I’m Emma, and politics affects me.

I’m Emma, and politics affects me.

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Tell me a little about you… Hi! My name is Emma and I’m a twenty-something marketing coordinator from Cornwall. I have a two year old son and blog at A Cornish Geek. Did you vote at the last election? And why? Yes. Women died for my right to vote and, as a passionate feminist, I

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I’m Becky, and politics affects me.

I’m Becky, and politics affects me.

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Tell me a little about you… I’m Becky, a 28 year old master’s student and self-employed blogger from Hampshire. Follow me on Twitter here! Did you vote at the last general election? And why? Yes! I’ve been eligible to vote in the past two general elections and have voted in both. I believe it’s vital

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I’m Emmie, and politics affects me.

I’m Emmie, and politics affects me.

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Tell me a little about you… Hi I’m Emmie and I’m a Secondary School Teaching Assistant as well as a UK Culture and Lifestyle Blogger based in Leicester. I tweet quite a lot over on @carpediememmie Did you vote at the last election? And why? Yes I did vote in the last General Election and

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I’m Lauren, and politics affects me.

I’m Lauren, and politics affects me.

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Tell me a little about you… My name is Lauren White, I’m from Newcastle and a true northerner. Currently I’m in Year 12 studying for my A Levels in English Language, RE, English Literature and History. You can follow me on Twitter: @lxurenwhite Did you vote at the last election? And why? Unfortunately I couldn’t

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I’m Sophie, and politics affects me.

I’m Sophie, and politics affects me.

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Tell me a little about you… Hello! My name is Sophie, I’m a second-year History and Japanese student at Anglia Ruskin University. I live in the county of Hertfordshire and have been running my travel blog for over a year now. I blog at sophieannetaylor.com but upload more frequently on my Instagram @sophieannetaylor. Did you

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The Fixed Term Parliament Act

The Fixed Term Parliament Act

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The ability of the Prime Minister to call an early General Election is one that was changed during the 2010-15 Coalition government. The process of being able to do so relies upon two events set out in the Fixed Term Parliament Act. In the past, the Prime Minister could call a General Election whenever they

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I’m Rachael, and politics affects me.

I’m Rachael, and politics affects me.

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This is our first blog in a new series that seeks to understand the connections between the political world and our everyday lives. We hope that these blogs will help people discover the way in which politics affects us all, and why political engagement is so important if we seek to protect or even change our

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What happens when polls close? The Count.

What happens when polls close? The Count.

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UK Polling Stations are open 7am-10pm on the day of an election, but what happens when those doors close? When the doors close at 10pm the ballot boxes are quickly transported to the location of the count, this is usually a large sports hall within the constituency. When the ballot boxes arrive, their seal is

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