Runnymede and Weybridge Candidate Hustings- What you need to know

On Monday 25th November Royal Holloway’s Politics and International Relations Society hosted the Runnymede and Weybridge candidate hustings. Find out about the candidates and their performance, who are hoping to win your vote at the General Election on December 12th.

Independence Day

By Thomas Sherlock It’s 1981 all over again…kind of. Instead of the ‘Gang of Four’ (4 MPs who broke away from Labour to form the Social Democratic Party in 1981), there is a ‘Magnificent Seven’. Angela Smith, Ann Coffey, Chris Leslie, Chuka Umunna, Gavin Shuker, Mike Gapes and Luciana Berger have resigned from the LabourContinue reading “Independence Day”

Hang the Tories? The Abuse Conservatives Face

By Megan Harris I am sick to death of having to apologise for being a Tory. At any social events when the conversation turns to politics, I fill with dread at the question; “So who did you vote for?” Let’s be clear, I’m incredibly proud to be a conservative. I believe that the Party hasContinue reading “Hang the Tories? The Abuse Conservatives Face”

Despatch Box on #GE2017

  By Rob Johnston So it’s finally the big day to head down to your polling station and exercise your democratic right! Will this election be as people predicted when it was first announced, or will things not be quite as they seemed? As the polls begin to come out and we start to getContinue reading “Despatch Box on #GE2017”

Should Theresa May Trust the Polls?

By Daniel Atherton The 2015 General Election, British Referendum on the EU, and 2016 US Presidential Election all displayed conclusively that polls simply can’t be trusted. And yet, Prime Minister Theresa May is basing her newest attempt to gain a greater majority in the House of Commons, and as such a more secure route toContinue reading “Should Theresa May Trust the Polls?”

The Aftermath of the Political Storm in Copeland and Stoke

By Megan Harris Storm Doris caused devastation across the country on Thursday night. Wheelie bins were overturned, Car alarms were set off and trees fell. However, we awoke on Friday morning to clearer skies and the prospect of a calmer day. The same could not be said for the political storm that was brewing followingContinue reading “The Aftermath of the Political Storm in Copeland and Stoke”