Politics and Policy

By Laura Sharman | March 24, 2017

Report shows rise in fraud related to voting offences

Report shows rise in fraud related to voting offences

There were 260 reported cases of electoral fraud last year, according to a new report from the Electoral Commission.

Surrey leader to quit LGA role

Surrey leader to quit LGA role

By Heather Jameson | March 23, 2017

David Hodge has quit as the leader of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Conservative group following the political furore over the so-called Nickileaks affair.

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