Election 2015

Crucial report will help fight abuse of politicians

By Martin Bright, October 30, 2013

We like to reassure ourselves with the idea that UK election campaigns are a model of propriety: a mixture of healthy, robust knockabout and charming amateurishness.

Despite recurring stories in recent years about postal-vote fraud, it is probably still safe to say that our elections remain among the least corrupt in the world.


Lawyer wins Labour candidacy for Finchley and Golders Green

By Marcus Dysch, September 2, 2013

Lawyer Sarah Sackman will be the Labour candidate in the Finchley and Golders Green constituency at the 2015 general election.

Ms Sackman was selected at a party meeting at Finchley Progressive Synagogue on Sunday.

Among the candidates she beat was Alon Or-Bach, who could have become the first Israeli to be a British MP.


Stag party MP Aidan Burley to stand for Conservatives again in 2015

By Jennifer Lipman, February 13, 2013

A Conservative MP who attended a stag party probed by French police for alleged Nazi-themed antics will stand for the party in the 2015 election.

Aidan Burley, who was elected to serve Cannock Chase in 2010, has been reselected to fight the seat once again.


Man who took on the BNP to contest Hampstead and Kilburn for Conservatives

By Jennifer Lipman, February 11, 2013

A Camden councillor who took on Nick Griffin at the 2010 election is hoping to become Hampstead's first Conservative MP – and first Jewish MP - in more than 20 years.

Simon Marcus, 40, who grew up in the area and had his barmitzvah at New London Synagogue, was selected to contest Hampstead and Kilburn for the party in 2015.


Hendon named key election 2015 battleground by Labour

By Jennifer Lipman, January 8, 2013

Hendon has been pinpointed as a key battleground constituency by the Labour Party as Britain marks the halfway point between the 2010 and 2015 election.

The north London constituency was won by Conservative Matthew Offord at the last general election. Mr Offord triumphed over his rival, Andrew Dismore, by just 103 votes.