• The 2024 General Election; What does this mean for Edge Hill’s constituency? By Ella Weatherburn

    With the 2024 General Election fast approaching, the Politics Blog looks to the possibilities of what this could mean for Edge Hill Universities constituency, West Lancashire. Past elections When looking forward to an election, examining past elections is a useful indicator of the political views of the constituency the MP seat covers. The most recent…

  • Lady Hale – the pioneer. by Ella Weatherburn and Jessica Casey

    In honour of the 90th anniversary of Edge Hill University and International Women’s Day, we were privileged to receive a visit from Lady Brenda Hale. Law students Ella Weatherburn and Jessica Casey tell us more about this pioneering honorary Edge Hill doctor. The extensive and impressive career of Lady Hale began with a humble background,…

  • The Rise (and likely fall) of Reform UK by Zac Clark

    This article was published before the announcement by Nigel Farage that he would resume leadership of the party and stand in Clacton. It remains to be seen however what effect this will have in seats across the country. The Brexit campaign and subsequent referendum result emboldened some previously veiled right wing sentiments within British society.…

  • Interview with Conor McGinn MP by Zac Clark

    Students from Edge Hill’s Politics Lab were able to sit down for a meeting with Member of Parliament for St Helens North, Conor McGinn. We were able to speak to Mr McGinn about tabling Parliamentary questions, about his personal political views and about his life in politics. This is what he told us. On what…

  • What next for the Recall of MPs Act?

    Paula Keaveney. Earlier this month (February 2024) the voters of Wellingborough went to the polls in a by election. This was not the result of a resignation or death, but of the application of the Recall of MPs Act (2015). Former MP Peter Bone was suspended from the House of Commons for, among other things, bullying. More than…