Local government

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Misguided tactics won’t win in North Shropshire | Letters
Letters: Declan O’Neill, David Hallam and Dave Green respond to an editorial that urged Labour voters to support the Liberal Democrats in the upcoming byelection. Plus 14-year-old Joseph Walker has a suggestion for opposition parties


08, Dec, 2021 @5:24 PM

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Johnson faces trust crisis as sleaze shatters faith in MPs
Poll reveals huge public cynicism, with just 5% of respondents believing politicians work for public good

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

04, Dec, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Byelection booster? PM mistakes candidate’s name during Oswestry visit
Johnson’s arrival on the campaign trail comes amid Tory strategists’ nerves about a potential upset in North Shropshire

Peter Walker and Aubrey Allegretti

03, Dec, 2021 @7:50 PM

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Old Bexley and Sidcup byelection: Tories retain true-blue seat
Louie French becomes MP for suburban London seat, but Tories’ majority of nearly 19,000 cut to 4,478

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent and Archie Bland

03, Dec, 2021 @8:13 AM

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‘Better the devil you know’: lukewarm support for Tories in Bexley byelection
Voters head to the polls on Thursday to elect a successor to James Brokenshire as MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup

Aubrey Allegretti in Old Bexley and Sidcup and Jessica Elgot

01, Dec, 2021 @8:23 PM

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Gove-led cabinet committee makes fresh bid for progress on levelling up
Weekly meetings of ministers chaired by Michael Gove expected to lead to new policies on reducing inequality

Heather Stewart Political editor

27, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Filthy business: who will stop Britain’s illegal waste-dumping mafia? | George Monbiot
Mountains of illegal waste is piling up as the Environment Agency stands by, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

24, Nov, 2021 @7:29 AM

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Lib Dems and Labour should only target seats they can win, says Ed Davey
Party leader says its focus will be to win seat vacated by Owen Paterson in North Shropshire, leaving Labour to contest Old Bexley and Sidcup

Michael Savage

21, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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‘Boris is a waste of space’: sleaze row to test Tory loyalties in byelection
People in Old Bexley and Sidcup say their faith has been undermined but they are still likely to vote Tory

Rachel Hall

14, Nov, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Has Boris Johnson stooped low enough to make Tory voters turn?
Analysis: Lib Dems and Labour think PM’s amorality is chink in government armour – one they hope to exploit

Heather Stewart Political editor

06, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Tories select councillor Louie French for Old Bexley and Sidcup byelection
French viewed as favourite to win seat after death of former Conservative MP James Brokenshire

Miranda Bryant

30, Oct, 2021 @3:37 PM

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‘He’s not a good MP’: North Shropshire locals react to Owen Paterson scandal
Little support in Oswestry for ‘slimy’ Tory MP who broke lobbying rules and could be suspended from Commons

Nicola Slawson

26, Oct, 2021 @7:44 PM

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