ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?
The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.
ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?
An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.
Nine-year-old back in Manchester to claim gold days after escaping arena attack
A nine-year-old Burnley student who was at the Manchester Arena during last week's terror attack has refused to be cowed after bravely travelling back to Manchester to win gold at an Independent School's Association athletics event.