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Fallowfield sees worst local election turnout in Manchester

Only 17 per cent of Fallowfield turned out to vote in Manchester’s local elections today, making it the ward with the lowest turnout in the whole city

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

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Mancunion Live: The best of your tweets

During the Mancunion Live event audience members were able to tweet their views with #MancunionLive. These are the highlights of your comments

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Liberal Democrats seek to legalise cannabis

The Liberal Democrats are preparing to set up a panel that would discuss how a legal market for cannabis would operate

In the run up to the General Election we question the youth branches of each politcal party. Photo: The Mancunion

Political Party Profiles

Youth branches of the five main political parties active within the Students’ Union were interviewed on the policies of their parties and why they believe their party would best serve students

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Decisive student vote could swing 200 seats

197 parliamentary seats have only a 10 per cent majority and a student population large enough to swing the balance of votes


The Eastleigh by-election: a student’s view from the front line

Physics student and Liberal Democrat Sarah Harding recounts a very long week, as she left her lectures behind to campaign in Eastleigh

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The rise of UKIP – a force to be reckoned with?

As the public becomes increasingly Eurosceptic, Lisa Murgatroyd discusses how UKIP are becoming serious political contenders

Postgraduate graduation at the University of Manchester
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Lib Dems call for public postgraduate loans

Policy calls also for increased public investment in science and research and for an immigration system that encourges “bona fide students” to come to the UK with the most talented to stay.


Students buck apathetic trend to run in local elections

With local elections on May 3rd a number of students are running. Just don’t expect them to win


Why are the yellows all white?

Nick Renaud-Komiya comments on the racially homogenous nature of the Liberal Democrats