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 […]

Bennett broken by Labour surge

The former Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, was left pondering her future political career as she failed to win Sheffield Central. The constituency, which was won by incumbent Paul Blomfield, was a high profile target seat for the Green’s, saying that 2015’s result meant that they were on the verge of “making history”. But Bennett’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]