UK Elections

SNP's New Westminster Leader Admits Nerves About His First PMQs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

The SNP’s new Westminster leader has admitted “a degree of nervousness” about his first PMQs at the helm today. Ian Blackford, who takes on the ...

Hackers Target UK Parliament In 'Sustained' Cyber-Attack

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Politics

The UK Parliament has come under a “sustained and determined” cyber-attack aimed at MPs and their offices, HuffPost UK can reveal. The House of Co...

Corbyn's 'Brexit Blairism' And 5 Other Things Experts Found A Year On From The Referendum

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

They might be the scourge of Michael Gove, but experts have carried on regardless since last year’s Referendum. To mark a year since the vote, 38 le...

Tories Frittered Away Huge Cash Gifts From Rich Donors During General Election

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics

Final figures for donations received by political parties during the election campaign have revealed the Tories frittered away huge cash gifts from we...

A 'New Dividing Line In British Politics' Has Been Revealed - And It's Helping Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Jeremy Corbyn’s shock General Election success was partly driven by an earthquake of young people turning out to vote, a new poll by Ipsos MORI has ...

We Can Always Trounce The Tories

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Valdemar Alsop

One election down, another probably on its way before too long. If the regressive alliance of the Conservatives and the DUP falls apart, then it's another chance to get a Labour government into power at Westminster. We need to take this chance and avoid screwing up electorally like Tory PMs do.

The Lib Dems Need A Fresh Pitch To Young Voters

Azi Ahmed | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Azi Ahmed

I'm not sure enough people understand what the Liberal Democrats stand for. I want to help the party to develop a new way of thinking and a distinctive identity that allows us to make a strong pitch for the youth vote.

Labour Membership Soars By 35,000 In Just Four Days

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s party membership has soared by more than 35,000 in just four days since Jeremy Corbyn’s “surge” in the general election, HuffPost UK ...

DUP-Tory Deal Could Put Northern Ireland Peace Process At Risk, Warns Sir John Major

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics

Sir John Major has warned Theresa May that the deal she is attempting to strike with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in order to stay in Downing S...

Jon Snow Sums Brilliantly Up How Badly He And Other Journalists Got The Election Wrong

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

Jon Snow has summed up how badly journalists and pundits got the election wrong, saying he and they “know nothing”. Despite the polls narrowing d...

John McDonnell Says Labour Wants To Form A Minority Government

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour wants to form a minority government and will challenge the SNP, the Lib Dems and Green Party to support it, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell ha...

Jeremy Corbyn Demands Theresa May Resign

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has called for Theresa May to resign as prime minister after she looks set to have lost her majority in the House of Commons. Speaking a...

Michael Gove Has Given His Verdict On Theresa May After Shock Exit Poll

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

Michael Gove has said that Theresa May has an “absolute right” to remain as leader of the Conservative Party after a shock exit poll predicted tha...

LIVE: It's The Final Hours Of Polling Day, Here's Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW Final polls predict a Conservative victory Still don’t know who to vote for? 8 quizzes to help you decide Find out the l...

These People Have Spent £500 Fighting An Election They'll Never Win

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK

Malachai O’Hara isn’t one to back down from a challenge. The 37-year-old Green Party of Northern Ireland candidate will fight this election in wha...

This Vote Will Go Down In History As 'The Brexit Election'

Professor Alex de Ruyter | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Alex de Ruyter

We've heard many times that 'Brexit means Brexit' but with negotiations with the EU scheduled to start just 11 days after the vote, in the next two weeks we should all be clearer on what Brexit really means.

Theresa May Wishes Diane Abbott A 'Speedy Recovery' On Her Final Day Of Campaigning

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May today wished Diane Abbott a “speedy recovery” as she embarked on her final days campaigning in the General Election. The Prime Ministe...

Daily Mail 'Shock' As Paper Tells Readers To Vote For Lib Dems And Green Party

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

The Daily Mail has baffled the British public by tellings its readers to ditch Tory candidates in tomorrow’s election in favour of supporting Lib De...

Parents Don't Believe In Free Speech

Richard Shorter | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents
Richard Shorter

As the final week of the UK election descends into yet more name calling and 'fake news', all under the patronage of free speech, one group of people is actively seeking to stop this muddy and ugly form of debate: parents! All over the world they are undermining our precious notion of free speech by actively opposing it.

Labour MPs Should 'Break Away' From Party After Election as Even Tony Blair Can't Save Them, Says Nick Clegg

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has said Labour MPs must “leave Labour behind” and “break away” from their party if they have any hope of getting back in the power...

Why Vote Swapping Could Make Your Ballot Count Even If You Live In A Safe Seat

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK

Every time an election is called there are cries of “My vote is wasted, what’s the point?”, and the 2017 General Election is no different. There...

In The Eyes Of Young People, Politics Takes An Age

Javed Khan | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics
Javed Khan

Politicians who want to engage young people need to set out what they want to do and what change they want to make, but they must also stress how it will happen, what steps will be needed and that things are unlikely to change over night - these things take time.

Voting For Education

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Clare Owen

The Conservative Manifesto makes reference to the intake of selective schools, but not to the end result of their re-introduction: a two-tier education system within which different children have access to different opportunities, not the 'Great Meritocracy' claimed. For this election, let's remember what the real problems facing education are and focus on what needs to happen to deliver an education system fit for the 21st century to every child.

Russell Brand Backs Jeremy Corbyn For PM

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Politics

Russell Brand has urged the public to back Labour to allow Jeremy Corbyn to stage a British “revolution”. In a blog for HuffPost UK, the comedian ...

Jeremy Corbyn, The Time Is Now

Rich Wigley | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Politics
Rich Wigley

Labour is, and always has been, the party for the working class. Not UKIP, not the Conservatives. There's the offer of a brand new beginning with Labour. He has been mocked and written-off from the beginning, but can Jeremy Corbyn make the biggest turnaround in political history?