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Evening Standard
London's paramedics 'should be exempted from congestion charge'The head of the London Ambulance Service is calling for staff to be exempted fr
London's paramedics 'should be exempted from congestion charge'
Evening Standard / Posted 10 hours ago
The head of the London Ambulance Service is calling for staff to be exempted from the congestion charge to stop them quitting for better-paid jobs outside the capital. LAS chief executive Dr Fionna Moore said a combination of no C-charge and... Read more
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Romford Recorder
Plea for traffic lights to be included in plan for Gallows Corner improvements Gallows Corner junction, flyover and roundabout in Romford A plea has been m
Plea for traffic lights to be included in plan for Gallows Corner improvements
Romford Recorder / Posted yesterday
Gallows Corner junction, flyover and roundabout in Romford A plea has been made for traffic lights to be included in planned improvements to accident blackspot Gallows... Read more
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London SE1
Further scrutiny for Garden Bridge from London Assembly and RIBAIt's been a difficult week for backers of the �175 million footbridge between T
Further scrutiny for Garden Bridge from London Assembly and RIBA
London SE1 / Posted yesterday
It's been a difficult week for backers of the �175 million footbridge between Temple Station and the South Bank, with Lambeth councillors ordering a rethink of the southern landing building and calling for improved public toilet provision. Mayor of... Read more
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Londonist
"We All Moaned About The Olympics, Too": Interview With The Head Of The Garden Bridge TrustBeing the head of the Garden Bridge Trust can’t be an easy job at the minute. T
"We All Moaned About The Olympics, Too": Interview With The Head Of The Garden Bridge Trust
Londonist / Posted yesterday
Being the head of the Garden Bridge Trust can’t be an easy job at the minute. There’s vocal opposition — we’ll come onto the detail in a moment — to the extent of parodying the bridge in the form of a scrotum, and an unfolding procurement scandal.... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Patients march to St George's to plead for future of urogynaecology servicesMore than 100 patients marched from Tooting Bec station to St George's Hospital
Patients march to St George's to plead for future of urogynaecology services
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
More than 100 patients marched from Tooting Bec station to St George's Hospital to protest the potential closure of a women's unit. Services at the urogynaecology unit in the Tooting hospital were suspended in June, after the clinical lead stood... Read more
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Londonist
What Is City Hall Spending Its Money On This Year?Transport, fire, police, housing and council tax: London's budget for the next
What Is City Hall Spending Its Money On This Year?
Londonist / Posted 2 days ago
Transport, fire, police, housing and council tax: London's budget for the next financial year gets debated next week at City Hall. It's unlikely that anything will change — Boris Johnson has the numbers he needs on the London Assembly to get it all... Read more
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Londonist
Last Chance To Question Boris Johnson, This Time In CroydonOnce every six months, the mayor and London Assembly decamp to somewhere in Lon
Last Chance To Question Boris Johnson, This Time In Croydon
Londonist / Posted 2 days ago
Once every six months, the mayor and London Assembly decamp to somewhere in London and spend two hours answering your questions. Your next chance is in Croydon on 3 March at 7pm. Tickets are free, but you should book in advance as these events tend... Read more
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Ilford Recorder
Women’s Equality Party candidate talks child care, politicians and men Isabelle Parasram, from Wanstead, who is standing in the GLA elections “Can
Women’s Equality Party candidate talks child care, politicians and men
Ilford Recorder / Posted 2 days ago
Isabelle Parasram, from Wanstead, who is standing in the GLA elections “Can I say first of all that I love and adore men – I’ve got three boys and a husband,” Isabelle Parasram... Read more
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metro
Ukip's just selected a candidate that called LGBT activists the 'Gaystapo'Alan Craig once referred to LGBT advocates as ‘the Gaystapo’ (Picture: Twitter)
Ukip's just selected a candidate that called LGBT activists the 'Gaystapo'
metro / Posted 4 days ago
Alan Craig once referred to LGBT advocates as ‘the Gaystapo’ (Picture: Twitter) Ukip just selected a candidate that refers to LGBT activists as ‘the Gaystapo’. Alan Craig has just been chosen as the party’s candidate for the South West constituency... Read more
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The New Statesman
A good apprenticeship is about more than box-tickingThe political apprenticeships arms race, promising ever increasing numbers of a
A good apprenticeship is about more than box-ticking
The New Statesman / Posted 4 days ago
The political apprenticeships arms race, promising ever increasing numbers of apprenticeships but with little focus on quality, is helping nobody. Playing a numbers game often means the quality and the personal touch that turns a placement into a... Read more
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The New Statesman
What is the New Hampshire primary, and why does it matter?The political apprenticeships arms race, promising ever increasing numbers of a
What is the New Hampshire primary, and why does it matter?
The New Statesman / Posted 4 days ago
The political apprenticeships arms race, promising ever increasing numbers of apprenticeships but with little focus on quality, is helping nobody. Playing a numbers game often means the quality and the personal touch that turns a placement into a... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Ukip gay rights organiser quits over "vile" candidate who compared gays to NazisA Ukip gay rights organiser has quit the party after a "vile homophobe" who cal
Ukip gay rights organiser quits over "vile" candidate who compared gays to Nazis
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
A Ukip gay rights organiser has quit the party after a "vile homophobe" who called equality campaigners the 'Gaystapo' was put up for election. He claimed Ukip is "becoming even more small-minded", "goes out of its way to preserve the status quo"... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
UKIP member quits over 'homophobic abuse' and selection of 'gay cure' advocate for GLA seatAn advocate of curing homosexuality has been selected as the UKIP Greater Londo
UKIP member quits over 'homophobic abuse' and selection of 'gay cure' advocate for GLA seat
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
An advocate of curing homosexuality has been selected as the UKIP Greater London Assembly candidate for Kingston and Richmond, prompting the party’s leading gay rights activist to quit. Alan Craig, the former Christian Peoples Alliance leader who... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
UKIP member quits over 'homophobic abuse' and selection of 'gay cure' advocate for GLA seatAn advocate of curing homosexuality has been selected as the UKIP Greater Londo
UKIP member quits over 'homophobic abuse' and selection of 'gay cure' advocate for GLA seat
Croydon Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
An advocate of curing homosexuality has been selected as the UKIP Greater London Assembly candidate for Kingston and Richmond, prompting the party’s leading gay rights activist to quit. Alan Craig, the former Christian Peoples Alliance leader who... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
UKIP member quits over 'homophobic abuse' and selection of 'gay cure' advocate for GLA seatAn advocate of curing homosexuality has been selected as the UKIP Greater Londo
UKIP member quits over 'homophobic abuse' and selection of 'gay cure' advocate for GLA seat
Kingston Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
An advocate of curing homosexuality has been selected as the UKIP Greater London Assembly candidate for Kingston and Richmond, prompting the party’s leading gay rights activist to quit. Alan Craig, the former Christian Peoples Alliance leader who... Read more
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Romford Recorder
Politicians united in condemning safety plans for Gallows Corner Gallows Corner junction, flyover and roundabout in Romford Plans to improve
Politicians united in condemning safety plans for Gallows Corner
Romford Recorder / Posted 7 days ago
Gallows Corner junction, flyover and roundabout in Romford Plans to improve safety at accident blackspot, Gallows Corner, have been branded a “waste of time” by Romford’s... Read more
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Londonist
London Is Set To Lose Over 7,000 Social Rent HomesHousing estate regeneration is set to lead to London losing over 7,000 social h
London Is Set To Lose Over 7,000 Social Rent Homes
Londonist / Posted 8 days ago
Housing estate regeneration is set to lead to London losing over 7,000 social homes, according to figures obtained by the London Assembly Green Party. If the schemes identified by the Greens go ahead as planned, there will be a net loss to the... Read more
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Evening Standard
Sophie Walker: London is the 'worst place' for women to live in the UKShe’s got a steely edge, a touch of a Scottish accent that hangs like a threat
Sophie Walker: London is the 'worst place' for women to live in the UK
Evening Standard / Posted 8 days ago
She’s got a steely edge, a touch of a Scottish accent that hangs like a threat in her sentences, and eyes that challenge you to disagree. She’s what men call women they fear: formidable. And as leader of the Women’s Equality Party (WE) she is its... Read more
8d
Londonist
Boris Johnson Accused Of "Stitching Up" The Garden Bridge For Heatherwick StudioMayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London are coming under increasing pressu
Boris Johnson Accused Of "Stitching Up" The Garden Bridge For Heatherwick Studio
Londonist / Posted 8 days ago
Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London are coming under increasing pressure over how the contract to design the Garden Bridge was won by Heatherwick Studio and Arup. There have been reports of meetings between Johnson, Joanna Lumley and Thomas... Read more
9d
Wandsworth Guardian
End of low bills? Council tax 'needs to rise by 75' to plug Wandsworth's £54m funding holeWandsworth’s era as a low-tax council could be over after reports showed a £54m
End of low bills? Council tax 'needs to rise by 75' to plug Wandsworth's £54m funding hole
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
Wandsworth’s era as a low-tax council could be over after reports showed a £54m funding black hole would require a 75 per cent rate hike to plug. The surge in residents’ council tax bill would need to come in next year to help fill the gap before... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
End of the road? Years of low tax could end after report says council tax needs to rise by 75 to plug Wandsworth's £54m funding deficitWandsworth’s era as a low-tax council could be over after reports showed a £54m
End of the road? Years of low tax could end after report says council tax needs to rise by 75 to plug Wandsworth's £54m funding deficit
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
Wandsworth’s era as a low-tax council could be over after reports showed a £54m funding black hole would require a 75 per cent rate hike to plug. The surge in residents’ council tax bill would need to come in next year to help fill the gap before... Read more
10d
guardian-series
Olympic Orbit sculpture running at £520K deficit with low visitor numbersThe Olympic Orbit sculpture is running at a huge deficit with much lower visito
Olympic Orbit sculpture running at £520K deficit with low visitor numbers
guardian-series / Posted 10 days ago
The Olympic Orbit sculpture is running at a huge deficit with much lower visitor numbers than expected, it has been revealed. The London Assembly regeneration committee discussed the worrying figures this morning (February 2) at City Hall in central... Read more
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Newham Recorder
Sadiq Khan speaks to voters during West Ham visit Labour London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan with supporters at Upton Park stat
Sadiq Khan speaks to voters during West Ham visit
Newham Recorder / Posted 10 days ago
Labour London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan with supporters at Upton Park station Transport and housing costs were among the issues mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan discussed with voters during a visit... Read more
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London SE1
Hundreds march against Housing & Planning BillThe march, called by Lambeth Housing Activists, who part of the Radical Housing
Hundreds march against Housing & Planning Bill
London SE1 / Posted 13 days ago
The march, called by Lambeth Housing Activists, who part of the Radical Housing Network, began at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park and made its way through North Lambeth to Westminster Bridge. Measures in the Housing & Planning Bill – which is... Read more
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Evening Standard
London’s population boom challengeThe startling proposal by Richmond council’s leader, Lord True, that “broad lim
London’s population boom challenge
Evening Standard / Posted 14 days ago
The startling proposal by Richmond council’s leader, Lord True, that “broad limits” should be set on London’s fast-growing population is one of two eye-catching contributions today to the debate about how best to address this city’s housing problems... Read more
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Evening Standard
Housing crisis sends property prices in London's suburbs soaringLondon's desperate housing shortage sent property prices surging to an all-time
Housing crisis sends property prices in London's suburbs soaring
Evening Standard / Posted 14 days ago
London's desperate housing shortage sent property prices surging to an all-time high last month, with the biggest increases in the suburbs. The average home’s value shot up by £10,683 between November and December — one of the biggest monthly jumps... Read more
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Evening Standard
Science Museum to be at heart of Old Oak ParkThe Science Museum is to establish a major new building at the centre of the re
Science Museum to be at heart of Old Oak Park
Evening Standard / Posted 15 days ago
The Science Museum is to establish a major new building at the centre of the redevelopment in Old Oak Common. The Standard revealed yesterday that Boris Johnson is in talks to bring a “household name” organisation to the west London site, which is... Read more
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Evening Standard
Havering council becomes first in Britain to back leaving EUA town hall in east London has become the first in Britain to vote to leave the
Havering council becomes first in Britain to back leaving EU
Evening Standard / Posted 15 days ago
A town hall in east London has become the first in Britain to vote to leave the European Union. Havering council decided by 30 votes to 15 to support a motion declaring the UK would be better off outside the EU. Although the vote is merely symbolic... Read more
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15d
Wandsworth Guardian
Merton and Wandsworth AM Richard Tracey on the Dons, Crossrail 2 and transport as he prepares to leave City HallMerton and Wandsworth's London Assembly member will go out at the top of his ga
Merton and Wandsworth AM Richard Tracey on the Dons, Crossrail 2 and transport as he prepares to leave City Hall
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 15 days ago
Merton and Wandsworth's London Assembly member will go out at the top of his game when he steps down after 25 years in frontline politics this May. Richard Tracey has served as the Conservative member for the two boroughs in City Hall since 2008 but... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
First council in England votes to leave the EUHis motion read: “Due to the negative impact that EU directives such as the age
First council in England votes to leave the EU
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
His motion read: “Due to the negative impact that EU directives such as the agency working time directive and EU procurement rules have on the ability and cost of Havering Council to fulfil its obligations, this council agrees that Britain would be... Read more
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Romford Recorder
Havering Council backs EU ‘Out’ voteHavering Council has tonight become the first in Britain to back the EU “Out” c
Havering Council backs EU ‘Out’ vote
Romford Recorder / Posted 15 days ago
Havering Council has tonight become the first in Britain to back the EU “Out” campaign after a controversial Ukip motion was passed. Following an hour-long debate at the town hall, members voted by 31 to 15 that Havering would be better off outside... Read more
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Newham Recorder
London mayoral elections: Less than 100 days until polls open Mayor of London Boris Johnson speaks at City Hall. Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA Wir
London mayoral elections: Less than 100 days until polls open
Newham Recorder / Posted 16 days ago
Mayor of London Boris Johnson speaks at City Hall. Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire In less than 100 days Londoners will elect their new mayor. To send a link to this page you must be logged... Read more
17d
Daily Mirror
BNP rushes to re-register as a political party in time for May's local electionsThe broke and beleagured British National Party is rushing to re-register as an
BNP rushes to re-register as a political party in time for May's local elections
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
The broke and beleagured British National Party is rushing to re-register as an official political party in time for May's local elections. Its list of official party "statements" - descriptions which can appear on some ballot papers - have been... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Streatham Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Harrow Times
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Harrow Times / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Gazette News
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Gazette News / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Shropshire Star
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls « Shropshire StarThe far-right outfit - which was removed by the watchdog for failing to submit
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 17 days ago
The far-right outfit - which was removed by the watchdog for failing to submit the required annual notification and £25 fee - has applied to be restored to the list of approved parties. Its list of official party "statements" - descriptions which... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Kingston Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Oxford Mail / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Bury Times
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Bury Times / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Gazette
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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guardian-series
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
guardian-series / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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This is West Country
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
This is West Country / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Bolton News
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May pollsThe beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field can
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Bolton News / Posted 17 days ago
The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission to field candidates at May's elections, after being struck off the register of recognised parties by the Electoral Commission. The far-right outfit - which was removed by the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls The BNP was removed by the Electoral Commission for failing to submit the req
BNP seeks to re-register with Electoral Commission for May polls
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
The BNP was removed by the Electoral Commission for failing to submit the required annual notification and £25 fee The beleaguered British National Party (BNP) is seeking permission... Read more
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