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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

By Ariane Bogain, Northumbria University

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ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

Political opinion polls have taken a bit of a battering in the past few years. There was wide agreement on the eve of the last UK general election that the outcome would be a hung parliament. Few pollsters saw Donald Trump winning the 2015 presidential election in the US. And almost everyone agreed that Brexit would not happen. So are opinion polls worth the paper they’re written on any more?

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ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

This article originally appeared in The Conversation

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ELECTION 2017: Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

ELECTION 2017: Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Conservatives bring back the tax bombshell

Conservatives bring back the tax bombshell

The Conservatives will bring back one of their most successful election poster campaigns as they claim Jeremy Corbyn would inflict a tax “bombshell” on families today. It will launch a new poster with the slogan “Corbyn: No Bombs for our Army, One big bombshell for your family”.

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VIDEO: ‘See the abuse for yourself’ - Muslim mum sets hijab challenge after supermarket attack

A Muslim mum is challenging women across the UK to try on the traditional ‘hijab’ headscarf - so they can see what it is like to be excluded from society or even abused.

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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare.

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Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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Aylesbury Vale MP John Bercow featured in contemporary take on artistic French calendars

Aylesbury Vale MP and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow takes pride of place at the centre of a contemporary take on the classic French almanac on display at Waddesdon Manor.

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