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2017 general election

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The general election on 8 June will set the direction on important issues such as Brexit, industrial strategy, public services and employment rights.

We want Prospect and BECTU members to get involved by raising our issues with candidates and communicating our priorities to them. But, as an independent union, we need to be careful not to endorse candidates.

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Our election blog


An empty blackboard

Plenty of consulting but hardly any answers from the education department

Do you, as a taxpayer, want to know exactly how much individual free schools have cost you over recent years, given that this is a flagship government education policy that seems likely to feature in the Conservatives’ manifesto?


Palace of Westminster after dark

Election manifestos – the devil in the detail

I’ve seen enough manifestos, heard enough politicians’ speeches and pored over enough announcements and consultations to unfortunately have to adopt a cynical approach.


Westminster signpost and Big Ben

Brexit, employment rights and the general election

With news of a general election in June, now is the time to ensure that workers’ rights are high on the political agenda.


Palace of Westminster and Big Ben

Making science and innovation a voting issue

The prime minister’s decision to call an early general election is going to dominate the news over the next two months. The election will be an opportunity for Prospect members to make their views known to candidates from across the parties – and on science and innovation there are big...


pension-blog

General election 2017 and pension tax relief

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a Chancellor with a hole in his fiscal plans must be thinking of a raid on pension tax relief.