ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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Deputy leader is new county chairman

A COUNCIL has elected its new chairman.

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Hampshire County Council looking to invest £80 in housing schemes

MORE accommodation will be built for older people and younger adults with learning and physical disabilities.

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Latest planning applications



THIS WEEK IN 1999: MP: Animal testing must finish – now

A Portsmouth MP demanded an end to military experiments on animals after the Ministry of Defence admitted it still tested on pigs and sheep.

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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The hustings at Portsmouth College - from left:  David Carpenter (college governor), Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Lib Dems), Ian McCulloch (Green), Steve Fitzgerald (college teacher and chair), Stephen Morgan (Labour), Kevan Chippindall-Higgin (Ukip) and Penny Mordaunt (Cons)   Picture: Heather Eggelton

Parliamentary candidates grilled by students at Portsmouth College debate

CITY parliamentary candidates were grilled by students during a packed election hustings.

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Hundreds of families were elated after the announcement HMS Invincible could arrive in Portsmouth within a week

THIS WEEK IN 1999: Joy as carrier ordered to return back to base

Hundreds of Portsmouth families celebrated the news the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and her escort HMS Newcastle were coming home from the Balkans.

The meeting at Buckland Community Centre. to discuss the future of school funding .  Picture: Sarah Standing (170670-8848)

Meeting highlights issues faced by Portsmouth teachers

SCHOOLS in cities such as Portsmouth are at the biggest risk of cuts in funding, a meeting in the city was told last night.

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GENERAL ELECTION: Meet your candidates in Gosport

GENERAL ELECTION: Meet your candidates in Gosport

WITH less then two weeks to go until June 8, the race to be Gosport’s next MP is hotting up.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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A computer-generated image of the new multi-purpose health building

Plan unveiled for new five-storey health hub in North End

AMBITIOUS proposals have been revealed to create a new multipurpose health hub on one of the city’s main roads.

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Flowers and memorials were left on the stairs.

BLAISE TAPP: Absolutely stunned by Manchester atrocity

When the phone rang at 5am on Tuesday morning I really did fear the worst. Those kind of calls only ever bring bad news so I answered it with much trepidation.

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GENERAL ELECTION: Meet your local candidates in Fareham

GENERAL ELECTION: Meet your local candidates in Fareham

With the general election just two weeks away, political reporter Loughlan Campbell takes a look at the candidates standing in the Fareham seat.

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The leaflet at the centre of the row

Leaflet leads to anger after terror attack

THERE’S been an angry reaction after an election leaflet was distributed, despite a suspension of national campaigning for the General Election in light of the attack on Manchester Arena.

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March 1962 and a naval rating signals Halt to more conventional traffic as the Saunders-Roe SRN1 crosses the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent and returns to HMS Ariel, now the site of the Hovercraft Museum. Roles such as anti-submarine warfare, air-sea rescue and mine countermeasures were foreseen.						                                Pictures courtesy Amberley Publishing

Spotlight hovers over Lee-on-the-Solent museum

Along the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent, opposite the slipway, lies an entrance to what was HMS Daedalus but now leads to the Hovercraft Museum – the only hovercraft museum in the world.

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Plans for regeneration of Waterlooville shopping centre unveiled at meeting

Plans for regeneration of Waterlooville shopping centre unveiled at meeting

IT’S BEEN described as the first step in the regeneration of the town centre and brings to the forefront a brand new housing scheme – but is it right for Waterlooville?

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How the floodriskfinder app looks

App designed to help highlight flood issues

IT’S the app that is, quite literally, taking the world by storm.

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Anger has been expressed after a leaflet was distribution in Gosport despite a national suspension on campaigning following the terrorist attack in Manchester

Fury as Liberal Democrat leaflet being distributed despite national suspension after Manchester terror attack

A MAN has labelled the Liberal Democrats ‘totally unacceptable’ after an election leaflet was placed through his door this morning despite a suspension on national campaigning for the general election in light of the attack on Manchester Arena.

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