Britain Unbound – The General Election explained

  Presented with the clearest political choices between Left, Right and Nationalist politics, the voters stunned the political sphere with their ferociousness. This election revealed two frightening aspects about our electorate: Firstly, they are ruthlessly unsentimental. Both Douglas Alexander and Jim Murphy had been MPs for 18 years and enjoyed a combined majority of 27,000 …

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UKIP – Welcome to the North

  Nigel Farage hit the campaign trail yesterday travelling up the M1 from South Thanet to Hartlepool, to deliver a message to UKIP supporters and undecided voters in the North East – ‘Labour has failed you’. After UKIP’s unexpected performance in the Heywood and Middleton by-election last autumn, falling short to Labour by only 617 …

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London Hustings

  We’ve had the Leaders’ Debate, the Challengers’ Debate, two Scotland debates and countless televised interviews, but last night was the turn of Londoners to ask the questions. Gathered in a packed Guildhall were Natalie Bennett (Greens), Chuka Umunna (Lab) and Lynne Featherstone (Lib Dem), all standing in London, Grant Shapps (Con) standing in Hertfordshire …

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Easter Weekend Campaign Catch-up

  As families celebrated Easter across the United Kingdom, the election campaign showed no sign of abating. Below, Cicero Elections reviews what happened in the world of politics over the Easter weekend: Conservatives UKIP claimed another Conservative defection as Parliamentary candidate Mike Whitehead will contest Hull West and Hessle, a safe Labour seat, for UKIP. …

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Seven things we learnt about the seven-way leaders’ debate:

  Sturgeon – PR woman extraordinaire: Sturgeon worked hard to cleanse SNP’s anti-UK reputation. By explaining what SNP MPs would do in Westminster to stand up for British voters, her party didn’t come across as the Northern bogeyman that the other parties are keen to paint it as. The other candidates failed to stress that …

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Game plans for Thursday night

Thursday sees the 7-sided ‘debate’ between party leaders. What’s at stake for each of them? Reading from stage left to right…. Natalie Bennett  After recent shaky media appearances, the expectations start low – so the chances of appearing ‘better’ are enhanced. Poll ratings indicate significantly stronger support than in 2010.  But another weak performance would …

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