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European Parliament elections 2019. What will happen in the South East of England?

22 May 2019

This is the UK’s biggest European regional constituency, returning ten MEPs. So it is the area where the most proportional results are feasible, and where smaller parties (those that can reach 6-8 per cent support) have the best chance of gaining a seat. Traditionally a Conservative stronghold in all other elections, UKIP none the less came first here in 2014. That inheritance has now passed to the Brexit Party, which fields Nigel Farage as their top candidate and is now certain to win four seats here, and probably a fifth. Since Conservative support has apparently slumped, the Liberal Democrats are sure of winning a seat and should get two if current polls are right. The Tories, Greens and Labour should all get one seat each, and with small increments in support each (plus Change UK) might vie with the Brexit party for the last of the region’s seats. With voters able to cast only a single vote for a party list, the Democratic Audit team reviews likely outcomes for the parties and the main potentially electable candidates.

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Three questions ahead of Northern Ireland’s local elections 2019

30 April 2019

Northern Ireland votes in local council elections on Thursday, 2 May. These elections take place while the Northern Ireland Assembly remains dormant, the Brexit process raises seemingly unresolvable questions about the Irish border, and in the aftermath of the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. Jamie Pow previews the elections and outlines some key questions they highlight for Northern Irish politics.

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England’s local elections 2019: previewing Liverpool and Wirral

30 April 2019

With local elections coming up across England on Thursday, 3 May, Tom Laing previews the competitive seats on both sides of the River Mersey in Liverpool and Wirral. Like many of the metropolitan areas with elections this week, they offer few opportunities for Labour to advance beyond their already dominant position.

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Local elections 2019: The directly elected mayoral contests

30 April 2019

On Thursday, 2 May, local government elections are being held across England. At the same time, many voters will also be able to vote for a directly elected mayor to lead their council or metropolitan area. Elections for these mayoralties use the supplementary vote electoral system. The Democratic Audit team explains how these elections work, what will be on your ballot paper, and what we know about candidates’ prospects in each area.

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Local Election 2018 Preview: Tamworth

30 April 2018

Local Election 2018 Preview: Tamworth

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Local Elections 2018 Preview: Wandsworth

30 April 2018

Alice Park previews Thursday's local elections in Wandsworth.

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England’s local election’s 2018: what’s at stake in Birmingham?

25 April 2018

On 3 May, there are local council elections across England. All 101 council seats are being contested for Birmingham City Council, making this closely fought race one to watch. Jack Bridgewater previews the city’s elections.

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Local Election 2018 Preview: Plymouth

22 April 2018

Local Elections 2018 Preview: Plymouth

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Local Election 2018 Preview: Hastings

19 April 2018

Local Election 2018 Preview: Hastings

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Local Election 2018 Preview: Manchester

16 April 2018 | Elections

Preview of Manchester City Council Elections

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Local Election 2018 Preview: Richmond upon Thames

13 April 2018

Local Elections 2018 Preview: Richmond upon Thames

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England’s local elections 2018: bridging the information gap with the Democratic Dashboard

13 April 2018

On 3 May, voters across England have the chance to vote in elections to their local councils. The Democratic Dashboardis Democratic Audit’s voter resource which brings together an array of information on the local elections taking place in your area. Our aim is to simplify the complicated world of local elections in the UK, and present the essential information in an effort to boost participation. The UK has one of the lowest rate of electoral participation by young people in the OECD, especially at local elections, and we hope to play a part in using the digital environment to bridge the information gap, writes Joshua Townsley.

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Seat Preview: Cardiff Central

27 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Craig Johnson looks at the prospects of a Lib Dem Gain in the marginal seat of Cardiff Central.

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Seat Preview: Birmingham Yardley

25 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Jack Bridgewater looks at the Lib Dems' chances of regaining Birmingham Yardley from the well-known Labour incumbent, Jess Phillips.

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Seat Preview: Ealing Central and Acton

24 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Chris Gilson says the Conservatives are hoping that Rupa Huq's affiliation with Corbyn will help them re-capture the marginal Ealing Central and Acton constituency.

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Seat Preview: Bristol West

22 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Craig Johnson looks at the left-of-centre parties battling it out in the strong Remain-voting seat of Bristol West.

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Seat Preview: Ilford North

19 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Jack Bridgewater says that with UKIP not fielding a candidate, Ilford North looks set to be a Conservative Gain from Labour.

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Seat Preview: Hornsey and Wood Green

17 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Ros Taylor says that Labour look set to hold Hornsey and Wood Green - but that the result could represent a judgement on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the party.

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Seat Preview: City of Chester

15 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Joshua Townsley says that Chester looks almost certain to be a Conservative Gain from Labour.

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Seat Preview: Mansfield

10 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Joshua Townsley looks at the chances of Mansfield - formerly a 'safe' Labour seat - falling to Theresa May's party in June.

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