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ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

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.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

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.

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New Mayor of Sleaford and chairman of Sleaford Town Council, Coun Jan Mathieson. EMN-170523-103546001

New Mayor of Sleaford

Coun Jan Mathieson has been elected the new Mayor of Sleaford for the coming year by members at their meeting last Wednesday.

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Election interviews - Paul Coyne - Independent - A different voice to the parties

Sleaford Town councillor Paul Coyne recently stood in the Parliamentary by-election as well as the county council elections this month.

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Caroline Johnson - Conservative. EMN-170523-124113001

Election interviews - Caroline Johnson - Conservative - Battling for a fairer share

We are continuing coverage of the forthcoming General Election on June 8 by interviewing two more of the candidates standing in Sleaford and North Hykeham.

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Fiona McKenna - Green Party. EMN-171005-110309001

General election interviews - Fiona McKenna - The Green Party candidate talks of a greener view on politics

The Green Party’s Fiona McKenna says she is Lincolnshire born and bred and has worked in the countryside conservation for five years.

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Sally Chadd. UKIP. EMN-170516-122251001

More political earthquakes? We interview all general election candidates for Sleaford and North Hykeham

In the run up to the General Election we will be interviewing all parliamentary candidates to learn their views on issues affecting the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency.

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The headstone of Sgt Proctor will stand noticeably shorter among the other graves until a new stone can be cut and installed. EMN-170523-102829001

Sickened by war grave damage

There have been expressions of shock and outrage at news that a headstone on a war grave in Sleaford Cemtery has been vandalised and broken.

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Former Mayor of Sleaford Coun Garry Titmus. EMN-170523-143918001

Former Mayor of Sleaford resigns

Former Mayor Garry Titmus handed in his resignation as Town Councillor for the Quarrington Ward on Thursday having served on the authority for six years.

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Who should I vote for?

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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Coun Andrew Hagues. EMN-170519-184552001

New roles announced for Lincolnshire County Council

Key council roles have been announced today (Friday) at the first meeting of Lincolnshire County Council following the recent local elections.

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Dustbin collections in North Kesteven. EMN-140325-145308001

Bank Holiday bin collection date changes in North Kesteven

With another Bank Holiday weekend soon upon us North Kesteven District Council is reminding residents to check their bin collection dates.

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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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Deadline to register to vote in General Election 2017 just days away

There are just four days left to register to vote for the 2017 General Election.

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A tree planted and plaque installed in memory of Coun Alun Israel in Heckington. EMN-170516-114500001

Councillors plant tree in memory 
of late colleague

A memorial and commemorative alder tree has been planted in Heckington in memory of the late Parish Councillor Alun Israel.

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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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Sleaford Market Place.

Parliamentary hustings debate to be held in Sleaford parish church

A Parliamentary hustings debate is to be held in Sleaford’s parish church on Sunday.

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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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Fiona Lucas receives her Junior Sports Individual Award from Mayor of Sleaford Coun David Suiter and sponsor Clive Wicks. EMN-170805-172348001

Fiona gets her Sleaford Town Award

After the presentation evening for the Sleaford Town Awards, organised by the Town Council and the Sleaford Standard, the one winner who could not attend has received her trophy.

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