The Problem with Candidate Lists

The Problem with Candidate Lists

Ellie Flint is an undergraduate at Jesus College and the Social Secretary for Michaelmas Term 2018.

Following the promotion of Heidi Alexander, there is a by-election taking place in the constituency of Lewisham East, where OUCA has, of course, been helping to campaign. When researching the area however, it emerged that the candidate selection process for the Labour Party had involved a female only, BME only list, of which the candidate was then selected from.

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Gridlock in Northern Ireland: Why the real crisis for the Union is not Scotland.

Gridlock in Northern Ireland: Why the real crisis for the Union is not Scotland.

Matthew Robbins is an undergraduate at St Benet’s Hall and the Whip for Michaelmas Term 2018.

Over a year ago, on March 2nd, 2017, Sinn Fein registered its best election result since the creation of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Since then Northern Ireland has been in an undemocratic paralysis, as neither the DUP or Sinn Fein is able to agree to a government under the power-sharing mechanism that governs the constituent country. The result is rule imposed by the government at Westminster as endless rounds of talks fail to reach a resolution.

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Copeland is no cause for complacency

Copeland is no cause for complacency

Ben Steward is a second year undergraduate at Lincoln College and is the Social Secretary

On Thursday 23rd February 2017, Trudy Harrison became the first Conservative MP for the Copeland constituency, and its predecessor, Whitehead, since 1935. The victory was also the first time in 35 years that a sitting government has taken a seat from its main opposition at a by-election.

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