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Your chance to vote for the Mayor of Manchester

Voters will decide on the first ever elected Mayor of Greater Manchester

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The toxicity of student politics

Ex-Co Chair of Manchester Labour Students, Ally Routledge, details the scenery of her journey through student politics

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Stoke-Central will test post-Brexit Labour

With the Stoke-Central by-election on the horizon, Opinion Writer Cameron Broome gives a political weather forecast: Cloudy with a chance of purple rain

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Blairites should not be so self-assured

After Tony Blair hints at a return to British politics, Sam Glover outlines the key constituents that Labour need to win over if they are to be electorally successful

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Let’s give British democracy the voting system it needs

Admist the rapidity of political events in the last several weeks, we must step back and use the results of the 2015 general election to reopen the debate about our voting system

Fuse TV's full coverage of the Mancunion Live event is available via their YouTube channel youtube.com/user/uomfusetv

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

Mancunion Live will take place on Wednesday, February 3rd. Photo: The Mancunion

Preview: Mancunion Live

Mancunion Live will see student representatives from each political party go head to head to discuss the key issues facing students and society today

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Farage’s confusion is our confusion

Tristan Parsons on the confusion that exists between the various levels of UKIP support

Nigel Farage. Photo: Euro Realist Newsletter @ Flickr

UKIP: A force for good in British politics?

The Manchester Debating Union discussed whether UKIP is a force for good in British politics, or if the party has become a dangerous source of political radicalism and scapegoating

"We expect political democracy. Why not economic democracy too?" Photo: Peter Tatchell

Interview: Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell, the human rights campaigner, spoke to The Mancunion ahead of his General Election event on the 30th of April

The presentation of the election doesn't seek to inform us, so it's up to us to fight ignorance. Photo: Liberal Democrats @Flickr

Vote for policies, not personalities

Exercising our democratic rights is fundamental to getting the kind of government we deserve. It’s easy to get caught up in the leaders’ rhetoric or be overwhelmed by the amount of information available, but we can hold our politicians to account by voting on the 7th of May

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