Comment, GE2017

Ukeep out of our election

UKIP swung into the limelight in 2014, capturing the nations attention with “traditionally conservative values” and the aim of leaving the EU. Much of their popularity was not a result of their policies, it was a result of people deriding them as “fruitcakes, loonies, and closet racists.” Their shiny new manifesto opens by reminding us…

GE2017, News

UEA Media Collective covers election night

The general election was covered by UEA’s Media Collective, comprimsed of Concrete, UEA:TV and Livewire 1350. The societies gathered at nine pm in the office, ready to cover whatever the next twelve hours had to throw at them. All members had their positions assigned, shifts on the spreadsheet and nervously awaited the ten pm exit…

GE2017, News

UEA forecast under scrutiny

Norman Lamb the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk told Concrete he felt UEA’s general election forecast was “irresponsible” and misled voters, following his victory on Friday morning. Three weeks before the election, the forecast gave the Conservatives a 100 percent probability of gaining the North Norfolk constituency from Mr Lamb. The forecast was regularly updated…

GE2017, Main Stories, News

Victory for Clive Lewis

Labour incumbent Clive Lewis retained Norwich South last night, with an increased majority. In the early hours of this morning, as tellers were finalising their vote counts across the country, the results for the university constituency came in. Mr Lewis, who was elected to represent Norwich South in the 2015 general election, was re-elected and…

GE2017, News

Theresa May visits Norwich on last day of campaigning

With less than 24 hours before voters will enter polling booths across the country, Prime Minister Theresa May has drawn her electoral campaign to a close in Norwich. The leader of the Conservative Party attended The Space in Sprowston accompanied by Chloe Smith and Lana Hempsall, the respective Conservative candidates for Norwich North and Norwich…

GE2017, News

Interview: Richard Bearman

Concrete spoke to Richard Bearman, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich South to discuss the party’s policies, before the vote on Thursday 8 June. Mr Bearman is running against James Wright (Liberal Democrat), Lana Hempsall (Conservative), and the incumbent Clive Lewis (Labour). When asked how the constituency would benefit were he to be elected…

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