General Election

General Election

Brexit battles: Theresa May's make-or-break moment explained

Theresa May faces a make-or-break period as she battles to keep her premiership on track until Parliament's summer recess.

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Theresa May's Chequers summit ended with the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson.

YP Letters: A Churchill is needed for tough times

From: Paul Rouse, Main Street, Sutton upon Derwent, York.

Michael Gove with Nigel Pulling at last year's Great Yorkshire Show.

The Yorkshire Post says: Food for thought. Great Yorkshire Show leaders must speak up

THIS week’s celebration of rural life at the 160th Great Yorkshire Show comes at a pivotal moment. A year ago, Michael Gove visited the Harrogate showground and promised, in one of his first public appearances as Environment Secretary, to put farming at the heart of the Brexit negotiations.

When will the Government act over the rail shambles in the North?

The Yorkshire Post says: Another day, another snub. Ministers still in denial over rail failings

THE YORKSHIRE Post is grateful to Diana Johnson MP for raising the One North transport campaign in Parliament – and the discourtesy of Theresa May and Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, in still not replying to the unprecedented joint editorial published by newspapers across this region on June 5 which made a number of policy demands, including proper compensation for passengers.

Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip arrive for a church service near her Maidenhead constituency. This week marks the first anniversary of the election that saw Mrs May lose her Commons majority.

Bernard Ingham: An anniversary to forget... but Theresa May must grasp future

MARK this coming Friday. It is the first anniversary of Theresa May’s near-disastrous general election that eliminated rather than reinforced her Commons majority. She has not known much joy since.


The Yorkshire Post says: Theresa May has still to get a grip over rail and One North call by regional newspapers

HOURS after the North’s newspapers challenged Theresa May to get to grips with the chaos on the region’s railways, and to take urgent action to end the daily misery being suffered by passengers here, the Prime Minister did appear to take this message on board when she ordered her Cabinet to do likewise.

How should political parties broaden their appeal?

Claire Ainsley: Who will speak for new working class?

POLITICIANS don’t often talk about the working class.

Should voters know more about local election candidates?

YP Letters: When local democracy is just a sham

From: Chris Heyes, Kirby Hill, Boroughbridge, York.

Theresa May meets Tory suppoters in Wandsworth where her party remained power.

The Yorkshire Post says: Political stalemate. Tories and Labour deadlocked

THERESA MAY will be relieved that the Tories did exceed relatively low expectations in the local elections while Jeremy Corbyn’s high hopes did not materialise in spite of Labour winning control of Kirklees Council in this area’s most notable shift in power.


Local Election 2018: Who will you vote for? Every candidate listed for every area of Yorkshire

Yorkshire goes to the polls today with local council elections taking place across the county.

Where will you be casting your vote in the Leeds City Council election?

8 of the weirdest polling stations you can vote at in Leeds in tomorrow's election

As the local election polls prepare to open for polling day on Thursday 3 May, the majority of us will be heading out to local schools, churches or village halls to cast our vote.

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Candidates vying to become the Sheffield City Region's mayor at a hustings event.

Jayne Dowle: Local elections – Do not overlook these vital cogs in our democracy

I DON’T know what it’s like where you live, but the end of this week is looking pretty busy in Barnsley. We’ve got the Tour de Yorkshire powering its way through town on Friday, grabbing all the headlines and social media coverage.

Holly Lynch MP with Chief Insp Nick Smart, Chair West Yorkshire Police Federation on a walkabout  in the Piece Hall, Halifax.

The Yorkshire Post says: Time to back our 999 heroes in law. MPs must protect the protectors

TODAY, Parliament has a chance to enshrine its respect for all emergency workers, and first responders, into law. It must be taken – and any MP who dares to thwart the Parliamentary passage of the Emergency Service Workers Bill can expect the full opprobrium of the country – and their constituents.


VIDEO: Strictly or X Factor? Hendo's or tomato sauce? Sheffield City Region candidates answer the tough questions ...

Ready for a lively hustings, the Sheffield City Region mayoral candidates were prepped to sit in a line answering question from the audience for two hours solid.
Polcie have been out in force during Sheffield's tree-felling dispute.

YP Letters: Impact of tree policing in Sheffield not just about pay

From: Peter Giles, Sheffield.

Naveen Judah

Sheffield City Region mayoral candidate felt 'discriminated against' after snub from hustings

A candidate running for Sheffield City Region mayorhas said he felt he was being 'discriminated against' after being snubbed from a hustings debate.
What can be done to boost civic engagement in cities like Leeds?

YP Letters: Low voter turnout is just a symptom of wider malaise

From: Michael Meadowcroft, Former Liberal MP, Waterloo Lane, Bramley, Leeds.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Chris Moncrieff: Jeremy Corbyn’s critics may have to break away

IS the Labour Party slowly but remorselessly losing faith in Jeremy Corbyn?

Police officers on patrol as MPs consider new laws to 'protect the protectors' from assault.

The Yorkshire Post says: Time to protect the protectors. 6,000 reasons to back law change

THE landmark ‘Protect the Protectors’ Bill passing through Parliament should not be about party politics.

Should prospective councillors in Sheffield have to publish full CVs?

YP Letters: Politicians should show us their CVs

From: Anne Fletcher, Sheffield.

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