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: 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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Video: Iain Anderson and Andy Maciver talk Scottish Independence & Brexit

  Cicero Group was delighted to host a roundtable event this morning with SNP Europe Spokesperson Stephen Gethins MP, along with our Scottish partner agency Message Matters.  Following the event, Cicero Executive Chairman Iain Anderson and Message Matters Director Andy Maciver discussed the latest state of play on the Scottish independence debate and Brexit.  

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Nicola Sturgeon’s speech: What does this mean for the Scottish independence debate?

  What has Nicola Sturgeon announced today? The First Minister announced this morning that next week she will seek the consent of the Scottish Parliament to negotiate a ‘Section 30’ agreement with the UK Government which would give Holyrood the power to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. What is Section 30? This refers …

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Is support for Scottish independence really surging?

  Is support for Scottish independence “surging” on the back of Theresa May’s indication that the UK is headed for a ‘hard’ Brexit outside of the Single Market? That’s the contention of yesterday’s front page of The Herald, one of Scotland’s leading broadsheets. ‘Game on’ tweeted former First Minister Alex Salmond, clearly encouraged by what …

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SNP Conference Preview: What next for Sturgeon on indyref2?

  The 2015 General Election at which the SNP won a near clean-sweep of Scottish seats at Westminster had major ramifications not only for the balance of power in the House of Commons – it also significantly altered the long-established routine of the autumn party conference season. For so long an afterthought in the minds …

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