general election

  • 13 Jan 2015

    Christian Aid has launched its bid to influence all political parties’ 2015 Westminster general election manifestos on issues of poverty and justice.

  • 5 Jan 2015

    The government is facing calls for the publication of the Chilcot report into the war in Iraq as a matter of urgency before the general election on 7 May 2015.

  • 4 Jan 2015

    As we enter an election year perhaps the real issues may be smuggled onto our television screens via comedy and entertainment, whilst the news media which is supposed to inform us simply keeps the debate within certain parameters.

  • 1 Dec 2014

    Following an appearance at the Edinburgh Festival this year, Jeremy Paxman remarked that it was “almost impossible to exaggerate the public’s contempt for politicians.” This is probably true and much of that scorn is of politicians' own making.

  • 25 Nov 2014

    #CameronMustGo - the hashtag trended on Twitter across the weekend, beginning in the aftermath of Mark Reckless' victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election and continues to date (26 November 2014), having collected over 400,000 contributions from politicians, celebrities, journalists and citizens.

  • 23 Sep 2014

    It’s a fact that the people who suffer most harm from government policies are the people least likely to vote. A common reason for not voting is that ‘it doesn’t make any difference’.

  • 18 Sep 2014

    Tomorrow (19 September 2014) it will be exactly eight months until the United Kingdom general election. It is also the day on which the provisions of the new Lobbying Act come into force, imposing significant restrictions on how charities, NGOs and other non-party organisations are seen to campaign for their causes and concerns during this designated pre-election period.

  • 31 May 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties to continue to call for calm among their supporters and to work together to consolidate democracy following the general election in Malawi.

  • 11 Nov 2012

    Good science-based predictions are powerful, says Graeme Smith, Reader in Public Theology at the University of Chichester. But given that politics is a human activity, he disagrees with Rorty that those in the humanities cannot do it as well. Turning humanities-based soothsayer for a moment, Dr Smith sets out the reasons why he thinks that the Labour Party will (just) form the next government at Westminster, concluding: "you read it here first."

  • 29 Aug 2010

    Neither fundamentalism nor functionalism offer a way forward for the churches today in terms of their public witness and political engagement, says Simon Barrow. The different stances taken by church bodies in the 2010 general election suggest important lessons for the future.