No increased appetite across South Yorkshire to vote

Efforts to increase the number of people registered to vote have failed, as voter numbers in South Yorkshire remain roughly the same as the last General Election. Sheffield saw just 4000 extra people sign up to vote in the city since last year’s referendum, with 400,976 able to go to the ballot box. In Doncaster […]

Politics in the pub – Rotherham edition

It’s all change this edition as Politics in the Pub changes to Politics from outside Rotherham Minster as Harry Taylor and Dan Barker took to the streets of the South Yorkshire town to find out what people in the Labour heartlands of the county think of the party, Jeremy Corbyn and why they are voting in […]

Tim Farron promises second Brexit referendum

Tim Farron promised to legalise cannabis, help young people buy their first home through rent payments and another Brexit referendum as he launched the Liberal Democrat’s manifesto today. The party says it will “protect Britain’s place in Europe” by offering a vote on the deal agreed with Brussels, with one option being to remain in […]

Corbyn to be 78 when all of South Yorkshire’s trains are nationalised under Labour’s plan

Under Labour’s manifesto commitment to renationalise the rail network only two franchises that stop in South Yorkshire are set to be nationalised in the next parliament, with the rest having to wait until after the 2022 General Election. The first to be brought into public ownership under Labour’s plans will be East Midlands Trains, with its […]

Bennett launches a campaign. Again.

Former Green Party leader and Sheffield Central contender, Natalie Bennett, is to launch her campaign tomorrow at Sheffield Peace Gardens.  This is the second time she has launched a campaign in the space of a month. Ms Bennett joined party co-leader Jonathan Bartley only a fortnight ago to launch their national campaign outside The University of […]