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Press affiliation and the 2015 general election

At the 2015 general election five out of eleven national daily newspapers supported the Conservative Party. Only two supported Labour, The Mirror and The Guardian, although this was an improvement on 2010 when The Guardian, somewhat bizarrely, encouraged its readers … Continue reading

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The 2015 general election in numbers

The election Number of seats contested: 650 Number of candidates: 3,971, down slightly since 2010 but second highest since the war. Number of women candidates: 1033, 26% the largest number and percentage of women candidates at a UK general election. … Continue reading

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If you want to increase student voting hold elections on a Tuesday in November (between 1 and 3 in the afternoon)

I have often pondered when is the optimum time to deliver a class in order to maximise student attendance. After careful consideration I have come to the conclusion that it is sometime just after lunch on a Tuesday. I wonder if … Continue reading

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Will the student vote be decisive in Lincoln?

This article first appeared in The Lincolnshire Echo, Thursday April 30 edition.   Earlier this week the general election candidates for Lincoln put their case to an audience of students at a hustings held at Bishop Grosseteste University. They will … Continue reading

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Was the election of Police and Crime Commissioners the most expensive election in history?

This is an old post which I posted on another site following the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in 2012. Reposting here in the light of this week’s election of a new Police and Crime Commissioner in South Yorkshire.  Turnout in … Continue reading

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