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A new post from CDE member Dr Nicole Nisbett. She discusses her experiences at COP26 in Glasgow, which she attended as part of a University of Leeds team engaged in UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, 1-12 November 2021. COP26 started with a fallen tree on the train tracks which meant that...

A new post from CDE member Ryan Swift. Ryan discusses the implications of the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) for the North of England. Just weeks after becoming Prime Minister in 2019, Boris Johnson stood before Stephenson’s Rocket in Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum and pledged to build the Northern...

Belén Alvarez Werth from the University of Queensland, Australia, and CDE member Daniel Valdenegro Ibarra  outline some of results to the recent  historical elections in Chile, namely to its Constitutional Convention, which will draft a new constitution for Chile. They explain how these elections have symbolised a rise of feminism in...

Most of the national coverage of the May 2021 elections focused on the successes and failures of the two main parties in the north of England. But much less attention has been given to the rise of the northern regional parties. Megan Killerby outlines in this post for CDE why...

Dr Richard Axelby (SOAS) draws from his ethnographic research into the politics of communication in Sheffield, to outline the uncertain electoral results arising from the 2021 May elections, namely its referendum. Dr Axelby reflects on the new ‘committee system’ will will guide the governance of Sheffield City Council following the...

CDE member Sara Kaizuka reflects on the implications of the election of the West Yorkshire Mayor to Labour’s vote in Northern areas. Amidst the political upheaval that rocked the UK as the 2021 election results were announced, there was surprisingly little mention of one historic vote: the West Yorkshire Mayoral...

CDE member Ryan Swift reflects on the implications for Labour following the recent election results in the north of England. He warns that the national level Labour leadership would be wise to embrace the party’s local and regional leaders more; but also to re-focus its national strategy towards a clear policy agenda focused on...