General Election Articles

Why I spoiled my ballot

Why I spoiled my ballot

Sacha Perera explains his philosophical and political reasoning for spoiling his ballot in the most recent general election.
How could science affect the General Election?

How could science affect the General Election?

Studies have shown that factors such as the flu, weather and festive fun could affect the voter turnout of this year’s general election
Uni students pessimistic about Brexit and the UK’s future

Uni students pessimistic about Brexit and the UK’s future

A survey by Dig In has shown that university students are not happy about the UK’s imminent future
Andy Burnham admits he may miss rough sleeping target

Andy Burnham admits he may miss rough sleeping target

The Greater Manchester mayor has also urged political leaders to prioritise homelessness during the election
‘The Manifesto for the North’: Newspapers unite in call for devolution

‘The Manifesto for the North’: Newspapers unite in call for devolution

The manifesto ran in 7 regional newspapers outlining their vision for the north
Manchester students turn to tactical voting

Manchester students turn to tactical voting

Manchester students are turning to tactical voting to get their voices heard
October election date ‘to limit student vote’

October election date ‘to limit student vote’

According to The Times, the Prime Minister’s aides said that if a general election is called next month, this could limit the time available for students to register to vote
New Brazilian Government: a genuine threat

New Brazilian Government: a genuine threat

George Walker comments on the lack of media attention with regards to the recent Brazilian elections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voting and Russell Brand’s revolution

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

Death of Manchester’s powerful Green activist

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

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