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Last week’s local elections: reading between the Blue and Red lines

This article was written by Whitehouse’s UK Public Affairs Director Max Wilson and originally featured in PR Week. To read the full PR Week article, click here. Thursday’s results weren’t hugely surprising and largely reflect long-term national trends. The Conservatives face multiple challenges, including London being almost exclusively a Labour city now, the ‘Red Wall’ seats being … Continued

French presidential elections: what to expect?

With his presidency hanging in the balance, can Macron cobble together enough votes to see off the threat from the far-right? On Sunday 24th April, French citizens will head to the polls to cast their vote for the incumbent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. In comparison to the last … Continued

The EU is the Netherlands’ “elephant in the room” – Will the Dutch elections results change Rutte’s discourse in Brussels?

From 15th to 17th March, the Netherlands held its general elections. Following today’s official announcement, it is now a done deal: the Dutch conservative-liberal party VVD will once again be the largest party in the lower house of Parliament (“Tweede Kamer”), with 34 seats. The results mean Mark Rutte will be given another chance in … Continued

What the Irish election results mean for Brexit and the EU

When the exit poll dropped on the evening of Saturday 8th February, a tremor could be felt – but an earthquake came when the final results were confirmed on the morning of Tuesday 11th February. The left-wing nationalist Sinn Féin party came top in the 2020 Irish general election with 24.5% of the vote. Even … Continued

Brexit 5: General Election Result Special

A landslide victory for the Conservatives The Conservative Party won a landslide victory in Thursday’s General Election. With a majority of 80 in the House of Commons, Boris Johnson secured the best result since Margaret Thatcher in 1987. In a speech on Friday morning, the Prime Minister stated the result proved that his party “has … Continued

The Brexit General Election

There are just 7 days to go to the General Election and polls suggest the result could rest with undecided voters. Weighing up the Brexit dilemma with Party loyalty and shifting internal Party politics isn’t easy. British Election Survey found that 50% of us strongly identify with an EU referendum side, while only 17% identify … Continued

The Brexit Election

Alliances for Brexit The Conservative Party received a huge boost this week with Brexit leader Nigel Farage announcing on Monday that he will stand down candidates in the 317 seats won by the Tories in the last election.  Johnson reaffirmed his commitment to getting Brexit done, and has said that leaving the EU will herald … Continued

Brexit 5: Parties begin their election campaigns

On Wednesday, the campaign period for the General Election began following the dissolution of Parliament. It remains unclear to what extent the country’s exit from the EU is at the forefront of voters’ mind. Brexit is undoubtedly an unavoidable topic for all voters and campaigners at this election. The Conservative Party are campaigning on the basis … Continued

General Election is on the cards, as EU ponders extension

Order! After a slightly disappointing Super Saturday, the UK Speaker John Bercow blocked a vote to hold a “yes” or “no” vote on the Brexit deal on the basis that the process will be repetitive and disorderly. Tory MP Bernard Jenkin was one of many Brexiteers to criticise the Speaker’s decision, saying: “It is remarkable … Continued

European Elections: More bad news for Brussels

Conservative nationalist has taken a firm hold in central Europe and nowhere is this more evident than in Poland. When the Law and Justice party (PiS) won elections in 2015, few political commentators saw their reign as anything more than temporary, yet Monday saw the party win their second consecutive term, a sign that nationalist … Continued