Tag: 2017 General Election

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Pollster: UK Youth Vote Overstated?

The widely circulated claim there was a 72 per cent turnout amongst young voters last week has been debunked by the first major survey on the demographics of who voted in the general election.

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Corbyn Challenges May: ‘Debate Your Policies on TV With Me Tonight’

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s main opposition leader challenged Prime Minister Theresa May to debate him on live television Wednesday, as narrowing opinion polls injected drama into the country’s election campaign. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would join a

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Battle Buses Still Play Driving Role in UK Election

LONDON (AFP) – Despite the growing use of social media to reach voters, British election campaigns still revolve around leaders trundling across the country on “battle buses” to drive their message home. A garish, oblong campaign slogan on wheels —

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Election Campaign Resumes After Manchester Attack

MANCHESTER (UNITED KINGDOM) (AFP) – Britain’s politicians resume campaigning in earnest on Friday with national security thrust into the spotlight as police scramble to bust a Libya-linked jihadist network thought to be behind the Manchester terror attack. Prime Minister Theresa

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In Pictures: Vigil for Victims of Manchester Terror Attack

Thousands of people, including many political leaders, attended a vigil in Manchester for the 22 victims and more than 50 injured following the terror attack on Monday night at an Ariana Grande pop concert.

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Prime Minister Gives First TV Interview with Husband

LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a first television interview alongside her husband Tuesday, sidelining Brexit to talk about family — and shoes — in a bid to soften her image ahead of the election.