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Family and friends gather to see Wellingborough’s new mayor appointed

Wellingborough’s new mayor will be supporting two charities which work with people with learning disabilities during the coming year.

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The hustings events are taking place ahead of the General Election on June 8

Chance to quiz election candidates at hustings events in Rushden and Kettering

Have you got a question for one of your prospective parliamentary candidates?

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Cllr Barbara Jenney

New mayor for Rushden elected

A new mayor has been elected for Rushden.

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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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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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Cllr Colin Wright (left) with Cllr Rupert Reichhold (right)

New council chairman describes East Northants as the ‘hidden dream’

The new chairman of East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) has said he wants more residents to know about what the area has to offer.

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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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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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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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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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Cllr Lance Jones

Councillor hopes resignation will allow him to represent the people of Raunds more

A councillor is hoping his resignation from the planning committee will allow him to represent the people of Raunds more.

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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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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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Cllr McGibbon served on East Northamptonshire Council

Tributes paid following death of former councillor and mayor for Irthlingborough

Tributes have been paid to a former councillor who served on East Northants Council (ENC).

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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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ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

This article originally appeared in The Conversation

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