Category - general election

  • 23 Sep 2014

    In the Scottish referendum, people voted who had never voted before, often in areas where the status quo means foodbanks and poverty. The prospect of a record turnout shook Westminster politicians out of their complacency, forcing them to rush up to Scotland in a panic. Imagine if we could make this happen throughout the UK, at the next General Election?

  • 18 Sep 2014

    Tomorrow (19 September 2014) it will be exactly eight months until the United Kingdom general election. It is also the day on which the provisions of the new Lobbying Act come into force, imposing significant restrictions on how charities, NGOs and other non-party organisations are seen to campaign for their causes and concerns during this designated pre-election period.

  • 31 May 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties to continue to call for calm among their supporters and to work together to consolidate democracy following the general election in Malawi.

  • 11 Nov 2012

    Good science-based predictions are powerful, says Graeme Smith, Reader in Public Theology at the University of Chichester. But given that politics is a human activity, he disagrees with Rorty that those in the humanities cannot do it as well. Turning humanities-based soothsayer for a moment, Dr Smith sets out the reasons why he thinks that the Labour Party will (just) form the next government at Westminster, concluding: "you read it here first."

  • 29 Aug 2010

    Neither fundamentalism nor functionalism offer a way forward for the churches today in terms of their public witness and political engagement, says Simon Barrow. The different stances taken by church bodies in the 2010 general election suggest important lessons for the future.

  • 11 Apr 2010

    The Liberal Democrats have said they will not replace Trident nuclear-armed submarines, but they have not broken the nuclear hold on their defence policy, say critics.

  • 9 Apr 2010

    Plaid Cymru, the Party of Wales, said that it was "time to burst the Westminster bubble" as it launched its UK election campaign platform yesterday.

  • 8 Apr 2010
  • 7 Apr 2010

    Four live television election debates are to take place in Scotland involving the largest parties - the SNP, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Tories.

  • 7 Apr 2010

    As the three biggest and riches political parties seek to gobble up media attention, the Green Party has launched an online appeal to fund an electoral breakthrough.