After an extraordinary and eclectic set of general election results on Thursday night, South Yorkshire Briefing looks at nine seats which summed up the snap election. Bolton North East – Labour hold LAB 50.6% – CON 42.2% On the day that the Commons voted to dissolve itself in April, Theresa May took a helicopter to Bolton to […]
Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour’s Jared O’Mara in a shock election result. Clegg, formerly leader of the Liberal Democrats, is one of the biggest political beasts to fall on a night when Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party have outperformed expectations. His defeat also bucks the national trend […]
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron visited a Sheffield factory yesterday for a last-minute photo opportunity as campaigning hits the final 48-hour period. Mr Farron was due to visit the Gripple plant in Carbrook with Nick Clegg, but the Sheffield Hallam MP’s appearance was delayed after his train hit a fallen tree. The Lib Dem leader […]
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.
The Liberal Democrat candidate for Sheffield Central has defended the party’s role in the controversial Streets Ahead contract, responsible for felling many of the city’s trees, insisting that his party’s plans for the city’s roads were “messed up” by the council. Shaffaq Mohammed denied accusations that the Liberal Democrats were responsible for the controversial tree replacement scheme, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]