Articles tagged with Local Elections 2012
by Emma Burnell / 08 May 2012 09:49
In the French general election last week, turnout was an estimated 82%. At our last general election, it was 65%. In the closest election we’d had for 18 years. And that was up a mighty four points on the 2005 election.
This is a problem. Decisions are made by those who show up, but increasingly decisions are made to favour those who turn up. The very crude and simple reason that young people
by Caroline Crampton / 04 May 2012 10:24
There can be no doubt about it - last night was Labour's night. So far, Miliband's party has held onto the 28 councils they already controlled and taken a further 28. At the time of writing, with 99 of 181 councils declared, they have an additional 469 councillors to their ranks. The Conservatives have lost 277 seats so far, and to add to their woes, Nottingham, Manchester, Bradford and Coventry have voted against having
by Caroline Crampton / 03 May 2012 10:18
I'm using the above extract from our data page in the current issue of the magazine as an excuse to remind you to vote today. Obviously, the big mayoral contests in London and Liverpool are attracting a lot of attention as is the Labour/SNP fight for control of Glasgow City Council, but representatives for hundreds of small councils, boroughs and unitary authorities all over the UK are being re-elected today as well. As you
by Caroline Crampton / 30 Apr 2012 12:09
The chemistry between Ed Miliband and Ed Balls at their joint Q &A today was the strongest I’ve seen it in a long time – they were slapping each other on the back, finishing the other’s sentences, making jokes together – a veritable bromance. They had ostensibly set up the event to talk about falling living standards and the news that the UK is now in a double-dip recession, although usual form with these
by Amber Elliott / 30 Apr 2012 11:25
It's been revealed that Homeland actor David Harewood is the star of Labour's final party election broadcast today.
That's the David Harewood who plays Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Centre, David Estes.
Harewood just happens to be an old mate of Chuka Umunna's. They even bump into each other at the gym.
In an interview for the current issue of Total Politics, Umunna admitted that he hasn't watched a whole episode
by Max Burman / 16 Apr 2012 11:17
David Cameron today launches the Conservative campaign for local elections across the country. After a difficult few weeks for the government, the prime minister will no doubt hope that the focus can now shift from topics such as snooping and charitable donations. This morning’s papers suggest that may be a tough task, with the coalition taking flak for how they have handled the recent controversies.
Speaking In Derbyshire, Cameron will make the case