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Archive of posts published in the tag: 2015 general election

An academic perspective on the Liberal Democrat collapse

In today’s ‘glad I didn’t submit my dissertation yesterday’ news, Nicholas Whyte has drawn my attention to an interesting article from the upcoming Parliamentary Affairs supplement on the General Election. “From Coalition to Catastrophe: The Electoral Meltdown of the Liberal Democrats” is by…

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…

If Labour truly want to challenge the Tories, they need to embrace electoral reform

Having a small masochistic streak in me, I watched some of Andrew Marr’s show this morning, so got to see Yvette Cooper saying that maybe adopting the Tory manifesto for their next set of policies wasn’t the best approach for the Labour Party.…

Election number-crunching: vote shares and differential turnout

I’ve been looking through the election numbers (and thanks to Stanno on Twitter for a spreadsheet packed full of election data) and here’s a few things I’ve noticed. The Liberal Democrats lost votes everywhere. There aren’t any chinks of light in seats where…

Worth Reading special: On the election

Some of the more interesting takes on the election: My traumatised Liberal Democrat party must rediscover its radical heart – David Boyle on the way forward for the party Random thoughts on the election – James Graham has a few of them Three…

Colchester 2015 General Election result

I’ve spotted a few people landing here after googling for the result, so here it is. Will Quince (Conservative) 18,919 Bob Russell (Liberal Democrat) 13,344 Jordan Newell (Labour) 7,852 John Pitts (UKIP) 5,870 Mark Goacher (Green) 2499 Ken Scrimshaw (Christian People’s Alliance) 109…

Thoughts from the wrong end of a landslide

One of these days I’m going to start believing exit polls. I thought the 2010 one was wrong as there was no way we’d lose seats, and when tonight’s came out I joined in the chorus of people who thought there was no…

2015 General Election Day 38: With the finish line in sight…

…it’s make your mind up time. Polling stations open around 12 hours after I’m writing this, and close 15 hours after that. Then Britain gets to make its real decision: BBC, ITV or Channel 4 for the election night coverage. Or you could…

Worth Reading 171: Titanium dioxide

Hopefully coming out before the election, otherwise some of these may look quite dated… There’s nothing new about nationalism – Naomi Lloyd-Jones in History Today on the parallels between this election and the political fighting over Irish nationalism in the 1880s. A Very…

More Tory negative campaigning in Colchester

One thing that’s interested me this election is that the Tories appear to not be bothering in the local election in my ward. We haven’t received a single leaflet from them mentioning their local election candidate, but that’s not too much of a…