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If Micahel Ashcroft really is right, then Conservative MPs are far worse at building up incumbency votes based on their name than Liberal Democrat ones.
The Tory lead over the Liberal Democrats in eight key marginal seats held by David Cameron’s party has only gone up by 1 per cent since 2010 according to the latest marginal seats poll by Lord Aschroft. In 2010 the Tories won the eight seats of Watford, St Albans, Oxford West & Abingdon, Harrogate & […]
Time to stick my neck out and trust to my sources… There’s a new Ashcroft Easteigh poll out at midnight. Looks like it will be Lib Dem 33%, Conservative 28%, UKIP 21% and Labour 12%. That’s almost dead on the same as the last Populus poll and a shift to the Lib Dems from the […]
From today’s Sunday Times via @suttonnick:
This lunchtime I was on the Daily Politics with Tim Montgomerie being grilled by Andrew Neil about the forthcoming Eastleigh Parliamentary by-election: Keep watching to near the end, for this rather helpful quote: “Ideal scenario would be where the Lib Dems win” – Lab cllr on Eastleigh. Watch video at bit.ly/YZbuFS — Mark Pack (@markpack) […]
"The efforts of Lord Ashcroft's team involved the expenditure of several million pounds during the pre-election campaign period in an effort to win over voters in key battleground seats. But was it effective? ... We provide substantial evidence that it was" - so concludes new academic research.
The business dealings of former Conservative Party Deputy Chairman and one of its biggest donors, Lord Ashcroft, are back in the news again. As The Observer reports: Fresh revelations have raised a series of questions about the links between the former Conservative deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft and a company responsible for luxury projects across a [...]
The Campaign Corner series looks to give three tips about commonly asked campaign issues. Do get in touch if you have any questions you would like to suggest. Today’s Campaign Corner question: I prefer learning by reading rather than by hearing people speak at training sessions. What campaigning books would you recommend? Lots of possible answers, […]
… came from Lord Ashcroft, taking to task fellow Conservatives for their obesssion with Europe: f there is one thing that unites Conservatives it is the desire to win the next general election outright. Certain things follow from this. The first is that we need more votes at the next election than we received at [...]
I thought a round-up of some of my posts and other background about the party’s new electoral database software, CONNECT, would be useful as they’ve been spread out over several months. First, the origins: following the party’s 2010 general election review, it was decided to get a new electoral database with three companies tendering for […]