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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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Will there be more? David Cameron must walk a fine line to prevent further defections to UKIP

There is an axiom in politics that, when managing their own party, Prime Ministers need to accommodate three groups of MPs: those who are Ministers; those who want to be Ministers; and those who have been Ministers, but are now … Continue reading

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European Election Prospects in the East Midlands

On Thursday more than three million voters across the East Midlands will be electing five Members of the European Parliament, in a poll which should provide an early indication of support in advance of next year’s general. In reality only … Continue reading

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