West Midlands metro mayor election 2017

West Midlands metro mayor election 2017

UK Politics

The Basics Who: Mayor of West Midlands Region When: 4th May 2017, 7am-10pm Where: Metropolitan areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton What: To lead the West Midlands Combined Authority Why: Create Jobs, enhance skills, develop prosperity and drive economic growth What is a Mayor of West Midlands Region and why do we have one?

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A look into the Copeland By-Election

A look into the Copeland By-Election

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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?

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[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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