47+ million voters are registered to vote in UK general and local elections. The questions of who will win an election and what issues voters care about are often one of the most important and challenging to answer in politics.
It has been revealed that a quarter of Conservative MPs (90) have second jobs with firms whose activities range from gambling to private healthcare, making them more than £4m in extra earnings yearly.
This week, the prime minister and Conservative Party faced an enormous backlash over attempts to scrap ethics rules to protect suspended Conservative MP Owen Paterson.
Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, says he is “leaning towards” mandatory Covid vaccinations for NHS staff, with estimates that 100,000 staff are unprotected. About 95% of NHS staff have already had the vaccine.
The UK Government and Conservative MPs faced a massive public backlash last week after voting to allow water companies to discharge raw sewage into rivers and seas.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, flew on Friday to a luxury villa in the Spanish resort of Marbella, at a time when millions face soaring UK energy bills, a £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit, prospects of food rationing and higher petrol prices.
The UK government recently announced plans to raise free medication to the state pension age from 60 to 66, risking 2.4 million people losing their free prescriptions.
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, fueled speculation this week by refusing three times to talk about his ambitions to become the future Prime Minister of the UK.
This week, the prime minister is reported to have agreed to raising taxes on younger, lower and middle-income earners through National Insurance (NI), going against the Conservative Party 2019 manifesto pledge not to raise taxes until at least 2024.
The UK Government this week faced a revolt from over 40 Conservative MPs over proposals to break a manifesto commitment by cutting Foreign Aid spending from 0.7 to 0.5 percent of national income.