This blog post is definitely a little bit late, given that Theresa May announced the general election on Tuesday (18th May) but it’s taken me a little bit of time to catch up with all the coverage. Having a full time job doesn’t half get in the way of me being a politics nerd!
I know that politics can be confusing at the best of times, so I wanted to try and write a sort of guide to it for anyone who might be interested, but maybe not know where to start – I know a lot of people for who it’ll be their first general election too. As a disclaimer, I’m not a politician, and I’ve never formally studied politics. I’m just someone with a big interest in how our country is run, who spends a lot of time on the Guardian politics session, and in the interests of full disclosure, I’m a member of the Labour party and a huge Jeremy Corbyn supporter.