A round of constituency “polling” figures have been appearing in local newspaper titles from both the Northcliffe and Trinity Mirror groups. … Read the full post »
Read my coverage of the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election, held on 23 February 2017. It was triggered by the resignation of Labour MP Tristam Hunt in order to become Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Ukip’s leader at the time, Paul Nuttall, failed to get elected as an MP in this contest.
At the moment, either the Lib Dems are finishing way short of the winning post, or way beyond it in by-elections. Just not close to it. … Read the full post »
An unusual Tuesday by-election kicked off a busy week for by-elections, with three more council by-elections and two Parliamentary by-elections to come. … Read the full post »
Why is a strange network of Twitter accounts, usually the source of pro-Russian messages, now pumping out tweets about a very specific British election?
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Barbara Fielding, 78, who is standing as an independent, was arrested after a complaint about her website, which calls for all immigrants to be repatriated and warns of a “seeping tide of Islamic warriors”. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #90 came out last week, looking in particular at the latest talk, and even some action, about political realignment and deals between or across parties. … Read the full post »
Just in case you were in any doubt about Labour’s stance on Brexit, the party’s official election leaflets are calling people who say they oppose Brexit a liar. … Read the full post »
Some serious questions from Michael Crick for Ukip’s leader Paul Nuttall in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. … Read the full post »
The Liberal Democrat campaign for Zulfiqar Ali in the Stoke-on-Trent Parliamentary by-election is focusing heavily on Hard Brexit. … Read the full post »
Stoke-on-Trent Central is a key test for liberal democracy, and Liberal Democrats, in the face of extreme populism. … Read the full post »