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Category Archives: Local Politics

Local Elections in 2012

The House of Commons Library is an astounding resource. Among other topics, its research papers offer a comprehensive lens of local election performance, sharing the work of local election experts … Continue reading

May 27, 2016

Local Election Performance II

Continuing on how to judge a party’s local election performance, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP (Labour, Hayes and Harlington) suggested the party’s performance was “making up ground”, and looking for … Continue reading

May 23, 2016

Local Election Performance

Whether a political party has had a good performance in the local elections has been an area of discussion, particularly for Labour. After the false election map being shared, another … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

National Equivalence

After a set of elections on local councils, the questions arises as to how well each political party performed. The problem is that each election has a different set of … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Elections 2016

Today, Britain goes to the polls. This is the largest and most complex set of elections in the United Kingdom until the next General Election, scheduled to be in 2020 … Continue reading

May 5, 2016

Khan Stays, Goldsmith Decays

The race for the London mayoralty continues. YouGov conducted a poll of 1,017 London adults from its online panel, conducted between 15th and 19th April 2016 [1]. When asked who … Continue reading

April 27, 2016

London Mayoral Election

The candidates for the London mayoral election have been finalised. The main two candidates to succeed Alexander ‘Boris’ Johnson, who is now the Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 1 Comment