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EXCLUSIVE: Fran Loi UKIP Nottinghamshire County Chairman interview

Following on from yesterday’s Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner elections, it has been confirmed that Paddy Tipping will return to his role as PCC for Nottinghamshire for the second term running.

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After the horse has bolted!

Government climb down over forced academies plan in England.

Today we hear of yet another U-turn by the conservative government, but of course it is not really a U-turn. 265 more words


Election 2016: Welsh Assembly Results

After a long night to results, the composition of Welsh Assembly has been revealed and it was thoroughly unsurprising. The polls were largely correct as Labour lost overall control of the Senedd, but the one thing that people didn’t predict was to losses of the Tories. 1,159 more words
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Who's up, who's down? Leeds local elections 2016 in numbers

Some facts and figures from yesterday’s vote in the Leeds City Council elections (in which none of the 33 seats up for grabs changed hands). 180 more words

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Ukip gains its first seats in Welsh Assembly election

Ukip has gained its first seats in the Welsh Assembly, winning six in yesterday’s election.

Although the party did not gain a constituency seat, its candidates were elected via a system allowing some members of the National Assembly to be elected via proportional representation. 290 more words


It's A Hard Life

Some weeks ago, when I posted in response to the terrorist bombings in Brussels, I titled my piece after what I had always known, until then, as a Nanci Griffith song, although it was actually written by Julie Gold  – … 871 more words


‘Super Thursday’ fears, as thousands think they’ve already voted on Facebook

There are concerns this morning over turnout for the Polling Day being ambitiously dubbed ‘Super Thursday’, as thousands of Facebook users believe they’ve already voted by hitting the “I’m a Voter” button on their timelines. 253 more words