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Stephen McKenzie, the Conservatives’ Team2015 co-ordinator for the Conservative-held marginal of Hendon, reflects on what made his campaign so successful and what those wanting to get involved in activism should do.  PoliticalBeat By Stephen...

We MUST scrap this hateful licence fee.

The BBC’s Royal Charter is coming up for renewal once more after 31 December 2016 with politicians on both sides discussing the corporation’s future. Stephen McKenzie urges them to stop and think, and perhaps...

Just another brick in the wall

It’s time to put an end to ideological and disruptive education ‘reform’, and fix the real problems. YouthVoice By Katy Bennett ____________ Every 16–18 year old across the country, for the foreseeable future. (Photo:...

The People’s Army at War with Itself

“A week is a long time in politics.” In the case of Ukip, truer words have never been spoken. Ukip activist, Jordan Wareham, reacts to what has been a turbulent week for the party. ...

A Green Ray of Hope Shining In a Sea of Blue

Ross Baxter of the Bath & North East Somerset Green Party, reflects on the Greens’ electoral performance last Thursday and gives reasons why Greens shouldn’t be quite so glum. The Aftermath: The Greens By...

Ukip: Viewing the Silver Lining

Our new writer, Jordan Wareham, a Ukip member and activist, looks back at Ukip’s performance last Thursday and provides reasons for Ukippers to be cheerful.  The Aftermath: Ukip By Jordan Wareham _________________ Former and...

The Lib Dems: Why We Got Walloped

In the aftermath of the Lib Dems’ horrendous election night, Rebecca Linford, General Secretary of the Brighton & Hove Liberal Democrats, reflects on why her party was smashed into oblivion, and what they should...

Labour: As the Dust Settles

Will Matthias, a Labour Party member, reflects on his party’s dismal showing last Thursday and asks: where now? The Aftermath: Labour By Will Matthias ___________________ Ed Miliband holds his hands up and accepts full...

The Conservatives: Why We Won

Stephen McKenzie, the Conservatives’ Team2015 co-ordinator for the constituency of Hendon (which the Conservatives held) gives his reaction to the shock result of Thursday’s election and explains how David Cameron led his party to...

CAMERON WINS MAJORITY

CAMERON WINS MAJORITY

SHOCK RESULT CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY OF 12 CONSERVATIVES – 331 (+24) LABOUR – 232 (-26) SNP – 56 (+50) LIBERAL DEMOCRATS – 8 (-49) DUP – 8 (-) SINN FÉIN – 4 (-1) PLAID CYMRU...

Credit where credit’s due.

The first peacetime coalition since the 1930s is now coming to an end. Even as a Labour supporter, one has to concede that while it’s been far from perfect, this coalition has surpassed all...

Getting down and very, very dirty.

 With one of the closest elections in a generation, politicians, parties and media outlets on both sides are increasingly turning to dirty tactics to gain the upper hand. They ought to be ashamed of...