Monthly Archives: May 2016

The politics of immigration petitions

I’ve been digging a bit further into the huge amount of data available about petitions to the UK Parliament. Two of the most popular petitions in the last year were about migration, but took very different approaches: “Accept more asylum seekers and increase … Continue reading

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Petitions to Parliament from Cambridge

For some time now the UK Parliament has provided a petitions website, allowing people to sign petitions for consideration by MPs. If a petition reaches 10,000 signatures, the Government will publish a response, and if it reaches 100,000 signatures, then it is … Continue reading

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The Hobson’s Choice Crowdfunder

As I was observing the election count at the Cambridge Guildhall recently, peering down at us from the wall of the Large Hall was this portrait of Thomas Hobson: Hobson was a Cambridge-based carrier, best known as the origin of the phrase … Continue reading

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The PCC election results in Cambridge

As well choosing their representatives on Cambridge City Council, Cambridge voters were also helping to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough on May 5th. Here’s a look at how the PCC vote went in Cambridge and across the … Continue reading

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The 2016 Cambridge City Council election results

Now that Cambridge political activists have largely recovered from the excitement of the local election campaign, here’s a look back at how the parties performed in each of Cambridge’s 14 wards. Overall, the story was of a dominant performance from … Continue reading

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My predictions for the 2016 Cambridge local elections

By now longstanding tradition, each year I make an attempt to predict the outcome of the Cambridge local elections in each ward. Last year I very nearly got fourteen out of fourteen, with only Market escaping my crystal ball, and even … Continue reading

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