Tag: General election

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…


Interview: Ed Balls

When Ed Balls visits UEA it’s pouring with rain, the middle of exam season, and a re-scheduled visit after his intiial planned appearance at UEA’s Literary festival was cancelled. Nonetheless, the lecture theatre where  Professor of Political and Social Theory Alan Finalyson interviews Balls is jampacked with residents of Norwich and students. After unexpectedly joining…

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, Main Stories, News

Interview: Clive Lewis

Concrete spoke to Clive Lewis, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich South  to discuss his policies and personal stances, two days before the general election vote on 8 June. Mr Lewis was elected to represent Norwich South in 2015. He is running against James Wright (Liberal Democrat), Lana Hempsall (Conservative), and Richard Bearman (Green) in this…

GE2017, Main Stories, News

Interview: James Wright

This morning Liberal Democrat candidate for Norwich South James Wright spoke to Concrete to discuss his policies and personal stances, two days before voters will go to the polling booths. Mr Wright has been a Norwich City councillor since 2010, and is running against Clive Lewis (Labour), Lana Hempsall (Conservative), and Richard Bearman (Green) in…

GE2017, News

Edith Cavell hosts Learning Disability vote event

Learning Disability Nursing students from the School of Health Sciences (HSC) held an event on Saturday 3 June to inform local people with learning disabilities about voting in the upcoming general election. The event aimed to encourage individuals to vote by supporting them in understanding the policies proposed by political parties. Throughout the day attendees were…

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