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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...
Who will rock the boat in Argyll and Bute?

Who will rock the boat in Argyll and Bute?

Argyll and Bute covers nearly 7000 square kilometres of land and sea. It includes twenty six islands, Britain’s fleet of nuclear-armed submarines, Macbeth’s (or Mac Bethad mac Findlaích‘s) burial ground, and a religious community. Its economy is based on tourism, farming, fishing and energy. It’s also a four-way marginal, which has been held by the Liberal Democrats since...
UKIP and Democracy: John Stanyer's pitch to Carlisle

UKIP and Democracy: John Stanyer’s pitch to Carlisle

Update: Mr Stanyer is now the UKIP PPC for Penrith and the Border. After running after a large purple sign on a wooden stick I spotted in Carlisle, I fortunately came across UKIP parliamentary candidate John Stanyer beneath it. Following my slightly unorthodox approach, we got stuck into the primary reason for UKIP’s appeal to Carlisle’s...