5am update: Conservatives set to miss out on majority

The exit polls had it right: Theresa May’s gamble has backfired. The Conservatives are on course to lose their overall majority, dropping seats to Labour not only in metropolitan London, but also in Leave-supporting places such as Ipswich, Peterborough and High Peak. A non-committal Theresa May, who easily won her seat in Maidenhead, said her […]

Paul Blomfield says Sheffield voters ‘puzzled’ by Natalie Bennett campaign

Labour’s Paul Blomfield says Natalie Bennett’s campaign in Sheffield is not picking up “any significant support” ahead of next week’s vote.  Blomfield, defending a 17,000 majority, is running for re-election in Sheffield Central and says that voters have not been persuaded by Bennett and her ‘national priority campaign’. “They are puzzled by the fact that […]

Analysis: Two-party politics isn’t back in South Yorkshire – or anywhere else

The return of two-party politics has been predicted almost as often, and just as badly, as the proletarian revolution, Sheffield Wednesday’s promotion, or the end of the world. Numerous commentators think the day has finally arrived. Patrick Maguire in the New Statesman says the election is a “straight two-party fight”. James Ball of Buzzfeed has made a […]