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Alert as poll station venues moved ahead of General Election

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:20:00 +0100

VOTERS in Littlemoor in Clitheroe, and Billington have been advised of new polling stations for the parliamentary, borough and parish elections on Thursday, May 7, by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Jack Straw rules himself out of Labour leadership contest

Thu, 13 May 2010 09:50:00 +0100

WITH VIDEO OF DAVID MILIBAND. Blackburn MP Jack Straw has repeated that he will not be running in the leadership contest.

Prime Minister unveils his Cabinet

Wed, 12 May 2010 17:26:50 +0100

PRIME Minister David Cameron has put the finishing touches to his Cabinet, with key jobs for his Liberal Democrat coalition partners.

Conservative and Lib Dem coalition takes shape

Wed, 12 May 2010 16:40:00 +0100

UPDATE: David Cameron has hailed "a historic and seismic shift" in Britain's political landscape as he launched the country's first coalition government since the Second World War.

Introducing East Lancashire's four new MPs

Tue, 11 May 2010 16:34:06 +0100

AS the dust settles on the General Election, four first-time MPs are getting to grips with their new jobs.

Burnley's new Lib Dem MP backs Conservatives pact

Sun, 09 May 2010 17:43:24 +0100

NEWLY-elected Liberal Democrat MP Gordon Birthwistle has backed a proposed deal with the Conservatives after the country was left with a hung Parliament.

‘Swat teams’ prevent East Lancs polling station problems

Sun, 09 May 2010 00:20:00 +0100

RESERVE council staff formed polling station ‘swat teams’ in East Lancashire to handle the queues of extra people who turned out to vote in the General Election.

Labour party reflects on three East Lancashire losses

Sat, 08 May 2010 09:30:00 +0100

LABOUR supporters are coming to terms with disastrous General Election results which saw the party wiped out in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale & Darwen.

Conservatives seize Rossendale & Darwen

Sat, 08 May 2010 04:40:00 +0100

UPDATE: New Darwen and Rossendale MP Jake Berry said people ‘had shown they are ready for change’ after the Conservatives took the seat for the first time in 18 years.

Dream result for Hyndburn Labour candidate

Sat, 08 May 2010 04:20:00 +0100

UPDATE: Overjoyed Graham Jones reflected on his election triumph and said: “Last week I was clocking on as a factory worker and I will soon be heading to Westminster. It’s a dream.”

Jack Straw romps home in Blackburn

Sat, 08 May 2010 03:50:00 +0100

UPDATE: Straw hailed an 'astonishing vote of confidence' as he defied Labour's national woes and increased his majority in Blackburn.

Evans again as Tories hold Ribble Valley

Sat, 08 May 2010 02:10:00 +0100

UPDATE: Cheers echoed through the hall as Nigel Evans secured a fourth successive election victory with an increased majority.

Labour's Lindsay Hoyle holds Chorley after recount

Fri, 07 May 2010 07:40:00 +0100

LABOUR'S Lindsay Hoyle hung on to the seat, winning his fourth term as an MP.

Labour lose Burnley to Lib Dems

Fri, 07 May 2010 03:30:00 +0100

COUNCIL leader and hospital campaigner Gordon Birtwistle has become the first Liberal to be sent to Parliament by Burnley voters in 75 years.

Conservatives take Pendle from Labour

Fri, 07 May 2010 02:30:00 +0100

Labour lost out to the Tories in Pendle with Andrew Stephenson storming to victory - and booting out Gordon Prentice after 18 years.

Replay the Lancashire Telegraph election blog

Fri, 07 May 2010 19:00:00 +0100

LAST night and all through today, voters followed every twist and turn of the election with the Lancashire Telegraph live blog.

VIDEO: East Lancashire goes to the polls

Thu, 06 May 2010 12:50:00 +0100

POLLING stations are open across East Lancashire until 10pm with hopes high for a big turnout.

East Lancashire campaign diary: polling day

Thu, 06 May 2010 11:39:17 +0100

Nobody in politics can doubt the power of the baseball cap - William Hague’s leadership of the Conservative Party never recovered from his disastrous outing wearing one in 2001.

Lancashire Telegraph readers quiz Blackburn candidates

Wed, 05 May 2010 14:00:00 +0100

UPDATE: Three of the frontrunners to become Blackburn’s next MP are taking time out of campaigning today to answer your questions now.

Did East Lancs suffragettes campaign for vote in vain?

Wed, 05 May 2010 11:40:00 +0100

A hundred years ago, Nelson mill worker Selina Cooper was at the forefront of the suffragette movement, campaigning to get women the vote. We look at whether East Lancashire women are keeping Selina’s legacy alive.

East Lancashire campaign diary: 1 day to go

Wed, 05 May 2010 10:11:55 +0100

Two years ago the For Darwen Party famously promised residents a 5,000-seater football stadium, using pictures of a 30,000 capacity ground in Oklahoma in their 2008 election leaflets.

Crime on agenda on Tory's Hyndburn and Haslingden visit

Wed, 05 May 2010 08:22:14 +0100

SHOPKEEPERS expressed their concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour to Shadow Home Secretary MP Chris Grayling during his visit to East Lancashire yesterday.

Election 2010 guide to a hung parliament

Wed, 05 May 2010 17:21:10 +0100

WITH constant talk of balanced and hung parliaments, here's a guide to explain what could happen tomorrow.

VIDEO: Tony Blair visits Darwen

Tue, 04 May 2010 17:00:00 +0100

UPDATE: Former Prime Minister Tony Blair paid a surprise visit to East Lancashire today ahead of the General Election.

Pendle Labour candidate stakes £1k on schooling row with rival

Tue, 04 May 2010 15:41:28 +0100

LABOUR’S Pendle candidate Gordon Prentice has staked £1,000 on the continuing row over how his Liberal Democrat opponent educates his sons.

Row over Pendle Tories using East Europeans to deliver leaflets

Tue, 04 May 2010 12:45:56 +0100

CONSERVATIVES have been accused of hypocrisy after using a team of Eastern European’s to deliver campaign leaflets in Pendle.

East Lancashire campaign diary: 2 days to go

Tue, 04 May 2010 09:25:25 +0100

ROSSENDALE and Darwen’s Conservative candidate Jake Berry has revealed he is partial to rare roast beef and a pint after some advice from a voter.

Row over Conservative 'atrocities' leaflet in Blackburn

Tue, 04 May 2010 09:10:00 +0100

UPDATE: Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth has branded an election leaflet circulated by Tories in Blackburn, apparently blaming Labour for 'atrocities' in Afghanistan and Iraq, as 'disgusting'.

Daily East Lancashire election poll

Tue, 04 May 2010 08:10:00 +0100

EVERY day in the run-up to the election, we're asking East Lancashire voters to decide on some key election issues. Today: Which of the three main parties has mounted the best campaign?

East Lancashire campaign diary: 3 days to go

Mon, 03 May 2010 09:48:30 +0100

* Council officials stepped in to remove a banner for Blackburn independent candidate Bushra Irfan from the former police building on King Street.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg visits Burnley

Sun, 02 May 2010 16:49:10 +0100

NICK Clegg said existing jobs were not under threat by his plans to scrap a multi-billion pound defence contract on a visit to East Lancashire.

East Lancashire campaign diary: 5 days to go

Sat, 01 May 2010 10:40:00 +0100

Not to be outdone by the Tories, Labour activists in Rossendale and Darwen reveal they too have had election posters and signs stolen.

The fight to be next Rossendale and Darwen MP

Sat, 01 May 2010 10:40:00 +0100

IN the final look at the seats up for grabs at the General Election on Thursday, we focus at Rossendale and Darwen. Labour’s Janet Anderson has held this constituency for 18 years but the bookies now make the Tories odds on to win.

Ken Clarke’s flying visit to Accrington to talk business

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:52:47 +0100

ONE OF the best-known politicians of the past 20 years came to East Lancashire today on a flying campaign visit.

Shadow Chancellor gets a taste of life in Lancashire

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:22:47 +0100

SHADOW Chancellor George Osborne hit the campaign trail in Lancashire today with a visit to an aerospace manufacturer before sampling delicacies at a historic market.

The fight to be next Hyndburn MP

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:06:30 +0100

THE battle for one marginal East Lancashire seat is hotting up after an internal row threatened to scupper the Tories’ chances. We lift the lid on the goings-on in Hyndburn.

East Lancashire campaign diary: 5 days to go

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:50:00 +0100

The campaign in Rossendale and Darwen is fast turning into a soap opera, with two Coronation Street stalwarts taking opposite sides.

Straw soapbox arrives in Accrington

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:36:53 +0100

THE Labour soap box campaign led by Jack Straw and Labour parliamentary candidate for Hyndburn, Graham Jones, descended on Accrington.

Darwen band: Don’t waste the day - vote!

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:34:08 +0100

A DARWEN rock band is encouraging young people to vote on May 6.

Gordon Brown calls woman 'bigoted' on North West visit

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:40:00 +0100

UPDATE: Defiant East Lancashire Labour candidates have played down Gordon Brown’s ‘bigoted’ gaffe.

The fight to be next Chorley MP

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 15:33:50 +0100

IF history is anything to go by, Chorley is set to be a barometer of the national General Election result on May 4. We look at the battle for the seat.

The fight to be next Pendle MP

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 15:27:30 +0100

THERE are few seats more keenly contested than Pendle, where the Conservatives have pulled out all the stops in an attempt to oust Labour, and the resurgent Liberal Democrats are in with a fighting chance.

East Lancashire campaign diary: 6 days to go

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:09:37 +0100

A furious row is brewing in Hyndburn, where the council has rushed through a decision to ban political parties from taking stalls on markets in Accrington and Great Harwood.

Housing minister on whistle-stop Burnley visit

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:24:44 +0100

HOUSING Minister John Healey is the latest politician to visit East Lancashire during the election campaign.

Burnley candidates clash over aerospace jobs at hustings

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0100

THREE parliamentary candidates asked voters to put their faith in them come May 6 during a hustings gathering arranged by the Bishop of Burnley today.

Blackburn candidates clash in college debate

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:12:30 +0100

SIX OF the candidates vying to become Blackburn’s next MP clashed at a debate today.

More than 20,000 votes cast in Chorley already

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:09:28 +0100

ELECTION fever has arrived in Chorley with almost 50 per cent of people returning their postal votes in just three days.

Accrington headteacher backing Tory plans for schools

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:30:00 +0100

AN East Lancashire headteacher is one of 31 school bosses from across the country who has backed plans to remove schools from local council control.

Row over schooling of Pendle election candidate's sons in Pakistan

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:30:00 +0100

A ROW has developed between two parliamentary rivals after it was revealed one candidate’s sons are being educated in Pakistan.

The fight to be next Burnley MP

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:10:00 +0100

THE fight for Burnley is perhaps the most bitter in East Lancashire, which is a sign of how close the poll may be on May 6. We look at the battle and how a decision taken by health chiefs in September 2006 is dominating the campaign.