UK




Snap poll

A snap general election has been announced by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, to “guarantee certainty and security”. But what does history say about her chances of winning a greater majority? The UK doesn’t generally…



Useful side-effect?

The election Theresa May is seeking for 8 June would have a useful side-effect for her – by helping the Conservative Party in its attempts to put the lingering embarrassment of the 2015 general election…



Snap poll casts doubt over Manchester Gorton by-election

Doubts have been cast over whether the Manchester Gorton by-election can go ahead following the prime minister’s decision to call a general election. Manchester’s returning officer is seeking clarification following Theresa May’s announcement. The poll…


What does it all mean?

The pound has fallen substantially against the euro since last year’s referendum result, but, at the news of the election, it climbed to a five-month high. It is very difficult to predict changes in the…


Voters' guide

The UK looks set to have a general election on 8 June. Here’s what you need to know. What has happened? The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she wants to hold a…