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This space is where a wide, diverse and most importantly, opinionated, group of people will contribute their thoughts about Election 2015. We're looking forward to a conversation developing from this and welcome your comments.

 
The Election - Two Northern Irish Reflections

The Election - Two Northern Irish Reflections

Our Belfast interns share some thoughts on election night

Did you know?

Did you know?

Find out some interesting facts about UK elections. Such as the first women elected to the Commons was Countess Markievicz. She represented Sinn Fein and refused to take up her seat in the Commons. The first woman elected to the Commons who did take up her seat was Nancy Astor in 1919.

What CAN'T you do in a polling station?

What CAN'T you do in a polling station?

Most British people are familiar with what goes on inside a polling station. You march in, possibly brandishing your polling card, you give your name and address, someone finds you on a list and gives you a ballot paper. You then head off to a booth to use your stubby pencil to mark your X. The BBC has pulled together this helpful guide so you know what the rules are when you're in the polling station.

Why should Christians be involved in politics?

Why should Christians be involved in politics?

Some Christians argue that it is not our business to be involved in politics. First, they argue, we have more serious matters on which to concentrate: getting people to heaven is more important than trying to straighten out a fallen world. Second, politics is so corrupt that we must keep a distance, lest we become contaminated. A third argument is that as God is sovereign, so he can be trusted to take care of politics. To this last argument I would respond that we have to be very careful that we do not make God’s almighty power a convenient excuse for avoiding our own responsibility: the Bible says a great deal about humans being God’s vice-regents in the world and one of God’s first commissions to humanity is for us to rule, subdue and be fruitful in the earth. This commitment to involvement is not only significant for how we live our own lives but for how we Christians are to engage with society as a whole. In fact, much of Britain’s governmental system and the fundamentals of Western democracy were developed out of the Christian view of who human beings are and how we are to relate to each other.

Trust me I'm a party leader

Trust me I'm a party leader

One week ahead of the general election David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg faced a Question Time audience and were grilled on their policies and priorities. Danny Webster takes a look at the non-debate and considers what we might learn after the three leaders' time under the spotlight.