The city agenda: What’s in store in the next Parliament?

  Politicians and commentators discussing new policies often talk about which part of the electorate a certain measure benefits. Manifesto announcements are seen to appeal to pensioners, home owners, savers, small business owners, ethnic minorities or women. This is followed by data on how many voters are in that respective group, and how they could …

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London Hustings

  We’ve had the Leaders’ Debate, the Challengers’ Debate, two Scotland debates and countless televised interviews, but last night was the turn of Londoners to ask the questions. Gathered in a packed Guildhall were Natalie Bennett (Greens), Chuka Umunna (Lab) and Lynne Featherstone (Lib Dem), all standing in London, Grant Shapps (Con) standing in Hertfordshire …

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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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