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 […]

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 […]

Opinion: Could Brexit mean soft-Brexit for May?

It’s now less than a month until what Twitter is calling #GE2017 and the battle lines have started to become clear. The Conservatives have billed this as an effective second referendum on Brexit and the Lib Dems have duly followed the narrative, declaring themselves the chief opponents to the hard Brexit that Theresa May wants. […]