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‘He’s never spoken up about Muslims’: Keir Starmer leaves Batley voters disaffected

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When Keir Starmer shifted Labour’s position on Kashmir in the first weeks of his leadership last year, he may not have realised that his stated intention of preventing “issues of the subcontinent to divide communities...

‘I barely know what the recall is’: central California voters puzzle over crucial vote

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With California’s gubernatorial recall election just a week away, the most populous US state is poised for a potential political upheaval. But just a 45-minute drive south of the governor’s office in Sacramento, at a ...

‘It was never about saving Newsom’: how Latino voters played a major role in California

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Luis Sánchez worked overtime to rescue Governor Gavin Newsom in California’s recall race. His group PowerCA Action reached more than a quarter-million voters ahead of election day, encouraging young Latino Californian...

‘It’s a bit of a circus’: the Northern Irish voters tired of polarised politics

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On the streets of Enniskillen, a handful of twentysomething women, all from a unionist background, discuss this week’s elections. The Northern Ireland protocol does not come up once, but what does surface repeatedly a...

‘People want answers’: Boris Johnson’s apology lands flat with Bolton’s swing voters

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When Boris Johnson addressed MPs an hour after the release of Sue Gray’s redacted report, he will have hoped his apology would travel far beyond the Commons chamber and reached places like Tonge Fold, on the outskirts...

‘Scholz will sort it’ – the catchphrase winning the hearts of German voters

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Of all the political posters and billboards that line the streets of German towns and cities this late summer, the ones most likely to stop commuters in their tracks are those bathed in traffic-light red. Using a star...

‘Someone needs a kick up the butt’: Bexley voters consider Tories’ record

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Boris Johnson’s popularity dip may be such that Tory voters in Old Bexley and Sidcup brand the prime minister a “blithering idiot” and question his qualities as a leader, but Labour still faces an uphill battle to win...

‘What he’s done is corrupt’: voters welcome Owen Paterson’s exit

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In Shropshire’s northernmost market town of Whitchurch, most locals out shopping or running errands welcomed the news that their long-standing MP Owen Paterson had resigned. Paterson, who faced a 30-day suspension fro...

A court caught Republicans discriminating against Black voters – here’s how

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It has been called a textbook example of discrimination against Black voters in the US. And a ruling on it from the supreme court is expected any day. It isn’t the kind of the explicit voting discrimination, like poll...

A right-leaning Labour party has little to offer voters

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Jonathan Freedland attributes New Labour’s electoral victory in 1997 to “doing whatever it took to win” (Tony Blair had it easy. Keir Starmer is in a much deeper hole, 15 October). But there is no point in gaining pow...

Alabama electoral maps discriminate against Black voters, federal court rules

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Alabama Republicans illegally discriminated against Black voters when they drew the state’s seven new congressional districts last year and must quickly redraw the plan, a federal court has ruled. The ruling is hugel...

Albanese wins final election debate over Morrison, according to Seven’s undecided voters

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Anthony Albanese has been declared the winner of the final leaders’ debate of the election campaign after he and Scott Morrison put forward competing views on wage rises, economic management and energy policy. With le...

Almost all Tory voters agree company tax avoidance morally wrong, poll finds

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A majority of the public, including Conservative voters, support tougher action against tax avoidance, according to an opinion poll after the revelations in the leaked Pandora Papers about widespread use of offshore t...

Apathetic voters could hand California recall to Republicans: ‘Folks seem unaware’

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When Gavin Newsom first elected governor of California in 2018, he captured a greater share of the vote than any other Democrat in state history. And he has remained broadly popular, despite a global pandemic, economi...

Arizona voters baffled by Kyrsten Sinema: ‘she betrayed us’

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Allie Young believed in Kyrsten Sinema. Her vote helped elect the seemingly progressive Democrat from Arizona to the Senate in 2018. But she wonders what happened to Sinema when she got to Washington. Young, a voting ...

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