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#ELLGE2015 Croydon North: Reed contests first GE

#ELLGE2015 Croydon North: Reed contests first GE

In the first of our constituency profiles from south of the river, we look at Croydon North, a densely-populated area with an ethnically diverse population. Incumbent Labour MP Steve Reed took almost two thirds of the vote share in the 2012 by-election following the death of previous Labour MP Malcolm…

#ELLGE2015 Bethnal Green: Ali “deserves more time”

#ELLGE2015 Bethnal Green: Ali “deserves more time”

We move south to Bethnal Green and Bow for this instalment of our constituency profiles series. The constituency lies in the borough of Tower Hamlets, which has seen its fair share of political turbulence in recent weeks. Incumbent MP Rushanara Ali of the Labour Party was elected with a majority of more than…

#ELLGE2015 Hackney North: Abbott aims for easy return

#ELLGE2015 Hackney North: Abbott aims for easy return

In the first of a series of profiles of constituencies in the Eastlondonlines area on the run-up to May 7, we look at Hackney North and Stoke Newington, where long-serving Labour MP Diane Abbott hopes to defend the seat against both the “fresh, local voice” of the Conservative candidate and…

#ELLGetRegistered: How social media, comedy and entertainment are used to win over cynics this election

#ELLGetRegistered: How social media, comedy and entertainment are used to win over cynics this election

The first time I voted in Baghdad 2002 Saddam won the elections by 99 per cent. Then I voted in 2005 and Iraq fell into chaos. So I bought me an Anarchist t-shirt and stopped voting. I’m not the only cynic. 56 per cent of Britain’s population between 17 and…

#ELLGetRegistered: Charlotte George on voting Green

In the final video this series, parliamentary candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch, Charlotte George, talks to ELL about why you should vote for the Green Party on May 7.

#ELLGetRegistered: Peter Staveley on voting UKIP

Parliamentary candidate for Croydon Central Peter Staveley talks to ELL on why you should vote for UKIP in the upcoming election.

#ELLGetRegistered: Students – think carefully about where you vote! Our guide to the UK’s swing seats

#ELLGetRegistered: Students – think carefully about where you vote! Our guide to the UK’s swing seats

Students: beer drinkers, penny-pinchers and takeaway lovers, but also one of the most under-registered groups on the electoral roll. The student population is consistently one of the hardest to canvas, particularly at their term-time addresses. High mobility due to short-term private rent contracts, means that this demographic were often failed…

Green Party manifesto: Why young voters should go green

Green Party manifesto: Why young voters should go green

The Green Party came to Dalston yesterday, Tuesday, when Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas presented their election manifesto at the Arcola Theatre promising an end to ‘business as usual policies’ and calling for a ‘peaceful revolution’ to end austerity. “This is a policy that sees an end to the disastrous…

#ELLGetRegistered: Chris Wilford: vote Conservative

Parliamentary candidate for Poplar and Limehouse Chris Wilford speaks to ELL about why you should vote Conservative in the upcoming election.

#ELLGetRegistered: Not sure who to vote for? Take our quiz to find out whose policies you most agree with

#ELLGetRegistered: Not sure who to vote for? Take our quiz to find out whose policies you most agree with

  Unsure who to vote for? Take our election quiz to see which party’s policies you match up most with. On the following issues, with which statement do you most agree?…