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Why did the election polls overstate Labour’s lead?
Surveys consistently showed a landslide for Starmer’s party, but predictions were wide of the mark

Michael Savage Policy editor

13, Jul, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Big brains and glittering careers: five fresh Labour MPs to watch
Labour’s new brood includes an economist whose family fled from Liberia, Westminster insiders and a former soldier

Michael Savage Policy editor

07, Jul, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Voter turnout at general election was lowest since 2001 – politics live as it happened
Keir Starmer ‘restless for change’ as he vows to take action on prisons on first full day as PM

Vivian Ho (now), Casper Hughes, Amy Sedghi and Geneva Abdul (earlier)

06, Jul, 2024 @7:48 PM

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Starmer installs non-political ministers in ‘government of all the talents’
Covid adviser Patrick Vallance and businessman James Timpson among appointments from outside Westminster

Michael Savage Policy editor

06, Jul, 2024 @6:27 PM

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Resist ‘idiotic’ move to the right in leadership race, top Tories urge
Senior figures tell the party not to rush into choosing a new leader, citing 2005 and David Cameron as a successful precedent

Michael Savage Policy Editor

06, Jul, 2024 @4:08 PM

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What is on the immediate to-do list for six key new cabinet ministers?
Several cabinet ministers have immediate issues to confront now they are safely installed in Whitehall. With the new government needing to make an early impression, we look at six figures with pressing concerns

Michael Savage, Policy Editor

06, Jul, 2024 @2:00 PM

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‘The entire clown show caught up with us’: Tory infighting erupts after defeat
Honours for key figures behind decision to hold July election becomes focus of anger among senior Conservatives• General election 2024 – live news

Michael Savage Policy Editor

06, Jul, 2024 @10:59 AM

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UK general election: Rishi Sunak says he believes he will win despite poll projections – as it happened
Prime minister says he’s ‘fighting very hard’ as campaigning reaches final days with Labour retaining the lead in polling for the Observer

Yohannes Lowe (now), Kirsty McEwen and Fran Singh (earlier)

30, Jun, 2024 @2:55 PM

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Tories cling to hope that wipeout polls are wrong as gallows humour kicks in
Party hopes to limit damage by warning of ‘supermajority’ while thoughts also turn to aftermath of defeat

Michael Savage Policy Editor

30, Jun, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Lib Dems step up frantic tactical voting effort to oust Conservatives in blue wall
Ed Davey’s party surprised by lack of Tories’ attention on them as they target Labour supporters to lend their vote

Michael Savage Policy Editor

30, Jun, 2024 @5:00 AM

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General election – as it happened: Farage says he is boycotting BBC as more Reform candidates dropped over past comments
The Reform leader complained of a ‘dishonest Question Time audience’, while his party also reported Channel 4 to the Electoral Commission

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Amy Sedghi (earlier)

29, Jun, 2024 @5:44 PM

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Starmer’s promise to voters: ‘I will relight the fire of optimism’ in Britain
Writing in the Observer, the Labour leader vows to restore the bond of trust with politics if his party wins Thursday’s general election

Toby Helm, Michael Savage and James Tapper

29, Jun, 2024 @5:44 PM

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