Category - general election 2010

  • 6 May 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament have said that some constituencies have become “Trident marginals”, in which a closely fought contest involves different views on the issue.

  • 5 May 2010

    The big focus in this election will be marginal constituencies, however there are also a few which might produce some interesting results with smaller parties and independents perhaps making inroads despite the first-past-the-post system. Here are some of the ones to watch:

  • 5 May 2010

    The husband of Tory candidate Philippa Stroud who hit the headlines for alleged involvement in a church promoting gay “exorcism”, has signed a controversial election declaration.

  • 5 May 2010

    A series of full-page adverts in today's national newspapers launched by the UK animal welfare group PAL, warn that a vote for David Cameron will risk the fox hunting ban being overturned.

  • 5 May 2010

    The leader of Tajikistan’s Islamic party will observe this week’s UK elections. Sadly, argues John Heathershaw, he may find little inspiration from the new wave of Christian candidates and parties who largely remain wedded to a narrow view of what counts as "God’s politics".

  • 5 May 2010

    Thursday is going to be a pretty heavy day – I’ve got to vote for my choice of MP, mayor and three local councillors. The polling station, which normally hosts a playgroup and evening dance classes, is a fair stroll around the block, so I’m hoping that the weather isn’t too bad. I’ve got Thursday and Friday off work, so I can make time for putting my cross in the boxes then sit back and watch events unfold. Probably I’ll do it multi-media style – a bit of Radio 4, a background of BBC News and the Channel 4 alternative extravaganza, and maybe the odd foray into the Internet to see how things are going online. I don’t mean to be flippant; well I do actually, because we’ve got it so easy.

  • 5 May 2010

    10:00am SNP leader Alex Salmond at SNP headquarters in Edinburgh

    10:00am Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones in Llanelli

  • 5 May 2010

    The role of religion in the general election is far from straightforward. Politicians and the media need to recognise the diversity of religious engagement with politics on a much wider range of issues than they sometimes seem to notice.

  • 4 May 2010

    The binary fabric of our politics may have been stretched by the resurgence of the Lib Dems and by general dissatisfaction with, and creative responses to, the “old politics” model But there remains an almost Manichaean strand of seeking right/wrong; black/white; good/bad in our political discourse to the exclusion of all that is thoughtful and gracious.

  • 4 May 2010

    The people of Wales need to know where the Liberal Democrats really stand on nuclear weapons, says a Plaid Cymru candidate who is challenging them to "come clean".