2019’s general; election saw huge UK wide losses for Labour, with many ‘safe seats’ either reducing in the majority or changing hands entirely. I’ve got in contact with Labour voters young and old to see what happened and if they changed the way they voted this time around. Carol Widd is a 70 year old […]
Here’s our Cheltenham 2020 politics breakdown, covering the election and local developments.
At yesterday’s Parliamentary General Election, I was a presiding officer at one of the hundreds of polling stations across the UK, and here’s a round-up of my observations.
It was a great moment for the local Conservative Party last night with the party winning all six seats across the county. This is the first time it’s happened since the 2010 general election, when Neil Carmichael won the Stroud seat from Labour MP David Drew. History has appeared to repeat itself, with Conservative candidate […]
People across the UK are heading to their local polling stations today to cast their vote in the 2019 General Election. The polls have been open since 7am and will close at 10pm, when votes will be counted and announced tomorrow. Around 46 million people are eligible to vote today, where democracy will decide the […]
Parties have been campaigning to win elections since before we can remember. With the rise of social media use, politicians have now found a new way to target voters. They began with door-to-door knocking, handing out leaflets and political speeches. Now we’re seeing TV adverts, online campaign videos, and social media adverts. Co-Founder of Who […]
Cheltenham is set to embark on its largest expansion since the Second World War if final plans are approved early next year as part of the ‘Cheltenham Plan’. The proposals, centred around making sure Cheltenham is ready for the future, aims to provide enough housing, employment and infrastructure to cope with the rising population over […]
Joe Kennett and Amy Owen host a live broadcast with Cheltenham experts, discussing Cheltenham’s future. Guests include Kevan Blackadder, director of Cheltenham BID, David Entwistle, CEO of Vision 21 and arts journalist and actress Lisa Capener.
For environmental science student Yolande Booyse, the turning point was hearing a 16-year-old girl fight for our planet. That girl is Greta Thunberg who inspired Yolande to make her own mark in the climate change battle we are currently fighting. Greta Thunberg (SWE) at the Annual Meeting 2019 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, […]
Cheltenham is set to experience a whole host of changes over the next ten years in order to reach the target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. This could see one million new trees being planted in Cheltenham and the wider Gloucestershire area and the development of renewable energy sources throughout the borough, among many […]