General election 2017
General Election 2017
The Conservatives are set to form a government with the DUP, Northern Ireland’s biggest political party, in talks this week. MPs returned to the House of Commons this week. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn offered their first words on the shock general election result, which left the Conservatives without a majority in the house.
It’s crucial that voters are well informed, with a transparent view on the policies of the parties they can choose from. We’ve taken the key issues from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats manifestos, from the NHS to funding for transport, and put the parties’ stance on each issues side by side.
We take a look at the electorate turnout figures for the past five UK general elections since 1997, to see how the number of people actually turning up on the day has changed.
Social media giants Facebook and twitter have seen huge budgets and campaigns from all political parties. Some have wielded it effectively enough to swing elections. Simeon Evans takes a closer look at how this has happened in recent years, and how it can be used for real change.
Tim Farron and Theresa May have are both politicians who are openly Christian, yet only one is taken to task for their beliefs. Christopher Bentley investigates how Theresa May has voted with more than just her political senses, and avoided criticism for this in the process.