With a rebel yell, they cried ‘Less, Less, Less’

By Aimée Howard, Account Manager Last month’s by-election in Chesham and Amersham saw the Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Green pave her way to victory with a focus on the Conservatives’ planning reforms. Liberal Democrat leaflets took the unusual approach of quoting Conservative Party grandees, Theresa May and Ian Duncan Smith, in condemning the plans as…

West Midlands Mayoralty: Byrne, Baby, Byrne

By Laura Griffiths Prior to us knowing the full scale of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in delays to democracy, Labour members in the West Midlands finally selected their candidate for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) mayoral election just three months before polling day in 2020. Using a preferential system, similar to procedure used…

West Midlands Mayoralty: Street Fighting Man

By Pearce Branigan Having defied the odds in May 2017 to secure the inaugural mayoralty for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), Andy Street can arguably be credited as the first blue fracture in the ‘red wall’ of Labour’s traditional political heartlands across the West Midlands. Securing the mayoralty by a slim-majority of 3,766 votes,…

The City and Metro Mayoralties – A Bristol Tale

By Drew Aspinwall, Account Director This May’s elections will be unlike any we have had before. Candidates won’t be door knocking, the uptake of postal votes will likely soar, and voters will be viewing their selection through the lens of over a year of lockdown measures and the future implications of its policies. In the…