Hate crimes in Manchester tend to rise in line with general elections, Greater Manchester Police data suggests – information obtained by MM which shows that the number of hate crimes – defined by the CPS as hostile behaviour motivated by a victim’s ‘disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity’ – rose in the month of, and the months immediately following, a general election between 2010 and 2019.
A number of days have passed since the hope of a progressive country that protects its most vulnerable and funds the basic social systems required in order for its citizens to survive was consigned to history.
In an election campaign that has seen one Conservative member climb onto bins and jump over a fence to escape humiliation at a climate change hustings in East Sussex, MM took a look back at some other unforgettable moments from politicians as the nation heads to the polls today…
Scotland has said no to independence – with 55% voting in the independence referendum to remain in the United Kingdom.
Paul Goggins funeral: Mourners gather in Salford to honour MP ‘loved by whole community’ – in pictures
The Labour MP died on January 7
‘Order, order…please!’ Rowdy David Cameron just half as polite as Gordon Brown according to Manchester study
University of Manchester researcher studied PMQs
Comment: Mixed Budget but Coalition need to stop blaming Labour and take responsibility for own actions
Reaction to the Budget announcement
Councillor at 19: Remarkable tale of Rochdale teen demonstrates changing political appetites in Britain
Politics > women, booze, drugs.
‘Time his reputation was unblemished’: Top scientists call on government to pardon Manchester’s Alan Turing
Professor Steven Hawking is one of 11 scientists who wrote to the Daily Telegraph.
Interview: ‘Hackgate hero’ Tom Watson & Labour’s Lucy Powell on the Manchester Central by-election campaign trail
Exclusive interviews on the campaign trail.
Manchester Central hopeful Lucy Powell is launching her ‘Putting Manchester First’ campaign