Tag Archives: General Election 2017

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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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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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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Dan Jarvis: How Labour can reunite Britain beyond Brexit

ON June 8, the people of Yorkshire will make a decision. Not a decision about whether Brexit should happen – that has already been made – but about how we make a success of it, and how we make a … Continue reading

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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

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