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    1. May 4, 2015

      Unionists struggle to organise tactical voting against SNP

      If there was anywhere in Scotland where opponents of independence might be expected to unite against the Scottish National...

    2. April 28, 2015

      Pollsters disagree on who is ahead in UK general election race

      The political parties are not the only people on tenterhooks ahead of the election on May 7: the reputations of Britain’s...

    1. April 17, 2015

      Scots Labour leader Jim Murphy faces losing seat, suggests poll

      The Scottish National party is on course to inflict the final indignity on Labour by unseating Jim Murphy, its Scottish...

    2. April 14, 2015

      Ashcroft poll sends warning to Tories

      David Cameron’s upbeat manifesto message was tempered by a more ominous one from Lord Ashcroft, as the Tory peer released...

    3. April 14, 2015

      General election: Cameron pledges good life for working families

      David Cameron on Tuesday sketched an optimistic vision of a “good life” Britain and announced three fresh spending pledges...

    4. April 12, 2015

      Billionaire pollster Lord Ashcroft upsets Tory high command

      Lord Ashcroft has a favourite parlour game for those occasions when a select group of Conservative MPs come to his grand...

    5. Westminster Blog

      April 7, 2015

      Poster wars heat up

      The pre-election poster battle intensified on Tuesday as Labour launched a new image parodying Saatchi & Saatchi’s famous...

    6. April 1, 2015

      Nick Clegg at risk of losing seat, says Ashcroft poll

      Nick Clegg is set to become one of the highest-profile scalps of the 2015 election, losing his Sheffield Hallam seat to...

    7. March 31, 2015

      Lord Ashcroft retires from House of Lords

      Lord Ashcroft, the controversial Tory donor and pollster, has surprised Westminster by retiring from the House of Lords, in...

    8. March 17, 2015

      Labour extends lead in swing seats, Ashcroft poll finds

      Labour is increasing its lead over the Conservatives in key general election swing seats, according to the latest polls by...

    9. March 10, 2015

      Half of voters still floating, say pollsters

      Nearly half of the people certain to vote on May 7 still have not made up their minds who to support, according to polling...

    10. March 6, 2015

      Key lessons for UK election campaign

      Britain’s general election is two months away and Conservatives and Labour are deadlocked in the polls. The public may not...

    11. March 4, 2015

      Ashcroft polls suggest near wipeout for Labour in Scotland

      The Scottish National party is just a percentage point away from seizing the seat of Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy in...

    12. February 19, 2015

      Poll boosts Ukip in key marginals

      The UK Independence party is within striking distance of winning three of its target seats from the Conservatives at the...

    13. February 4, 2015

      Poll predicts Labour wipeout in Scotland

      Labour could be wiped out in its Scottish heartlands by a surge in support for the Scottish National party, according to a...

    14. Off Message

      February 4, 2015

      Why Scotland's nationalists are winning

      The independence referendum is still being fought in Scotland, but this time the nationalists are winning. This is one...

    15. December 22, 2014

      Polls point to most unpredictable UK general election in decades

      With less than five months until the UK general election, end of year polls suggest that neither Labour nor the...

    16. December 22, 2014

      Lord Ashcroft becomes independent opinion pollster

      Lord Ashcroft, once notorious for his “non-dom” tax status, has become an independent opinion pollster in one of the most...

    17. November 27, 2014

      Nigel Farage trails in struggle to win seat

      Nigel Farage will struggle to win a seat at Westminster despite the UK Independence party’s recent successes in two...

    18. October 6, 2014

      LibDems face losing most of seats back to Labour

      Opinion polls suggest the Liberal Democrats are likely to lose most of the seats they are defending against Labour at the...

    19. September 29, 2014

      Osborne sets out plans to curb welfare bill

      George Osborne said a Tory government would save £3bn by freezing benefits for working-age people for two years after the...

    20. September 28, 2014

      Lord Ashcroft warns Tories of defeat as it trails in key marginals

      The Conservative party’s former treasurer has warned the party it will lose the next election if it does not change its...

    21. September 19, 2014

      Labour vows to tackle gender pay gap

      Large employers will have to be more transparent over how much they pay their staff under a future Labour government, as...

    22. FT Data

      September 19, 2014

      Scottish referendum: who voted which way?

      By John Burn-Murdoch and Aleksandra Wisniewska Scotland voted on Thursday to remain in the United Kingdom, with the...

    23. September 2, 2014

      David Cameron faces birthday blues in Clacton

      Nigel Farage is poised to deliver David Cameron an unwelcome birthday present after the date was set for a by-election in...

    24. September 1, 2014

      Cameron faces pressure from eurosceptic MPs

      David Cameron is facing increasing pressure from eurosceptic MPs to repatriate powers over immigration policy, amid reports...

    25. August 20, 2014

      UK Labour party extends lead into Tory territory

      Labour is extending its lead into Conservative territory, underlining the challenge David Cameron faces to win an outright...

    26. Westminster Blog

      June 19, 2014

      Ashcroft polling spells trouble for Lib Dems

      Nick Clegg celebrates the Eastleigh byelection result For well over a year, the Liberal Democrats have told supporters,...

    27. Westminster Blog

      May 13, 2014

      Where has Labour's poll lead gone?

      Four polls have been published in the last 24 hours, all suggesting the same thing: the race for next year’s general...

    28. May 12, 2014

      UK opinion polls put Tories ahead of Labour

      Two opinion polls give the Conservatives a lead over Labour for the first time since the aftermath of George Osborne’s...

    29. January 19, 2014

      Ukip more popular than the Tories, shows poll

      Nigel Farage has been voted the second most popular party leader behind David Cameron in a poll, underlining the threat of...

    30. January 4, 2014

      Poll highlights uphill struggle for Conservatives

      More than a third of voters who supported UK prime minister David Cameron in the 2010 election would not vote for his...

    31. September 9, 2013

      Investing in UK wine might not be to all tastes

      Last week investors were given a rare chance to buy a small chunk of Britain’s most expensive agricultural land. Shellproof,...

    32. July 22, 2013

      Miliband and unions head for funding showdown

      Ed Miliband will set up a confrontation with Labour’s biggest union backers in a special conference that will debate the...

    33. June 7, 2013

      Cameron less popular than Conservatives

      David Cameron is now less popular than the Conservative party for the first time since he assumed its leadership seven years...

    34. May 10, 2013

      Questions raised over Crosby’s UK role and business interests

      Not long after Lynton Crosby became the Tory party’s elections supremo in November, he received an open letter from Lord...

    35. March 1, 2013

      Silence of cold calculation falls on Tories

      David Cameron was warned there would be a crisis: instead the Conservatives’ by-election humbling in Eastleigh was greeted...

    36. February 25, 2013

      Eastleigh poll points to Clegg lifeline

      The Liberal Democrats remained confident of victory in this week’s Eastleigh by-election as a new opinion poll suggested the...

    37. February 6, 2013

      Cameron tones down EU budget rhetoric

      David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, arrives in Brussels on Thursday for an EU budget summit intent on following the...

    38. January 29, 2013

      Tories reach out to key groups and minorities

      Downing Street has been quick to row back on reports that David Cameron was going to ask companies to publish data on the...

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