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Students are to be asked for the approval of two reviews next week, in two all-student referenda. The Guild of Students is posing two questions to University of Birmingham students which will, if agreed, change how Guild policy is made and how the Officer Team is currently organised.

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With May 2015 just over a year away, battle lines are beginning to be drawn between political parties in marginal seats around the country and many seats are likely to swap hands. One such seat is Brighton Pavilion where Labour is hoping to win back the seat gained by Parliament’s sole Green MP, Caroline Lucas.

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September 9th, 2013

It is a much discussed topic that the UK suffers from the illness of a two-party system, whereby either Labour or the Tories hold power over the Government, even though it is not evident that either party actually received the support of over 50% of the entire eligible electorate.

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The Institute for Public Policy Research has recommended that voting is made compulsory for first-time voters, but they have seriously overlooked the point of voting.

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The topic of prisoners and their right to vote has become somewhat taboo and when you pose the question to most people, the initial response is usually a firm “no”.