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.
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 »