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"There’s no reason why the whole of Cornwall isn’t Labour." Michael Foster squares up to Camborne and Redruth

“There’s no reason why the whole of Cornwall isn’t Labour.” Michael Foster squares up to Camborne and Redruth

We caught up with Michael Foster, Labour candidate for Camborne and Redruth, on the last day of our roadtrip down the UK. After being driven through Camborne by his election agent in a small (appropriately) red car with a picture of his face on, we spotted him the man himself in-between doorsteps. Appropriately then, the first...
Where next for Watford?

Where next for Watford?

Travelling on the London Overground to Watford, you wouldn’t necessarily realise that it’s a town separate from London. There’s no visual break as you cross the border. Yet Watford has been a settlement in its own right since Anglo Saxon times. These days, it’s often described as a two-way commuter town: home to several large...
Ed Balls is standing again in Morley and Outwood. What do voters there think about the economy?

Ed Balls is standing again in Morley and Outwood. What do voters there think about the economy?

Ed Balls was MP for Morley and Outwood from 2010, having represented the now-abolished constituency of Normanton between 2005 and 2010. If Labour were to form the next government — and he retained the seat — Balls would be be Chancellor of the Exchequer. So it’s a marginal in which the stakes are high. In...
"I’m under no illusion that we have a huge challenge ahead, but I think there’s something to fight for”: Lesley Brennan, Labour candidate for Dundee East, on fighting an election against the Depute Leader of the SNP

“I’m under no illusion that we have a huge challenge ahead, but I think there’s something to fight for”: Lesley Brennan, Labour candidate for Dundee East, on fighting an election against the Depute Leader of the SNP

Dundee East was the closest SNP/ Labour marginal in 2010. Though the margin increased in the favour of the SNP’s Stewart Hosie at the last election, everything looked set to play for — if the referendum returned a No result, which was seen as the ultimate repudiation for the Scottish Nationalists. Labour candidate Lesley Brennan,...
A Yellowbird over the White Cliffs of Dover? An interview with the Lib Dem PPC, Sarah Smith

A Yellowbird over the White Cliffs of Dover? An interview with the Lib Dem PPC, Sarah Smith

The first few minutes of my telephone interview with Sarah Smith, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Dover and Deal, was going well. We had discussed what Sarah thinks makes for a good society (“a strong sound economy, individual freedom, and responsibilities to others”), her political background (she’s always been interested), and her love for Dover...
Campaigning for a Conservative majority: Paul Scully, the Conservative PPC for Sutton and Cheam

Campaigning for a Conservative majority: Paul Scully, the Conservative PPC for Sutton and Cheam

I caught up with Paul Scully, the Conservative candidate for Sutton and Cheam, in Sutton High Street to learn that in a Conservative/Liberal Democrat marginal, any reported bliss of coalition in Westminster does not transcend to local campaigns. What do you think are the most important issues to Sutton & Cheam? I have lived here for...