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OMG this Byline Times story has been flagged as "harmful" content by Twitter and asks if you "want to" Like and retweet it first! Why? It is about #VoterSuppression of course.
#DemocracyNotAutocracy #DemocracyDenied #Vote
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‘It’s Far Worse than Any US State’
Josiah Mortimer
Josiah Mortimer reports on fresh UK #votersuppression claims facing the Government – including the impact on young people – ahead of rushed roll-out of mandatory voter ID for next May’s #localelections #ToryBritain
/3 The Government has been accused of #Gerrymandering and “legalised #votersuppression” by pushing ahead with mandatory #VoterID I for next year’s May local elections, amid renewed concerns that young people will be locked out of voting.
#DemocracyNotAutocracy #ToriesOut
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Paul Waugh: Will Boris Johnson replace #RishiSunak with #LizTruss?
A Prime Minister, facing plotters inside and out his government, gets a drubbing in the local elections. He then opts to reshuffle his Cabinet the very next day, in a bid to “re-set” his entire government /1
/2 and prove he’s still the man in charge.
Well, that’s exactly what happened in May 2006 when Tony Blair reacted to Labour’s loss of 319 council seats and the control of 17 town halls...
So, is Boris Johnson tempted to do the same in the aftermath of this week’s local elections?
/3 In some ways the parallels are uncanny with 16 years ago, not least with a Home Secretary under huge pressure in a “not fit for purpose” department,party chairman with too much on their plate and prospect of worrying losses in key party heartlands (especially in the south).
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Waking up to news that the Tories are taking something of a battering in London.

But if Labour takes control of true blue Westminster, Tory since the borough was created in 1964, that’s really a result to cause a stir.
This is into swing territory here in Westminster. Hyde Park ward is historically truly blue. #LocalElection2022
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It's #LocalElections day.

With this election day being dubbed judgement day for Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer, Metro looks at the 7 key battlegrounds.

Let's see where their fates lie 👇

Famously Margaret Thatcher’s ‘favourite’ local authority, Wandsworth has been in blue since 1978.

But the Tories are in for a fight to stop Labour as activists launched a massive doorstep campaign to win the council in the hope of delivering a crushing blow.

Labour suffered a huge blow to the Tories in the Hartlepool by-election last year.

However, at the time, the PM was performing well in the polls following a successful vaccine programme.

If the Tories lose any of their 13 seats it could show the national picture. Picture: REX/Shutterstock
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Boris Johnson uses the phrase "Liberal Left Lawyers" in response to a question about the Govt's #Rwanda Plan, in the full knowledge that Priti Patel's use of the phrase "Activist Lawyers" was linked by counter-terrorism police to a far right terror attack.
This is dangerously irresponsible rhetoric & Boris Johnson knows it - but he doesn't care.

He is without doubt totally unfit for public office, as so many people who have worked with him warned voters he would be.


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As #localelections approach, we’re reminded that LAs adopting a progressive stance bucked national trends in ‘21.

This time we’ve seen more candidates citing #CWB in manifestos. But what does that mean in practice? We’ve collated examples where they are pushing the ✉️…
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⬆️ Growth in Islington – led by tech, digital and design – hasn’t created positive outcomes for the local residents who need it most ⬇️

To tackle this @IslingtonBC has adopted a new ✨interventionist ✨ approach to economic development ➡️

The B’ham Anchor Network has come into its own, post-🦠 – allowing not just @BhamCityCouncil but 5 other institutions to develop collective solutions to problems.

⭐example: the I Can project helping ppl into health and social care jobs…
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It is 1.5 months till Estonian #LocalElections. Registration of candidates must be completed tomorrow (7th Sept). After that, there will be several days for corrections and withdrawals. Next week we will find out what the final electoral lists and candidate numbers are. #Eesti
Voter lists will be locked in on 17th of September. Voter registration is automatic in #Estonia and it means that anybody who is 16 y/o on election day and whose official address is registered in a given municipality on 17th of September, will be able to vote there.
As electoral system is proportionate with 5% threshold, it can be said that everybody's vote counts equally. Or can it?
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@SpelthorneBC how long does it usually take for your monitoring officer to reply to a residents formal complaint when it has already been upheld that a #conservative #Councillor - namely Cllr Michelle Gibson - DID breach #GDPR when she gave my address to her other half please?
@shamusdoherty @cazbie16 @Sammy_18_ @Lisa_SEND @TheRealGrumpDad @CharlieL28 @SENWorldcom @L4ASurrey STILL rumbling on🤔 @ICOnews as the holder of my own data can i freely share my communications? The DPO at #Spelthorne council upheld my GDPR complaint about Cllr Gibson! #GDPR
I have of course raised this as a formal complaint no #Councillor should feel free to misuse their power to use residents personal data to allow someone to try to intimidate them! It’s absolutely disgraceful!! #ConservativeGovernment #LocalElections2021 #LocalElections #politics
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5 things we have learned from the #localelections

1. The Brexit divide now dominates British politics.…
5 things we have learned from the #localelections

2. The Labour party is treading water…
5 things we have learned from the #localelections

3. The antisemitism scandal has damaged Labour…
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