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  • How Sunderland City Council uses social media to engage with constituents

    by Jasper Martens | 17 May 2010

    Remember Sunderland City Council during the Election result night? Sunderland was the first to announce the General Election results. This remarkable achievement can’t be seen as a one-off result. The Sunderland City Council communication team not only reaches the public quickly and directly during elections, they are also using online communication tools on a daily basis.

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  • Coalition government - what it means for your business

    by Josh Hall | 13 May 2010

    The past week has been a momentous one in British politics. An inconclusive election, fraught with technical difficulties and allegations of fraud, produced a result in which no single party secured overall control of the House of Commons. Days of backroom wrangling followed – which ultimately resulted in the first coalition government the UK has seen in 70 years.

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  • 5 councils you should follow on Twitter

    by Jasper Martens | 06 May 2010

    With the elections today, we looked at some councils who are successfully using Twitter to keep the people up to date with the latest election results. You would be surprised that not only big councils are using Twitter to reach their audience. So which councils are successful? 

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  • The Conservative party gives their business manifesto

    by Rosie Beasley | 30 Apr 2010

    The Conservative Party is still edging a lead in the polls, although at this stage it seems unlikely that they will gain enough ground during the last days of campaigning to avoid a hung parliament. Much depended on the outcome of the final live television debate last night and early polls suggest that he came across the best on issues for entrepreneurs and business.

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  • The Labour party offers their business manifesto

    by Rosie Beasley | 30 Apr 2010

    Do you know who you’ll vote for on 6th May? What are the issues that you are focusing most on to help you make your decision?

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  • How to vote in the general election

    by Josh Hall | 30 Apr 2010

    The 2010 General Election is has shaped up to be one of the most unusual, and potentially most important, in recent political history. The traditional two-party system, dominated by Labour and the Conservatives, is in danger of being torn apart by resurgent Liberal Democrats, buoyed as they are by a surge in leader Nick Clegg’s stock and a popular distrust of both of the alternatives.

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  • The Liberal Democrats layout their business manifeso

    by Rosie Beasley | 30 Apr 2010

    With the general election campaign in its last week and many voters undecided, it’s time to get down to brass tacks and look at exactly what each party hopes to offer small businesses if it wins the election.

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  • General election update: the parties launch their manifestos

    by Josh Hall | 19 Apr 2010

    The election campaign is now in full swing. The historic first television debates have begun and, on 12 April, Parliament was officially dissolved – meaning that MPs are now in fact, former MPs.

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  • General election business update: NI row, fluctuating polls and grey vote

    by Josh Hall | 15 Apr 2010

    The election campaign has now begun in earnest. The bank holiday weekend saw each of the three main parties flexing their public relations muscles in anticipation of Gordon Brown’s trip to the Palace to call the election. With the country set to go to the polls on 6 May, and the public’s voting intentions continuing to fluctuate, the coming month looks set to be particularly hard fought.

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