I largely stopped blogging about politics in the summer.

To be frank social media means it’s pretty unpleasant speaking out on some of the big issues of the day and I didn’t need all the flak! However, I guess as part of an early New Years resolution I have decided not to sit back and let fear of speaking up be the cause of…

Exit Poll & Loughborough Count

10.30pm Whilst not quite ‘live blogging’ I will try to add a few thoughts as the night unfolds. I still had the Tories on a 40 majority based on the polls and gut instinct earlier today. Therefore I was as pleasantly surprised at the Exit poll as anybody else. At this stage a massive caveat….

Polling Day Nerves

Polling day for #ge2017 has finally arrived. It does seem an age since May stood outside Downing Street and called the snap election for today. All the speculation over the last 6 weeks comes to an end over the next 24 hours as we finally understand what voters have been saying to pollsters over this…

What Now?

Now the local elections have finished full attention will turn to the General Election campaign for the parties and candidates. I gave our local candidate the evening off yesterday! But what did the Parties make of the results as they analysed them yesterday? My first reaction was to be shouting at the MPs in the…

Jewel Miah Selected for Loughborough

I am delighted to say that my former agent and local councillor Jewel Miah has been selected to fight the Loughborough seat on June 8th. I am sure more details will follow from the Labour Party  but Jewel is already currently fighting to win his Loughborough East County Council seat this Thursday.  Having a hard…

That Labour Landslide 20 Years on..

I was going to treat myself to a little celebration of our ’97 Labour victory but May calling  the snap election has somewhat put paid to that. A number of us had a series of events set out to mark the amazing result we achieved in 1997 with that landslide majority but they are all postponed. So…