- Labour Party and Business: A Difficult Relationship?
- Chameleon Conservative Cameron Shows True Colours
- An Election Reflection for a Majority Minority
- Mhairi Black: Giving Politics a Makeover
- Galloway Threatens Legal Action Over Election Result
- Voter Turnout: What The Numbers Tell Us About The 2015 General Election
- Looking At The Reaction to the Election Explains its Result
- The Polls Were Wrong Because People Lied, it’s That Simple!
- Russell Brand “Resigns” from Politics following General Election Result
- It’s Not The Cold War Anymore, We Don’t Need a Nuclear Deterrent
- The Future of Labour: Who Will Be The Next Leader?
- The Future of the Liberal Democrats: Who Will Be the Next Leader?
- The Future of UKIP: Who Will Be the Next Leader?
- A Tale of Three Ends
- The Tory Legacy
- If the Party Leaders were characters from Friends…who would you vote for?
- The Ten (Well, Six) Commitments: Is Stone Legally Binding?
- Tuition Fees: A Hollow Attempt to Pander to the Student Vote?
- 6,417 Ed Milligrams – What Do You Actually Vote For?
- Boris Johnson to become Gangster Rapper
- Political Engagement: The Calm After the Storm
- Parliamentary Candidate Interview: Green Party’s John Spottiswoode.
- Parliamentary Candidate Interviews: TUSC’s Sue Atkins
- Parliamentary Candidate Interview, Independent Candidate Chris Daviss
- “I don’t think the Liberal Democrats should be in government just for the sake of it” – An Interview With Nick Clegg
- Parliamentary Candidate Interview, TUSC’s Nick Chaffey
- Parliamentary Candidate Interview: Conservative’s Jeremy Moulton.
- Should Young People Be Made To Vote?
- The Nationalist Parties
- No Votes for Women?
- None of the Political Candidates Ticking Your Box? There is Another Option.
- The Other Parties
- Liberal Democrats Party Profile
- The Green Party
- Labour Party Profile
- In Defence of the Coalition
- Why Labour Should Win the Election But Won’t
- The Protest Vote: The Weapon of the Disenfranchised.
- Why Young People Must Use Their Vote
- An Interview With Natalie Bennett
- What Will a Multi-Party System Mean for Britain?
- Tuition Fees: Must Try Harder Ed
- Science and Policy
- This Election is Far Bigger Than Party Politics
- Parliamentary Candidate Interviews: Ian Callaghan, Green Party
- Parliamentary Candidate Interviews: Lib Dem’s Adrian Ford
- Paliamentary Candidate Interview – Labour’s Darren Paffey
- Parliamentary Candidates Interviews: Lib Dem’s Eleanor Bell
- TV Debates: The Crucifixion of David Cameron
- Parliamentary Candidate Interview – Labour’s Rowenna Davis
- Parliamentary Candidate Interview, the Green Party’s Angela Mawle
- Can We Trust Politicians Who Act Like Schoolchildren?
- Parliamentary Candidate Interview – UKIP’s Sandra James
- Manifesto Focus: Labour
- Why Nuclear Weapons Are Imperative For The UK’s Security
- Southampton’s Role in the General Election Should Not Be Overshadowed by a Sausage Roll
- Just When You Thought UKIP Couldn’t Do Anything Right…
- What the Hell Do You Want?
- Which Political Leader Are You?
- The EU: To Be or Not To Be
- Your 2015 General Election Candidates
- What a Silly Sausage: Southampton UKIP Candidate Accused of Bribery
- UKIP Party Profile
- Conservative Party Profile
- The Leaders Debate: The Insurgents, The Pretender & The Incumbent
- SUPA’s Short and Sweet Guide to Voting on 7th May
- TV Debate: Clash of the Titans
- Leaders Debate Brings Hope For Progressive Politics
- TV Debates: David Cameron and Ed Miliband Versus Britain
- 14,000 Voters Missing From Electoral Role in Southampton – Register to Vote Now!
- Men’s Rights Party Set To Contest in General Elections
- A Royal Coup? – Queen Guitarist Brian May Considering Standing for Election
- Debating Over Debates
- Galloway Demands Inclusion in TV Debates
- The General Election 2015 – A Disunited Kingdom?
- 99 Days To Go: The Most Unpredictable Election Yet!
- Poll Indicates Demand for Green Party to be Included in Election Debates
- Have You Registered To Vote?
- Is Sol Campbell running for Parliament?
- Salmond to Stand as MP
- Students May Hold the Key!
- The Green Party Should Not Be Included in the 2015 General Election Debates
- Parliamentary Candidate Interview: Alan Whitehead MP
- What’s at Stake for Students in the General Election?
- It’s Time For Politicians To Get Down With The Kids
- The Debates Debate
- Who Will Run The Country in 2015?
- New Year, New Government? New Politics?
- Newly Elected Itchen MP Accused of Helping UKIP Secure Labour Votes
Scottish Nationalist Party
Name: Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP)
Leader: Nicola Sturgeon
General Political Ideology: Left-wing Scottish Nationalists with a long term goal of moving Scotland out of the United Kingdom.
Key Policies: Short of being able to hold another independence referendum, the SNP are continuing to push for further devolution of powers from Westminster to Scotland. Two specific areas of focus are the removal of all nuclear weapons from Scottish waters and streamlining of NHS services; such as the removal of 25% of the current crop of managers.
Name: Plaid Cymru
Leader: Leanne Wood
General Political Ideology: Left-wing with a long term goal of making Wales an independent member of the EU.
Key Policies: While chances of independence remain slim, Plaid Cymru are focussing in the short term on overhauling the formula used to determine government funding in the UK, and continue to move lawmaking and other powers to Cardiff.
Democratic Unionist Party
Name: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
Leader: Peter Robinson
General Political Ideology: Right wing; supports Northern Ireland’s status as part of the UK and opposes unification with the Republic of Ireland.
Key Policies: The DUP state their goals as creating a prosperous Northern Ireland while strengthening its position in the UK. Their current seven “top priorities” are job creation, low rates, tough sentencing, education reform, increased health spending, increased inter-party and intra-governmental cohesion, and (of course) stronger unionism with the UK.
Name: Sinn Fein
Leader: Gerry Adams
General Political Ideology: Left wing, supports a unified Northern and Republic of Ireland and as such, is also active in the Republic.
Key Policies: More public spending and increased taxes. Sinn Fein’s main focus is on policies under the ‘All Ireland’ ideology underpinning their central goal of a united Ireland. Most notably a large number of their members are former members of the IRA (Irish Republican Army) and as such are fiercely opposed to being part of the United Kingdom.
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
Name: Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
Leader: Alasdair McDonnell
General Political Ideology: Centre-left nationalists supportive of a united Northern and Republic of Ireland.
Key Policies: The SDLP tend to pitch themselves as a nationalist party of civil rights: less militant than Sinn Fein while still pushing towards a united Ireland. They support initiatives to promote Irish Gaelic, and aim to create a common economy between North and South.
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
Name: Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
Leader: Mike Nesbitt
General Political Ideology: Centre-right, pro-unionists.
Key Policies: The UUP support Northern Ireland’s continued position in the UK but tend not to make this as much of a part of their policies as the similarly-inclined DUP. Their main policy focuses are on education reform, job creation, preserving the Northern Irish NHS, and increasing the prospects for businesses in the region.