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, […]

The Briefing – 7/6/17

After all the build-up, all the excitement, and all the drama, it’s T-minus 23 hours until polling stations open. That’s right, you can breathe a sigh of relief, it’s nearly over. In the beginning Jeremy Corbyn was going to get a damn-good thrashing of Fawlty Towers proportions. Now it looks as though he might just […]

Eddie Todd – Doncaster Central’s self-styled saviour

Eddie Todd, the independent candidate for Doncaster Central, likes to present himself as the Donald Trump of the town. A self-made man, he’s had a more than an interesting career.  A forthright, no-nonsense Yorkshire-man who, oddly for somebody wanting to be elected, doesn’t care about what people think. Todd, a regular at Doncaster Market, stands outside […]

The Briefing – 5/6/17

We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Campaigning resumes today after a terrorist attack days ago, the second since the General Election was called and the third in three months. Like it or not, security looks as though it will dominate the rest of the election. The election itself is less than a week away. Celebrate, […]