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Election 2017: Interrupting by-elections

On the day that the Manchester Gorton by-election was due to take place, Dr Kathryn Rix of our Victorian Commons project looks at by-elections that never were, and MPs returned at by-elections who almost immediately faced a general election contest… 1,304 more words

Politics

Five elections in seven years: Peterborough, Whalley and the Fitzwilliam interest

With suggestions of election fatigue setting in across Britain, this week’s blog – featuring our MP of the Month, George Hammond Whalley – looks at a constituency which saw five elections held in seven years between 1852 and 1859: the notoriously venal borough of Peterborough. 1,107 more words

MP Of The Month

CPS '30+ prosecutions for #Toryelectoralfraud' - reason for 'snap' #GE2017?

Last night, Channel 4 News’ Head of Communications announced that the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) – police have already been investigating around thirty alleged cases of electoral fraud by Tory MPs and electoral agents – are looking at commencing prosecutions against ‘over 30’ individuals: 308 more words

Are we on the brink of losing Kashmir?

The recent by-elections in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat on 9th April witnessed a poor voter turnout with only 7.14% of the total electorates coming out to vote as it saw violent clashes between protestors and security forces claiming lives of 8 civilians, and even poorer voter turnout of only 2% on the day of re-polling conducted in 38 booths. 393 more words

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Is the Rawlings and Thrasher English Elections Forecast a bit timid?

At the weekend I posted my forecast for the English council elections to take place on May 4th, using a comparison with opinion polls both now and 2013, along with the forecast made by Harry Hayfield at Political Betting. 1,099 more words

Labour In Opposition

What to expect as voters head to the polls in 5 federal byelections

By late Monday night, the House of Commons will have five new MPs.

It’s federal byelection day in Canada, with races underway to replace a crop of familiar faces that includes four former cabinet ministers and a former prime minister. 628 more words

Canada