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A look forward: 2018 London elections (part 3)

January 3, 2018

Today, we conclude our look forward to the May 2018 local elections in London. You can find the first part of the series here (including details of our methodology) and the second here. Our concluding part covers the ten London Boroughs starting with the letters M through to W. Merton – likely Labour hold We […]

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A look forward: 2018 London elections (part 1)

January 1, 2018

As a New Year begins, I am setting out the scene for this year’s London elections, a critical test for the three main English parties. This is the first of three posts, setting the scene and covering 10 boroughs (B to G, alphabetically). May’s local elections will be a crucial test for the British political […]

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Ashcroft Implications: Labour Has Lost the Election But David Cameron Still Hasn’t Won

February 6, 2015

As Charlie-East West wrote yesterday, Lord Ashcroft’s polls of individual Scottish seats have made it clear that Labour is in deep deep trouble north of the border, including in its hitherto rock solid Glasgow and West of Scotland heartland.   Those polls, with an average swing of 25.5%, would see, if applied on a universal basis […]

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The Debates Debate

October 22, 2014

Last week the broadcasters collectively put together a proposal for leader debates for next May’s general election.   The proposal is for three debates.  The first is to involve David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.  The second a debate (along the lines of those in 2010) between Cameron, Miliband and Clegg and finally […]

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Welsh Boundary Changes Part 2: South West Wales

April 10, 2012

For the second of our posts on the boundary proposals for Wales, we are taking a look at the south-western third of the principality, covering the preserved counties of Dyfed and West Glamorgan together with Bridgend County Borough (which was in Mid-Glamorgan).  This might seem a slightly arbitrary split, but given the number of proposals […]

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Conservative Conference Con-Trick #1: Flogging Off Council Homes

October 4, 2011

Cameron may be under fire for having too few prominent women and having a cabinet with too many male graduates from Magdelen College, but there is one minority usually sidelined in politics that have a strong showing in his government: utter fuckwits.  Theresa May has shown herself to be a member of this often persecuted […]

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Liberal Democrats: Can Anyone Offer A Home To A Second Hand Party? Slightly Solied and Doesn’t Work As It Used To

August 22, 2011

Jackie Ashley writes a piece in today’s Guardian in which she discusses whether, in the light of recent indications from David Cameron, the Coalition is about to lurch to the right.   She notes the recent upping of the rhetoric by the Prime Minister against the usual targets of hardcore Toryism – the poor, those from […]

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Pain all round from North Wales boundary changes

May 30, 2011

In my last post, I described the reductions in the number of constituencies in Wales as a result of the Coalition passing The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011.  I identified that North Wales would be most significantly affected, losing three of its current ten seats.  Even then, its constituencies would need to have […]

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The Coalition One Year On: #2 – The Economy (i) – the Politics

May 12, 2011

This post is the second in allthatsleft’s series looking at various aspects of politics and policy one year into the Coalition government.  Before moving on to issues of economic performance, which I will in my next post, I want first to look at the politics of the economy. This is important because the next election […]

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