Tagged: GE2015

The Truth in the Timid Tory

The idea of the shy Conservative voter has existed since the 1992 general election. Judging by the latest opinion polls, it would be fair to say the phenomenon still exists.   When exit polls...

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...

An earthquake which never happened.

Television debates are something that are part and parcel of US presidential elections. With Labour and Conservatives locked in a stalemate, do TV debates increase political participation amongst undecided young voters or are they...

The Debate: An Alternative Outcome

Today is the 7 way leaders’ debate. Who will come out on top? Who will make a major gaffe? Jacob Whitehead, writing a special edition of PoliticalBeat, asks: Who cares? PoliticalBeat By Jacob Whitehead (@jwhitey98) _________________ ‘It’s...

Ed Miliband: A True Leader

A   fter seeing Ed Miliband speak at a recent Labour conference, Will Matthias examines the Labour leader under the microscope and offers his own verdict.     PoliticalBeat By Will Matthias _______________  ...

Miliband’s 15 Minute Meals

Ed’s kitchen has much, much more than Sarah Vine may have noticed with her eyes. Jacob Whitehead peels the layers away to show us the Milibands’ proletarian palace in its full glory. YouthVoice By...

A New Brand of Politics

Our new writer, Emily Hawkins, sums up why most young people believe in Russell Brand, don’t care about Westminster, hate politicians and why our democracy is smelling stagnant. But it doesn’t have to stay...

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