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DUP backs deal to support minority Conservative government

The DUP has backed a deal to support the minority Conservative government.
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Anne-Marie Trevelyan at the Northumberland General Election count 2017

Grenfell: Berwick’s Conservative MP responds to online criticism

MP for Berwick, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has been caught up in a social-media backlash in the wake of the Grenfell fire which relates to a housing vote last year.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan wins her seat at the Northumberland General Election count 2017

I’ll give county a determined and loud voice

It is an extraordinary privilege to have been re-elected as the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, our wonderful constituency, which covers over 1,000 square miles of North Northumberland.

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Ian Lavery MP. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Lavery calls on county council to reveal plans in letter to leader

Ian Lavery has urged the Conservative-led administration at County Hall to announce its intentions for some key sites to ‘put mine and my constituents’ minds at rest’.

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Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for her meeting with the 1922 committee at the House of Commons on Monday. Picture by John Stillwell/PA Wire

OPINION: What chance strong and stable now?

A coalition of chaos – the one the Conservatives and DUP are trying to cobble together.

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An artist's impression of the school plans.

Future of £9m school proposal is up in the air

The future of a £9million investment to help transform schooling in Amble is up in the air, with the county council saying it is ‘under review’.

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Jacqui Kell, chief executive of Arch.

‘Business as usual’ at Arch despite Tory pledge to scrap company

Northumberland’s development company Arch ‘is continuing to deliver business as usual across the county’, amid uncertainty over its future after a Conservative pledge to scrap it.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan wins the Berwick seat. Picture by Jane Coltman

ELECTION 2017: Results from the Berwick constituency

Conservative Anne-Marie Trevelyan has held onto her Berwick constituency seat, which she first won in 2015, with a higher share of the vote than last time.

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Guy Opperman won the Hexham seat. Picture by Jane Coltman

ELECTION 2017: Results from the Hexham constituency

There was only ever going to be one winner in the Hexham constituency as Conservative Guy Opperman secured a huge 24,996 votes (54 per cent).

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Ian Lavery wins the Wansbeck seat. Picture by Jane Coltman

ELECTION 2017: Results from the Wansbeck constituency

Labour's election coordinator Ian Lavery has held onto his Wansbeck seat with a landslide victory, earning 24,338 votes.
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Northumberland General Election count 2017

ELECTION 2017: Live blog from Northumberland

Keep up to date with all the latest news from the election here, as it happens.

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Ronnie Campbell wins Blyth Valley. Picture by Jane Coltman

ELECTION 2017: Results from the Blyth Valley constituency

Labour veteran Ronnie Campbell has once again secured victory in the Blyth Valley constituency, winning a massive 55 per cent of the vote.
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ELECTION 2017: Final statements from Berwick candidates

The General Election candidates for the Berwick constituency make one last bid to attract votes at the polling stations today.

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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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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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There were loud cheers at the end of Jeremy Corbyns speech in Blyth this afternoon.

Jeremy Corbyn gives speech in Northumberland

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn had plenty to say during a quick visit to Blyth this afternoon.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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The General Election is on June 8.

General Election round-up

Here’s what the candidates in the Berwick constituency have been saying and doing in the past couple of weeks.

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From left, Thomas Stewart, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Brycchan Carey, Julie P�rksen and Paul Brannen MEP. Picture by Ivor Rackham

Immigration and health raise political hackles

A heated Environmental Question Time audience did not let the parliamentary candidates off lightly last week.

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