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 […]

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 […]