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Croydon North: The real value of by-elections

Croydon North: The real value of by-elections

by Charlie Critchell / 28 Nov 2012 14:38

The by-election is an important political tool. As recently demonstrated in Corby, it may not only allow a party to bolster its Parliamentary contingent, but can importantly set its campaign narrative in motion: Cue the arrival of the ‘One Nation’ bandwagon.

However the true value of a by-election is just that: it serves as a precursor to the real thing – the election. Its immediacy forces candidates and parties into taking a stance.

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How to be a prospective parliamentary candidate

How to be a prospective parliamentary candidate

by Sadie Smith / 11 Apr 2012 15:04

All the talk of Labour MPs suddenly losing faith in the principles of parliamentary democracy and legging it in the direction of well-paid mayoral or police commissioner jobs has raised the possibility that the major parties (and maybe some minor ones) are going to have to fight a number of by-elections to replace the soon-to-be dear departed.

Thusly, a weary nation faces prospect of yet even more “on message” youngsters tweeting about how

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Local councillor is 'favourite' for Bradford West by-election

by Amber Elliott / 01 Mar 2012 15:57

The deputy leader of Bradford council is the favourite to replace MP Marsha Singh.

This morning Singh announced that he was to stand down as the representative for Bradford West due to ill health – and sources who know the seat well suggest that Imran Hussain is tipped to be Labour's by-election candidate.

The by-election is likely to take place at the "end of March, early April" according to a Labour

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Plane humour at the Feltham and Heston by-election

Plane humour at the Feltham and Heston by-election

by Amber Elliott / 15 Dec 2011 09:55

A joke is doing the rounds among Conservative MPs about the Feltham and Heston by-election in Hounslow.

Hounslow just happens to be very close to Heathrow airport in Hillingdon, where many local people have been involved in the campaign to oppose a third runway.

One Tory MP who recently returned from some door-knocking in Feltham and Heston said:

"I didn't realise how close the planes fly to the ground until I

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Working for every vote in Feltham and Heston

Working for every vote in Feltham and Heston

by Seema Malhotra / 12 Dec 2011 09:59

The challenge of restoring trust and confidence in politicians must surely start by building better connections with the communities we seek to serve.

That’s why I feel such a huge honour – and also a deep responsibility – at being a candidate in the Feltham and Heston by-election.

Feltham is where I grew up, Heston is where I went to school. I’ve been in Hounslow almost all my life, part of a

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Lib Dems lose their deposit in Inverclyde

Lib Dems lose their deposit in Inverclyde

by Caroline Crampton / 01 Jul 2011 09:22

It was a contest that Labour was always going to win, so it's no surprise that Iain McKenzie won the Inverclyde by-election with a majority of 5,838 last night.

McKenzie hailed the victory as "stunning" for Labour - something of an exaggeration, I feel, but certainly a good hold for them given the SNP's dominance in the May elections.

The real story of the night, however, was the Lib Dems losing their

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