Oxford student wins University Parks County council division

Image Description: University Parks Michael O’Connor, a 1st year BPhil student at Balliol College, has been elected as Labour Councillor for the University Parks ward in the Oxfordshire County Council elections that took place on 6th May 2021. University Parks is a central Oxford division, covering the majority of Oxford University Colleges and some residential […]

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Layla Moran: “Fighting social inequality is my fire that helps me get up every day. It’s what I’m passionate about.”

The last time we spoke to Layla Moran, she was a parliamentary candidate, busily fighting for a marginal seat in the 2015 general election. Despite an inspiring campaign backed by strong community support, it is fair to say that the legacy of the coalition government proved to be an obstacle in her path to representing […]

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Long live the Liberal dead weight

The events of this week tested the Liberal/Conservative coalition to its limit. Conservative politicians engineered an embarrassing defeat of their own Deputy Leader, Nick Clegg, and his poorly formulated Lords reform policy. Coalition government, this week, justified its existence. Coalition government’s most useful function is that of limiting political change, or, to use technical jargon, […]

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