Tag: General election

Comment, GE2017

Why May won’t debate

After watching The Battle For Number 10, Question Time and the BBC Election Debate one thing has become clear; May doesn’t mix with politicians. It seems our current Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party doesn’t want to join in with the others. She has refused to debate with political candidates. She says squabbling…

GE2017, News

UEA students encouraged to vote

UEA students have been encouraged to register to vote by the SU, local candidates, and fellow students. The SU say they spoke to over 650 students about registering to vote last week. SU Campaigns and Democracy Officer Amy Rust said that it was “crucial” students register, especially with the election being held at “a busy…

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How well are the parties prepared for the snap election?

Theresa May has announced there will be a General Election on 8th June. I think the Conservatives will win this one, possibly by a large margin. May has called this election at a very opportune time for her party. Yes, their majority is wafer-thin, and yes there are many divisions within the Tory Party, but…

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Norwich reacts to snap election

After only 13 MPs voted against June’s general election on Wednesday, UEA students have reacted to the news. UEA’s Labour Party will be be working closely with Clive Lewis, Labour candidate for Norwich South, and have already arranged numerous canvassing sessions. Miss Tiffany Evripidou, Prospective Chair for UEA Labour Students, said Mr Lewis has “worked…

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Students grill general election candidates

The parliamentary candidates for Norwich South descended on UEA last week, to take part in a two hour long debate in which they were questioned by students on issues that matter to young people ahead of the election on 7th May. Those in attendance included the incumbent, Simon Wright MP of the Liberal Democrats, Clive…

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