Electoral canvass teams visiting homes in the city

Over two thirds of Plymouth’s households have responded so far in the Council’s annual electoral canvass, which checks that the right people are registered to vote at each address. Forms were posted in August to over 100,000 households across Plymouth.

From 20 October teams of canvassers will be visiting the households that haven’t responded yet and helping them to do so in person....

Election causing buyers and sellers in SW to ‘wait and see’

Enquiries from new buyers, new instructions from those wanting to sell, and agreed sales in the South West’s housing market declined once again last month, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. In addition, price growth also lost momentum and is predicted to slow further over the next three months.

Although a fall in property coming on to the market is a recurring...

Council election results

No party has secured a clear majority following yesterday’s local elections, with 27 Labour, 27 Conservative and three UKIP seats.

It is now up to the political parties to discuss what agreements can be made in order for an administration to be formed and agreed at the Annual Council Meeting on Friday 20 May.

Click here for Plymouth City Council's local election results page to...

Register to vote and have your say

Preparations for next year’s elections are already under way and Plymouth City Council wants residents to make sure they’re able to vote and have their say.

More than 116,000 forms have been posted to households across the city as part of the Council’s annual voter registration canvass. Residents are being asked to check the forms and make sure the information listed for people living...

Single parents could decide marginals

The fate of 96 of the 100 most marginal seats in England and Wales could be decided by single parents, new analysis from Gingerbread has found].

Single parents have headed one in four families in the UK for the last decade [2] but this is the first time that their potential voting power has been matched against majorities in marginal constituency seats. In 96 of the 100 most marginal...

Labour to deliver new trains for Great Western line

Labour has today announced that the south west will get new trains on the Great Western line between Penzance and London Paddington if Labour wins the General Election.

On a visit to Plymouth Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Michael Dugher, said he would take a decision on new trains on day one of Labour being in power.

The new franchise for the Great Western Line...

Lack of properties pushes up prices in the SW

The number of properties coming onto the market continued to drop, pushing prices rapidly upwards in the South West, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

In most parts of the country, the supply versus demand imbalance led to a rise in house prices in March and in the South West 36% more chartered surveyors reported a rise in house prices in March (up from 31% in...

Countryside vote may have unexpected teeth

As political campaigners across the UK start knocking on doors ahead of the general election, rural insurer, NFU Mutual is warning that those chasing the countryside vote might find it has unexpected teeth.

Over the past two years, the insurer paid out over £1 million in claims for dogs biting visitors to rural properties. With the general election only weeks away, the insurer is...

Landlords urged to have their say

A new website will give landlords in Devon a unique chance to have their say during the General Election campaign.

Developed by the Residential Landlords Association, the site is a hub for all information landlords will need including the policies of all the main parties; exclusive articles from them on their plans for the private rented sector; and key facts about the market.


Leading Women UK Political Special

Please join the Plymouth network at The Treasury as part of the Leading Women UK Poltical Special 2015.

The Treasury will kindly be providing canapés for attendees.

According to the Fawcett society: - Men currently outnumber women 4 to 1 in Westminster. - Currently 16% of Conservative 32% of Labour and 12% of Liberal Democrats MPs are women. - Women constitute 32% of elected...