Metro Mayor elections – results:

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Andy Burnham as Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority ‘Metro Mayer’ after a resounding majority of 67% (CREDIT: Getty Images)

After a day filled with mainly defeat for Labour in the local council elections, the same trend has continued somewhat, with Labour only triumphing in Greater Manchester thanks to Andy Burnham, and  in the Liverpool City region with Steve Rotheram. Elsewhere, Continue reading “Metro Mayor elections – results:”

Labour narowing gap, but Conservatives have 13 point lead – YouGov poll result.

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The first YouGov poll following the snap General Election saw Theresa May enjoying a substanial lead in the polls – leading the Conservative Part with a 24% lead over the Labour Party with 48% compared to 24%. However, in the subsequent polls, Continue reading “Labour narowing gap, but Conservatives have 13 point lead – YouGov poll result.”

PM Theresa May announces General Election

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Theresa May announcing the General Election (Credit: APTN)

Theresa May, in a statement at 11:15BST, announced her “reluctant” decision to announce the General Election earlier than expected – for the 8th of June, as compared with with the original timeline of the next General Election being held in 2020.

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Brexit Begins

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Theresa May signs the letter to the European Council (Source: Getty Images)

The letter informing the EU that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty would be triggered was delivered on Wednesday at 12:20 BST to the European Council president – Donald Tusk – by the British ambassador to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow.

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Conservatives win historic by-election in Copeland – Labour holds onto Stoke

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Trudy Harrison, with husband Keith at the Copeland by-election. (Credit: Getty Images)

In a historic day, Trudy Harrison of the Conservative party has won the Copeland by-election seat, beating Labour’s Gillian Troughton by 13,748 votes to 11,601. This unexpected turn of events is certainly a boost for Theresa May’s Conservative party, and another let down for the Labour party, who have represented the seat for more than 80 years.

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