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Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Emily Thornberry

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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Four new ‘villages’ proposed for Bedfordshire countryside site

Four new ‘villages’ proposed for Bedfordshire countryside site

Four entire new villages totalling 3,500 houses could be built on countryside between Woburn Sands and Aspley Guise.

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Jade Uko elected Speaker of Bedford Borough Council

Jade Uko elected Speaker of Bedford Borough Council

Bedford Borough’s newest female Councillor, Jade Uko, was elected Speaker of Bedford Borough Council at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday evening.

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ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

By Ariane Bogain, Northumbria University

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ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

Political opinion polls have taken a bit of a battering in the past few years. There was wide agreement on the eve of the last UK general election that the outcome would be a hung parliament. Few pollsters saw Donald Trump winning the 2015 presidential election in the US. And almost everyone agreed that Brexit would not happen. So are opinion polls worth the paper they’re written on any more?

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ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

This article originally appeared in The Conversation

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ELECTION 2017: Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

ELECTION 2017: Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Jeremy Corbyn’s vow to protect hospital services in Bedford

Jeremy Corbyn’s vow to protect hospital services in Bedford

Jeremy Corbyn landed in Bedford on Wednesday, and declared the NHS a key part of his election campaign.

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Pictures: Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to Bedford

Pictures: Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to Bedford

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came to Bedford town centre on Wednesday.

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Conservatives bring back the tax bombshell

Conservatives bring back the tax bombshell

The Conservatives will bring back one of their most successful election poster campaigns as they claim Jeremy Corbyn would inflict a tax “bombshell” on families today. It will launch a new poster with the slogan “Corbyn: No Bombs for our Army, One big bombshell for your family”.

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Nilufa Dahlia

VIDEO: ‘See the abuse for yourself’ - Muslim mum sets hijab challenge after supermarket attack

A Muslim mum is challenging women across the UK to try on the traditional ‘hijab’ headscarf - so they can see what it is like to be excluded from society or even abused.

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Bedford businesses hope for investment from Chinese Embassy - including the Airlander

Bedford businesses hope for investment from Chinese Embassy - including the Airlander

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, hosted a delegation this month from the Chinese Embassy who met with Bedford based companies to discuss investment opportunities and encourage expansion into the Chinese market.

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Candidates Daniel and Lisa

Liberal Democrats announce candidates for Bedfordshire parliamentary seats

The Central Bedfordshire Liberal Democrats have announced Lisa French and Daniel Norton as their candidates to stand in Mid Bedfordshire and South West Bedfordshire for the 2017 General Election.

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