General Elections

Who Says Young People Are Apathetic About Politics? Meet The Rising Stars

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

It wasn’t long ago that the youth of Britain had been branded ‘apathetic’ and ‘disenchanted’ by politics. As recently as February 2014, an o...

I'll Vote For Whoever Can Get Munchy Off The Streets!

Shehroze Khan | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Shehroze Khan

I walk past the cashier, feeling his malicious glance pierce the back of my neck. As I hand my friend Munchy a pack of Pot Noodles, an accusative, "ar...

Final Ashcroft Poll Shows It's Down To The Wire For Tories And Labour

PA | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservatives have retained their lead, but it is down by four points, as the parties enter the final days of campaigning, according to the latest...

Was Cameron's Diplomatic Faux-Pas With France Worth It?

Julien Tissandier | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Politics
Julien Tissandier

On Sunday 22 March, David Cameron wrote in the Sunday Times an article entitled "Labour will make us as bad as France". Why thank you David, much obliged. As a French national I personally do not take offense though, for two reasons...

The Curse of Apathy: Why Don't We Believe in Ourselves?

Kay Smythe | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

Apathy is a strange curse. I recently conversed with a friend over the diminishing motivation of my generation. It's not that we're lazy, nor are we disinterested in the workings of our planet, but there is a heightened degree of the 'It will never happen' attitude.

Domino's Is Giving Away Free Pizza To Make Students Register To Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Domino's is giving free pizza away to students in Liverpool who register to vote, while one university is offering, er, goat petting. The students'...

Ned Simons

Both 2015 And 2020 Will Be 'Austerity Elections', Voters Warned | Ned Simons | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Politics

Voters have been warned the public spending cuts begun under the coalition in 2010 could last for more than a decade, with both 2015 and 2020 being "a...

Give People Prizes For Voting, Say Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

Voters should be entered into a lottery to win prizes as a reward for turning up at the polls, a senior Labour figure has suggested. Angela Eagle, ...

When Is An Independent Candidate Not Independent?

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics

The government has rejected calls to require candidates to disclose if they are a member of a political party when standing for election as an indepen...

Ned Simons

Recall Election Plans Too Weak And Should Be Dropped, Say MPs | Ned Simons | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Politics

The government should abandon its plan to allow voters to sack MPs mid-term, a Commons committee has said. In a report published on Thursday the Po...

They're Remaking Borgen in America? Now I Do Need to Suspend My Disbelief

Richard Berry | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Richard Berry

Imagine the scenario. It's the eve of a general election. Public satisfaction with the major parties of right and left is at an all-time low. In a televised debate the leader of a small, centrist party gives a stirring performance, surges ahead in the polls and wins the election, becoming prime minister of a multi-party coalition government.

Fed Up With Your MP ? Before Long You Might Be Able To Sack Them

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics

MPs found guilty of "serious wrongdoing" risk being kicked out of office mid-term by voters, under plans unveiled the government today. Draft propo...

Improving our Democratic Process

Mark Harper | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Harper

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, the country will register to vote with a new system that is not only fit for the 21st Century, but that also protects better against fraud.