It was great to welcome back Professor Rob Ford for the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts and to discuss with him both the long-term trends shaping British politics and how they may or may not be seen off by short term factors, such as a birthday cake. … Read the full post »
Read about the 2019 UK general election, held on Thursday 12th December.
Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson was successful in his search for a majority, gaining 48 seats to end up with 365. Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson lost her seat and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn resigned shortly after the election.
Paula Surridge is co-author of a new book on the 2019 general election and explains why Boris Johnson won. The reasons are not all good news for the Conservatives… … Read the full post »
New analysis from the British Election Study shows the age breakdown of party support. It’s notable how flat Lib Dem support is… … Read the full post »
The Sunday Times has published an extract from a new book that sets out how former Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson turned down an invitation to stand for the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
Former Labour MP Laura Pidock, who lost her seat at the 2019 general election, is having to repay £3,835.32 after an official investigation. … Read the full post »
Today our independent review of the general election has published its report. We asked for this to be frank, thorough and challenging – and it is. … Read the full post »
In the run-up to the 2019 general election, there was a lot of media and political excitement about an apparent surge in electoral registration and why that might be good news for Labour. … Read the full post »
Over 22,000 (yes, twenty-two thousand) submissions have already been made to the party’s independent review into the general and European elections. … Read the full post »
An impressive panel of 15 people is investigating the lessons from the general and European elections for the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
An in-depth study from the Reuters Institute into media consumption at the 2019 general election has found that people are changing how they consume their news much more than who they get it from. … Read the full post »