Thurley the clown brings light relief to University of Sheffield hustings

It was never going to be an easy night for John Thurley in a room full of hostile students, but the UKIP candidate for the Sheffield Hallam constituency illuminated the room with his complete lack of understanding of the majority of issues that were presented. The opening remarks from the panel were much as predicted. […]

Labour: Bennett running in Sheffield causing “confusion and irritation”

Labour say that the Green Party’s selection of their former leader, Natalie Bennett, for Sheffield Central is backfiring on her party at the doorstep, making it likely that the Green vote will fall in the General Election. According to the Sheffield Central Constituency Labour Party, residents have complained at Bennett’s “carpet-bagging” and resent “her presumption […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nationalisation at the forefront of Labour’s ‘radical’ manifesto

Jeremy Corbyn pledged the biggest expansion of the state into public life since the 1970s as he launched the party’s manifesto this morning. Labour’s manifesto launch was expected to be a throwback. Higher taxes for the rich, renationalisation of utilities, and public ownership of transport. The appearance of the party’s 1992 election song ‘All Together […]