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Why Young Voters Matter

By Joe Turnbull   Yesterday, deep in Labour territory, Theresa May took to the stage in Leeds. With the 18-25 demographic still unsure on which way to vote, political parties must get their voices heard now. Even after the election, there are tough times ahead for whoever steps into number 10. May herself said yesterday: “We…

POLITICS: Body blow for Labour as Ed Balls loses his seat in Leeds

By Oriana Storey Shadow chancellor Ed Balls lost his seat in the Morley and Outwood constituency by just 422 votes in Thursday’s general election – striking a drastic blow to Labour. There were suggestions through the night that Mr Balls may lose but many onlookers were dismissive until a recount was called at 7am. Conservative…

POLITICS: Shipley re-elect Philip Davies for the third time.

By Lucy Askew Conservative candidate Philip Davies today held onto his seat in Shipley in a solid victory. Mr Davies won with 25,269 votes to Labour’s 15,645, handing the Tory a 9,624 majority. Mr Davies, who is known for his right-of-centre conservatism and has in the past caused controversy with some of his views, said: “I…

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