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Afzal Khan, currently an MEP, will stand for Labour at the Gorton by-election [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Interview: Labour candidate Afzal Khan

In the first of a series of interviews with candidates standing in to be elected on June 8th, we speak with Gorton’s Labour candidate Afzal Khan about his campaign, his background, and why so few young people engage with politics

Photo: secretlondon123 @ Flickr

Will there be a General Election before 2020?

I asked members at the Conservative Party Conference what they thought of the PM, Brexit, and the next election

Photo: ninebelow @Flickr

Report highlights the weakness of the student vote in the general election

A study has highlighted how limitations in opinion poll methodology and the geographic dispersal of students resulted in their vote being weaker than expected in this year’s election

Photo: The BMA @Flickr

Burnham promises to remove “millstone of debt” from students

In his campaign manifesto to become Leader of the Labour Party, Andy Burnham has stated that he will commit Labour to a graduate tax for students in academic and technical education

"We are going to be increasing the maintenance grant from £3400 to £3800, which should benefit around half of students." Photo: uklabourparty @Flickr

Graduate tax still a long-term option, says Chuka Umunna

News Editor Jenny Sterne spoke to the shadow Secretary of State for Business, Chuka Umunna, about HE policy, the skills gap, zero-hours contracts and the BME attainment gap

The Parliamentary Candidate hustings for Manchester Withington were hosted by the University of Manchester's Students' Union. Photo: @iatw4l @Twitter.

UKIP policy to “treat the weak humanely”

UKIP candidate for Manchester Withington, Mark Davies, has referred to disabled people as ‘weak’ and has said that women who ‘go away’ deserve to be paid less

Photo: secretlondon @Flickr

The government won’t listen to apathy – use your vote

Guest contributor Kris McDermott debunks the myth that not voting will make a difference—make your voice heard on the 7th of May if you want things to change

Cities from Belfast to Bedford will host the studio over the next four weeks. Photo: Sky News

Sky News election campaign comes to Manchester

Stand Up Be Counted is a national campaign to hear the voices and ideas of young people across the country who may be disillusioned by politics

Photo: The Mancunion

UKIP chairman advocates “a UN nuclear deterrent”

A General election debate at the University of Manchester brought together representatives from the five major political parties

Photo credit: Flickr@DuncanC

Voting and Russell Brand’s revolution

Jenny Sterne discusses whether not voting will ever achieve the revolution that the popular comedian imagines…

Gayle O'Donovan speaking at Manchester University prior to the general election

Death of Manchester’s powerful Green activist

Green campaigner Gayle O’Donovan’s untimely death shocks the environmental movement