Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Here Comes the boys and gals of Red to recliam victory for Labour in 6 Byelections in total

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  Labour has won three by-elections, holding Croydon North, Middlesbrough and Rotherham parliamentary seats. It increased its share of the vote in all three seats, but its majority was down in Rotherham, where the previous MP had quit over expenses … Continue reading

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West Midlands PCC Bob Jones scraps business partnering plans

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  The West Midlands police and crime commissioner (PCC) has scrapped the force’s plans for business partnering. But Labour PCC Bob Jones also said “new options” would be considered which could mean private contractors providing technology for the force. At … Continue reading

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Electoral Reform Society Condems Low turn out PCC Elections

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On Thursday 15 November the British Government made history. They gave us the lowest turnout in any major election of modern times. Since then we’ve gathered the evidence. And more of us disagreed with the idea of elected Police Commissioners … Continue reading

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Electoral Commission Review PCC elections were being conducted

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A review is to be carried out into how the police and crime commissioners (PCC) elections were conducted, the Electoral Commission has said. Fewer than 15% of voters turned out in the 41 English and Welsh police areas electing a … Continue reading

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Corby By-Elections taken by Labour

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Well done Labour has snatched a seat from the Conservatives in a by-election for the first time in 15 years, taking Corby in Northamptonshire. This goes to show that people’s power can help to change the course of history when … Continue reading

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China Elected New Leader but fails to address human rights abuse

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  Xi Jinping has been confirmed as China’s new leader after appearing on a stage in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People along with the other six men who will now lead the world’s second largest economy.   “On behalf … Continue reading

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Four More Years Part2(Obama ‘open to compromise’)

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Barack Obama used his first public appearance since his return to the White House to issue a challenge to Republicans in Congress to work with him to prevent the economy going into freefall next year. In a carefully posed statement … Continue reading