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COMMENT: Why Mansfield shouldn’t be tagged the most bigoted town in Britain?

I have to say that when Labour’s ownership of Mansfield’s parliamentary seat came to an end in June I wasn’t particularly surprised.

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Court hearing.

Ashfield company boss fined after admitting tax offence

A Kirkby director had been fined £2,000 after admitting a tax offence.

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Mansfields new MP, Ben Bradley (right), meets arts, heritage and tourism minister John Glen to discuss Mansfields bid to create a mining museum.

MP steps up his support for mining museum in Mansfield

Mansfield’s new MP has stepped up his efforts to help the town create its own mining museum.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Mansfields new MP, Ben Bradley.

Shout up for Mansfield, cries new MP Bradley

Newly-elected MP Ben Bradley has called on the government to speak up for Mansfield and support the town’s regeneration and economic growth.

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MP Gloria De Piero with worried Pauline Bray and her elderly mums sister, Cath Drabble.

Care crisis putting lives of elderly in danger, says MP

More and more elderly people are being put in danger because they can’t get the care they need, claims Ashfield’s MP, Gloria De Piero.

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Dennis Skinner.

WATCH: 'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner heckle Black Rod

Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner kept with tradition and interrupted the Queen's Speech today.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

POLL: Would you like to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he can 'still be Prime Minister' - amid calls for a second General Election.
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Prime Minister Theresa May.

MAY POLL: Should the Prime Minister stand down?

After failing to deliver a Conservative majority in Thursday's General Election, Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign.
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East Midlands Chamber : 2015 East Midlands International Trade Expo & Conference (E-ITEC) : Photograph by �Lionel Heap 07977 597674.

General Election 2017: Business chief slams ‘yet more uncertainty’ from hung parliament

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire business leaders says the outcome of the General Election means ‘yet more uncertainty’ for the country.

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What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

Britain has a hung parliament, after Labour’s surge in the polls made it impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

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Victorious candidate, Dennis Skinner, won the seat for the thirteenth time.

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Labour hold on to Bolsover with reduced majority

Veteran MP Dennis Skinner has seen off a strong challenge from the Conservatives to hold on to the Labour stronghold of Bolsover.

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FULL REPORT: Labour candidate Sir Alan Meale loses seat to Conservative Ben Bradley after 30 years as MP in Mansfield.

Sir Alan Meale has lost his seat to Conservative MP Ben Bradley after 30 years as Labour MP in the constituency.

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We'll be bringing you live updates on the General Election

General Election 2017 - Live updates, news and reaction

Voters went to the polls yesterday (Thursday) to select the country's new government.
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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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What are the odds on the election?

What are the odds on the election?

With just hours to go before the polls open we take a look at who the bookies think will be your next MP....

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Mansfield Conservative candidate denies campaign is being influenced by convicted fox hunters

Mansfield Conservative candidate denies campaign is being influenced by convicted fox hunters

Mansfield Conservative Parliamentary candidate Ben Bradley has denied accusations on social media that his campaign is being influenced by convicted fox hunters.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

Well, here it is, the election no-one expected is upon us and who knows how much our confused and divided country will be changed by June 8?

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