Chesterfield backs out of Sheffield City Region deal

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 […]

Five election things to watch in South Yorkshire tonight

Unlucky enough to be forced to go to strong and stable election party with a coalition of chaos of friends? Want to talk to the many, not the few about politics? Concerned about being shoe horned into another referendum about your favorite choice of drink? Weak and wobbly at thought of not knowing the main talking points […]

Fighting socialist Labour Party ‘a treat’ for Sheffield Heeley Conservative candidate Gordon Gregory

The Conservative Party candidate for Sheffield Heeley has said that it is a “treat” to be able to fight against a socialist Labour Party in tomorrow’s election. Gordon Gregory told South Yorkshire Briefing: “I am ideologically and fundamentally against socialism on principle.” Gregory, a 35-year-old bowel surgeon, is hoping to defeat Labour’s Louise Haigh on […]

The Briefing – 7/6/17

After all the build-up, all the excitement, and all the drama, it’s T-minus 23 hours until polling stations open. That’s right, you can breathe a sigh of relief, it’s nearly over. In the beginning Jeremy Corbyn was going to get a damn-good thrashing of Fawlty Towers proportions. Now it looks as though he might just […]

The Briefing – 5/6/17

We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Campaigning resumes today after a terrorist attack days ago, the second since the General Election was called and the third in three months. Like it or not, security looks as though it will dominate the rest of the election. The election itself is less than a week away. Celebrate, […]