Your chance to vote for the Mayor of Manchester
Voters will decide on the first ever elected Mayor of Greater Manchester
The toxicity of student politics
Ex-Co Chair of Manchester Labour Students, Ally Routledge, details the scenery of her journey through student politics
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
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
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
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
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
Farage’s confusion is our confusion
Tristan Parsons on the confusion that exists between the various levels of UKIP support
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
Interview: Peter Tatchell
Peter Tatchell, the human rights campaigner, spoke to The Mancunion ahead of his General Election event on the 30th of April
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
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
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
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
Love Britain? Love FUKP and the art of satire
Joe Evans believes that the pub landlord is lighting the fuse of satire
Political Correctness doesn’t exist
Opinions Editor Marcus Johns rants about the subjective (and non-existent) concept of political correctness
UKIP won’t be kingmakers, but could embarrass the political elite
With the general election just around the corner, could UKIP be the party to change the way we see Westminster?
The quest for equality is inciting the wrath of God…through seasonal floods?
Max Abendstern discusses the meterological implications of gay marriage in a completely serious article because it’s an important issue
What does the rise of UKIP mean for those with disabilities?
After the news that UKIP beat Labour and the Conservatives to take 2nd place in the Eastleigh byelection, Arun Mehta looks at the party and members attitudes towards disability
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