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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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The deadline to register to vote is tonight.

Your step-by-step guide on how to register to vote

Time is running out to make sure you're registered to vote in next month's general election.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Conservative Derbyshire councillor says pregnant Labour candidate will be “too busy changing nappies” to be an MP

A Conservative Derbyshire councillor has sparked a row after saying a pregnant Labour candidate for next month’s general election will be “too busy changing nappies to be a voice for the people.”

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SURVEY: Which party’s policies have found favour with East Midlands voters?

SURVEY: Which party’s policies have found favour with East Midlands voters?

The Conservatives’ plans to recruit 10,000 more mental health workers has found favour among voters in the East Midlands.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

Vox pops made up over one-third of all election news sources on the UK’s nightly television bulletins in the first week of the 2017 election campaign, our study has found. While politicians made up the majority of appearances, 36.4% of sources were members of the public expressing their views about the election.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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The General Election is on Thursday, June 8.

General Election: candidates line up for Erewash battle

With the General Election now heating up as a battle of the manifestos, parties have confirmed their candidates for the Erewash seat.

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GENERAL ELECTION 2017: The candidates standing where YOU live

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: The candidates standing where YOU live

Voters go to the polls again next month to elect a new Government - just two years after the last General Election.

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Stapleford to host military freedom parade

Stapleford to host military freedom parade

Stapleford will celebrate Armed Forces Day with a special military parade next month, and businesses are being asked to show support.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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Geoff Rann put a mirror up for Lynda Watts in an exchange arranged through Time Swap.

Erewash time bank scheme clocks up 100th member

An innovative community project which gets people helping each other by swapping time and skills has just signed up its 100th member.

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Theresa May supports return of fox hunting: What do you think? Have your say

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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The CPS has announced their decision this morning.

No Conservative MPs or officials to face charges over election expenses

No Conservative politicians or officials will face criminal charges over alleged electoral expenses fraud, it has been announced.

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The Waterswallows Waste and Recycling Site

Derbyshire tip charges removed by new Conservative leadership

Charges for residents taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s nine household waste recycling centres have been removed.

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