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Tactical voting: The early signs it could really take off in 2017

Britain’s first-past-the-post electoral system means that lots of MPs are elected on fewer than half of the votes cast in their constituencies. At the last election, 333 out of 650 winning candidates received less than 50% of the vote. Those … Continue reading

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If you want Brexit you’re too old for sex: Bizarre rant of ex-Labour MP Denis MacShane

FORMER Labour MP Denis MacShane has made a bizarre attack on the likes of Michael Howard by claiming their war talk over Gibraltar are the actions of men who are “too old for sex”. MacShane, Rotherham MP until his resignation … Continue reading

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Guido – Tory Selections Hit Bump in the Road

Several Tory selections across the country have hit a bump in the road as CCHQ struggles to find suitable candidates and finds itself embroiled in punch-ups with local associations. North Norfolk, which is held by LibDem Norman Lamb on a … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Party reveals General Election candidate for Rotherham

Mick Bower will try to win the Rotherham parliamentary seat for the Yorkshire Party. Mr Bower, who was born in the town, is a former teacher who has also worked in sports journalism and road safety. He stood for election … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats announce Rotherham candidates

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PRESS RELEASE Embargo: 25/04/17 Contact: Adam Carter 07490 921955 adam.carter@rblibdems.org.uk Liberal Democrats announce Rotherham candidates Rotherham Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates to fight the general election. The party now have 100,000 members, the most since the 2003 Iraq war. … Continue reading

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Transport Minister dismisses HS2 ‘cancelled’ speculation

TRANSPORT Minister Andrew Jones has rejected suggestions the planned high speed rail line to Yorkshire could be cancelled after the General Election. The Harrogate MP promised there would be no back-tracking on the Conservatives’ commitment to delivering HS2 when the … Continue reading

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Election News 24th April 2017

Names emerge in contest to be Labour candidate in Barnsley East A YORKSHIRE MEP and a trade union official have emerged as the possible candidates to stand for Labour in the Barnsley East constituency where current MP Michael Dugher is … Continue reading

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