Voting day in the December general election is now less than a week away, after the chaotic Brexit negotiations in Westminster led MPs to back Boris Johnson's call for a vote on Oct 29. Since Parliament was officially dissolved on Nov 6, the UK political parties have been preparing for the upcoming election, with candidates promoting their campaigns, pledges and promises across the country. When is the general election? The UK general election is set to take place on Dec 12. While most of us wouldn't typically associate the final month of the year with political votes, back in the early 20th century, three general elections took place in December 1910, 1918 and 1923. What time do polling stations open and close? On polling day, voting centres will operate from 7am until 10pm. How do I vote in the general election? Firstly, you need to be registered to vote, which is done via the GOV.UK website. The deadline to register was … [Read more...] about When do I vote in the 2019 general election, and when will we know the results?
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Social media continues to fuel the British political 'youthquake', encouraging more and more young people to head to the polls next Thursday and vote. A message sent out to all UK Snapchat users from 'Team Snapchat' last month resulted in more than 63,739 people registering to vote in the upcoming General Election. The app is favoured by younger people, with the majority of teenagers in the UK regularly using the image-based social media platform. The mass snap was sent out on November 12 - two weeks before the deadline to register on November 26, and one month before the nation decides its latest Prime Minister. Tim Crowley, head of campaigns at the Electoral Commission, told MailOnline: 'We worked with Snapchat to encourage people to register to vote ahead of the 12 December election. 'This has been hugely successful with over 63,0000 registration applications. 'It is particularly significant to see the number of applications from … [Read more...] about More than 63,000 people registered to vote in next week’s general election via SNAPCHAT as social media helps to trigger a ‘youthquake’ of politically engaged young voters
Nicola Sturgeon has said securing a legally-binding referendum is a "hard truth" to accept for some independence supporters. The first minister said she was working to get the powers to hold another vote transferred from Westminster.But she conceded there are some independence backers who want a Catalan-style unauthorised vote.Opposition parties have repeated their calls for Ms Sturgeon to drop demands for another referendum.The SNP leader has said she will submit a formal demand to the next UK government to give consent to another independence referendum, known as a Section 30 order, immediately after the general election.In 2014 temporary section 30 powers were passed to the Scottish Parliament to hold a legal referendum. Sturgeon: 'All options' open if Scottish independence referendum blocked Boris Johnson rules out independence referendum deal Indyref2 needs pro-yes majority says Leonard Speaking on BBC Radio Two's Jeremy Vine show, she said: "I am in the business of winning … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Sturgeon says legal indyref2 is a ‘hard truth’
Jeremy Corbyn has said a leaked document obtained by Labour shows Boris Johnson is "misrepresenting" his Brexit deal and the "devastating" impact it will have on Northern Ireland.He called the paper "hard evidence" NI would be "symbolically separated" from the rest of the UK after Brexit, with customs checks on goods. Mr Johnson has repeatedly said there will be no border in the Irish Sea.He dismissed Labour's claims as "complete nonsense".Pressed on the issue during a campaign visit in Kent, the prime minister said his was a "fantastic deal" and the only checks would be on British exports to the Republic of Ireland going via Northern Ireland. Live: Latest from the campaign trail Johnson and Corbyn set for head-to-head TV clash PM urges Corbyn to reconsider votes for EU citizens The row comes as the leaders prepare for the last TV debate of the election on BBC One on Friday at 20:30.Ahead of the encounter, Labour sought to increase the pressure on the prime minister, who has claimed … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Johnson ‘misrepresenting’ Brexit deal, says Corbyn
Families of children with special educational needs (SEND) have asked candidates how they will tackle what they say is a "crisis" in Bristol.Parents accused politicians of "playing games with their children's futures" and said they were "trying to pretend the problem doesn't exist". A child needing a SEND plan should receive it within 20 weeks, but legal deadlines were missed in 98% of cases. Bristol City Council said it could not comment because of the UK Election.Jen Smith, from Bristol SEND Alliance, said the group wanted to "feel more confident candidates understand the crisis that's happening". SEND plans are known as EHCP (Education, health and care plan) and they set out the needs, provision and school or college a young person with special needs should attend. Local authorities have a statutory obligation to complete EHCPs for children and young people with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) within 20 weeks.When candidates at a hustings expressed sympathy, they … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Special needs ‘crisis’ dominates hustings