BORIS Johnson's position on terror has been backed by voters after he called for longer sentences and an end to automatic release following the London Bridge attack. The Prime Minister has since been seen getting his hands dirty, as he changed the wheel of a Formula One race car during a Conservative Party general election campaign visit to Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes today. Follow our General Election 2019 live blog below for all the latest updates and news... Alexander Brown4 minutes ago5th December 2019KHAN'T BELIEVE IT Sadiq Khan has defended Jeremy Corbyn from accusations of anti-Semitism. Appearing on LBC, he said: “Jeremy Corbyn has spent his entire life as an anti-racist campaigner. “That should include, and does include, anti-Semitism.” Natasha Clark17 minutes ago5th December 2019WHAT ARE THE ODDS? William Hill have trimmed the price of a Conservative majority from 4/9 to 2/5 as money continues to come in, the biggest bet of which is £10,000. … [Read more...] about General Election 2019 LIVE: Latest polls show voters back Boris Johnson as Prime Minister fires up Election race
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THE December General Election is nearly upon us as Boris Johnson goes head-to-head with party leaders to fight for the role of Prime Minister. But how does it all work? Here's everything you need to know. When is the General Election? On October 29, MPs approved the PM's call for an election to be held on December 12. It was Mr Johnson's fourth attempt to have Parliament agree to have an election after the Labour Party finally blocked the vote three times. Parliament shut down from November 6. When this happens every seat in the House of Commons becomes vacant with those wishing to remain as MPs having to stand in the forthcoming election.Mr Johnson said he wanted an election in hopes he can restore the ruling Conservative Party's majority in order to get his deal through.What happens on Election Day? Polling stations will open at 7am on December 12. Prior to election day you should have received literature from the parties standing in your area. These can give guidelines on who you … [Read more...] about When is the General Election 2019? Here’s what happens on election day and when results are announced
NIGEL Farage has been the most vocal Brexiteer in Britain for more than 20 years. But he's been accused of running scared after announcing he will not stand as an MP for the Brexit Party in the December 12 General Election. Here's the latest. Why is Nigel Farage not standing to be an MP? Mr Farage has revealed he has decided not to run as a Westminster MP. He told the BBC's Andrew Marr he wanted to focus on campaigning across the UK instead of in just one place. "I have thought very hard about this: How do I serve the cause of Brexit best?" he said. "Do I find a seat and try to get myself into Parliament or do I serve the cause better traversing the length and breadth of the United Kingdom supporting 600 candidates, and I've decided the latter course is the right one."He also revealed his party WILL stand in 600 seats across the country, which will be a huge threat to Boris Johnson and his Brexit deal. The decision not to stand has stunned his own supporters - including his friend and … [Read more...] about Why is Nigel Farage not standing to be a Brexit Party MP in the general election?
THE 2019 General Election is fast approaching, so who are the candidates in the running and how can you find out who is standing in your constituency? Here is everything you need to know about who you can vote for and how to find your nearest polling station on December 12. On November 6, MPs lost their status and started campaigning for re-election. According to Electoral Commission rules, nomination papers must be submitted by all prospective candidates before 4pm on the 19th working day before the election - Thursday November 14. A list of the candidates who are standing across all 650 constituencies are also referred to as "Statement of Persons Nominated". Who's standing in my area and what's my constituency? Official election information for your area can be found at the Electoral Commission website.It tells you which council ward you live in, with a list of all the people standing for election and which party they represent. It does not say what their policies are or tell you who … [Read more...] about Who is standing in the general election in my area?
Voting day in the December general election is now just one 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 midnight … [Read more...] about When is the 2019 general election voting day, and when will we know the results?