What happens when polls close? The Count.

What happens when polls close? The Count.

BriefingsElectionUK Politics

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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A look into the Copeland By-Election

A look into the Copeland By-Election

BriefingsUK Politics

On 21st December 2016, Jamie Reed announced that he would be resigning as Labour’s MP for Copeland, in order to take up a new role as Head of Development and Community Relations at Sellafield, a local nuclear decommissioning site. This sparked a by-election, to be held on February 23rd 2017. We are currently doing coverage

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Key issues for voters in the EU Referendum.

Key issues for voters in the EU Referendum.

BriefingsEU ReferendumUK Politics

We wanted to share with you this interesting bit of #Brexit research. Following the EU Referendum the British Election Study published research into what voters thought were the most important issues when deciding how to vote in the EU referendum. The interview was conducted in an open ended format, meaning people didn’t choose from set options, they could

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What is Prime Minister’s Questions?

BriefingsUK Politics

[i] https://www.youtube.com/user/UKParliament [ii] http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/questions/ [iii] http://www.whatispolitics.co.uk/questions-answered/prime-ministers-questions/ [iv] Editorial, “If Presidents faced Question Time”, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/opinion/01sun3.html [v] The Committee Office, House of Commons, “House of Commons – Role and Powers of the Prime Minister – Political and Constitutional Reform”, June 24 2014, http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmpolcon/351/35109.htm [vi] Hansard Society, “Tuned in or Turned Off? Public Attitudes to Prime Minister’s

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