Author: Samantha Spowart

Exit poll: Tories largest party

Exit poll: Tories largest party

Polling stations have now closed with exit polls tipping the Conservatives to win the General Election, just short of an overall majority.   An exit poll conducted by NOP/Mori suggests the Tories will be the largest party in Parliament.   The poll suggests that the Conservatives will get 316 seats with Labour winning […]

Sunderland win election race again

Sunderland win election race again

Houghton and Sunderland South was again the first constituency to declare a result in the General Election – at 10.48pm.   For the past six General Elections, the constituency – or Sunderland South as it was before boundary changes –  has declared first.   This year’s result is slightly faster than its 2010 time of 10.52pm […]

Northumbria Police separating protesting groups. Photo Credit: Samantha Spowart.

Newcastle Unites counter demonstration overshadows Pegida’s first UK protest

  More than 2,000 people gathered to counter demonstrate against Pegida’s Newcastle protests. This was the first UK rally for Pegida, the German right-wing political organization, who oppose what they call the ‘Islamisation’ of the West. The counter demonstration was held by Newcastle Unites which was supported by a number of councillors, […]