By-election Bonanza

Adam Lawless
A newsletter about British politics and by-elections
Created 28 Jun 2021
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  • 'What If?'
    13 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    By-elections are fun, political obsessives dedicate much of their time analyzing their impact but sometimes all of that politics can get a bit too much and so we must turn to the distinct reality of p...
  • Parish Council Showdown
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    A Parliamentary by-election isn’t always interesting but for the most part they offer something exciting to delve into. The further down the elected level of representation you go the less interesting...
  • Divorced, Beheaded, Survived?
    15 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 2 0
    Asked about the revival of his old party, Lord Owen, one of the original founders, told us: “I don’t want to talk about the SDP.” - The Evening Standard. The SDP was dead, to begin with. There is no d...
  • Two Davids enter, One David leaves!
    01 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    The Two Davids stand side by side ready to board their campaign buses for the 1987 General Election. David Steel and David Owen smile beside one another despite the brewing tension between the pair. T...
  • Labour Plaid the Price
    18 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    "An election which has transformed utterly and in an instant the prospect of a Welsh nation." Gywnfor Evans Plaid Genedlaethol Cymru was formed in 1925 at a time of growing Welsh nationalism. Ever sin...
  • The most pointless by-election
    04 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    The crunch vote on the Counter-Terrorism Bill rocked Parliament to its core in the June of 2008. This divisive vote controversially included the granting of an extension to the legal detention of terr...
  • A little less conversation, another lost deposit please.
    21 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Satire, frivolous and joke candidates are a plague on the by-election. Almost every single by-election has a person with far too much money to spend and a silly hat rocking up onto the candidates stag...
  • David Cameron's worst birthday present
    07 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    It's the summer of 2014 and British politics is bursting at the seams. For years, Prime Minister David Cameron has been battling both externally against Labour leader Ed Miliband and internally as Eur...
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly of British politics
    28 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    From the Liberal revival in Orpington to the UKIP surge in Clacton, by-elections tells us a lot about our country. They’re snapshots of history that either are responses to events, or the dictator of ...
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