The Eastleigh by-election result is a shock to English politics. The Liberal Democrats may have retained the seat vacated by the departure of former Environment Secretary Chris Huhne, but it is UKIP’s success in coming second that shakes the political landscape. Continue reading
Journalists working on most regional newspapers in the UK try to stay neutral when it comes to reporting the news, particularly politics. Occasionally though the editor will decide an issue is of such importance to the community that he or she will throw the newspaper’s weight behind a campaign to fight for it. For the journalists it means a slightly different dynamic comes into play.