It’s been a brief General Election campaign in 2017 but there’s been no shortage of the bizarre, the bad and the ugly. And an upsurge in people running through wheat fields.
Favourite to be the next Labour leader and champion of the working class Andy Burnham has been labelled part of the ‘metropiltan elite’ in the national media.
So far Andy Burnham, MP for Leigh, is leading the nominations nationwide with 24, narrowly ahead of Liz Kendall, on 20, Yvette Cooper, on 17 and Mary Creagh on five.
A Greater Manchester Labour MP has said it will be ‘catastrophic’ if the future leadership ignore Ed Miliband’s suffering at the hands of the right-wing press or water down what the party stands for.
The results of today’s general election for Wythenshawe and Sale East, and for Broughton and Blackley, were announced at the Manchester tennis centre just before 4.30am today.
He secured his fourth term as MP for Leigh with 53.65% of the vote – up from the 48% he received in 2010.
Exit polls by the BBC and YouGov put Conservatives ahead of Labour by 77 and 21 seats respectively, but Mr Burnham remains optimistic.
Spitting Image, Private Eye and That Was The Week That Was have all provided comic relief from politics and this year’s race for Number 10 has a given rise to viral satire like never before.
Although the hash-tag – which has revolved around teenage girls declaring their love for Ed Miliband, the Labour leader – has attracted a vast amount of attention, there is no real evidence that it has resulted in an increase in the politician’s popularity.
As the tension and the media coverage builds in the final leg of the race to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, MM have got in touch with a local politics expert to get his views of how the atmosphere surrounding the General Election has changed in Manchester over the last 32 years.
If Facebook likes were seats, the election result would be a coalition between Ukip and the Tories, with Twitter’s left-leaning community rooting for a Labour alliance with the Greens and SNP.