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Who to vote for in May’s local elections?
Who to vote for in May's local elections?

By Huseyin Abudharr Ali (of Garden of Freedom) On the 22nd of May we will see voters across England turning out to vote in the local council elections. This is an extremely important time in British politics with tough austerity being forced onto the people by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat government, also being supported by the […]

The election is coming…
The election is coming...

On May 22nd 2014 we’ll see elections to both the European Parliament across, well, Europe and, in many places, elections to local councils – including every single London council seat. Just like last year this site won’t be taking sides but will be highlighting the left campaigns, providing information on their candidates, watching the Green […]

Labour win controversial Brighton council by-election
Labour win controversial Brighton council by-election

Tonight Labour have narrowly won the Hanover & Elm Grove council by-election in Brighton after a controversial campaign “marred” by bin strikes and public disagreement among Green Party activists. Labour turned a substantial Green majority into a win by  only 38 votes – a significant victory for them and a serious loss for the Greens. The successful Labour candidate, Emma Daniel, […]

Blackshirts and blazers: the rise of the kipper
Blackshirts and blazers: the rise of the kipper

The BNP are down and out. They’ve lost the three seats they were trying to defend and Burnley is a nazi-free zone again for the first time since 2002. After three years of bitter infighting and incompetence their vote across the country has dried up. It says something of the degeneration of a party that once […]

Night of the deep sighs
Night of the deep sighs

So the votes are cast, the BBC outside broadcasting van is out of bacon sandwiches and a host of unsuccessful candidates and sloping off home to cry into a pillow. The big news is that ukip has managed to capitalise on the discontent within the Tory Party provoked by Cameron’s touchy feely, metrosexual leadership and his softly, softly attitude towards […]

Vote for change
Vote for change

by Jim Jepps   Today, we need a vote for change. A vote that helps those trying to make the world a better place gain a foothold in British politics. Don’t vote to keep ukip out, to keep the BNP out or even to keep the Tories out, all that will take care of itself. The crisis […]

Predictions for Thursday?
Predictions for Thursday?

by Jim Jepps As we beginning the last week of campaigning let’s make a few predictions for Thursday night. In politics people have a little bit of a habit of playing their cards close to their chest and then after the fact, no matter what the result claiming a great victory. It’s a good discipline to have an […]

Labour broadcast conjures spirit of the Ordinary Joe
Labour broadcast conjures spirit of the Ordinary Joe

Having looked at the Green broadcast the other day it’s now time to examine the way Labour using film to campaign, because it’s fascinating; Once again we have an over-all well put together broadcast with a few random rough edges thrown into the mix. In this case the rough edges are in the form of Ed Miliband, but I suppose […]

The Green Party election broadcast
The Green Party election broadcast

Tonight the Green Party County Council election broadcast will air on national TV, it’s already available on YouTube for those who’d like a sneak preview. Having just watched the broadcast I have two immediate thoughts. First, it’s fairly well put together (the editing’s a little bit clunky in places and the green moss wall thing worked for […]

The results are in… Left candidates by region
The results are in... Left candidates by region

The County Council (and town council) elections are taking place across England, but not Wales or Scotland, with the exception of London whose council elections take place next year. There is a Mayoral election in Doncaster, which is definitely one to watch! And one in North Tyneside that isn’t. For the listings of the left candidates […]