General election 2017

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Why do polling firms like YouGov tweak polls? Because they are scared of being wrong | Peter Kellner
The pressure to avoid mistakes can force pollsters to second-guess themselves, just as YouGov did in 2017, says Peter Kellner, a former president of YouGov

Peter Kellner

08, Jun, 2022 @4:32 PM

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YouGov sat on 2017 poll as it was too positive on Labour, claims ex-employee
Polling firm denies allegation it drew back from publishing some data showing Corbyn’s Labour doing well

• Update: on 9 June 2022, Chris Curtis retracted his claim that the poll was suppressed [see footnote]

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

08, Jun, 2022 @3:06 PM

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Only an honest conversation about the Corbyn era will help us learn from it | Owen Jones
I’ve interviewed dozens of Labour figures, to provide a nuanced understanding of events and to help chart a new course, says the Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

17, Sep, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Labour official denies 'grand plan' to sabotage Corbyn's 2017 election bid
Ex-election chief Patrick Heneghan says ‘stab-in-the-back myth’ is deflection tactic

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

27, Aug, 2020 @6:40 AM

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The Dales are alive! Say Yes to Tess sets Yorkshire politics to music
Tess Seddon scoffed at the idea of the Yorkshire party – until she became its election candidate. Now she’s turned her doomed campaign into a stage musical

Helen Pidd North of England editor

15, Mar, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Chuntering and untruths: why Andrew Marr's interview with Boris Johnson was so controversial
Since the interview was screened on Sunday morning it has attracted a deluge of complaints – apparently from both sides of the political divide

Zoe Williams

03, Dec, 2019 @4:52 PM

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The polls may seem dismal. But here’s how Labour could win a general election | Tom Kibasi
The party should frame this campaign as a choice between more of the same and a new start, says Tom Kibasi

Tom Kibasi

28, Oct, 2019 @12:14 PM

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Theresa May inflexible, introverted and surly, biography claims
Anthony Seldon’s book, May at 10, says PM ‘began to crumble’ in 2017 election campaign

Mattha Busby

26, Oct, 2019 @11:05 AM

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Johnson’s thin coat of red paint could win him an election | Larry Elliott
The idea of the Conservatives as the party of the working class should be beyond parody. Sadly, it is not, says economic editor Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott

11, Oct, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Of course Brexit matters to voters, but the left-right divide hasn’t gone away | Paula Surridge
Despite the turmoil induced by the referendum, party affiliation remains strong, says the academic Paula Surridge

Paula Surridge

24, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Abuse survivors to take on five MPs at next general election
Members of the Women’s Equality party to challenge parliamentarians accused of assault or sexual harassment

Emma Graham-Harrison

25, Aug, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Double trouble: the fight to be the real Lord Buckethead
When Lord Buckethead stood against Theresa May in the 2017 general election, the political candidate became a viral star. But not all is well

Jim Waterson Media editor

26, May, 2019 @4:21 PM

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