General election 2010

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Loss of minority ethnic support threatens Tory power, study suggests
Rising BME support for Labour and diversity in Tory seats could be pivotal

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

26, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Gordon Brown: ‘I didn’t show enough emotion to win the 2010 election’
Former prime minister says he failed to rally the nation but stands by approach to economy in autobiography

Heather Stewart

30, Oct, 2017 @12:00 AM

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Tory review calls for new youth wing to counter Corbyn's appeal
Eric Pickles review recommendations to include engaging more with young people after Labour surge cost Tories in election

Rowena Mason

15, Sep, 2017 @9:00 PM

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EU referendum: push to improve voting turnout for psychiatric inpatients
Misunderstandings mean many people in mental health hospitals, and among those with learning disabilities, fail to cast ballot

Kate Lyons

19, May, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Guardian/ICM polls: every one since 1984

Full results on voting intentions going back to the beginning of our polling - plus the trends in the big questions over time

Ami Sedghi and Simon Rogers

15, Jun, 2015 @3:14 PM

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Losing badly takes a heavy personal toll on MPs – I should know
Few people regard politicians as vulnerable human beings. But rejection in politics, as in life, can have harmful long-term effects, as I learned after losing my ‘safe’ seat in 2010

Lembit Öpik

09, May, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Vote with a smiley face: electoral guide says X doesn't have to mark the spot
Guidance to returning officers from the Electoral Commission says voters can even mark their choice with a naked woman, preferably smiling

Vikram Dodd

06, May, 2015 @4:06 PM

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Millions of women fail to vote. Did the suffragists suffer in vain? | Polly Toynbee
Tory policies have tilted against women since 2010. Even so, a last-minute battle for our votes by every party would be a fine thing

Polly Toynbee

17, Apr, 2015 @11:25 AM

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No, Nick Clegg, in 2010 Britain wasn’t ‘in the midst of an economic firestorm’ | Larry Elliott
At the time the Lib Dems decided to jump into bed with the Tories, the economy was on the mend. Then the coalition overdosed it with austerity

Larry Elliott

16, Apr, 2015 @2:30 PM

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Nick Clegg should learn from history – don’t get into bed with the Tories | Dick Leonard
If the Lib Dem leader repeats his bad decision and enters an unnatural coalition, his ailing party would pay a heavy price – again

Dick Leonard

16, Apr, 2015 @1:06 PM

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Bertie Carvel: ‘I don’t envy Nick Clegg watching me play him’
What is the essence of Clegg? Actor Bertie Carvel embarked on an odyssey to capture the ‘Platonic ideal’ of the deputy PM for new TV drama Coalition. So will he be tragic hero – or comedy fall guy?

Stuart Jeffries

26, Mar, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Passport to post-election comedy: five days of political paralysis just isn’t enough | Marina Hyde
In 2010 Westminster politicians were panicking in uncharted ‘hung parliament’ territory. But as Belgium has shown, being ungoverned can be splendidly jolly for voters

Marina Hyde

27, Feb, 2015 @5:35 PM

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