General election

UK general election 2015

Hungry for justice: Consequences of the election for global poverty


20 May 2015

It’s safe to say that the results of the General Election came as a major surprise to virtually everyone, including the victorious Tories. Understandably, this has triggered a considerable amount of soul-searching amongst pollsters, as well as within those parties that performed badly.

Beyond the politics of fear


12 May 2015

The outcome of the 2015 election is that myopia, fear and scare tactics have triumphed over an outward looking, hopeful vision of what we could achieve in the world. To be sure there were moments of light: women dominating political debates and the promise that we stop haemorrhaging wealth on weapons of mass destruction.

The world: an issue missing from this election campaign


05 May 2015

The general election campaign so far has been a miserable and myopic affair, even by the already low standards set by previous contests. Go down an average street across the UK and you’d be hard pressed to tell there’s an election on at all. No posters, no rallies (gosh how terribly un-British that would be) and no politicians trying to get our vote.

Ukip pledges to cut foreign aid and put DfID to the sword

15 April 2015
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General election 2015

March 2015

Key issues to raise with your local candidates

Election time is upon us. Traditionally, this is a time where policies get reduced to soundbites and the debate is limited to a narrow political choice between several rather similar visions of the world. This state of affairs is not inevitable. We can influence the debate by pushing forward issues that we’ve campaigned on and asking candidates to address them. This briefing is to help you get some real answers out of politicians on the issues relevant to Global Justice Now when they knock on your door this election.

Operation Black Vote launches


27 February 2015

Yesterday, Operation Black Vote launched their voter registration campaign in Windrush Square, Brixton recognising the importance of the Black and minority ethnic vote which could sway the electoral outcome in up to 168 marginal seats in the forthcoming general election.

We need to unite in the fight for equality


29 January 2015

This week I attended a conference at the University of Westminster held by Operation Black Vote. It was a gathering to inspire ethnic minorities to engage and vote in the 2015 General Election. Significantly, the underlying message I received from this conference was that within society we have language which expresses equality and diversity. However, in practical experience this is not the case.

Purple protests are springing up across the country in support of demanding a fairer electoral system - and an emergency rally has been called tonight at 5pm outside the offices where the Lib Dems are corralled in deep talks.

Over the weekend, party leaders will focus on global poverty as the battle for hearts and minds heats up in the election race. But a ranking carried out by the World Development Movement reveals that none of the three main parties score well on their plans to tackle key international development issues.

The Conservatives fare particularly poorly (3 out of 10), Labour (5 out of 10) and the Liberal Democrats (6 out of a 10) receive a middling rating. The Greens (8 out of 10) come out on top on issues such as trade justice, international aid and IMF reform.

General election: Vote for global justice


23 February 2010

Ahead of the 2010 UK general election, WDM policy officer Tim Jones gives a snapshot of where the parties stand on issues that affect the world’s poorest people.


WDM and over 100 other organisations have challenged the major political parties to back a development manifesto, Vote Global. So how do the main parties stack up on key global poverty issues?

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Hungry for justice: Consequences of the election for global poverty


20 May 2015

It’s safe to say that the results of the General Election came as a major surprise to virtually everyone, including the victorious Tories. Understandably, this has triggered a considerable amount of soul-searching amongst pollsters, as well as within those parties that performed badly.

Beyond the politics of fear


12 May 2015

The outcome of the 2015 election is that myopia, fear and scare tactics have triumphed over an outward looking, hopeful vision of what we could achieve in the world. To be sure there were moments of light: women dominating political debates and the promise that we stop haemorrhaging wealth on weapons of mass destruction.

The world: an issue missing from this election campaign


05 May 2015

The general election campaign so far has been a miserable and myopic affair, even by the already low standards set by previous contests. Go down an average street across the UK and you’d be hard pressed to tell there’s an election on at all. No posters, no rallies (gosh how terribly un-British that would be) and no politicians trying to get our vote.

Operation Black Vote launches


27 February 2015

Yesterday, Operation Black Vote launched their voter registration campaign in Windrush Square, Brixton recognising the importance of the Black and minority ethnic vote which could sway the electoral outcome in up to 168 marginal seats in the forthcoming general election.

We need to unite in the fight for equality


29 January 2015

This week I attended a conference at the University of Westminster held by Operation Black Vote. It was a gathering to inspire ethnic minorities to engage and vote in the 2015 General Election. Significantly, the underlying message I received from this conference was that within society we have language which expresses equality and diversity. However, in practical experience this is not the case.

General election: Vote for global justice


23 February 2010

Ahead of the 2010 UK general election, WDM policy officer Tim Jones gives a snapshot of where the parties stand on issues that affect the world’s poorest people.


WDM and over 100 other organisations have challenged the major political parties to back a development manifesto, Vote Global. So how do the main parties stack up on key global poverty issues?

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General election 2015

March 2015

Key issues to raise with your local candidates

Election time is upon us. Traditionally, this is a time where policies get reduced to soundbites and the debate is limited to a narrow political choice between several rather similar visions of the world. This state of affairs is not inevitable. We can influence the debate by pushing forward issues that we’ve campaigned on and asking candidates to address them. This briefing is to help you get some real answers out of politicians on the issues relevant to Global Justice Now when they knock on your door this election.

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Purple protests are springing up across the country in support of demanding a fairer electoral system - and an emergency rally has been called tonight at 5pm outside the offices where the Lib Dems are corralled in deep talks.

Over the weekend, party leaders will focus on global poverty as the battle for hearts and minds heats up in the election race. But a ranking carried out by the World Development Movement reveals that none of the three main parties score well on their plans to tackle key international development issues.

The Conservatives fare particularly poorly (3 out of 10), Labour (5 out of 10) and the Liberal Democrats (6 out of a 10) receive a middling rating. The Greens (8 out of 10) come out on top on issues such as trade justice, international aid and IMF reform.