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Category Archives: National Politics

‘Shy Voters’ and the 2017 General Election

Perhaps it is a common misconception that ‘shy Tories’ were responsible for the 2015 general polling miss. In The Independent, Shehab Khan proffers a new species of voter: ‘shy Corbynites’: … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Misreporting Polls and Other Matters

Misreporting polls A rather curious incident occurred with an ORB International poll, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph. The article’s initial version began: Support for Brexit has hit a five month … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Phantom Poll of Norwich South

Clive Lewis MP (Labour, Norwich South) will be defending his seat in the upcoming general election. To further this cause, Mr Lewis posted what was seemingly a constituency poll, showing … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

General Election 2017

On 8th June 2017, the British public will go to polling stations again: the third all-UK ballot in three years. Prime Minister Theresa May sought to hold a snap general … Continue reading

April 22, 2017


I understand it has been a long time. I wanted to update you all as to what I have been doing and thinking over the past nine months, on my … Continue reading

April 2, 2017

RIP Jo Cox

Jo Cox, the Labour Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, has died [1]. A man shot and stabbed the MP in her constituency. Tributes to the young MP have … Continue reading

June 17, 2016

UK Labour Market Statistics, June 2016

The Office for National Statistics have published their latest round of statistics concerning the UK labour market, covering the months of February to April 2016 [1]. Between the three months … Continue reading

June 16, 2016