Monthly Archives: April 2015

A closer look at the TCS student election survey

Last week, two Cambridge student newspapers, TCS and Varsity, published surveys of political opinion amongst University of Cambridge students. These both suggested that opinion amongst students is a lot less pro-Lib-Dem than indicated by the Ashcroft poll of Cambridge voters in March. TCS … Continue reading

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The student vote in Cambridge

It’s now a month since Lord Ashcroft’s pollsters surveyed political opinion in Cambridge and concluded that the Lib Dems had a nine-point lead over Labour: As I’ve previously discussed, a significant feature of this poll was the fact that it found … Continue reading

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Young voters in Lord Ashcroft’s Cambridge poll

Lord Ashcroft’s recent poll suggested that the Lib Dems have opened up a significant lead over Labour in the race to win Cambridge at the General Election. Here are the headline poll findings: But digging in to the copious data … Continue reading

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Candidates for the 2015 Cambridge City Council elections

Update: Cambridge City Council have now published the official list of candidates for the City Council elections on May 7th; here is a summary: As you can see, my predicted set of candidates below was reasonably close; my apologies to … Continue reading

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How likely are people to vote in Cambridge?

As well as giving us headline numbers for the General Election race, Lord Ashcroft’s recent Cambridge poll contains a luscious cornucopia of other psephological data. Thanks to the British Polling Council, all reputable pollsters now publish full data tables for … Continue reading

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The other election in Cambridge

With all eyes on the General Election, there has been a lot less attention than usual on the other election taking place on May 7th – the battle for Cambridge City Council. So here’s a look at Cambridge’s other election. After two years … Continue reading

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The latest Cambridge opinion poll

On Wednesday evening I spent an entertaining half-hour on local radio as part of Cambridge 105’s election panel, in the company of Chris Rand and Richard Taylor. With exquisite timing, earlier that day Lord Ashcroft released his latest batch of polling, … Continue reading

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