UK Elections

No Matter What Happens On 8 June, The Left Can Be Proud

Jordan Marley | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Marley

So no matter what happens in the General Election, the left can feel proud of what has occurred so far, and can feel optimistic about the future of left-wing politics in the U.K.

'No One Is Talking About Brexit' Lib Dems Struggle In Former Stronghold As Key Policy Falls Flat

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Politics

“Brexit is barely mentioned on the doorstep.” Not the words Lib Dem leader Tim Farron wants to hear from one of his candidates in the run up to th...

Jared Kushner Said To Be 'Person Of Interest' In Trump/Russia Probe

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Jared Kushner said to be “person of interest” in Russia probe, see below. Donald Trump bragged to Russian officials about the firing of Ja...

Tory Voter ID Requirement Could 'Deny A Vote To Millions', Electoral Body Warns

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK

Conservative plans to stop people from voting if they don’t have photo ID has been criticised by the Electoral Reform Society who argue it is an unn...

Put Down The Crystal Ball: Understanding Brexit's Impact On The UK Finance Sector

Rob Brouwer | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Brouwer

In my last blog, I said that speculators had to put down the crystal ball and face facts. Since I last posted, an election has been called and Britain is very much on the campaign trail, which comes with its own distinctive fervor. The discussion around the prospects of some industries can often get confusing, which is why sticking to what the facts are telling us - in this time of electoral uncertainty - are the best way of getting the bigger picture.

Students, This Tactical Voting Tool Tells You Where Your Vote Will Matter Most In The Election

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students have been sharing a tactical voting tool that allows them to find out where their vote will count most in the General Election. ...

The Commonwealth Offers Hope To Voters Who Expect Credible Elections

Patricia Scotland QC | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Politics
Patricia Scotland QC

We are committed to helping all our member countries, wherever they are on their democratic journey. In doing so, we aim to justify the sense of hope and optimism which all voters deserve to feel on election day.

Vince Cable Says Creation Of New Party Depends On How Lib Dems Perform At The Election

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has said the creation of a new political party in the UK depends on how the Liberal Democrats perform at the general election. In an inter...

GE2017 - The Heart Vs The Head

Kylie Barton | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics
Kylie Barton

Tactical voting is a tricky little thing at the best of times, but with this snap election, it has provided the savvy voter with an even worse quandary.

Bond Backs Lib Dems In General Election And Slams 'Unelectable' Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Politics

Samantha Bond has given her endorsement to the Liberal Democrats at the general election in the hope the party can prevent a hard Brexit. In an interv...

Cameron Warns May Against 'Extreme Brexit'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics

David Cameron has urged Theresa May to stand firm against Tory ministers who want “extreme Brexit”. The former Prime Minister broke his silence in...

Today's Guardian Editorial On Corbyn's Credibility Is Deeply Dividing People

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK

The Guardian has published a damning editorial on Jeremy Corbyn, saying that with under a month until the General Election “there is no platform Lab...

Parliament Offers Under 25s Free Gift In Attempt To Boost Voter Registration

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Young people will be offered free tours of Parliament ahead of the General Election in an attempt to convince them to vote. While guided tours can co...

We Need To Address 'Voter Apathy'

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

How far must turnout fall before we decide to take action? There needs to be a political awakening and a democratic drive by the next Government to undo this decline. Otherwise, year by year, election by election, we will slowly become a democracy in name only.

Homelessness Is A Choice - But It's One Made By Society, Not The Individual

Harry Quilter-Pinner | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Harry Quilter-Pinner

'A nation's greatness can be measured by how it treats its most vulnerable members'. Or so the maxim goes. Yet walking through the streets of London it is hard not to conclude that, on this basis, Britain is less great than its name would have us believe.

Predictions Are So Last Year - This Is The Year Of Expectations!

Mark Malcomson CBE | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Malcomson CBE

2016 was an awful year to be in the opinion poll or prediction business; 2015 wasn't too good either. The Tories weren't meant to win a majority in 2015; Brexit wasn't meant to happen; and we should have now been in the second 100 days of the Clinton Presidency. Even the legendary Nate Silver, the guy who predicted every state correctly in the 2012 Presidential Election, got the 2016 one wrong.

Could Local Election Wipeout Mean Less Airtime For UKIP?

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics

New Ofcom guidelines which give broadcasters more flexibility in their election coverage could mean less airtime for UKIP, it has emerged. Under new r...

Analysis: What The Local Election Results Tell Us So Far

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics

It’s just five weeks until the general election and we have the extraordinary spectacle of a governing party making local council gains that in norm...

McCluskey Aide Favourite For Safe Labour Seat In Liverpool

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics

An aide to Unite boss Len McCluskey looks on course for a safe Labour seat in the general election amid increasing speculation that MP Steve Rotheram ...

#DogsAtPollingStations Are Back And We Couldn't Be Happier

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK

Dogs may not have a vote in the local elections, but that didn’t stop them from stealing the show at polling stations across the country on Thursday...

How To Apply For A Postal Vote For The General Election

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

More than 350,000 people registered to vote in the three days following Theresa May’s snap General Election announcement. But thousands more still s...

Brexit Is Not Waterloo, But May Wants To Be Wellington

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

Parliament was rarely so united as before the election call. The two leading parties were on the same side, Both are committed to Brexit. Both want a good deal for Britain. May is the leader of the country. So why does May want to be stronger and more stable? It neither makes sense nor sound reasoning. Surely there is another agenda. Is it about whose interests will be protected in the negotiation?

Sharing Election Articles: Dos and Don'ts

Thomas H. Brand | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Thomas H. Brand

So, it's time to face another election. And you know what that means? The Social Media Armchair Electioneering has begun!

Scottish Labour Should Ditch the Hardline Unionism - It Won't Win Them Voters Back

Jonathan Rimmer | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Rimmer

If Scottish Labour adopt a neutral stance on the upcoming independence referendum and continue to advocate genuine socialist policies, I'm willing to forgive previous misdeeds consider voting them again and I know I'm not alone. If they believe such a position is a betrayal of their values then so be it, but it may end up being the hill they die on.

Thousands Of Students May Miss Out On Chance To Vote In General Election

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of young people may miss the chance to have their say in the General Election because they are not registered to vote, campaigners have warn...