- 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
British National Party
Leader: Adam Walker
Ideology: Has been described by many political commentators as Fascist or Neo-Fascist, though the party itself denies this. It is opposed to multiculturalism, immigration and what it perceives to be the ‘islamification’ of the United Kingdom.
Key Policy: ‘Voluntary resettlement’ – offering those of ethnic origins other than ‘White British’ the chance to return to their country of ethnic origin. The party also supports the reintroduction of Capital Punishment and is opposed to membership of the EU.
Leader: George Galloway, current MP for Bradford West
Ideology: Socialist, the party aims to create a ‘socially just and ecologically sustainable society’. It also aims to make sure that government is open and democratically accountable.
Key Policy: End the austerity measures that are supported by many parties in order to re balance the economy and reform the economy so it is no longer dependent on the financial services sector. Advocate the idea of progressive taxation – the more people earn the more they should pay. The party also calls for a fundamental reduction in the size of parliament and changing the electoral system so it is based on proportional representation. The party is Pro-EU but believes an in / out referendum on membership should be held.
Leader: Robin Tilbrook
Ideology: Nationalism, have also been described as Eurosceptic. The party describes itself as ‘not left, not right, just English’.
Key Policy: Advocates ‘independence for England’ through the conversion of the House of Commons into a separate ‘English Parliament’ and executive which would discuss, legislate and vote on issues which exclusively pertain to England and do not affect other parts of the UK with devolved power such as Scotland. This has been suggested as way of tackling the issue of the West Lothian Question and the fact that Scottish MPs are able to vote on issues only pertaining to England which are controlled by devolved assemblies in other parts of the UK.
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Leader: Dave Nellist
Ideology: Socialist, the party is a coalition formed by a number of trade unions including the Public and Commercial Services Union, the Prison Officers Association, the National Union of Teachers and the Fire Brigades Union. It is also supported by a number of socialist groups including the Socialist Party and Socialist Worker’s Party. As a coalition it allows candidates who belief in socialism to stand under the banner of the coalition and to portray themselves as ‘something different’ even if they do not belong to a particular socialist or affiliated group.
Key Policy: Disagrees with austerity as a means of recovering from the economic crisis, arguing that the Public should not pay for a crisis they did not cause – as a result would end cuts to public spending and invest massively in capital projects to encourage growth. Would also work to end all government privatisation and collaboration with private enterprise such as PFI programmes, and to take organisations such as rail services and Royal Mail back into public control. Use public ownership as a means of controlling banks and the financial services sector.
Of course, there are dozens of minority parities that you can read into and vote for, unfortunately we can only include a few in this small magazine. If you’re interested in finding out which politicians are running in your constituency, visit www.yournextmp.com.