Turner, Karl

Karl Turner, Labour MP for Kinsgston upon Hull East


Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) is the newest of the unionist political parties. It was formed in 2007 by members of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) who split from the DUP in protest at its decision to enter into the Northern Irish power sharing executive with Sinn Fein. The TUV says it stands for those who...

Twigg, Derek

Derek Twigg, Labour MP for Halton

Twist, Liz

Liz Twist is‌ ‌the‌ Labour ‌MP‌ ‌for‌ Blaydon,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2017. Blaydon is a long time Labour supporting seat in Tyne and Wear which has backed the party consistently since the Second World War.  Located in the Borough of Gateshead, to the south west of Newcastle, it is a former...

UK National Debt

An overview of national debt in the UK: the current levels, how it is financed, the cost of repayment, the impact of coronavirus, the wider history, and the debate about its significance.

UK Voting Age

The voting age in the UK for General Elections is 18, albeit it is lower in Wales and Scotland for all other elections. In Slovenia, 16 and 17 year old's are eligible to vote if they are at work.  Whilst in Hungary, 16 and 17 year old's are allowed to vote if they are married.


The euroesceptic party has a tendency to do far better in local and European elections than it ever does in Westminster. The party briefly had an MP in 2008, when Tory Bob Spink quit the party. He soon clarified he was independent, only backing Ukip on foreign policy issues. Conservative difficulties over the Lisbon treaty...

Ulster Unionist party

The UUP regarded as the moderate section of Ulster Unionism. Its current leader, Doug Beattie, is an ex soldier who once  guarded Adolf Hitler's Deputy, Rudolph Hess, in Spandau Prison. His predecessor as UUP leader, Steve Aiken, had previously been a nuclear submarine commander.


An overview of the unemployment statistics in the United Kingdom, covering their calculation, and the history of unemployment since the Second World War.

United Ireland

An overview of a United Ireland covering, the current framework, history, the impact of Brexit, recent public opinion, and the current debate both for and against a United Ireland.

United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation of 193 independent states - nearly every recognised independent state in the world.

Usual Channels

While no one would deny that the Usual Channels exist, it is a rarity from them to be mentioned in the House of Commons. They are key to the smooth running of the Commons but their influence is matched only by their secrecy.

Vara, Shailesh

Shailesh Vara, Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire

Vaz, Valerie

Valerie Vaz, Labour MP for Walsall South

Vernon Coaker

Vernon Coaker, Labour MP for Gedling


An overview of the UK's policy towards military veterans, the issues faced, the aims of the armed forces covenant, and the related policy debate.

Vickers, Martin

Martin Vickers, Conservative MP for Cleethorpes

Vickers, Matt

Matt Vickers is‌ ‌the‌ Conservative MP‌ ‌for Stockton South ‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2019‌, gaining the seat off the Labour Party with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌ 5,260.‌ ‌ The Stockton South constituency is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌county‌ ‌of‌ Cleveland ‌and‌ ‌covers the suburbs of Stockton on Tees and the towns of Thornaby on...

Victoria Borwick

Victoria Borwick, Conservative MP for Kensington