Sam Shepherd Sam Shepherd

Politics Editor (2012/13)

Sam has written 41 articles for Nouse

Political lobbying rules need to be changed

These past few weeks has seen lobbying hit the headlines once again, as MP Patrick Mercer was the first Tory…

Shepherd’s Pen: The bane of the bad driver

From the tip of Scotland, to the heart of London, you will find them. But Sam Shepherd has a tip or two for the DVLA that will see the end to the stress-inducing crawlers, speeders, and obstinate-middle-laners

Men’s lacrosse dominate Lancaster

York’s men dominated this match in a highly charged affair on the 22 acres. A superb team performance saw them secure victory against their red rose rivals

Men’s football thirds in disappointing defeat

The men’s thirds could count themselves a touch unlucky to lose 3-0 to Lancaster on an occasion where superior finishing and luck counted towards the Red Rose victory

Croquet bragging rights go to York team

The York contingent of YUSU President Kallum Taylor, Vice-Chancellor Brian Cantor and Chancellor Greg Dyke demolished their Lancastrian counterparts on Sunday in a highly charged affair outside Heslington Hall

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Why hasn’t David Cameron invaded France yet?

The Legacy of the Iron Lady

One of Britain’s boldest Prime Ministers has today passed away, leaving a legacy that will be debated throughout history. Sam Shepherd looks at how Mrs Thatcher will be remembered

Women’s lacrosse in stylish Varsity victory

In a tremendous all round performance, the women’s lacrosse firsts came away from Varsity with a comfortable victory over a dogged Hull side

Men’s basketball firsts suffer narrow Hull defeat

In a passionate encounter, York were undone by a poor second quarter as they succumbed to a 62-50 defeat at the hands of a good Hull side

Cameron is becoming the leader we need

In the two and a half years since he assumed office, David Cameron’s leadership of the country and his party have been criticised. Here though, Sam Shepherd argues that Cameron is becoming the leader we so desperately need

The ‘One Nation’ Alternative

Hussein Kesvani and Sam Shepherd speak to Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rachel Reeves MP, about the Labour movement, the possibility of a Labour-led coalition and the European Union

Radical solution is needed to end violence in Gaza

The Israel-Hamas conflict is in danger of undermining much of what the Arab world has gained over the past two years. Unless there is a radical solution, the fighting will continue in a never ending circle for years to come