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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 […]

Anti-cuts candidates stand across Warwickshire
Anti-cuts candidates stand across Warwickshire

by Pete McLaren   The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing in 20 of the 52 County divisions in Warwickshire on May 2nd.  This includes all eight in Rugby, and eleven out of fourteen in Nuneaton.  TUSC is also standing in Leamington for the first time The drive for such a good spread […]

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 […]

The election in numbers
The election in numbers

Next month there will be elections held across much of England and one council in Wales (Angelsea). The elections in England consist of 27 County Councils, 8 unitary authorities and 2 mayoral elections. The last time the County elections took place Labour was at a low point (and they control just one authority up for election this time, Durham) so it’s […]