Tag Archives: Conservatives


Not quite an earthquake in the UK local elections

One of the things in the UK Local Elections that interests me the most is why on earth they don’t all take place at the same time, like constituencies in General Elections, or regions in the European Elections. It doesn’t necessarily create election fatigue, as each ward doesn’t have an election each time. However,┬áit means […]


European Parliament Elections 2014 – the Conservative Party manifesto 1

So far in my series about the 2014 European Parliament Elections, I have covered why they matter, voter turnout, the different parties and alliances and the manifestos of UKIP and the Liberal Democrats. In this post, I will be looking at the manifesto for the Conservative Party. In the European Parliament, the Conservative MEPs form […]


It’s time to drop ‘Conservative-led Government’ 1

If you watch PMQs, TV news or take notice of some other form of media, you’ll probably have heard the term ‘Conservative-led Government’. It is the latest thing being used by Labour to help destabilise the government, instead of focusing on creating alternative policy. In some respects, it’s a perfectly legitimate phrase and I will […]


HE fee increases and funding cuts – the Hull perspective 2

Yesterday, Hull University Union organised an event outside it’s building on the Hull campus of the University of Hull. This was one of many similar events happening at other universities nationwide. The NUS and it’s member unions felt these needed to happen as it’s close to the vote about HE funding (that’s happening today) and […]


Negative political TV ads/videos – are they necessary? 1

Over the years, the public has had the ‘pleasure’ of watching various negative political broadcasts on the TV. More recently, there has been a number of videos in a similar vein appearing on blogs and websites such as YouTube aswell. Nowadays, we all accept this as part of the normal campaigning process. However, is it […]



The political future for Haltemprice & Howden 1

The constituency of Haltemprice & Howden has had an unusual recent history. In the upcoming general election, there could be another twist – but not necessarily one that means a change of MP. It could just be a simple change in majority size. To get an idea of what might happen, you need to see […]