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"Free-market policies don't work in Cornwall" – Loveday Jenkin, Mebyon Kernow's candidate in Camborne and Redruth

“Free-market policies don’t work in Cornwall” – Loveday Jenkin, Mebyon Kernow’s candidate in Camborne and Redruth

To most of the world, Cornwall is just another county of England. Perhaps to be lumped together with Devon – as in the case of the Devon and Cornwall police force. Or perhaps to some, with Somerset, Dorset, and a few other ‘Ooh-arr’ places to form South West England – as in the case with...
Will the giants of Glasgow fall? An interview with Stewart McDonald, SNP candidate for Glasgow South

Will the giants of Glasgow fall? An interview with Stewart McDonald, SNP candidate for Glasgow South

Glasgow South is a relatively new constituency, born in 2005 of parts of previous Westminster seats with much more evocative names: Glasgow Cathcart, Glasgow Govan, Glasgow Rutherglen and Glasgow Pollok. The electorate, though, are still making Scottish voices heard — this time, by giving unprecedented support to the SNP. For the first two years of its...
“We run this city” — what else will they run after May? We talk to Stewart Hosie, Depute Leader of the SNP, about Dundee and his party's Westminster aspirations

“We run this city” — what else will they run after May? We talk to Stewart Hosie, Depute Leader of the SNP, about Dundee and his party’s Westminster aspirations

Stewart Hosie, Depute Leader of the SNP and MP for Dundee East in the 2010 parliament, is not a man likely to lose his seat in May. Though Dundee East was the closest SNP/Lab marginal in 2010, he is already sitting on an increased majority — and with a swing from red to yellow across...
“Austerity hurts people of Wales more than the rest of the UK ” – Elin Walker Jones, Plaid Cymru candidate for Cardiff North, on budget cuts, devolution, and the TV debates

“Austerity hurts people of Wales more than the rest of the UK ” – Elin Walker Jones, Plaid Cymru candidate for Cardiff North, on budget cuts, devolution, and the TV debates

“Wales needs a strong voice” is not a surprising comment from a Welsh politician of any political party, but Plaid Cymru’s proposals are more radical than others. Indeed, the party’s website includes the view that Wales could ‘flourish as an independent nation’. I spoke to the party’s candidate in Cardiff North, Elin Walker Jones, about...