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,” […]
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.
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 […]
The former Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, was left pondering her future political career as she failed to win Sheffield Central. The constituency, which was won by incumbent Paul Blomfield, was a high profile target seat for the Green’s, saying that 2015’s result meant that they were on the verge of “making history”. But Bennett’s […]
Like Christmas Eve but more exciting for political nerds, Dan Barker, Harry Taylor and Katy Sandalls talk about the national outlook, Nick Clegg potentially losing his seat, Penistone and Stocksbridge and more.
Natalie Bennett insists that there’s a “real possibility” of her being elected to Sheffield Central tomorrow, in a historic result for the city and the Green Party. “Its still all very much to play for and if anybody thinks that they know what is going to happen is talking through their hat,” the former Green […]
If Theresa May is going to win the large majority she called the election to try and get, her party need to win seats like Penistone. A small market town on the outskirts of die-hard Labour Barnsley, it’s one of wealthiest towns in South Yorkshire. The middle classes of Barnsley have moved away, but have […]
Eddie Todd, the independent candidate for Doncaster Central, likes to present himself as the Donald Trump of the town. A self-made man, he’s had a more than an interesting career. A forthright, no-nonsense Yorkshire-man who, oddly for somebody wanting to be elected, doesn’t care about what people think. Todd, a regular at Doncaster Market, stands outside […]
Rotherham is a quintessential Labour heartland. Post-industrial and deprived, with 68% of people wanting to leave the European Union. As Labour have increasingly become a ‘Metropolitan Elite’ party, as with many towns around the county, the Corbyn-led party is struggling to create a new identity that well-off Londoners and the traditional working class both agree with. […]