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ELECTION 2017: 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. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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Damien Pestell and his Breakfast Butty Van on tour

Political chats over breakfast butties

A Heathfield entrepreneur has found an innovative way to bring home the bacon.

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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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Eastbourne hustings postponed after Manchester attack

Eastbourne hustings postponed after Manchester attack

A General Election hustings has been postponed after the attack in Manchester on Monday.

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Southern strike suspended after Manchester attack

Southern staff have suspended a planned rail strike in light of last night’s attack in Manchester.

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Sussex election campaigning suspended after Manchester attack

General election campaigning in Sussex has been suspended today in response to the Manchester attack.

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Eastbourne hustings cancelled after Manchester attack

A General Election hustings set for this evening (Tuesday) has been cancelled after the attack in Manchester last night.

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Who should I vote for?

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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Have you registered?

Sussex voters reminded - less than three days left to register

There are just three days left to register to vote for the 2017 General Election.

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TORY MANIFESTO: PM ‘prepared to take tough decisions’ says Eastbourne’s Tory candidate

The Conservative’s general election manifesto has been welcomed by the party’s Eastbourne candidate.

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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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Survey suggests possible voting trends across South East

The Conservatives’ plans to recruit 10,000 more mental health workers has found favour among voters in the south east.

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Eastbourne postal votes deadline looming

Eastbourne postal votes deadline looming

The deadline for applying for a postal vote for the forthcoming General Election is fast approaching.

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Southern train drivers’ dispute reignited by overtime ban

A dispute between rail bosses and Southern train drivers has been reignited with a ban on overtime working from June 4.

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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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Eastbourne MP candidates to debate for first time at public hustings

Candidates vying for the Eastbourne seat in the upcoming General Election are to battle it out at a public debate.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff to strike again

Southern staff will hold yet another strike as a trade union dispute enters its second year.

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling revealed the plans at a meeting with Conservative candidates Caroline Ansell and Maria Caulfield on Monday (May 15).

New A27 survey branded a 'waste of money'

A £3m public survey into a building a new A27 has been branded as a 'waste of money' by transport campaigners.

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Chris Grayling announces A27 replacement survey

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans to ask Sussex residents their opinions about building a replacement A27, during a meeting in Polegate today (Monday).

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