two of my back teeth since teatime. I'm running for President of Twitter harder than you've ever seen anyone run for anything in your entire life.

The Young Vote: Why the Youth Are Politically Exploited

Blerta Berisha | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Blerta Berisha

There are so many issues which affect young people's lives and we are putting ourselves at a great disadvantage by not voting. How can you help to change something if you don't include yourself in political dialogue? With rising long term youth unemployment and trebling of university fees, now is the time to make our voices heard.

2014 - Central Bankers Making Way for Politics?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

2013 was the year of all-powerful central banks, fragile economic recovery, and financial market euphoria. 2014 will be all about politics: political economics, geopolitical developments, and electoral politics.

2014: The Road to the Election

John Lehal | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
John Lehal

With 2014 marking the last full year before the next General Election, as well as the Scottish independence referendum and local and European elections, it might be fair to say our politicians are looking ahead with some trepidation at the year ahead.