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Hove and Portslade: Meet the general election candidates

With the general election taking place on June 8, we asked each of the candidates in all three of the city's constituencies to tell us who they are and what they stand for.

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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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Warren Morgan: We stand in solidarity with Manchester

Those of us online or watching the news on Monday night realised straight away that it was likely to be the kind of attack we have all dreaded.

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Southern strike suspended after Manchester attack

Southern staff have suspended a planned rail strike in light of last night’s attack in Manchester.

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Political campaigns have been suspended in Brighton and Hove

Election campaigns suspended as Brighton and Hove politicians 'stand with Manchester'

General election campaigns in Brighton and Hove have been put on hold after the attack in Manchester last night (May 22).
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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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Have you registered?

Sussex voters reminded - less than three days left to register

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

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Geoffrey Theobald

Geoffrey Theobald: It's goodbye from me, but hello Premier League

This week will be my last column as I welcome Cllr Tony Janio to take on the role as the newly appointed Conservative Group Leader.

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The candidates for Brighton Pavilion

Brighton Pavilion: Meet the general election candidates

With the general election taking place on June 8, we asked each of the candidates in all three of the city's constituencies to tell us who they are and what they stand for.

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Warren Morgan and Bruno

Warren Morgan: A day to remember for all the proud Brighton fans

I don’t think anyone who was there will forget the day. And there were a lot of us there. For those of us who remember the parade in 1979 from Hove Town Hall or others since, I think we had an idea of what to expect, but what we got was in a different league entirely. Premier League.

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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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Get out there and vote on June 8

Survey suggests possible voting trends across South East

The Conservatives’ plans to recruit 10,000 more mental health workers has found favour among voters in the south east.

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Southern train drivers’ dispute reignited by overtime ban

A dispute between rail bosses and Southern train drivers has been reignited with a ban on overtime working from June 4.

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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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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff to strike again

Southern staff will hold yet another strike as a trade union dispute enters its second year.

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Meet Doktor Haze, the independent candidate for Brighton Kemptown

Meet Doktor Haze, the independent candidate for Brighton Kemptown

Brighton Kemptown’s only independent candidate for the upcoming snap election is the leader of a world-touring circus.
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Labour’s election manifesto includes second Brighton Mainline

Building a second rail line between Brighton and London has been included in Labour’s general election manifesto.

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling revealed the plans at a meeting with Conservative candidates Caroline Ansell and Maria Caulfield on Monday (May 15).

New A27 survey branded a 'waste of money'

A £3m public survey into a building a new A27 has been branded as a 'waste of money' by transport campaigners.

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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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Phelim Mac Cafferty: Robbed of any serious action on air quality

It might seem unbelievable to think that Brighton and Hove, a place doctors once recommended as a ‘place to take the sea air’ is now one of 40 UK cities breaching safe air pollution limits.

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