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Tag Archives: Professor John Curtice

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 · Leave a comment

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

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

British Euroscepticism

In less than nine weeks, Britain will go to the polls in a referendum on the nation’s membership of the European Union (EU). The question arises: what attitudes lie behind … Continue reading

April 29, 2016

The British Polling Council Inquiry Report

The British Polling Council and the Market Research Society established an independent inquiry [1], led by Professor Patrick Sturgis, the Director of the National Centre for Research Methods at the … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Statistics and Lampposts XXIV: Differential Non-Response

Why were the polls wrong? When a Conservative majority became apparent in the early hours of 8th May, most polls showed a much closer race between the new governing party … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment