Elections past

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Rishi Sunak hits the north to try to woo public – but only the invited
Whistle-stop tour seems similar to John Major’s soapbox 1992 campaign, only in sanitised settings with no chance of a hostile reaction

Kiran Stacey

19, Jan, 2023 @6:55 PM

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Sir David Butler obituary
Influential psephologist, political scientist, author and expert member of the BBC’s election night coverage team for many years

David McKie

09, Nov, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Father of modern election science, Sir David Butler, dies at 98
Psephologist known for his Swingometer is remembered as ‘the grand daddy of all election poll watchers’

Jonathan Yerushalmy

09, Nov, 2022 @6:20 AM

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In the UK, even prime ministers who win elections have a dubious mandate | Letter
Letter: From 1945 onwards, no party winning a British general election has gained 50% of the vote, writes Mike Grainger


30, Aug, 2022 @5:34 PM

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Why it’s good for a country when its ruling party gets kicked out | Torsten Bell
Incoming politicians have more to prove so they try harder and the benefits are visible

Torsten Bell

06, Mar, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Unless progressive parties unite, the UK will shift further to the right | Letter
Letter: A united opposition in Hungary carries lessons for the Labour party, writes Jeremy Cushing


20, Oct, 2021 @4:56 PM

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The Guardian view on Starmer’s Labour: time to take on the Tories | Editorial
Editorial: The Labour leader must know his party faces existential implications if it suffers a historic fifth election defeat


26, Sep, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Labour has lost its heart and nerve in pandering to the right | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to articles by Andy Beckett and Peter Mandelson on the party’s political identity


26, Sep, 2021 @4:42 PM

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The problem is bigger than Keir Starmer – Labour's centrists have run out of ideas | Andy Beckett
The leader’s long essay has a few bright notes, but it shows again that it’s his wing of the party that has failed to ‘modernise’, says the Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

24, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Labour didn’t lose its ‘red wall’ – it never had one | David Edgerton
The idea that working-class people voted Labour until Brexit came along is a fiction only the Conservatives benefit from, says modern history professor David Edgerton

David Edgerton

09, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the voter ID bill: cynical and hypocritical | Editorial
Editorial: A measure touted as enforcement of ‘electoral integrity’ is the exact opposite – deliberate voter suppression


12, May, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Time to take the heat off cooling towers | Brief letters
Brief letters: Guardian bicentenary | Local elections | Singing birds | Cooling towers | Air pollution | Marmalade


06, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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