Four principal authority council by-elections this week, all with Liberal Democrat candidates – and that’s one up on the last time these wards were up. … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring the work of political scientist, author and professor, Tim Bale. Of particular relevance to this site is his research into political party membership – why people join parties, why they don’t and how they behave when they have.
He is also the author of an excellent book on Ed Miliband’s time as Labour Leader, Five Year Mission.
So wrote John Curtice after the latest record-breaking Parliamentary by-election by the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
I really enjoyed reading Professor Tim Bale’s new book, The Conservative Party After Brexit. So who better to have on the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts? … Read the full post »
More evidence of how the long-term trend in British society continues to be one of our country becoming more liberal. … Read the full post »
A couple of snippets from Tim Bale and Paul Webb’s latest bit of research into political party membership: “Shopping for a better deal? Party switching amongst grassroots members in Britain”. … Read the full post »
Huge thanks to all my guests and listeners for Never Mind The Bar Charts through the last year. The three most popular episodes were… … Read the full post »
It was a warm welcome back to Professor Tim Bale for the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts. We revisited the five tests for opposition parties we’ve discussed before. How have Labour and the Lib Dems been performing against them? … Read the full post »
Podcast favourite Tim Bale has a new book out about how Brexit happened – both why the referendum was called and then why it was lost. … Read the full post »
What are Conservative Party members like? Who are they going to pick for party leader? And what does it mean for the Liberal Democrats? … Read the full post »
It was a warm welcome back to Professor Tim Bale in the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts as we returned to the five tests for an opposition party that Tim discussed before. … Read the full post »