BOSTON (CBS) — Last Tuesday was municipal election day across Massachusetts. Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll weighed in on many of the key issues in that election. Lack of affordable housing was an issue that took center-stage in many elections. The Salem City Council failed to pass a measure Driscoll backed that would have lifted restrictions on “in-law apartments” that are currently only allowed to be used to house to family members. This measure would have allowed people to rent them out. Driscoll addressed why the measure failed. “The challenges we have around affordable housing are real, but it signifies how difficult it is to get a zoning amendment adopted in a city or town,” she said. Passing a zoning amendment in Massachusetts requires a super-majority on the city council. Driscoll said that in Salem’s case, this requires eight out of 11 votes in favor, and that the measure passed the first vote but not the second. “People were concerned, that … [Read more...] about Keller @ Large: Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll On Key 2019 Election Issues
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Nigel Farage has insisted he will stand candidates in Labour-held marginal seats, despite coming under pressure from the Conservatives to step aside.The Brexit Party leader announced on Monday that his candidates would not run in seats won by the Tories at the 2017 general election. But he told ITV his candidates would contest Labour seats as they had "turned [their] back on Brexit".Tory Chairman James Cleverly warned the plan posed a "danger" to his party.Mr Farage told the BBC that nomination papers for all his MPs will be submitted by 17:00 GMT, so after that, "the argument will be finished". The Brexit Party had been due to hold a rally in central London later, but a spokesman said they had cancelled it as "we have already said what we needed to say". LIVE: Farage says Tory candidates should make way Brexit Party rules out standing in Tory seats Election poll tracker: How do the parties compare? The Brexit Party had planned to run candidates in more than 600 seats after Prime … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Farage calls on Tories to stand aside for Brexit Party
On 12 December the country faces its fourth election in a little under five years and, with the stakes so high, the opinion polls are the subject of a great deal of scrutiny and speculation. It is fair to say that pollsters have not covered themselves in glory recently, with failures of varying magnitudes in the last three national elections. So can we trust the polls in 2019, and what are some of the issues that poll watchers should look out for? In broad terms, the answer to the question of whether the polls can be trusted is a qualified yes. Will Jennings, professor of political science and public policy at the University of Southampton, has constructed a database of polls from the final week of every UK election since 1945. This shows that, on average, the polls have come within around two percentage points of the actual vote share for each main party. Given the technical difficulty of accurately estimating vote shares, that’s a pretty impressive record. However, two … [Read more...] about After the failures of recent years, can the polls be trusted in 2019?
All Progressive Congress, APC, governorship candidate in the 2019 election in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said his government will partner with businesses and encourage innovative entrepreneurs to thrive in Lagos. Sanwo-olu gave the assurance yesterday when he met with Africa’s young entrepreneur real estate businessman and founding managing director of Sujimoto Construction, Sijibomi Ogundele, as part of his ongoing dialogue with business leaders and entrepreneurs in Lagos Speaking to journalists, Sanwo-olu said “the prosperity of Lagos depends on the innovativeness of entrepreneurs and business owners. We will do everything possible to ensure that Lagos remains attractive to businesses. Our government will be pro- business and we will support innovative entrepreneurs”. Sanwo-Olu expressed desire to ensure that technology will be the focus of his administration saying that he is optimist that businesses will support this vision of a technology driven Lagos … [Read more...] about 2019: Sanwo-Olu assures entrepreneurs of Govt support
By Idowu Bankole The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Barr. Natasha Akpoti has allegedly stated that she was attacked, pushed to the ground and denied entrance to the Kogi 2019 election stakeholder’s meeting venue by the men of the Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello. Natasha who made this known via her social media account, Twitter, revealed that the Police and other INEC officials, including the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood and the Kogi state commissioner of police were present at the scene of the event in Lokoja but did nothing. Also read: Kogi 2019: We are still contesting, SDP reacts to INEC’s disqualification Recall that Vanguard had reported that INEC had called for a stakeholder’s meeting to addressed perceived violence building up to the election in Kogi state, slated for Saturday 16th November. Reports have also filtered in claiming that the Social democratic party. SDP has opted out of the peace accord organized by INEC owing … [Read more...] about [Just in] Kogi 2019: I was attacked by Yahaya Bello’s men, Police watched, did nothing, Natasha cries out