Health or Wealth?

The accepted rule is that it’s the economy – and perceptions about it – that determine election outcomes.  But with just 16 weeks to go before voters place their crosses, we should just pause and check this assumption. Something changed over the last few weeks: the NHS has leaped up the public’s agenda and now …

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A Day in the Life of: A UKIP Candidate

This blog is the first in a series of guest contributions by Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) from across the UK political parties. The series will provide insight into the reasons why candidates decide to run for parliament and the challenges they face in their bid to win target seats. Cicero Elections is a neutral platform …

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Which party will sell voters the dream of a brighter tomorrow?

Yesterday morning, Cicero Elections held a roundtable with former Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts. During the roundtable, a number of issues were discussed, not least the Conservatives’ ‘Long-Term Economic Plan’ (LTEP), but it was one subject in particular that struck Cicero Elections: Research and Development (R&D) in the UK. Political debate …

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A little more conversation

Politicians are well acquainted with the art of pressing the flesh, kissing a few babies and speaking on the odd soapbox during elections, but Ed Miliband’s pledge for Labour to hold four million conversations with the electorate between now and polling day is ambitious. For Labour candidates, this turbo-charged activity is both welcome in its …

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Minority Government may be best choice for Miliband

With the 2015 General Election currently looking too close to call, many are already running scenarios of various outcomes and how possible coalition or ‘supply and confidence’ (an informal agreement to support a minority government on key votes) agreements could develop. A popular scenario, which is lengthening the odds on David Cameron’s return to Downing …

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