Chris Game Boris Johnson didn’t start the modern trend of hyper-rapid ministerial turnover, but he did ratchet it up. His election last July produced a larger ministerial cull than in any other recent transition between ministers of the same party, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government being no exception. So, were you paying … Continue reading Simon Clarke – first his speech goes, then him
It seems worth asking: what would happen in the May mayoral elections, which include London this time, if everyone voted just as they did in December’s General Election? Happily, Centre for Cities’ Simon Jeffrey got there first, so the stats are his, the interpretation mine.
Chris Game There were two prompts for this blog. The first was the politest of enquiries from the recently returned INLOGOV Blog Manager, which was easy enough to deflect. Shortly after doing so, however, while reading through one of the parties’ election manifestos – as you do – I came across ‘dibs’, a word I … Continue reading The INLOGOV General Election Maxifesto Quiz
Chris Game In amongst all the election analysis on the Friday morning after the night before, there was a widely reported quote from Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission: “As far as the Commission is concerned, we can open Brexit negotiations tomorrow morning at half-past-nine.” My first reaction was quite defensive. While kicking someone … Continue reading How other countries deal with the horror of a hung parliament.
Jon Bloomfield The election result has been a game changer. The electorate has turned down the Theresa May/Daily Mail offer of a hard Brexit and the threat of walking away from the negotiations with the European Union. The issue did not get the in-depth discussion during the election that it should have, but the result … Continue reading The Road to A Soft Brexit
Chris Game One consequence of Theresa May delaying until mid-April her U-turn on holding a General Election was seen almost immediately – when it was decreed too late for the General, local and mayoral elections all to take place synchronously. It could have saved money and probably doubled the local and mayoral turnouts. Which in … Continue reading Land Value (or Garden) Tax and the General Election – more Adam Smith than Jeremy Marx
In this post Opportunity Nottingham offer a different perspective on election coverage. They talk about the importance of listening and responding to those facing multiple needs in the run up to this election. With the upcoming general election just weeks away, it is important that everyone who has the right to vote is given the … Continue reading The General Election – Opportunity Nottingham Considers the Complexities of Voting for Those Facing Multiple Needs
General Election, opinion polls, YouGov regional poll, regional variations, 1983 General election, Margaret Thatcher, Sadiq Khan You might think, given the record of opinion polls in the 2015 election campaign, that there’d be slightly fewer of them this time. Dream on! So far this month national voting intention polls have averaged well over one a … Continue reading May’s Conservatives: closer to a genuinely national party than Thatcher in ’83?
Below is a link to the Statement of Persons Nominated document for each of the ten Parliamentary constituencies that fall within the Birmingham City Council area. Statement of Persons Nominated Polling stations will be open on election day (June 8) from 7am until 10pm. Every registered voter should receive a polling card with details of […]
With the General Election fast approaching, the University of Birmingham is welcoming the BBC, the Guardian and Sky News to campus for a series of events and debates to help students, staff and local residents get all the information they need for 7 May.