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Council's money saving waste scheme in contention for national award

A county council scheme which saves money on postage and waste paper is in line for a national award.

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MP David Lidington appears on the BBC's Question Time

‘The short notice was not ideal’: Aylesbury MP David Lidington on his Question Time appearance

Aylesbury MP David Lidington has revealed he was only given a few hours notice ahead of his appearance on the BBC’s flagship political programme Question Time last night (Thursday).

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PM Theresa May

The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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David Lidington retained his seat

Aylesbury MP David Lidington named justice secretary and Lord Chancellor in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle

It's been a great week for David Lidington, who retained his Aylesbury seat with 55% of the vote, and has gained a promotion in yesterday's cabinet reshuffle.
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#GE2017: John Bercow addresses ‘large number of spoiled ballots’ in thank you speech

Returning MP John Bercow thanked voters and promised to ‘rededicate himself’ to representing the Buckingham people in his acceptance speech this morning.

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#GE2017: David Lidington: “It is an enormous privilege to have been elected”

#GE2017: David Lidington: “It is an enormous privilege to have been elected”

Returning MP for Aylesbury David Lidington thanked constituents for voting him into office for the seventh time in a row.

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#GE2017: Buckingham constituency results breakdown

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow romped home with the lion’s share of the votes in the Buckingham constituency.

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#GE2017: Aylesbury election results breakdown

#GE2017: Aylesbury election results breakdown

It was a good night for Aylesbury’s Labour group and candidate Mark Bateman - even though they didn’t snatch the historically safe Tory seat from David Lidington.

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#GE2017: Commons Speaker John Bercow retains Buckingham seat

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has retained his seat as Buckingham’s MP.

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#GE2017: Conservatives David Lidington retains seat in Aylesbury

#GE2017: Conservatives David Lidington retains seat in Aylesbury

Conservative Leader of the House of Commons David Lidington has retained his seat as Aylesbury’s member of Parliament.

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#GE2017: Stay tuned for the Aylesbury election action

In the early hours of tomorrow morning the Aylesbury and Buckingham General Election results will come in.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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Content Editor Hayley O'Keeffe

Editor’s Comment: It’s election time - and it’s a strange one isn’t it....

I think uncertainty really is the name of the game this general election - because there’s just no telling what’s going to happen!

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ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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