We need a public good when times are bad
Communities and public services are suffering, the political landscape is in tumult and you can’t go five minutes without hearing somebody shout ‘fake news’.
Data leaves Bristol, dark ads arrive: how microtargeting is changing elections
The latest trend in political campaigning is to pump sponsored adverts directly into your Facebook feed. But with the law struggling to catch up with the technology, who is keeping an eye on ‘dark ads’?
Opinion: A thank-you letter to Bristol’s young Labour voters
Greetings young comrades! (Can I call you comrade? Thanks!). As self-appointed spokesperson for Bristol’s long-time socialists, anarchists and communists, I wanted to write you a...
The results are in: Labour wins big in Bristol
Hopes for a Conservative surge in Bristol were trashed on Thursday night, with all four of the core constituencies now held by Labour. Even Bristol...
WON WHAT?! The press lost this election
IT WAS THE SUN WOT FUDGED IT. For the most part, the tabloids and broadsheets were way off the mark in their election coverage, and...
Distracted by the election frenzy? Read the roundup
Sweaty palms, hope, anxiety. Crunch time. The general election. Distracted at work? Caught up thinking about who will be in government from tomorrow? Us too....
Could tactical voting change this election?
We look at how political alliances might have changed the last election, and how they might affect the results of this election. Voting tactically this...
Disenchanted BME voters could swing general election
In this tightly fought snap election, the Black Minority Ethnic (BME) vote could be a determinant winning factor, writes Abdi Mohamed.
I’m voting to stop the assault on disabled people’s rights
I am one of the 89% of disabled people intending to vote in this election. Cuts to services, a rise in hate crimes; as a group we have been especially impacted in these austere times.
The disillusioned voters in Labour’s South Bristol stronghold
We headed to South Bristol to hear what voters are thinking about the upcoming election and find out which issues are important to them. We could have spent...
Voices: Tactical voting and alliance building to ‘stop the Tories’
Whether as part of national campaigns, or grassroots constituency-level activism, Bristol is seeing a surge of activity towards creating ‘progressive alliances’ to keep the Conservatives...
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