Hersh Thaker reflects on this experience as a first-time candidate in one of the most divisive elections the city has ever seen.
...and what the results could tell us about the future landscape of local politics.
"There is a saying in politics: campaign in poetry, govern in prose."
"The arts are essential to any complete national life."
"Sir Peter has rejected suggestions Leicester should join the East Midlands Devolution Deal"
"I’m worried that Leicester Labour’s pledge to build new council houses represents a 45% decrease compared to the 2019 to 2023 council term."
With voter ID becoming law in the UK and local elections fast approaching on 4 May, there has been a lot of debate and controversy around the issue.
The Labour Party has 'purged' 19 councillors in Leicester ahead of this year’s May local elections in a bid to root out corruption.