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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, […]

Nick C-leggs it!

Nick C-leggs it!

    THE shock result of the night so far has seen former Lib-Dem leader Nick Clegg lose his Yorkshire seat to Labour. The man who led his party into government power for the first time, in coalition with the Conservatives under David Cameron after the 2010 election, was defeated by […]

Labour holds onto Hartlepool

LABOUR has held onto Hartlepool – a seat which many speculated could be lost to the party which has held it since 1964. Voting was as follows: Mike Hill (Lab) – 21,969 Carl Jackson (Cons) – 14,319 Phil Broughton (Ukip)- 4,801 Andy Hagan (Lib Dem) – 746   That gives Mike Hill […]