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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

Local Elections 2017: PNS and NEV

On May 4th 2017, the British public will be votingĀ in local elections across England, Scotland and Wales. Elections will be held in 34 councils in England, all 32 councils in … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

How to Read and Report Polls

Reporting on polling is often a difficult task, but people who report on polls have a responsibility to their readers and to their profession. There are critical pieces of information … Continue reading

April 8, 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


After a long and tumultuous referendum campaign, as well as maintaining daily updates to this blog for nearly six months, I have decided to stop writing on this blog for … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Lonely Girl Returns

Back in the nascent days of YouTube, a channel of a teenage girl attracted millions of viewers [1]. Launched in 2006, that channel was Lonelygirl15, and presented the confessions of … Continue reading

June 25, 2016

The UK votes to Leave the EU

After a long and democratic referendum campaign, the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union [1]. With a turnout of 72.2%, 51.9% of voters chose to Leave, and … Continue reading

June 24, 2016