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A rundown of Manchester’s mayoral and local council elections

A rundown of Manchester’s mayoral and local council elections

On May 2, Manchester voted for their local candidates and mayor, choosing to re-elect Andy Burnham for Mayor of Greater Manchester
LeadMCR results: a breakdown

LeadMCR results: a breakdown

The Students’ Union have shared a detailed breakdown of the transferable voting system used for the LeadMCR elections following the results on March 7
Record 159 students apply to LeadMCR

Record 159 students apply to LeadMCR

159 students have applied, breaking the record set in 2016
Honey, I shrunk the kids’ faith in democracy

Honey, I shrunk the kids’ faith in democracy

Voting and political engagement among young people is too low – the Mancunion explores why, and how young people can be better encouraged to take part in democracy.
Voting patterns from the LeadMCR elections

Voting patterns from the LeadMCR elections

How many people voted? Which society voted most? Which race was the closest? Find out all about the LeadMCR elections here
Biden may have won the election, but he’s lost the Latino voting base

Biden may have won the election, but he’s lost the Latino voting base

Biden’s narrowing Latino vote didn’t matter much in this election, but he must do more to reach out to communities if he’s going to win a second term
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
The Mancunion’s view on the SU elections

The Mancunion’s view on the SU elections

Editor-in-Chief Ethan Davies argues that whilst students are still angry over the latest elections controversy, they should head to Senate to make their voice heard
Voter turnout still below 20 per cent in Exec elections

Voter turnout still below 20 per cent in Exec elections

Incoming Welfare Officer says, “I don’t think people can talk about apathy anymore…students have been excited, they’ve been engaged”

Over 35,000 students did not vote in NUS delegate elections

Elected NUS delegates will represent the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union, the UK’s largest Students’ Union, at the upcoming NUS conferences

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

Why Engels? Why Now?

On the back of Jeremy Corbyn’s resounding victory in last year’s Labour leadership election, we explore the legacy of adopted Mancunian Friedrich Engels

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

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

‘Are a generation of young people right to give up on Westminster?’

Following the #idebate in Manchester last week, Alice Rigby and Charlotte Green debate whether or not young people should abandon Westminster as a way of creating political change