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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Newnham Stores on The Green

Newnham residents fail to block unpopular store conversion plans

The attempts of residents of a rural village in Daventry district to block plans to turn their closed village shop into a four bedroom house have failed.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Emily Thornberry

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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Key deadlines for Daventry District residents ahead of General Election

Key deadlines for Daventry District residents ahead of General Election

Residents are being reminded of some important deadlines in the run-up to the General Election on June 8.

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From left: Bill Parker, Sylvia Hughes, Matt Golby, Heather Smith, Robin Brown,  Ian Morris, and Andre Gonzalez De Savage.

'Now is not the time for a major reshuffle' says Northants council leader after announcing cabinet

The leader of Northamptonshire County Council has announced a largely unchanged cabinet to lead the authority after the Tories retained control of County Hall on May 4.
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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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Who will you vote for on June 8? Take a look at all the runners and riders in Northampotnshire here.

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: All the Northamptonshire candidates revealed

The full list of election candidates has been published for Northamptonshire - so take a look at the final list of runners and riders here.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

By Ariane Bogain, Northumbria University

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ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

Political opinion polls have taken a bit of a battering in the past few years. There was wide agreement on the eve of the last UK general election that the outcome would be a hung parliament. Few pollsters saw Donald Trump winning the 2015 presidential election in the US. And almost everyone agreed that Brexit would not happen. So are opinion polls worth the paper they’re written on any more?

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The votes being counted at Kettering Conference Centre.

BREAKING NEWS: Conservatives retain control of Northamptonshire County Council

The Conservative party has reached an unassailable lead in the county council elections.
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Provisional figures show voter turnout was up by two per cent in yesterday's county council election. Results are expected later this afternoon.

COUNTY ELECTIONS: Voter turnout up from 2013 in Northamptonshire provisional figures reveal

A third of eligible voters in Northamptonshire cast their ballot in the county counci elections yesterday.
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Conservatives hold seat in Daventry by-election

Conservatives hold seat in Daventry by-election

The by-election for a Daventry District Council seat saw the Conservative Party hold the position as UKIP were pushed into last place by the Green Party.

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ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

This article originally appeared in The Conversation

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County Elections: Live results

County Elections: Live results

The votes have been counted to decide the political face of Northamptonshire County Council for the next four years.

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