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"I say to people: you want a slick PR man? You have Cameron. You want integrity and values? Then that's Ed" - our interview with Tulip Siddiq, Labour PPC for Hampstead and Kilburn

“I say to people: you want a slick PR man? You have Cameron. You want integrity and values? Then that’s Ed” – our interview with Tulip Siddiq, Labour PPC for Hampstead and Kilburn

You’ll be hard pressed to find any writing about the constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn that doesn’t caricature it as a tale of two cities — Hampstead, home to an uneasy entente between champagne socialists and investment bankers; Kilburn, a less than glamorous appendage of Brent with historic Irish and Caribbean populations. I met with...
Party leader or local candidate? Which determines how people vote?

Party leader or local candidate? Which determines how people vote?

Only a handful of the British public will vote for one of the party leaders on May 7th. Conservatives in Witney, Labour supporters in Doncaster North, Lib Dems in Sheffield Hallam, UKIP voters in South Thanet and Greens in Holborn and St Pancras will put a cross next to the name of a party leader. ...
Getting his teeth into GE2015: can dentist Pramod Subbaraman win Edinburgh South for the Lib Dems?

Getting his teeth into GE2015: can dentist Pramod Subbaraman win Edinburgh South for the Lib Dems?

The Liberal Democrats fell short of Labour by 316 votes in Edinburgh South in the 2010 general election. Despite declining support in national opinion polls, the Lib Dem candidate Pramod Subbaraman (perhaps unsurprisingly) asserts that his party has a chance in the seat come May 2015. We talk about the issues facing voters in the...
“Never say never!” Daniel Goldsmith, the Green candidate for Brentford & Isleworth, on how his candidacy can shake up the local contest.

“Never say never!” Daniel Goldsmith, the Green candidate for Brentford & Isleworth, on how his candidacy can shake up the local contest.

“I think unless there is some terrible environmental catastrophe, I’m not likely to win… I mean never say never!” A candidate’s admission of their chances being this slight is rare to come across, but Goldsmith’s remark shows how victory in an electoral contest does not have to come in the form of winning the most...
Exploring the Jewish Vote

Exploring the Jewish Vote

With a margin of only 110 votes in 2010, the constituency of Hendon in North London swung from Labour to Conservative. For 2015, there’s everything to play for. Only a tiny fraction of voters need change their position from 2010 to swing the seat to Labour. With a Jewish population of around 17% — compared...
Campaigning for a Conservative majority: Paul Scully, the Conservative PPC for Sutton and Cheam

Campaigning for a Conservative majority: Paul Scully, the Conservative PPC for Sutton and Cheam

I caught up with Paul Scully, the Conservative candidate for Sutton and Cheam, in Sutton High Street to learn that in a Conservative/Liberal Democrat marginal, any reported bliss of coalition in Westminster does not transcend to local campaigns. What do you think are the most important issues to Sutton & Cheam? I have lived here for...