General Election: everything you need to know about polling day

Tomorrow (12 December), is the day the country will head to polling stations to vote for the new government. Maybe this is your first election, or maybe you just need a refresh on what happens on the day? Either way, we’re bringing you a rundown of everything you need to know about polling day for the 2019 General Election.

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General election: everything you need to know about the parties

As you might have heard already, on 12 December, we will be heading out to the polls, to take part in a general election. Today (26 November) is the deadline to register to vote. But motivating yourself to vote can be especially difficult if you’re unsure about what the different parties are offering. We’re breaking down each party’s manifesto, to help you make up your mind, and encourage everyone to get out and vote. In Scotland, there are many different parties that represent different politics and ideologies. The main parties, who currently have Members of Parliament (MPs), Members of Scottish…

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General election: Why you should register to vote

So, you might have heard something about a general election in recent weeks? That’s right – in less than three weeks time, the country will be making a return to the polling station, to vote for who we want to see in government.

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The 2017 Roundup

Fair enough, there is still a week of 2017 to go, but we’re SO excited for 2018. There have been some serious highs and lows this year, with Brexit literally dominating everything. Again. Despite the lows and the losses, there have been some pretty good moments throughout the year. 2017 delivered elections, a new iPhone, scandals, festivals and Big Shaq. We round up our highlights – 2017, it’s been emotional. The General Election Prime Minister Theresa May went against her word – no surprise there – and called a snap election. Deep in the corner of May’s cabinet, we imagine the…

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#DogsAtPollingStations 🐾

As we all get ready to head down to the polls and cast our votes for the general election, our furry friends have been getting in on the action. Filled with hope and determination, dogs across the UK have been spotted outside their polling station waiting on their owners to vote.  Hoping for longer walks, more treats and cuddles, these pups know it is time their voices were heard. So many doggos have been getting involved the hashtag #DogsAtPollingStations is trending on Twitter. Here are some of the good dogs waiting patiently for their owners to cast their votes. https://twitter.com/jenniferhross/status/872711372777418752…

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Social media’s political agenda

It’s everywhere you look; red and blue, yellow and green – and we’re not talking about colours of the rainbow – all fighting for your vote for tomorrow’s (8 June) general election. As if we couldn’t get away from political bickering between parents and friends, papers and magazines, now our social media accounts have fallen victim too. Snapchat Advertising During Snapchat breaks, some users have been left watching political adverts instead. Almost all social media platforms are now being heavily targeted by political campaigns from the major parties. Parties have been gathering age, location, and political views, or even ‘likes’…

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Student Voters: The Lowdown

As we all dusted off the joys of partying/binge watching Netflix over the bank holiday weekend, Prime Minister Theresa May dragged us back to reality. On Tuesday, Theresa announced a snap general election for 8 June of this year to ensure Brexit is a “success”. Cast your mind back to this time last year where the Brexit wheel was churning and we had manifestos thrown at us left, right and centre. Of the students eligible to vote in the EU Referendum, few turned up to the polling stations to cast their votes – don’t be left disappointed this time around.…

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#GE2015: the election on Twitter

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that there’s been the little matter of a UK-wide election going on, giving Britain’s people the chance to decide who represents them in the Houses of Parliament. And what an election its been. Now, 56 out of Scotland’s 59 parliamentary seats are occupied by SNP politicians (there were six in the 2010 election), UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Labour’s Ed Miliband and the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Clegg have all stepped down as party leaders, Alistair Campbell said he’d eat his kilt is the SNP got 58 seats, employment minister Esther McVey, er,…

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Why Should You Vote?

Today’s the day – the General Election is finally here! But, sadly, a lot of young people don’t seem all that bothered. With the usual hype surrounding this year’s General Election, writer Caitlin Moran tweeted her view that: “By the time of the next election, it won’t really matter what parties newspapers back. All the new, young electorate is going elsewhere.” Sadly, Ms Moran’s quip carries a strong element of truth to it. Newspapers, filled with story after story of party leaders working their way up and down the country in the hope of creating a positive image prior to…

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