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Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Emily Thornberry

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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Southfields House has been given a requires improvement rating by the CQC.

Northampton care home did not give elderly residents medicine in the 'correct format'

A Northampton care home run by a county council-formed company has been told it needs to improve after inspectors found residents were not always given medicines "safely".

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From left: Bill Parker, Sylvia Hughes, Matt Golby, Heather Smith, Robin Brown,  Ian Morris, and Andre Gonzalez De Savage.

'Now is not the time for a major reshuffle' says Northants council leader after announcing cabinet

The leader of Northamptonshire County Council has announced a largely unchanged cabinet to lead the authority after the Tories retained control of County Hall on May 4.
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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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Marble Arch could be subject to a Public Spaces Protection Order.

Plans to hand £1,000 fines to fly-tippers and street drinkers in Northampton cut-through goes out to consultation

A bid to clamp down on street drinking and fly-tipping by introducing £1,000 fines at a known hotspot have gone out to consultation.

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Who will you vote for on June 8? Take a look at all the runners and riders in Northampotnshire here.

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: All the Northamptonshire candidates revealed

The full list of election candidates has been published for Northamptonshire - so take a look at the final list of runners and riders here.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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The Conservative Party battle bus visiting the Northampton North constituency to support Michael Ellis ahead of the 2015 General Election

Crown Prosecution Service will not take any action against Northampton North Conservatives after investigations into national party's battle bus spending

The Crown Prosecution Service will not be taking any action following investigations by police forces across the country, including Northamptonshire, over spending on an election "battle bus".

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ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

ELECTION 2017: Theresa May supports return of fox hunting

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

By Ariane Bogain, Northumbria University

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ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

Political opinion polls have taken a bit of a battering in the past few years. There was wide agreement on the eve of the last UK general election that the outcome would be a hung parliament. Few pollsters saw Donald Trump winning the 2015 presidential election in the US. And almost everyone agreed that Brexit would not happen. So are opinion polls worth the paper they’re written on any more?

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Julie Davenport reacts to her victory

County elections: Positives for Labour in Northampton as they dominate central wards

Despite a trouncing in the overall county poll, Labour supporters in Northampton have good reason to be heartened by this afternoon's results.
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The votes being counted at Kettering Conference Centre.

BREAKING NEWS: Conservatives retain control of Northamptonshire County Council

The Conservative party has reached an unassailable lead in the county council elections.
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Heather Smith

County elections: Re-elected leader says, 'I want us to win 40 seats today'

County Hall leader Heather Smith says she is euphoric with her victory - and revealed her target.
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Provisional figures show voter turnout was up by two per cent in yesterday's county council election. Results are expected later this afternoon.

COUNTY ELECTIONS: Voter turnout up from 2013 in Northamptonshire provisional figures reveal

A third of eligible voters in Northamptonshire cast their ballot in the county counci elections yesterday.
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