April 17, 2018

Joseph Bevan looks at some of the key races as Labour battle it out with the Conservatives for control over England's councils.

March 15, 2018

Since Mrs May’s failed attempt at increasing the Conservative Party’s overall majority at the June 2017 general election, there have been seventy-eight national opinion polls.

September 15, 2017

The main selling feature of Britain’s first past the post (FPTP) electoral system is that it produces strong single party governments formed of members of parties that alternate from election to election. One party governs whilst one party opposes and the odds and sods...

June 7, 2017

In the days running up to the 2015 general election, the opinion polls suggested that the race was too close to call with the two major parties tied. All of the parties were prepared for a hung parliament, probably with Labour as the largest single party, and the final...

June 6, 2017

The final week of the campaign has been a roller coaster. The Conservatives have continued to target Labour voters in the North and Midlands whilst Labour seem to have had a relatively disciplined week with no major mishaps. An attack by terrorists in London on Saturda...

June 5, 2017

On 23rd February 2017, a small piece of electoral history was made when the Conservative party won the Copeland by-election, becoming the first incumbent government to gain a seat at a parliamentary by-election without a defecting incumbent since the Brighouse and Spen...

June 3, 2017

Labour won 232 seats under Ed Miliband in 2015. When Mrs May called the 2017 election back in April, all the signs pointed to Labour going down to its worst defeat since 1935 in a crushing Conservative landslide. The Labour defeat in the Copeland by-election and the lo...

May 31, 2017

Campaigning in the sixth week of the election remained suspended by most parties until Friday morning in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, the UK's terror threat was raised from severe to critical and the army were depl...

May 26, 2017

Lots of people are getting very excited about a YouGov poll conducted for The Times between 24th and 25th May. The poll showed Labour on 38 percent, the highest share registered for the party in a poll since 2nd October 2014. If Labour were to poll as high as 38 percen...

May 25, 2017


Our thoughts are with those affected by the terrible and cowardly attack in Manchester on Monday night.

The first debate of the campaign, albeit without Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn was held on Thursday, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats both launched their...

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