Election ’17: Green Grass Roots Activism with Ian McCulloch

Ian McCulloch, Green Party candidate for Portsmouth South, talks to Mark Wright about electoral reform, the unpleasantness of Laura Kuenssberg and his party’s proposed second referendum on leaving the EU. Mark Wright: With the General Election coming up, what do you think are the important issues at both local and national level? Ian McCulloch: A Read more

Election ’17: Why I’ve Changed My Mind About Tactical Voting

Almost a month ago, S&C regular and local author Matt Wingett wrote on this website that he’d be voting tactically for the Liberal Democrats. He has since changed his mind and will now vote Labour. Here he explains why. At the beginning of this election campaign, Labour was 20 points behind the Conservatives, we were Read more

Election ’17: Jack Caramac Special Part II

With just six days to go before the big day, we’re proud and tickled to present more jpeg jocularity with Mr Jack Caramac, Portsmouth’s premier visual satirist. Read more

Board (Games) With Portsmouth Politics

Portsmouth visual satirist and S&C regular Mike Gumbrell creates a new take on an old classic with a board game based on Portsmouth Politics, Portsmouthonopoly.   Read more

Solent Deal or Done Deal, Round 2: Consultation or Propaganda?

S&C Co-editor, Oriana Bevan, reports on a day of questionable public ‘consultation’ on the new Solent deal, which proposes to add a new layer of local government across Portsmouth, Southampton and the IOW. Additional reporting by Sarah Cheverton. On Wednesday 14th I attended a public consultation event on the Solent Deal in the chambers of Read more

In Your Own Words: Pompey Votes on the EU

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been asking Pompey residents for their reasons to Remain or Leave the EU. Following on from yesterday’s referendum, here’s what they told us. Interestingly, we had more responses from voters in the Remain camp than in the Leave camp, which is why you will find a broader range Read more