Rotherham General Election 2017

Labour chooses Hull West and Barnsley East candidate

HESSLE TOWN councillor Emma Hardy has been selected to be Labour’s candidate in Hull West and Hessle following Alan Johnson’s decision not to run. Ms Hardy, a member of Labour’s national policy forum, was chosen ahead of David Prescott, the … Continue reading

Greens unveil student pledges in Sheffield

PROPOSALS TO bring back student grants and scrap university fees have been unveiled by the Greens in Sheffield. The Greens would reverse cuts in corporation tax to pay for their higher education plans which include ensuring universities do not lose … Continue reading

Former Lib Dem MP accused of anti-Semitism to contest Bradford East

A Lib Dem councillor who was temporarily suspended from the party over allegations of anti-Semitism has been chosen to re-contest his former Parliamentary seat in Bradford East. David Ward had the party Whip removed in 2013 after making a series … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Election News 24th April 2017

MP calls for action as South Yorkshire schools start to cut staff and increase class sizes Schools in Rotherham and Barnsley are making cutbacks after revealing they do not expect to have enough Government funding by 2020. John Healey, MP … Continue reading

Women’s Equality Party leader to challenge MP Philip Davies

The leader of the Women’s Equality Party, Sophie Walker, is to stand against Tory MP and male rights advocate Philip Davies in the election. If elected in the West Yorkshire seat of Shipley, she said she would be a “voice … Continue reading

Former Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles not standing in election

Conservative former Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles has joined the list of MPs who have said they will not be standing again in the General Election. The former Bradford Council leader announced on his Twitter feed that he would not … Continue reading

Election news 21 April 2017

Doncaster MP Ed Miliband to stand in next election Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/doncaster-mp-ed-miliband-to-stand-in-next-election-1-8504178 VIDEO: Lib Dems launch General Election campaign in Sheffield with vow to become ‘effective opposition’ The Liberal Democrats plan to fight a hard Brexit and challenge Labour’s … Continue reading

Police probe three Labour MPs for expenses fraud after it’s claimed they failed to declare thousands of pounds spent on staff to get them re-elected

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Police probe three Labour MPs for expenses fraud after it’s claimed they failed to declare thousands of pounds spent on staff to get them re-elected South Yorkshire Police to investigate three MPs for electoral fraud…

12 Labour MPs confirmed as not standing in election

12 Labour MPs confirmed as not standing in election There are a total of 12 Labour MPs who have said they will not be standing in the general election: Tom Blenkinstop, Middlesborough South and East Cleveland Alan Johnson, Hull West and Hessle … Continue reading

Dugher departs as Labour starts election campaign

Dugher departs as Labour starts election campaign THE DECISION of a second senior Yorkshire MP to stand down tonight threatened to drown out the opening salvos of Labour’s General Election campaign. Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/dugher-departs-as-labour-starts-election-campaign-1-8503941 South Yorkshire MP Michael Dugher … Continue reading

General election 2017: Can parties select candidates in time?

Britain’s political parties are in a race against time to get candidates in place for the snap election. They had been working on the assumption that there would not be an election until May 2020, but now have just three … Continue reading

MPs vote in favour of snap General Election

BRITAIN will go to the polls for a snap general election after MPs backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan. The poll will be held on June 8 after MPs voted by 522 to 13 votes in favour of the motion … Continue reading

General Election 2017: Who’s standing in South Yorkshire?

The people of South Yorkshire will choose their MPs this summer after a snap General Election was called for June 8. Some MPs have already said they will stand again, while other candidates have put their names forward. Read more … Continue reading

Hull MP Alan Johnson confirms he is stepping down

HULL West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson will not contest his seat at the snap General Election called by Theresa May, he confirmed today. The former Home Secretary told his local Labour party that he would be bringing his Commons … Continue reading

BREAKING: May asks MPs for early General Election

THERESA MAY today called on MPs to agree to a snap General Election to be held on June 8. The Prime Minister used to a statement in Downing Street to set out the case for going back on her previous … Continue reading