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Read about the 2015 general election which resulted in Conservative Party leader and incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron heading up a single-party majority government.

The outcome was a widespread surprise, and following it both Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats) and Ed Miliband (Labour) resigned as leader of their party.

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Does Twitter-based campaigning win votes? New evidence published

Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today, “Does Campaigning on Social Media Make a Difference? Evidence from candidate use of Twitter during the 2015 and 2017 UK Elections” by Jonathan Bright, Scott A Hale, Bharath Ganesh, Andrew Bulovsky, Helen Margetts and Phil Howard. … Read the full post »

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13th police force sends files on alleged Conservative law-breaking to the CPS

I previously noted the bad news for Conservative MPs in the Electoral Commission’s recent report which led to a record fine being levied in the party. That report clearly pointed towards numerous Conservative MPs having broken their constituency expense limits. Enforcing such constituency limits is essentially a matter for the police rather than the Electoral … Read the full post »