Beware Greeks bearing gifts

Syriza’s victory in Greece’s general election yesterday could end up having some impact on the UK’s general election, and our politics after the votes are counted. Not because there is a latent Syriza equivalent, lurking in the electoral undergrowth, and poised to surge forward as part of some new ‘European spring.’  The UK is not …

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SNP Surge: Be careful what you wish for

The Scottish National Party has one clear ambition for May’s General Election: nothing less than to hold the balance of power for the entire UK. If that wasn’t clear already, Nicola Sturgeon’s indication yesterday that her party would be willing to break with precedent and vote on English health matters left us in no doubt. …

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Polling Analysis: Labour has failed to capitalise upon growing concerns over the NHS

[Read in landscape if using mobile devices, owing to data graphs]. The issue of public health has the potential to overtake the economy as a primary concern for voters ahead of this year’s general election. This week, YouGov’s fortnightly polling, which tracks the prime policy concerns of the public, recorded that the issues of health …

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The Green Party: A Credible Alternative?

Since the Prime Minister insisted that the Green Party be given a place on the TV debates, the small party’s support has exploded. Described as the Green Surge, the party’s membership soared past UKIP and the Liberal Democrats, and their national polling figures broke double digits. This is an extraordinary jump for a party that …

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Strengthening the private rented sector

The private rented sector is a British success story. It is the only form of housing tenure that continues to grow, and satisfaction amongst tenants is higher than in the social rented sector. That does not however mean that all is perfect. With an election in sight, calls for more regulation of the sector are …

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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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