Via the amazing political scientist Richard Rose’s website comes this photograph of people working on the election night projections at the 1959 general election. … Read the full post »
Read about the work of the pioneering political scientist David Butler. He revolutionised the analysis of British elections through the use of swing and the Nuffield election studies.
In some ways 2015 is nothing like 1997. Exhibits A and B: Tony Blair and Ed Miliband. But in one important sense they are very similar. … Read the full post »
Quite how traumatic the events of Black Wednesday were to the Conservative Party’s reputation are easy to overlook nearly twenty-five years on, but until then the century had seen four full-scale financial crises rocking the country’s economy – and every one had taken place under a Labour government. … Read the full post »
In many ways the 1955 general election was about as unexceptional, free of surprises and predictable as a general election can be, even including the occasional close poll that looked like it might, but didn’t, upset expectations. … Read the full post »
This latest edition in the Nuffield series of general election studies continues the fine record of relatively quickly producing a standard reference work which, if it will not answer all your questions about the election, will still give you an excellent starting point. … Read the full post »