Permeated with Robert Worcester’s typical breezily dismissive style, Explaining Cameron’s Comeback (written with three co-authors) is rather different from most of the other 2015 general election books. … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring the work the pollster and former adviser to Gordon Brown, Deborah Mattinson. She is author of the excellent Talking to a brick wall.
Liberal Democrat Newswire #73 came out last week, featuring what seven focus groups reveal about why the Liberal Democrats did so badly in May, lessons from Canada for the Liberal Democrats and more. … Read the full post »
Lord Ashcroft’s 2015 election focus group reports have been gathered together into one book, showing how real voters followed – or didn’t follow – events. … Read the full post »
Much to my relief, the Liberal Democrat Newswire poll for the leadership contest turned out very close to the result and was the most accurate of the published polling. … Read the full post »
Six books, nearly all fun to read (expect perhaps one that is rather technical, with more in the way of regression equations than memorable case studies) and all packed full of useful election winning and party rebuilding advice.
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The core thesis of Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain is that Britain’s recent general elections have been decided by “valence factors” – voters choosing based on perceptions of competence rather than ideology. … Read the full post »
It all makes for both an entertaining and enlightening read, not only in those chapters that try hard to be funny (I’m looking at you, Joe Twyman) but in them all. … Read the full post »
Many voters do not understand how politics works. Some find the constant change, impenetrable language and many layers of political structures complicated and confusing. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #41 looks at how Nick Clegg is taking an improbable leaf out of Liberator’s book, debates in the party over what the word “weekend” means and a special offer for readers from Biteback Publishing. … Read the full post »
Looking forward to some festive season reading or wondering what books to get some of your politically-minded friends? … Read the full post »