One of the biggest questions still looming after the election is the balance of power for EVEL or English Votes for English Laws. The controversial voting policy which was used for the first time last year has had its fair share of critics and with Theresa May’s Conservatives having failed to achieve a majority in […]
Sheffield City Region is in crisis as another local authority has pulled out of the deal to devolve powers to South Yorkshire, with a district council leader saying devolution plans have now been “extinguished”. Bassetlaw District Council backed out of becoming full members over plans to force the area to accept “London style planning powers,” […]
Unless you were living under a rock last week, you will have noticed that Nick Clegg lost his seat in Sheffield Hallam. The remaining member of 2010’s ‘quad’ has departed Parliament. The person for whom so much ire was directed after the tuition fee raise debacle, blamed for everything bad in the coalition and written […]
Chesterfield has sensationally backed out of Sheffield City Region devolution plans. The borough’s council leader Tricia Gilby said the council was pulling out of the devolution bid to avoid an unnecessary waste of public money being spent on a referendum. “The referendum plans by Councillor Lewis are completely unjustified, especially when Derbyshire County Council admits […]
After an extraordinary and eclectic set of general election results on Thursday night, South Yorkshire Briefing looks at nine seats which summed up the snap election. Bolton North East – Labour hold LAB 50.6% – CON 42.2% On the day that the Commons voted to dissolve itself in April, Theresa May took a helicopter to Bolton to […]
Post-General Election, Harry Taylor, Luke Wilson, Katy Sandals and Tim Stickings talk about the shock election result, how long Theres May can stay on for, Corbyn’s campaigns, the dynamics of the next government, how long until the next election, and the Clegg and Bennett loses.
Theresa May’s gamble has failed to pay off. She called a General Election with a slender, but workable majority. She’s come out the other side, short of the seats required to have over half of the House of Commons. In short, she needs support to be able to confidently table laws in Parliament, which could […]
Clive Betts has been returned to the House of Commons with a slightly decreased majority after triumphing over the Conservatives in Sheffield South East. Speaking to supporters at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport after the result was declared, he said: “They have sent me back with a clear message to oppose the cuts to the […]