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#HubGE2017: What is a hung parliament?

#HubGE2017: What is a hung parliament?

Britain has a hung parliament, with no party able to reach the 326 MP’s needed to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons. Prime Minister, Theresa May, called a snap election in the hopes of increasing the Conservative party’s majority and strengthening their position for Brexit negotiations. However, as the […]

Election strikes poignant historical chord in Sunderland

Election strikes poignant historical chord in Sunderland

LAST night’s unprecedented Labour party electoral battle – which began in the North East under the slogan ‘For the many, not the few’ – held a little-remembered historic resonance for Sunderland. For many may not realise that the socialist movement which has led to Jeremy Corbyn’s modern leadership started with North East electoral rebellion in the name of ‘the many, […]