Sheffield tree felling ‘not our fault’ says Lib Dem candidate

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]