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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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Excellent House of Commons Library Paper on Political Parties

This excellent note from the House of Commons library, on membership of UK political parties includes up to date figures particularly on recent rises in membership for SNP and UKIP.

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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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Is he frit? Nigel Farage and the Newark By-election

When Margaret Thatcher taunted the then Labour leader, Michael Foot, that he was ‘frightened, frit’ by the prospect of a general election in 1983, Labour went on to suffer their worst general election result since 1935.The Conservative Party will be … Continue reading

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