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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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The Conservatives celebrate a win in East Yorkshire.

Conservative Greg Knight is re-elected in East Yorkshire

Conservative Greg Knight has vowed to push forward with plans for a Bridlington Marina after being re-elected with a majority to represent East Yorkshire at Parliament.

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General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

Yorkshire has voted for its next government - and it has proven to be a most dramatic last 24 hours.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Greg Knight has been the MP for East Yorkshire since 2001

Tory candidate's Alan Partridge-style campaign video goes viral

The East Riding's Tory candidate's campaign video has gone viral for its uncanny likeness to Alan Partridge.
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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Love Pocklington (from left) Ruth Rowland, Vice Chair of the Pocklington Traders Association; Caroline Hollingsworth, owner of Mouse House Floral Designs; Ruth Hodgson, Deputy Mayoress and Secretary of the Traders Association; Sam Storey, Chair of the Traders Association; Simon Hudson, Managing Director of Love Pocklington; and Sophie Metcalfe, Creative Director of Love Pocklington.

New set to boost economy and attract more shoppers

A new scheme aiming to bring more shoppers to Pocklington is set to launch today, and is generating a lot of interest with businesses and residents of the town.

Business
Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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Flamborough Lighthouse

Take a scenic journey through the Wolds with the Humber 250 Trail

The Humber Museums Partnership, a consortium of Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire Museums Services, is excited to announce the launch of its latest project – The Humber 250 trail.

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ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their participation in the most basic democratic right available to British citizens.

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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Alan Clark

Election profile: Alan Clark (Labour)

The Labour Party has selected Alan Clark as its candidate for East Yorkshire in the General Election on June 8.

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Mike Jackson (Green Party)

Election profile: Mike Jackson (Green Party)

I am campaigning on three main issues. Anti-fracking, strong action on climate change and keeping the NHS public and free.

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Carl Minns of the Liberal Democrats

Election profile: Carl Minns (Liberal Democrats)

There’s one thing that will benefit every person in East Yorkshire more than any individual policy and that’s a real voice of opposition to the Conservatives.

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Tim Norman (Yorkshire Party)

Election profile: Tim Norman (Yorkshire Party)

Tim Norman, standing with the Yorkshire Party, is a 49-year-old graduate with a degree in Finance.

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