GE2017: Could we have our own En Marche! in the UK?

  Over the weekend, Tim Shipman of the Sunday Times reported that allies of Tony Blair are in discussions about establishing a new political party if Labour falls to a historic defeat on June 8. According to a source, the “unthinkable is being thought” and pledges of funding have reportedly already been made, should a …

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GE2017: Who stands to win in the top marginal constituencies?

  If current polling is to be believed, the Conservatives are on track for a landslide victory in the 2017 election so will have set their sights on a number of constituencies across the UK where they can make ground, taking advantage of the collapse in the UKIP vote and the unpopularity of Labour leader Jeremy …

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GE2017: Trust Issues

  Over the past year there has been more than enough political chaos to call public trust in the system into question. We’ve seen a Prime Minister who repeatedly ruled out a snap General Election insist that an early General Election is now urgently necessary to ‘remove the risk of uncertainty and instability’; pollsters’ inability …

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GE2017: Script review time

  Convention says be careful when reading across form local elections to a subsequent General Election. But that was before May 2017.  Now – uniquely – we have had local elections during the course of a General Election.  It’s like reading the script before going to the theatre. Of course June 8 won’t be exactly …

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