In the run-up to the general election, the results of opinion polls will be given a lot of prominence. But how do the polls work and how valuable are they? What is an opinion poll?Opinion polls provide a snapshot of people's views on a particular issue. They are widely used when elections are approaching.People can be asked which party they would vote for, which issues most concern them, or for their views on party leaders.Opinion polls can be useful to see how different parties are doing, but they may not reflect the make-up of the next Parliament.The UK's first-past-the-post voting system means that the local candidate in each constituency who receives the most votes becomes an MP. And the party with the most winning candidates nationally normally forms a government. So, a party that is predicted to have 10% more of the vote than its main rival, for example, will not always end up with 10% more MPs.How accurate are the results?They are not perfect, but the average of errors on polls … [Read more...] about General election 2019: What is an opinion poll?
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Once the dominant nationalist party in Northern Ireland, the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) lost all its seats at the last general election in 2017.It lost the seats of Foyle and South Down to Sinn Féin, while the Democratic Unionist Party took its seat in South Belfast.This time around the party has said it will stand aside in some areas to "maximise the pro-remain vote".It has 11 Northern Ireland Assembly members.Who is the leader?Colum Eastwood has been the leader of the party since November 2015, taking over from Alasdair McDonnell. The 36-year-old is the assembly member for Foyle.He unsuccessfully stood in the race to win a seat in the European Parliament in May. Poll tracker: How do the parties compare? Who should I vote for? Read our policy guide Five key election pledgesThe party has not published its manifesto yet - but here are five policies likely to feature in it: Secure special status for NI within the EU Restore power sharing and get Stormont working … [Read more...] about General election 2019: A simple guide to the SDLP
Sinn Féin was the seventh biggest party in the House of Commons, with seven MPs out of 650 seats, when Parliament dissolved on 6 November.They head into the general election as the second biggest party in Northern Ireland in terms of elected politicians.They also have 21 TDs (members of the Irish Parliament), 27 Northern Ireland Assembly members and two MEPs - one from Northern Ireland and one from the Republic of Ireland.Who is the leader?Mary Lou McDonald has been the party's president since February 2018 when she took over from Gerry Adams. She will not be standing in the election as she is a TD in the Republic of Ireland.Its vice-president, and leader in Northern Ireland, is Michelle O'Neill. She also will not be standing as she is a Northern Ireland Assembly member. Poll tracker: How do the parties compare? Who should I vote for? Read our policy guide Five key election pledgesThe party has yet to publish its manifesto - but here are five policies likely to feature in it: … [Read more...] about General election 2019: A simple guide to Sinn Féin
WHETHER you're in the market for an iPad, a Fitbit, or a new pair of headphones, chances are you won't find them cheaper than you can get them on Black Friday. We've looked at where you can expect to find the best Black Friday tech deals when November 29 rolls around. Live Black Friday Tech Deals 2019 *Remember, just because an item is in the sale, it doesn't mean you can't find the same product, or similar, elsewhere. Always shop around to make sure you're getting the best price. iPhone 11 with 90GB data for £41 a month from Mobilephonedirect - buy here Apple Airpods (the latest model, too) are £30 off at Amazon - buy here Samsung's Galaxy S10 is available, SIM-free, at its lowest price ever from Amazon - buy here Fonehouse's early Black Friday deals are here. Find its Galaxy S10+, iPhone 11, iPhone XR and iPhone 8 deals - here ID Mobile has kicked off its 2019 Black Friday deals early, with cut-price SIM-only and Pay Monthly offers. Find all the details of ID mobiles … [Read more...] about Black Friday Tech Deals 2019 – Airpods, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk and a Fonehouse exclusive
BLACK Friday and Cyber Monday can be the perfect time to bag top toy deals. If November is when you're planning to top up your Christmas shopping, you'll want to know where to head. What are the best toy deals this Black Friday? *Just because you see a toy in the Black Friday sale, it doesn't mean you can't find it, or something similar, cheaper elsewhere. Always shop around before spending your money. While some brands are tipped to launch their huge Black Friday sale on 29th November, some have already slashed prices on their goods. Argos Black Friday Toy deals 25% off Toy Story toys Save 1/3 on remote control toys Save 25% on Fisher Price purchases 15% off Hatchimals, Meccano and Paw Patrol with code PAW15 ASDA Black Friday toy deals Imaginext playset Buzz Lightyear Robot, £34 saving £25.97 - buy here Barbie 3-storey Townhouse, £85.97, saving £29 - buy here Playmobil Porsche, £23.97, saving £16 - buy here Smyths Black Friday toy deals … [Read more...] about Best Black Friday Toy Deals 2019: What to look out for this November