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Opposition leaders since 1945

Since World War II, the UK has had 24 men and women have stood across the despatch box from the prime minister. 10 eventually moved into the top job, 14 tried but failed, and two did more than one stint holding the government to account. Can you name all the opposition leaders since 1945? The…

‘It’s good to be Green!’ – Why does Brighton vote Green?

Brighton is unique when it comes to UK politics. It is home to Brighton Pavilion, the first and only Green seat in the UK held by Caroline Lucas since 2010. So why do people in Brighton vote Green? Politics.co.uk headed to the seaside city to see what the locals think.The post ‘It’s good to be…

Political families

Throughout the UK’s political history, a number of families have produced more than one of our well-known politicians. Prime ministers, political leaders, or dutiful MPs, each politician has helped cement their surname into the fabric of British politics. Can you guess the surname from these famous political families? The post Political families appeared first on…

The quest for a four-day working week

It could have been so different. Back in 2019, two leaders on the opposite ends of the political spectrum pitched their vision to their country. Boris Johnson boldly set out his stall: “Get Brexit done”. Jeremy Corbyn promised to empower workers’ rights. The public emphatically chose Johnson. Nearly two years later, could the prime minister…

Top Keir

In recent weeks Sir Keir Starmer has been vocal in his criticism of the recent driver shortages seen across the country, but as he unfortunately illustrated, it’s not as easy as it looks. On a visit to an HGV driving trainer centre in Greater Manchester, Labour’s leader put his driving skills to the test and…

Cheese and wine services

Have you ever wondered what the future King of the United Kingdom fuels his car on? Well, it’s probably not what you think. Prince Charles, first in line to the British throne and climate change activist, has nailed his green colours to the mast by revealing he runs his Aston Martin on “surplus English white wine…

Can you name the coalition cabinet?

The fall of New Labour in 2010 coincided with a political oddity in UK politics, the first coalition cabinet since 1945. David Cameron and Nick Clegg formed a government that would lead to exceedingly different political outcomes for their respective parties. Eighteen Conservatives, four Liberal Democrats, can you name the coalition cabinet? The post Can…

Can you name the when these political parties were formed?

Some are over 100 years old, others were formed this year. Establishing a political party isn’t easy in the UK, but once they are, they’re usually here to stay. Can you name the when these political parties were formed? The post Can you name the when these political parties were formed? appeared first on Politics.co.uk.

2 conferences in 1

The old adage that life is nothing more than a popularity contest is especially true in politics. The tenures of leaders across the political spectrum are defined by the level of support they retain amongst their own parties. So it may cause Sir Keir Starmer some concern that his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, has been showing…

Wishart: ‘Nonsense of a conference recess has surely run its course’

  Pete Wishart, the SNP MP for Perth & North Perthshire, criticised parliament’s imminent recess, saying: “As this house abandons its station to go to the conference halls and seaside resorts, there’s universal credit cuts, energy prices going through the roof, a CO2 crisis, driver shortages, farming chaos, fishing chaos, export crisis, the ending of…

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