Read about the work of the pioneering political scientist David Butler.


A lovely election night photo from 1959: slide rules FTW!

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 »


Will it be ‘the economy, stupid’ in 2015?

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 »