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 […]

Exit poll projects hung parliament

Theresa May, who called the General Election to build a large majority in the Commons, looks instead set for a hung parliament according to the BBC/Sky exit poll announced as voting stopped. The Conservative Party is predicted to get 314 seats, which will call into question the Prime Minister’s decision to call an election and […]

Where to watch the election?

You’ve been out to vote. Now you’ve just found out you are no longer welcome at your friends house because you didn’t vote for their candidate. You need a backup plan or face being stuck in the house with no chance of strawpedoing a bottle of wine after your party wins. What do you do? As […]

Five election things to watch in South Yorkshire tonight

Unlucky enough to be forced to go to strong and stable election party with a coalition of chaos of friends? Want to talk to the many, not the few about politics? Concerned about being shoe horned into another referendum about your favorite choice of drink? Weak and wobbly at thought of not knowing the main talking points […]