Posted on 08. May 2015 by Mathew Shearman It is the closest election for a generation. Political parties are looking for votes in all parts of the electorate to secure the 326 MPs needed to form a majority Government in the House of Commons. The 3.3 million ‘first-time voters’ would provide a crucial base of support … Continue reading Young British voters: a crucial vote, if they cast it
Posted on 29. May 2014 by guest contribution The momentary ‘earthquake’ of European politics had already passed young British people by the time the election results were announced. Having voted three days before, large gains for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) were expected, but a small drop in turnout from 2009, just 33.8%, helped UKIP finish … Continue reading UK: A passing interest in political earthquakes
Posted on 17. March 2014 by guest contribution Mathew Shearman, 25, is political editor of Europe & Me magazine and a contributor to New Eastern Europe and Visegrad Insight. He writes on UK and German foreign policy, the EU and Eastern Europe and has appeared as a political analyst on BBC News 24. He currently works … Continue reading The last British European?