For want of a narrative?

  Looked at from a distance, this could have been an election that was quite straightforward for the Conservatives. The basic theory would be that if the economy was going quite strongly, an incumbent government should not really have too much trouble getting re-elected.  But the Tories are in trouble.  What’s happened? The economic fundamentals …

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Cicero Elections – SNP Manifesto Analysis

  The Scottish National Party this morning launched its manifesto, Stronger for Scotland, in Edinburgh, with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon setting out a simple message: returning a large group of SNP MPs to Westminster will strengthen Scotland’s voice but also deliver progressive change for people across the whole of the UK. Whilst stating (to loud …

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The Importance of the NHS Surges but the Economy Wins Back its Crown

  The latest polling looking into which issues voters consider to be most important suggest that the prolonged deadlock of voting intention for the General Election may soon, finally, break. Here’s why: There are two core issues of which the Conservatives and Labour perform best, the Economy and the NHS respectively. Whilst many other public …

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Cicero Elections – UKIP Manifesto Analysis

  UKIP has today published its election manifesto, entitled ‘Believe in Britain’. A summary of the party’s policies can be found in the official Cicero Elections Manifesto Hub. The party’s chosen location was Thurrock in Essex – currently held by the Conservatives with a wafer thin majority of just 92, and a key target seat …

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Cicero Elections – Conservative Party Manifesto Analysis

  Today, the Conservatives published their General Election manifesto. Cicero Elections has analysed the document and every Conservative policy can be found in the official Cicero Elections Manifesto Hub. Leaks before the launch confirmed that the Prime Minister would pledge two key policies: a significant extension to the Right-to-Buy for Housing Association tenants and removing minimum-wage workers …

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Clegg does well; does it matter?

  Yesterday the campaign news cycle was dominated by the launch of the Labour manifesto. Labour Leader Ed Miliband delivered a confident and assured performance as he attempted to overturn perceptions that Labour are anti-business and lack fiscal credibility. After years of criticism for appearing ‘weird’ or ‘geeky’, Miliband is looking more and more comfortable …

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