The Election Register will close at one minute to midnight on Monday 22 May for anyone who has not yet registered to vote in the General Election 2017. Young people who have not previously voted are especially being encourage to register by the deadline. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Hassun el Zafar of the National Union of Students.
The Sheffield College are encouraging students and young people to register to vote in the General Election ahead of the deadline on Monday 22 May. The College have loaned a portable voting booth from Sheffield Council to raise student awareness of elections and voter registration. It is touring college campuses before the voting registration deadline following a launch at the Olive Grove campus off East Bank Road. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Steve Kelly, head of student services.
Theresa May’s plan for a general election was confirmed today after MPs voted by more than the two-thirds majority required for an early poll. The House of Commons voted by a margin of 522 votes to 13 with Labour and the Lib Dems supporting the move. Sheffield Live! reporter spoke to Dr Andy Price, head of politics at Sheffield Hallam University.
After the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA, we spoke to Dr Joshua Forstenzer, an American national and Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield College Students Union elected its new officers for 2016/17 with more candidates standing than ever before. The Union, which was relaunched in 2012, confirmed the election of eleven officers whose roles include student support and representation on the College’s governing body. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Amy Smith, new president of Sheffield College Students Union.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a focus on the next general election in his closing address to the Labour party conference. Corbyn was re-elected on Saturday for the second time as Labour leader with a majority of 61.8 percent. He said Labour should build support by focusing on the “needs and aspirations of middle and lower income voters”.
The Sheffield branch of Momentum were in buoyant mood as they made their way to Liverpool to celebrate Jeremy Corbyn’s expected victory in the Labour leadership contest. Corbyn has since been returned as Labour leader after comfortably beating challenger Owen Smith. Corbyn won 61.8 per cent of the vote, a larger majority than last year and vowed to bring the party back together. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with members of Sheffield Momentum.
Thousands turned out for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership election campaign rally in Sheffield. Corbyn, who is being challenged for the leadership by Pontyprydd MP Owen Smith, addressed around 2500 supporters from the steps of Sheffield City Hall. Issues he spoke to included the housing crisis, saving the NHS, and calls for an inquiry into Orgreave.
The turnout for Sheffield was 67.34% which is higher then any recent election but lower than the national average of 72%. Sheffield Live! Mickey Conn reports live from the count.
The counting of the votes came to a stop in Sheffield for a moments silence to remember Yorkshire MP Jo Cox.