2015 General Election

Does This Poll Prove Ukip's Bubble Is Bursting Already?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

Most voters think Ukip is a fading force in British politics, according to a new poll. More than half of voters surveyed by YouGov doubt the anti-E...

Pensioning Off Their Legacy

Dale Bilson | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

In the run up to this year's General Election, the UK's two main parties - Labour and the Conservatives - have traded the usual arguments and insults, drawing their battle lines and going to great lengths to highlight their differences.

The Liberal Democrat Index: Who's (Still) Voting Lib Dem?

Laurence Stellings | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

The Liberal Democrats are still forecast - by virtue of their ability to agree terms with either a Conservative or Labour led government - to have a better than 50% chance of being in Government after May. So who is still supporting the party and meaning it has a chance to, again, be a governing party?

Scottish Takeover

Dale Bilson | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

On 18 September, the people of Scotland voted against independence. The Scottish National Party (SNP), created in 1934 with independence as its central goal, had lost. Yet just five months later, they are now positioned as one of the big potential winners in May's UK General Election.

This Is How Much You Need To Earn To Dine With A Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party's annual Black And White Fundraiser on Monday saw the rich and famous elite splashing hundreds or even thousands of pounds to r...

Facebook Wants You To Pressure Your Friends Into Voting

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

Every adult in the UK with a Facebook account will be shown a reminder to register to vote on Thursday. The social network and the Electoral Commis...

Electoral Register Sheds Staggering Amount Of Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics

Nearly one million people have fallen off Britain’s electoral map, according to research by the Labour Party and the campaign group Hope Not Hate. ...

The Green Index: Who's Voting Green?

Laurence Stellings | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

Demographically, Green Party support clearly skews younger - with those aged 18-24 much more likely to support the party than any other age group. Those aged 45+ are less likely than average to support the party...

If The Election Was Conducted On Tinder 'Dave' Would Be On To A Winner

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Most Brits will be thinking long and hard about which party to vote for in May's general election, but what the whole thing was played out on Tinder? ...

A Dash for the Centre

Dan Corry | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

Politics, in many ways, is the same and, as we move into what will be a long and, for the politically disinterested, a tortuous and boring General Election campaign, we will see a dash for the centre ground.

Why You Should Vote in 2015

John Allen | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Allen

I am tired of hearing people like Russell Brand criticise and whine (particularly as Brand is doing very well out of the current system he claims to hate) when they cannot even be bothered to do two simple things that can start to make a difference: think and vote.

The Chilcot Inquiry - When Will We Finally Get the Truth?

Ibrahim Taguri | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ibrahim Taguri

It is time for answers and the longer the publication of this report is delayed, the further we get from every finding out the truth. This has gone on long enough. It's been postponed time and time and time again. And we are just not any further or any closer to the truth than we were in 2003.

How Politicians Can Mind the Closing Doors

Chris Jones | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Jones

We're calling on politicians to think before they leap. City & Guilds wants to see long-term planning instead of short-term headline grabbing. If politicians can't learn from mistakes and leave policies in place long enough to make a difference, they risk another three decades of getting caught in the tube doors.

Probably Best Not To Retweet Nazi Death Camp Parodies, Councillor

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour councillor has been suspended by the party for sharing on social media a parody of a Conservative election poster doctored to include an imag...

Voluntary and Community Sector Must Engage in General Election Now!

John Tizard | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The UK General Election is only four months away. This will be a very significant general election with potentially major implications for the future of the state, the economy, society and consequently for the charity and voluntary and community sector.

'Tories Won't Win Unless Ukip Implodes'

PA | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics

Tory Party grandee Lord Tebbit has warned David Cameron that he will struggle to win the forthcoming general election unless Ukip somehow "implode" in...

Labour Will Put Charities Back at the Heart of Society

Lisa Nandy | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Throughout our history charities and other civil society groups have acted as a buffer between the individual and the state and consistently spoken truth to power. In challenging times this is a voice we badly need to hear. Let's put charities back at the heart of society, for real this time.

Voters Are Ready for the Serious Structural Changes on the Economy That Ukip Stands For

Steven Woolfe | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

In today's autumn statement, the Chancellor George Osborne has cleverly used a mix of spin and deceit to hide the biggest, unaddressed issues in the British economy: the national debt and deficit... Only Ukip, it seems, is being truthful and honest with the British people on the realities that we face on our budget deficit and national debt in an ever competitive world.

Young People - We've Got to Take Politics More Seriously

Christian Weaver | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christian Weaver

The sad reality is that unless there is a radical change in the perceptions that young people have of politics in the very near future, a significant proportion of young people will have opted out of the electoral system by either not voting, or not registering to vote.

Rochester Fallout: Why the Old Party Leaders Will Probably Survive

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

The Conservative Party is leaking support across the board, and constituency opinion polls show them on course to perform worse in the marginal seats that they hold than elsewhere in the country. Why, many people are asking, isn't Cameron's leadership under serious threat?

Ed Miliband Is Absolutely Convinced He Can Be Prime Minister. Absolutely.

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has embarked on yet another a push to bolster his public and party position, after receiving the worst personal rating of any political pa...

What Jeremy Browne's Retirement Tells Us About Life After Politics

John Lehal | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
John Lehal

These retiring MPs will be inspired by the likes of Ruth Kelly and James Purnell before them. All stepped down while still relatively young, having recognised that political comebacks here are few and far between. But what the likes of Kelly and Purnell have also shown is there is life away from the public eye, the media spotlight and well beyond the ruthless world of politics.

Freud Revelation Exposes Weakness in David Cameron's Technique

Will Black | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The public, media and political response to the revelation that Lord Freud, in a fringe meeting at Conservative Party conference, suggested that some people with disabilities are not "worth" the minimum wage and perhaps should instead work for as little as £2 an hour, has been fascinating.

7 Reasons Why Ed Is On Course For Victory In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

There are plenty of people who think Ed Miliband will not win the next general election. He's too weird and too nasal, they say. He's not prime minis...

7 Reasons Why Ed Is On Course For Defeat In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Despite recent criticism over his policies and his botched conference speech, Ed Miliband's supporters are convinced that he has what it takes and is ...