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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Rugby council retains ‘excellent’ equality standard

Rugby council has become the first of its kind to retain the ‘excellent’ standard for equality – while remaining the only local authority of its type to ever meet the grade.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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General election hustings for Kenilworth and Southam this Monday

General election hustings for Kenilworth and Southam this Monday

The five candidates contesting Kenilworth and Southam in the general election will speak at a hustings event in Kenilworth this Monday (May 22).

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Rugby election hustings on Tuesday

St Andrew’s Church will host a general election hustings this Tuesday, May 23, at 7.30pm.

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Warwick District Councillor Nick Harrington who represents Stoneleigh and Cubbington.

BREAKING: Warwick district councillor quits over ‘racist’ Tweet

A Warwick district councillor who made offensive comments towards Irish travellers has resigned.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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Kyoto mayor Daisaku Kadokawa was given a miniature statue of William Webb Ellis by Rugby Borough Council leader Michael Stokes during a promotional visit. Photo: Rugby Borough Council NNL-170516-164631001

Rugby council bosses rub shoulders with Japanese officials

Rugby council chiefs rubbed shoulders with some of Japan’s top officials including the prime minister during a visit to promote visiting the town.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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Warwick District Councillor Nick Harrington who represents Stoneleigh and Cubbington.

UPDATE: Warwick District Councillor being investigated by police

A Warwick district councillor is being investigated for hate crime after making an offensive comment on Twitter on Saturday.

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Warwick District Councillor Nick Harrington who represents Stoneleigh and Cubbington.

Warwick District Councillor suspended over Eurovision comments

A Warwick District Councillor has been suspended for six months after making an offensive comment on his Twitter account.

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This map is part of the Roxhill leaflet and key areas are the pale green as employment land tucked in by the existing Ansty Park and Rolls Royce sites, with the pale pink and pale orange being two phases of housing - the new road and extra car parking for Walsgrave are also shown. Roxhill says that with the existing developments and a green barrier for Coombe Abbey, its plan would effectively be infill. It says the green belt argument does not hold, and urged the council to reconsider - but that if it doesnt it will put its case to the inspector who examines the plan.

Rugby BC urged to look again at Lodge Farm option

It was the contentious change in Rugby Borough Council’s draft Local Plan which ignited widespread protest – and the Lodge Farm question is not going away.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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Dunchurch - this is your chance to get involved

If you want to catch up with the latest from Dunchurch then this Monday, May 15 sees a trio of key meetings at the library.

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General election hopefuls for Kenilworth and Southam announced

The five candidates hoping to win a seat in Parliament representing Kenilworth and Southam in the upcoming general election have been announced.

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General election 2017: Candidates confirmed for Rugby

The candidates for Rugby and Bulkington in the general election on June 8, have been officially announced today (Thursday, May 11).

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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