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Seat Preview: Bristol West

22 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Craig Johnson looks at the left-of-centre parties battling it out in the strong Remain-voting seat of Bristol West.

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Seat Preview: Ilford North

19 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Jack Bridgewater says that with UKIP not fielding a candidate, Ilford North looks set to be a Conservative Gain from Labour.

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Seat Preview: Hornsey and Wood Green

17 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Ros Taylor says that Labour look set to hold Hornsey and Wood Green - but that the result could represent a judgement on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the party.

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Seat Preview: City of Chester

15 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Joshua Townsley says that Chester looks almost certain to be a Conservative Gain from Labour.

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Seat Preview: Mansfield

10 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Joshua Townsley looks at the chances of Mansfield - formerly a 'safe' Labour seat - falling to Theresa May's party in June.

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Seat Preview: Richmond Park

10 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Jack Bridgewater says that Richmond Park will be a key litmus test for the chances of an anti-Brexit-propelled Lib Dem revival.

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Seat Preview: Birmingham Edgbaston

06 May 2017 | Elections

As part of our profiles on key constituencies, Jack Bridgewater thinks the Conservatives could be on course for a win in the Labour seat of Birmingham Edgbaston.

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Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland: crucibles of the new political landscape

23 February 2017 | Elections

Voters in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central go to the polls today to choose new MPs. Jack Bridgewater explains why these by-elections represent a major electoral challenge for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership, and perhaps an early indication of the extent to which the aftermath of the EU referendum is reshaping party politics in the UK.

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Back to the Ballot: the 2017 Northern Ireland Assembly Elections

13 February 2017 | Elections

Northern Ireland goes to the polls again on 2 March. The devolved government faces enormous challenges – Brexit, widespread disillusionment with the parties on offer and a power-sharing structure that arguably inhibits progress. Yet, says Annabelle de Heus, little is expected to change. Northern Ireland is gripped by political stasis.

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EU Referendum: Declaration Times and Council Estimates

22 June 2016

When will your area announce their results

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How the major parties will face the EU referendum

20 May 2016 | Elections

Dr Kenneth Bunker looks at the state of the major parties as they head into the EU referendum campaign, and assesses what different results might mean for each of them.

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Nationalist parties face new challenges after the ‘Super Thursday’ elections

18 May 2016 | Elections

The various nationalist parties experienced mixed fortunes in the elections on 5 May, and all are now operating in a different political climate. Dr Kenneth Bunker assesses what challenges lie ahead for the different parties.

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‘Super Thursday’ showed us that British politics has changed for good

17 May 2016 | Elections

May’s elections highlighted the persistence of multi-party politics, the growing distinctiveness of the devolved nations and the diversity of electoral systems. Katie Ghose argues these longer term trends deserve greater attention given the implications they have for the future shape of the UK.

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Improvements in turnout and more partisan voting: PCC Elections 2016

13 May 2016 | Elections

The first Police and Crime Commissioner elections in 2012 are infamous for their abysmally low turnout and the second batch last week thankfully saw some improvement. In this post, Andrew Defty looks at the variation in turnout across the 40 PCC elections to consider the impact of embedding the elections in the electoral cycle, and how this may have resulted in a decline of independent PCCs

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Recovery in the polls: Predicting the London Mayor election result

12 May 2016 | Elections

The reputation of election polling took a battering after failing to predict the 2015 General Election result. Dr Kenneth Bunker looks at how polls fared in the London Mayor election, and what the long-term prospects for election polling are.

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‘Super Thursday’ tells us a lot about voter participation in the UK

10 May 2016 | Elections

Thursday 5 May saw a host of elections happening around the UK, on an unprecedented scale outside of a General Election. Democratic Dashboard's Carl Cullinane looks at what the election campaign tells us about the state of voter participation in the UK.

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Dashboard Results Round Up

06 May 2016

As we gather together the full results data to update the Dashboard, here's a summary of the results so far. We'll keep it updated over the weekend as Council results are confirmed.

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Election 2016: Declaration Times Interactive Map

05 May 2016

What time will the various Welsh, Scottish, London constituencies and English Councils announce their results? Find out with our interactive map.

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Is there hope for electoral reform in the United Kingdom?

05 May 2016 | Elections

With elections across the UK today using a range of alternative electoral systems to First Past The Post, Dr Kenneth Bunker assesses the opportunity for future electoral reform.

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Your guide to using your two choices in the London Mayor and Police Commissioner elections well

05 May 2016 | Elections

British voters are used to having just one vote. But on 5 May this year a record number of voters in England and Wales will be using a two–vote electoral system to choose the London Mayor and Police Commissioners across the country, many for the first time. Wherever you stand politically, Professor Patrick Dunleavy explains how to use both your votes to get more of what you want.

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