Did the Tories spent twice as much in defeating Nigel Farage in Thanet South last year as they were legally allowed under the rules?
‘The status quo doesn’t work’ – Wes Streeting MP on child poverty, coming out and reforming the NHS
Wes Streeting MP joins Krishnan Guru-Murthy to talk about his journey from a Stepney council estate to the Labour frontbench in Westminster, his optimism that poverty is a trap we can escape and his vision for an NHS ‘fit for the future’ on the eve of the 2024 UK general election, on this week’s Ways to Change the World podcast.
Personality politics: Does it matter in an election?
Joining me now to discuss the character and relatability of both party leaders are Guto Harri, who was Boris Johnson’s communications chief during part of his time as London Mayor, and Owen Jones who’s been an aide to senior Labour figures and is now an activist and journalist.
Johnson dismisses Labour’s ‘communist’ free broadband plan
It’s an idea Labour calculates will have broad appeal. But after dangling the promise of free high speed internet, Labour now has to convince people it’s deliverable and affordable. The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says it’s “visionary”, the Lib Dems say it’s “crazy” and Tories say it’s “communist”.
Northern Ireland: pro-Remain nationalist parties forge election pacts
In Northern Ireland, as in the rest of the UK, Brexit looms large. So, too, does the question of electoral pacts. Cooperation between unionist parties hasn’t been unusual in recent years. But this time it’s pro-Remain nationalist parties who are working together to try to defeat the DUP in several key seats.
Who’s most likely to win the general election? | Politics: Where Next? podcast
In this week’s podcast, veteran political analyst Professor John Curtice and Professor Matthew Goodwin of the University of Kent share their predictions for this general election. Both are agreed that a Conservative majority is most likely at this stage, but aren’t ruling out a hung parliament. According to Curtice, “the Tories are about 2:1 on to…
Momentum campaign investigated for General Election spending
The Electoral Commission has launched an investigation into the Jeremy Corbyn-supporting Momentum campaign group to see if it breached spending limits during this year’s general election.
Will young people turn out to vote?
After 8 years of austerity, paying for pensioner benefits and social care have become issues of fairness. So has Theresa May’s controversial manifesto stirred conflict between the generations? We’ve been in Walsall in the West Midlands, talking it over with a 77-year-old pensioner and a factory worker in her 20s.
Ukip launch manifesto
Campaigning for the General Election resumed at a national level today when the United Kingdom Independence Party launched their manifesto – having postponed it yesterday. The document promises significant increases in police and military personnel, billions extra for the NHS and a commitment to reduce net migration to zero. Yet in the light of Monday’s…
Channel 4 News headlines: Thu 18 May
Theresa May serves up a manifesto menu of tough love, especially for the grey vote that used to be seen by the Tories as indispensable.
Housing booming in Manchester, but who can afford it?
One of the key issues in this week’s elections was housing – or rather the price of it . And nowhere more so than in booming Manchester – considered the engine of the northern powerhouse.
Conservative Nadhim Zahawi and Andy McDonald from Labour.
Brexit: Gina Miller and Jonathan Isaby
Gina Miller, who has launched a campaign to encourage tactical voting against pro-Brexit MPs and in favour of a “real final vote on Brexit”, and Jonathan Isaby, editor of the website Brexit Central.
May and Corbyn clash in Commons
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have set out their campaign battle lines at the final session of Prime Minister’s Questions before the general election.
Below the Forth railway bridge, in front of her 56 Westminster MPs, Nicola Queen of Scots pledges to fight austerity – and fails to mention “independence” or “referendum”.