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Flag raised to honour armed forces week in Milton Keynes

The Mayor of Milton Keynes David Hopkins hosted a ceremony outside the Civic Offices this morning to start Armed Forces week.

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PM Theresa May

The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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Milton Keynes green bin charge trashed in council U-turn

Milton Keynes green bin charge trashed in council U-turn

Controversial plans to charge for green bin collection have been SCRAPPED, the Citizen can reveal.

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Milton Keynes MP Mark Lancaster re-appointed Ministry of Defence minister

Milton Keynes MP Mark Lancaster re-appointed Ministry of Defence minister

MK North MP Mark Lancaster has been re-appointed Minister for the MoD.

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Iain Stewart

Milton Keynes MPs assure residents they will ‘do what’s right’ ahead of possible coalition with DUP

Milton Keynes MPs Iain Stewart and Mark Lancaster have spoken about the potential government coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

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Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart put family ahead of his campaign despite 'disgusting' trolling

Iain Stewart has blasted tweets aimed at him in the build up to the general election as 'disgusting' after his father required life-saving surgery, forcing him away from the campaign trail.
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High voting turnout resulted in slim Tory victory in Milton Keynes

High voting turnout resulted in slim Tory victory in Milton Keynes

A higher than average turnout of voters in Milton Keynes resulted in the city’s two Tory MPs retaining their seats by a whisker.

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Mark Lancaster

Conservative Mark Lancaster retains Milton Keynes North seat

Mark Lancaster has joined fellow Tory candidate Iain Stewart to retain his seat in Westminster.
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Iain Stewart

Tory Iain Stewart retains Milton Keynes South seat

Iain Stewart fought off a fierce challenge from Labour candidate Hannah O'Neill to retain his MK South seat.
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Polling day

Live: General Election 2017 news and reaction as Milton Keynes and UK goes to the polls

Milton Keynes is gearing up to vote for its next government - and we’ll be bringing you all the updates live from MK and across the country.

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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 counting

Milton Keynes heads to the polls to decide the future of the country

With the fate of the nation in the hands of the public today, more than 181,000 people in Milton Keynes could be heading to the polling stations to vote.
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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

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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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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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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Over 100 polling stations will be open across the Banbury area until 10pm

Who’s who in Milton Keynes this General Election?

Find out who’s who in MK North and South this general election.

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ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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CORRECTION: Who should you vote for?

CORRECTION: Who should you vote for?

On 22 May, this newspaper published an interactive quiz on our website entitled ‘Who should I vote for?’.

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