Politics

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20th May 2021 | By Hannah Terry

‘Under 18s get a really bad reputation when discussing politics’: two students on how it feels to cast their vote for the first time during a pandemic

Two students discuss their first time voting How the pandemic has impacted their voting decisions Tom and Lorena discuss the importance of politics for young people...

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5th May 2021 | By Niamh O'Connell

A guide to voting today in Manchester’s mayoral election with full list of candidates

What is the role of the mayor and why is it important? The mayor of Greater Manchester is a major figure in the political life of...

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4th May 2021 | By George Crafer

University student standing as a Conservative candidate in Thursday’s local elections

Cameron Cosh is a 21-year-old UoM politics student who plays rugby, supports Man City, and loves the pub—and he might have the most unpopular job...

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16th November 2020 | By Kennedy Raspberry

‘Biden’s victory struck a little glimmer of hope in me’: the view from Ohio

I, along with the rest of America, held my breath for four days as the votes were counted.  When it was announced that Joe Biden...

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4th November 2020 | By Paolo Granelli

Stockport greens plant seeds of universal basic income as solution to woes of pandemic

Stockport Green Party is backing calls for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) to be brought in by the government as part of the response to covid-19. ...

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4th November 2020 | By Niall Hay

Texas: A View From Both Camps in Lubbock

Jason Corley (pictured, below), the Republican County Commissioner in Lubbock, denounced the media’s optimism of Biden’s potential, stating: “The media are not there to inform...

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4th November 2020 | By Jack Dulhanty

TTU students lament US polarisation ahead of Texas ballot count

“I saw something on Twitter that said: ‘If you vote for Trump, you’re a racist and if you vote for Biden, you’re a paedophile’” Such...

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4th November 2020 | By Rory Gannon

American politics driving young people from U.S.

Young Americans have said that the political and social climate in the United States is driving them away from the country. Many young people from across the...

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4th November 2020 | By Joanna Devany

Pennsylvania students fear unrest on election day

Students at Temple University in Philadelphia fear further unrest in the battleground state of Pennsylvania as polls close on election day. Abi Vangraafieland, a sociology...

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3rd November 2020 | By Jack Dulhanty

How the US election result could affect the UK

From our side of the Atlantic, it’s easy to see the Presidential election as little more than a chain of Twitter trends. But behind the...