UK Elections

What Are the Welsh Assembly Elections and How Do They Affect You?

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

Most people couldn't pick Leanne Wood out of a line up of generally forgettable politicians. So with the General Election over and done with, is that it for Wales? Not quite. In 2016 those of us registered to vote in Wales will be heading back to the polling booths to vote in the Welsh Assembly elections.

Britain Needs a Living Wage - @InMyUK

Thomas Diamond | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Diamond

I beg business to do the right thing and pay decent wages, something which has been shown to increase the productivity of workers. Finally, I speak to the potential leaders of my own party. Do not drop this much needed change in an attempt to seem more centrist. I am not convinced that there would be room for me in a party that does not fight poverty wages...

How to Create a Caring Society Despite a Conservative Government

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

feel privileged to be writing this post at my own computer in my own home with a roof over my head, having just had a shower with clean, hot running water, eaten a good breakfast and earning enough to live on, as well as to give and still have fun. I encourage you to count your blessings, and your money, and decide if you could do more, no matter who is allegedly running the country.

Election Day 2015: Live Images As They Come In

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK

After weeks of party leaders hitting the streets and campaigning for votes, election day is finally upon us. With the polls between Labour and Cons...

Imagine If You Weren't Allowed to Vote at All... But Were Stuck With a Government Making Decisions You Didn't Like

Kat Pugh | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kat Pugh

May 7th is polling day, but I wonder if, when Big Ben chimes 10pm, and the last minute voters scramble to cast their votes, and the process of countin...

Which Political Party Is Good for Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Stevens

This election has been a confusing yet dull election. What was 5 years ago a traditional two and a half horse race has now exploded into a rainbow of parties, although they all seem to be fighting in their own ways for the middle ground, promising to be safe rather than bold.

It'll Be Alright On Election Night...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Comedy

It'll be alright on the night... as long as it's not election night. Handface and David Schneider round up some of the funniest fails and weirdest ...

The Cross and the Ballot Box

Canon J.John | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Canon J.John

I do not know how evangelicals will vote in this election; a number of people I talk to have still not made up their minds. I have confidence, however, that evangelicals will play a significant part in the election. I have a still greater confidence that, in the years ahead, the role of evangelicals in the political process will be very significant indeed.

Technology and the UK Elections

Adam Fisch | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

Each party has to a greater or lesser degree included some mention of technology in their manifestos, but not enough focus has been applied and there are and will be issues the next government will have to address.

This American Loves the UK Elections So Much He Crowdfunded a Trip to Be There

Samantha Booth | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Meet Skylar Jordan, an American journalist who has raised $1500 - around £979 - to fly to the UK to write about the general election.

10 Reasons to Vote Cruelty Free on 7 May

Carla Owen | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Carla Owen

In the UK, around 22 million people share their homes with at least one companion animal. Yet, despite being a nation renowned for our love of animals, across the country animals continue to suffer and die in laboratories. ..

The Trust Election - Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Richard Newman | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Newman

With less than a week to the election, people around the UK have repeatedly said that they want to vote for a leader they can trust, who gives clear answers on their policies and who can explain how they are different from everyone else.

Hydro-electric Power - Why a Coalition Government Could Make the UK Greener

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

The numbers speak for themselves. Hydro-electric power is currently the only renewable energy capable of replacing fossil fuels and it's about time we had a party in government that's going to get serious about cutting the UK's carbon footprint.

Switching Off E4 on Election Day Will Not Help Engage Young Voters

Richard Berry | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Berry

We need a significant in how we provide political education and information in the UK. This patronising, panicky intervention from Channel 4 is not a step in the right direction.

Politics, Media and Everyday People

Martyn Sibley | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Martyn Sibley

There seems to be such a void between politics, the media and everyday people. All I seem to read, watch and hear is immigrants and disabled people draining our society. Yet the recession, debt and issues we currently face began in financial sectors. Sectors that remain propped up by our government.

Sunshine and Idiocy on the Campaign Trail

Gerry Flynn | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

There are nearly 63.5 million people who will be subjected to the wrath of our own collective idiocy, so maybe if you don't feel like you understand what you're doing on the 7th of May then perhaps you should just stay at home and drop trou and have yourself a good time - at least that way you'll only be fucking yourself.

What's Going on at the Co-operative Group?

Ed Mayo | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

Of the six thousand co-ops in the UK, the Co-operative Group is often the one to hit the headlines, and over the last eighteen months, despite a recent return to profit, often also for the wrong reasons...

Why It's Time for Electoral Reform

Ben Moore | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

In 2010 I properly voted in a General election for the first time. I had put my card in the ballot boxes before, but always spoiled it by writing 'who' or 'none of these people' or something on it.

Does Peer Support Always Help Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The aim of properly facilitated peer support is to support people to move pass the low points, as well as celebrating the high ones. But if peer support is only used to wallow in self-pity, especially where there is a political agenda attached to this feeling, than it is helping no one in the long term.

No, Your Vote Won't Make A Difference

Gregor Smith | Posted 13.04.2015 | 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.

Dads on Parental Leave Is #GoodBusiness Says Digital Ad Campaign

Anita Nayyar | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Parents
Anita Nayyar

With exactly a month to go until the general election, The Equality Movement, a clandestine collective of advertisers making noise about issues that matter' are launching an ad campaign for gender equality called #BadBusiness.

The UK Election - Whatever Happened to Truth?

Dragana Brown | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dragana Brown

The UK election is now fully underway, the jockeys jockeying, the hurdles raised, the betting slips already hitting the mail mat. And the accusations,...

Politics: It's a Dirty Job, But Somebody's Got To Do It

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul Marshall

Pay attention the snide, the slimy, the hypocritical, the duplicitous, the smarmy, the two faced, the egotistical, the lying, the greedy, the cheating...

Massed Debaters

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

At several points in the broadcast, all seven were shouting over each other while the chairwoman attempted to create order. It looked as easy as wrangling kittens.

Prioritise People, Not Partisanship

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

As Nigeria decides who will lead the country for the next five years on Saturday 28th March, it is tempting to get caught up in the acidity of politics. Yet, when Nigerians head to the polls, it is vital that we - both voters and politicians - prioritise the health and wellbeing of our citizens in our decision-making.