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A Canadian prediction

I’ve mentioned the upcoming Canadian election here before, and as the campaign there enters its final week, it seems a good time to return for another look. Unlike in our election, the polling there has been quite volatile, with individual polls giving a…

Qualitative Election Study of Britain

Back during April and May, I did a little bit of work helping Drs Edzia Carvalho and Kristi Winters on their Qualitative Election Study of Britain project, which was looking at people’s perceptions and attitudes towards the election campaign. They’re now publishing some…

Canada’s Conservatives and Britain’s Labour Party share a similar problem

I’ve mentioned before that election junkies looking for their next fix should be looking to Canada, who’ll be electing a new government on October 19th. It’s a country where elections often deliver unexpected outcomes, with really big poll movements often happening during the…

Second place stats to break the silence

I’m still alive, and still working through my Masters dissertation so my time for thinking about things to blog about is limited, which is somewhat handy as just about the only political topic to write about at the moment is just how silly…

A liberal strategy for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections

If it was up to me, we wouldn’t be having Police and Crime Commissioner elections next year. They’re a pointless position, and in most cases appear to have become nothing more than a highly paid spokesperson for the police than providing scrutiny and…

Guest Post: Grace Goodlad on why it’s Time 4 Tim and a fresh start

(In addition to my ‘Bloggers for Tim’ list, I’m also opening up the blog to guest posts from people supporting him for leader. The latest one is from Grace Goodlad, and if you want to follow in her footsteps, please get in touch!)…

Where did the Lib Dem voters go?

Seth Thevoz and Lewis Baston have a very interesting new post on the Social Liberal Forum website, looking in detail at the 57 seats the Liberal Democrats defended at this year’s general election. It’s worth reading the whole thing because, as Jonathan Calder…

Meanwhile, in Canada…

Having just done the roundup of the most popular posts for the last three months, it occurs to me that many of you reading this are election junkies just like me and are no doubt getting pretty jittery awaiting your next fix. Well,…

How the Tories pushing city Mayors has re-opened the door to electoral reform

Yesterday saw an expected yet still disappointing response from the Government to the various post-election electoral reform petitions. Expected, because we all know that there’s no way this Government is going to concede electoral reform, yet disappointing because it reveals that the minister…

Some data on seats won by Liberal Democrat since 1992

I’ve spent most of today gathering together some data about Liberal Democrat Parliamentary seats for my dissertation, and figured that some of you might find it interesting. The data set is Liberal Democrat seats won at a general election or by-election since 1992,…

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