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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Louth councillor: Meeting ‘should have been postponed’ after Manchester terror attack

A Louth town councillor has said she was ‘surprised’ that a council meeting yesterday evening (Tuesday) was not postponed, following the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena late on Monday evening.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Deadline to register to vote in General Election 2017 just days away

There are just four days left to register to vote for the 2017 General Election.

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Outgoing Mayor of Louth, Eileen Ballard, alongside those who benefitted from her cheques at the Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday May 9.

Retiring Louth mayor hands out cheques to good causes

Town councillors, charities, community groups and members of the public filled Louth’s British Legion Hall last Tuesday (May 9) for the Annual Town Meeting - one of the final council engagements to be hosted by the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Eileen Ballard,.

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The Mayor of Louth, Coun Pauline Watson, with her husband Stuart (right), Mayor's Serjeant Glenn Darnell, and Town Clerk Linda Blankley.

Pauline Watson elected as Mayor of Louth

Councillor Pauline Watson is the new Mayor of Louth for 2017/18, following her official election yesterday evening (Tuesday).

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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Lisa Gabriel is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Louth & Horncastle.

Lib Dem candidate wants free, open, tolerant society - and opposes ‘disastrous’ hard Brexit

Liberal Democrat candidate for Louth and Horncastle, Lisa Gabriel, has set out her priorities for the forthcoming general election on June 8.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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BREAKING: Final list of candidates revealed for Louth & Horncastle

The deadline for the nomination of candidates for the upcoming general election passed at 4pm today (Thursday), and the full official list of candidates battling for the Louth and Horncastle seat can now be revealed.

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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Jonathan Noble (right)  will be UKIPs candidate for the Louth and Horncastle constituency in the General Election.

UKIP: Winning in Louth and Horncastle is ‘not impossible’

UKIP candidate Jonathan Noble has denied he faces a ‘mission impossible’ winning the Louth & Horncastle seat in next month’s General Election.

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ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

By Ariane Bogain, Northumbria University

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Key dates for voters in Louth & Horncastle

East Lindsey District Council has circulated important dates and information for local voters in the upcoming general election.

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ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

Political opinion polls have taken a bit of a battering in the past few years. There was wide agreement on the eve of the last UK general election that the outcome would be a hung parliament. Few pollsters saw Donald Trump winning the 2015 presidential election in the US. And almost everyone agreed that Brexit would not happen. So are opinion polls worth the paper they’re written on any more?

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Public invited to Louth Town Meeting on May 9

Louth’s Annual Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday (May 9) and the public are encouraged to attend.

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