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The boundary review is so favourable to CON because Cam/Osbo defied the Electoral Commission to fix it that way

The boundary review is so favourable to CON because Cam/Osbo defied the Electoral Commission to fix it that way

The former Top Tory Two have left TMay a great legacy There’ve been two major changes to the electoral system that the Tories have brought which have combined together to make the boundary review so favourable to them. The first is the introduction of individual voter registration which has had the effect of seeing that millions of names on the electoral roll had initially been lost. The second is the introduction of equal sized constituencies. The big question was when…

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Cameron quits the Commons sparking off the first by-election in a CON seat since GE2015

Cameron quits the Commons sparking off the first by-election in a CON seat since GE2015

Hard to see anything other than comfortable CON hold Cameron has announced this afternoon that he’s going to follow Tony Blair – the last former successful general election winner to stand down as an MP shortly after stepping down as party leader and PM. So we now have the first Westminster by-election in a CON held seat since the general election. The numbers from May 2015 are above. Although the overall outcome is hardly in doubt it does raise some…

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Mrs. May’s new PM ratings honeymoon is bigger than Thatcher’s, Cameron’s or Brown’s, but smaller than Major or Blair

Mrs. May’s new PM ratings honeymoon is bigger than Thatcher’s, Cameron’s or Brown’s, but smaller than Major or Blair

Putting the current ratings numbers into a historical context With a lot of the non-LAB leadership politics discussion being on May’s polling honeymoon I thought I’d look back at the old MORI ratings to see how other new PM’s were doing at this stage in their occupancy of Number 10. To its great credit Ipsos MORI keeps excellent historical records and has a whole section devoted to old polling data. So compiling the above has been easy. Interestingly Mrs. Thatcher…

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Wiping out the Lib Dems might have been Cameron’s greatest strategic mistake as Prime Minister

Wiping out the Lib Dems might have been Cameron’s greatest strategic mistake as Prime Minister

Picture: The apotheosis of the Tory targeting of the Lib Dems at the last general election. Why Cameron might still be PM if the coalition had continued after May 2015. When David Cameron reflects on his earlier than anticipated departure as Prime Minister I wonder if in hindsight he’ll regret his and Sir Lynton’s Crosby targeting of the Lib Dem held seats at the last general election. At the time the 27 Tory gains from the Lib Dems was hailed…

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Cameron is going, Johnson has been in hiding and Labour faces civil war. So who will lead Britain?

Cameron is going, Johnson has been in hiding and Labour faces civil war. So who will lead Britain?

The country has voted for change but the future is unclear. Leadership is needed writes Keiran Pedley Last Thursday’s Brexit vote was truly an historic event in our country’s history. The consequences for British politics will take time to play out. Right now the country is tense. Since David Cameron’s resignation Friday morning there is a political vacuum at the heart of power and sense of uncertainty in the air. Only a fool would predict with any degree of certainty…

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Boost for Farage in the Ipsos satisfaction ratings on the day before the big vote

Boost for Farage in the Ipsos satisfaction ratings on the day before the big vote

And Corbyn drops to new low with LAB voters Farage gets the best @IpsosMORI satisfaction ratings in final poll before referendum pic.twitter.com/qlmnU8DTOZ — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) June 22, 2016 Corbyn's Ipsos satisfaction ratings from LAB voters at lowest point since he became leader pic.twitter.com/rx33FliGUE — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) June 22, 2016 Cameron's @IpsosMORI satisfaction ratings amongst CON voters up a notch but still way behind where they were pic.twitter.com/rMbOwYUCdm — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) June 22, 2016