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Trade union "big guns" rally in support of Labour – and against Nigel Farage

Trade union “big guns” rally in support of Labour – and against Nigel Farage

There is plenty of national out-cry against the rise in support for UKIP. Suzanne Moore in the Guardian recently described Nigel Farage’s policies as “vicious and unworkable”, and at the other end of Fleet Street’s political spectrum, the Telegraph’s James Kirkup referred to “UKIP’s stupid, horrible and misguided views.” But, however much certain members of society...
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. ...
Can Rochdale be part of the "north-west UKIP powerhouse"?

Can Rochdale be part of the “north-west UKIP powerhouse”?

Around Christmas last year it seemed very possible that Rochdale was going to have a UKIP MP – not because of the strength of the local association’s campaigning, but because Simon Danczuk, the Labour MP for the city, was seen having a drink (pints, of course) with Nigel Farage. Danczuk later strenuously denied he was...
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...
What makes for good political leadership? We ask the people of Brentford and Isleworth

What makes for good political leadership? We ask the people of Brentford and Isleworth

The leadership debates were a dominant narrative in the 2010 general election, and contestation over which parties will be included in televised debates next year is already rife. 50for15 wanted to take a step back to think about what we actually think good leadership is. In Brentford and Isleworth, a key Labour-Conservative marginal, currently represented by...
Will Nigel Farage become South Thanet's MP?

Will Nigel Farage become South Thanet’s MP?

In what even the local party secretary has dubbed “UKIP’s worst-kept secret”, Nigel Farage announced yesterday that he has decided to stand as a parliamentary candidate in the constituency of South Thanet in Kent. The seat has all the makings of a UKIP success story, one which will deliver the party their first elected MP...