Tagged as local elections

Seven things you need to know about the local elections

Blink and you’ll miss the coverage, but local elections are happening on Thursday 3 May in England. A lot has changed since these seats were last contested, in 2014. We had the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government, Ed Miliband as Labour leader, and the EU referendum was years away. Read more…

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14,182 candidates and counting…

This week has been about SoPNs, of course. Those sweet ‘Statement of Persons Nominated’ PDFs full of potential wombling points — and, er, more importantly, our ticket to building a candidates database — and thus the ability to help voters out — for the local elections this May. In this week’s blog we’re celebrating progress, learning […]

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What to look out for in May’s local elections

Voters will head to the polls on 3 May for the first England-wide test of electoral opinion since last year’s dramatic general election. Although there are no polls in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, there is plenty of action in England – with seats on about 150 councils up for grabs. These are a mixture of metropolitan, […]

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