Tagged as May 2018 elections

Shake your TICTeCs

Thanks to some Herculean volunteering, we’ve completed our SoPN party! (Hercules only had seven tasks, though, so not sure he would have touched the leaderboard.) We can announce that there are …drumroll…. 16,121 candidates standing at the local elections in England. Read more…

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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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Local elections 2018: Decision time on local services

On 3 May voters will head for the polling stations in the first test of public opinion since last year’s general election. And with the two major parties further apart politically than for some decades the battle looks likely to be one of the liveliest in recent times. Read more…

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LE2018: The ones to watch

In five weeks’ time, over 150 councils across England go to the polls. Over 4,000 councillors are up for election (nearly twice as many as in last year’s county elections). Our full local elections guide gives a short overview of who’s going to the polls, what each political party has to gain (or lose) and where your […]

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The Guardian view on the 2018 local elections: speaking for England?

A month from now, voters in England will give the first significant electoral verdict on the political parties since the June 2017 general election. With no elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland this year, only English voters will get the chance to bring in this early verdict on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn. But no one should […]

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Voting – Go and give it a go!

Click above to read the Electoral Commission’s blog: Michelle, a campaigner for Mencap who has a learning disability, talks about her experience of voting and top tips for getting involved in democracy as the Electoral Commission and Mencap launch an easy read guide to the 2018 local elections.

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