politics

15th February 2023 | By Callum Scott

Nicola Sturgeon to stand down as Scottish First Minister

Nicola Sturgeon has announced she will stand down as First Minister of Scotland after eight years. In a shock announcement, the SNP leader told a...

3rd February 2023 | By Callum Scott

Labour voters cautious ahead of disastrous Sunak polls

As the leadership of Rishi Sunak reaches past the 100-day mark, polls are emerging day after day that would suggest Labour are in its strongest...

1st February 2023 | By Callum Scott

Labour score open goals as controversy over Brianna Ghey comments rebounds on Sunak – PMQs unpacked

On a day where over 500,000 workers up and down the UK hit the picket lines, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour Leader Keir Starmer...

9th November 2022 | By Callum Scott

Sunak squirms over Williamson resignation – PMQs Unpacked

Rishi Sunak has faced the first resignation from his government, which is only weeks old. Sir Gavin Williamson has been forced out of the Cabinet...

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24th October 2022 | By Callum Scott

Sunak has support of over half of Tory MPs as deadline approaches

Today is a pivotal day in the history of the Conservative Party, with former Chancellor Rishi Sunak on the brink of becoming the next Prime...

20th October 2022 | By Callum Scott

Liz Truss resigns as Prime Minister after just six weeks

An absolutely astonishing turn of events at Westminster this afternoon as Liz Truss resigns from office after just six weeks in office, making her the...

19th October 2022 | By Callum Scott

Truss hangs on as Government falls around her

It has been yet another day of chaos for the Government, with the Truss premiership looking more and more imperilled by the minute. For the...

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23rd February 2022 | By Joseph O'Shea

Manchester City star Oleksandr Zinchenko among Ukrainian sporting icons vowing Ukraine ‘will not give up’ as Russia invades

Manchester City star Oleksandr Zinchenko took to social media to voice support for his home nation of Ukraine following a Russian invasion. Zinchenko, who captained his country at...

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23rd February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

SOS NHS demonstration in St Peter’s Square to demand £20m emergency funding

More than 40 organisations associated with the NHS will gather in St Peter’s Square this Saturday to protest against the Health and Care Bill 2021. ...

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16th February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

Huge turnout for energy cap bill protest in Manchester city centre

Manchester’s People Assembly organised a national protest against the increase in the national living cost.  The People’s Assembly had organised for the protest to take...

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9th February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

Make Votes Matter demonstration against plans to make ID compulsory in polling station

Political activists gathered in St Peter’s Square to defend democratic rights they say are under threat from government plans in the Elections Bill. Protesters came...

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4th October 2021 | By Olivia Weeks

Stop the War coalition panel held in Manchester to discuss 20 years of the ‘war on terror’

The People’s Assembly gathered in Manchester at the weekend during what has been dubbed a ‘Festival of Resistance’ to coincide with the Tory party conference. And...

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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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30th April 2021 | By George Crafer

What are the wards to look out for in this week’s local election?

The local elections are just around the corner. On 6 May a third of the city region’s councillors are facing re-election. If you live in...

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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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25th October 2020 | By Georgina Randall

Socialist Alternative at the People’s Assembly protest against ‘deliberate harm to workers in north’

Political activists from the Socialist Alternative turned out to the People’s Assembly protest at weekend to add their voice to demands for an increase in the government budget for Manchester...

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16th October 2020 | By Rory Gannon

Manchester musicians hit out at Chancellor’s ‘insulting’ retraining comments

Manchester musicians have hit out at the government for suggesting people left unemployed by the Covid-19 pandemic should retrain to find work. Chancellor Rishi Sunak...

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14th October 2020 | By Lucas Crossley

‘We will not accept Tier 3’: Andy Burnham rejects government’s new lockdown restrictions

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, outlinined his fierce opposition to the government’s new three-tier system of lockdown restrictions today. At a virtual press conference...

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12th October 2020 | By Rory Gannon

Belarusians march in Manchester against election of president in ‘rigged’ vote

Belarusians from across the north west of England assembled in Manchester on Sunday to protest against their controversially-elected president. Demonstrators have been gathering in St Anne’s Square...

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1st October 2020 | By Rory Gannon

‘This government doesn’t care about trans people’ says Manchester LGBTQ+ activist

There has been outrage among LGBTQ+ activists after a proposed change to the law to allow transgender people to self-identify was rejected by MPs. The changes,...