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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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NEWSFLASH: Rutland and Melton hustings event cancelled after Manchester attack

Tonight’s (Tuesday’s) scheduled hustings event involving the five General Election candidates for the Rutland and Melton seat has been cancelled following last night’s atrocity in Manchester.

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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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Deadline to register to vote in General Election 2017 just days away

There are just four days left to register to vote for the 2017 General Election.

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New leader elected at Melton Council

There has been a major power change at Melton Council this week after leader Pam Posnett was replaced after just a year in office.

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New Mayor of Melton, Councillor Tejpal Bains, is handed the chains of office by outgoing Mayor, Councillor David Wright EMN-170516-112738001

Melton elects youngest ever Mayor and first from an ethnic background

History was made in Melton last night (Tuesday) with the investing of the borough’s youngest ever Mayor and its first from an ethnic background.

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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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Nick Holden, licensee at The Geese and Fountain, who is giving free beer to customers who register to vote in the General Election EMN-170516-161444001

Village pub gives away free beer to customers who register to vote in General Election

Free beer is on offer at a village pub to encourage more people to register to vote in next month’s General Election.

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The Labour candidate for the Rutland and Melton constituency for the General Election, Dr Heather Peto, with party supporters EMN-170515-110243001

First ever transgender candidate stands for Melton MP seat

The first ever transgender candidate to stand as MP for Melton launched her campaign in the town on Saturday morning.

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Campaign aims to protect town park’s wildlife

A campaign has been launched at Melton Country Park to prevent its enjoyment being spoiled and wildlife being displaced as a result of planned housing developments along its perimeter.

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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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Councillor Pam Posnett has been elected leader of Melton Borough Council's ruling Conservative Group EMN-171205-113454001

Melton area councillors appointed to key cabinet posts at County Hall

Two Melton area representatives have been appointed to the new cabinet at Leicestershire County Council.

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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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Hustings for prospective MPs for South West Hertfordshire

The Berkhamsted Citizens group will host a general election hustings next Wednesday (May 17) at Berkhamsted Town Hall.

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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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Candidates announced for Melton seat in General Election

Some candidates for the Rutland and Melton seat have been announced for next month’s General Election.

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