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"I'm suspicious about what the Guardian's agenda is" – Lib Dem Stephen Williams on the "distorting" effect of the media in Bristol West

“I’m suspicious about what the Guardian’s agenda is” – Lib Dem Stephen Williams on the “distorting” effect of the media in Bristol West

“On nobody’s basis is Bristol West a marginal seat,” Liberal Democrat Stephen Williams, who has spent last ten years representing the constituency in Parliament, tells us over lunch on our roadtrip. “We won by eleven and a half thousand votes last time.” However, Williams, who is standing again for election, will concede that the seat...
“The perfect non-party party” Dawn Parry, the Independents for Bristol candidate for Bristol West

“The perfect non-party party” Dawn Parry, the Independents for Bristol candidate for Bristol West

“Members of Parliament are not thinking outside of the parameters of how they have been trained.” Dawn Parry, the Independents for Bristol candidate in Bristol West, lamented at the end of our interview. During the preceding 20 minute conversation, it was clear that Parry’s proposed solutions for many local and national issues were not based...
The #GreenSurge in Bristol

The #GreenSurge in Bristol

Looking at the 2010 result alone, Bristol West could be considered a safe Liberal seat — with a majority of over 11,000 — and a straight Lib/Lab fight. In the last 15 years, though, it’s been held by all three of what were then the major parties. Before then, the seat was held by the...
Party leader or local candidate? Which determines how people vote?

Party leader or local candidate? Which determines how people vote?

Only a handful of the British public will vote for one of the party leaders on May 7th. Conservatives in Witney, Labour supporters in Doncaster North, Lib Dems in Sheffield Hallam, UKIP voters in South Thanet and Greens in Holborn and St Pancras will put a cross next to the name of a party leader. ...
Winning Fore a Labour Majority: Why Todd Foreman thinks he can win in Somerset North East

Winning Fore a Labour Majority: Why Todd Foreman thinks he can win in Somerset North East

“The MP for Somerset North East will either be Jacob Rees-Mogg or Todd Foreman – boy, that’s choice!” says Todd Foreman, the Labour candidate for this corner of the West Country, to conclude our conversation. And if what he said in the previous half hour is anything to go by, it’s certainly true that the...
The infrastructure fit for a constituency and for a campaign: Our interview with James Heappey

The infrastructure fit for a constituency and for a campaign: Our interview with James Heappey

The 2014 Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham was brimming with fringe events. One attendee remarked that think tanks and advocacy groups are more inclined to organise activities at conferences of the parties in government, adding that, “The Conference is more fun when we’re governing”. In the midst of the activity, and through the handy help...