2015 General Election Results

Wow.  Elections are always significant for what they mean to a country, but some change the way in which politics is conducted and followed in a country forever and that’s what last night’s result was. When the exit poll flashed up at 10pm absolutely everyone was calling foul.  The Conservatives being 75 seats ahead of Labour was inconceivable to anyone who’d taken even a cursory glance at the figures that the numerous polling organisations had been pumping out on a daily basis for months.  Seeing — Read more →

2015 General Election Predictions

It’s finally election day.  After what has seemed like an interminably long run-up to one of the most unpredictable General Elections in living memory, we are finally on the cusp of finding out who will be elected to Westminster and where the chips will fall for the all-important coalition bargaining to come over the next week. I’ve been following the ups and downs in the polls for a while now, as well as keeping tabs on Lord Ashcroft’s regular polls in the marginal constituencies that — Read more →

Why I’m Voting SNP

I remember writing a piece last year on here about the European elections and explaining why I’d vote SNP then but wouldn’t call myself an SNP supporter.  I couldn’t see myself tying down to their political vision at the time, even though I was becoming more and more enamoured with the idea of independence. And in terms of being a a supporter of the party nothing has changed.  What I would never have imagined though was the turn of events between then and now that would — Read more →

State of the Polls: One week to go

It’s only a week now ‘til one of the most anticipated General Elections in recent decades.  The result of next Thursday’s vote is still completely up in the air, and there’s every chance that the next seven days could determine who gets the keys to Number 10 Downing Street for the next five years, but with people beginning to firm up their voting decisions the general trend we can  expect is becoming clear. Remember, if you are still unsure on how to vote, that you — Read more →

2015 General Election Manifestos

All the major political parties have now launched their manifestos for the General Election, setting out the plans they have for the country should they be fortunate enough to be elected into Government by the people on May the 7th. Manifestos have always been more of a wishlist than a ticklist – these are the policies a party would put in place given the perfect conditions for what they hope to achieve.  Of course things like economic recessions or major foreign policy troubles make it — Read more →