Important local government elections are taking place across the UK today. In Scotland, the results will tell us much about the state of the parties and views on our ever-present constitutional question. Read more
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Two recent stories have highlighted the lack of transparency and accountability over who politicians employ in their offices. Read more
Consultation is never a silver bullet to securing planning permission, but it is necessary and de-risks the process, says Louise Page-Jennings. Read more
Connect Communications has won the prestigious Party Conference Fringe Event of the Year at the Public Affairs Awards 2016 for the Fraud Fringe. Read more
This has been another week dominated by Brexit. Despite Zac Goldsmith’s greatest efforts, the Richmond by-election became a vote about Brexit rather than Heathrow expansion. He wouldn’t have been helped by notes from Mark Field’s aide, purportedly revealing a hard ‘have your cake and eat it’ Brexit strategy. Read more
Launching the PRCA Review of Political Predictions – Brexit, Trump and why the experts failed to see what was coming
We all got it wrong again. The city, the pollsters, the pundits and the bookies predicted Hillary Clinton would win. Read more
With the fallout from the EU Referendum and Conservative divisions playing out daily in the media and Parliament, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond is under pressure to use his first Autumn Statement to unite his Party and demonstrate that the Government has a solid plan for the UK’s future outside the EU. Read more
Most people in the UK will wake up on Wednesday morning to the news of who the new US President is. This is a short guide for those that can’t wait to find out the result of this dramatic, if at times unedifying, election. Throughout the night the BBC, ITV and Sky all have election special programmes, and you may be able to access CNN and other channels. Here is a rough guide to timings of the key moments through the night on Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, shown in UK time.