From 1947 onwards, a member of America’s famous Kennedy family has been sworn in as an elected official. In 2021, there will likely be none.
Author: Sarah Stook
The issue of civil rights, unlike slavery and female suffrage, is one that has not yet been truly settled in the United States.
As support for women’s suffrage grew, American Presidents began to hold more favorable positions on the subject, with several openly supporting it.
Nearly all the early presidents had ties to slavery, with a select few opposing the institution. Even some who spoke of emancipation held slaves.
Sarah Stook explains the factors that have traditionally factored into how a Presidential nominee chooses their Vice President.
Sir Keir Starmer and MP Angela Rayner, aligned with the soft left, were elected Leader and Deputy Leader in April’s Labour leadership election.
Johnson kept his pre-election cabinet, but promised it would change after Brexit. Today, it was that day. Politicos around the country were glued to TV and computer screens as cameras broadcasted Downing Street. Everyone wanted to see who came and went, a great indicator of change.
After four years of Jeremy Corbyn leading the Labour Party, it’s gearing up for a new leader after the Islington North MP decided to step down in due course. The election for Labour Leader is one that will certainly be fascinating, not least because of Labour’s shift to the left since Corbyn’s ascension. Six people (four women and two men) are hoping to win. There is also an election for the Labour deputy leadership, with five MPs going for it, which will be written about later in the article. Here is a profile of the six MPs who are hoping…
The UK’s 2019 General Election was, from the moment it was called, destined to be an interesting one. In the late night of December 12th and early morning of December 13th, the results rolled in. Nobody perfectly predicted what would happen, as Tories took hold of seats they’ve never won before and long time Parliamentarians found themselves out of jobs. Labour managed a net gain of one seat, the SNP managed a solid round and the Lib Dems just did ok. Here are, in no particular order, the 10 biggest and most talked about moments of that election. The Exit…
When the exit poll came in at 22:00 on a wet Thursday night, nobody could quite believe it. The poll, conducted by several news agencies and polling stations, predicted that the ruling Conservative Party would manage 368 seats against Labour’s 191. To put that into perspective, that is landslide area. It put everyone in a spin, from excited Tories to horrified opponents. Still, exit polls have been wrong in the past- they predicted a hung parliament in 1992 when there was in fact a surprise Conservative win. As the hours wore on and announcements were made in the wee hours…