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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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Mary Creagh is defending the Wakefield seat for Labour

Labour’s Creagh backed by Ukip candidate

LABOUR’S MARY Creagh has received an unexpected helping hand in her bid to be re-elected Wakefield’s MP with an endorsement from a UK Independence Party candidate.

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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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Yvette Cooper

MP calling for ‘urgent’ change as Facebook ‘gets it very wrong’ over child abuse content

Facebook’s moderation of graphic content is “very wrong” and must “urgently change”, Yvette Cooper has claimed.

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There is a real risk to election results being compromised

Cyber attack ‘highly likely’ in UK election

A cyber attack aimed at influencing the outcome of the UK General Election is highly likely, according to a leading cyber security expert.

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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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New mayor appointed at Wakefield Council

New mayor appointed at Wakefield Council

Kevin Barker has been appointed as Wakefield’s new mayor.

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Yorkshire Party launches its ‘real deal’ manifesto in Wakefield

Yorkshire Party launches its ‘real deal’ manifesto in Wakefield

The Yorkshire Party launched its general election manifesto in Wakefield today.

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Members of the cabinet get off the train at Wakefield Westgate.

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Conservatives in Wakefield on way to manifesto launch

Members of the Tory cabinet passed through Wakefield this morning on the way to the party’s manifesto launch.

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on the campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (Photo: James Hardisty)

Labour's plan to boost school budgets gets Yorkshire support, according to survey

Labour's plans to increase education spending and stop hospital closures have found favour among voters in Yorkshire and the Humber.
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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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Labour’s Tom Watson on campaign trail in Wakefield

Labour’s Tom Watson on campaign trail in Wakefield

Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson was on the campaign trail in Wakefield today following the launch of the party’s election manifesto.

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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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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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General election 2017: candidates announced

General election 2017: candidates announced

Candidates to stand in the June 8 general election have been announced.

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‘We won’t bin all the pledges made in 2015’ says transport secretary

‘We won’t bin all the pledges made in 2015’ says transport secretary

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Chris Grayling has promised the Tory general election manifesto will not be an exercise in scrapping promises made two years ago.

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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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Just Eat faces investigation into Hungryhouse takeover

Online takeaway ordering firm Just Eat faces a potential full-blown investigation into its takeover of rival Hungryhouse amid concerns the deal could curb competition.

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