UK Polls

The Polls Are Misleading and Inaccurate

Elliott Adair | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Politics
Elliott Adair

The polls are misleading and I have never believed them since I was a boy. The last election seemed to prove my belief as we saw the 10 o'clock BBC prediction shatter the dreams of the Labour Party for the past five years.

This Labour MP Maintains Pollsters 'Skewed Election Campaign'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Politics

A former Labour Cabinet minister says pollsters "skewed the election campaign" and future surveys need to be adjusted accordingly after a post-mortem ...

Labour's Epic Fail Viewed Through the Prism of Marketing's Hottest Medium

Theo Delaney | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Politics
Theo Delaney

So what went wrong? Was the strategy flawed? Most commentators now say that targeting a narrow section of voters meant alienating the bulk of the electorate; that Labour were making a Ken Loach film when they should have been making Fast and Furious 8.

Why the Polls Got It Wrong Over the UK General Election and Why It Matters

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

Polling before UK Election Day proved surprisingly inaccurate at predicting the final result; the British Polling Council is reportedly setting up an independent enquiry into what went wrong.

Election: Opinion Polls - Big Losers, Yet King Makers

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

What was billed continuously in the media as the tightest election in generations became almost a walkover for the Tories. And you can blame the opinion polls.

So Who Will Actually Win The General Election?

Huffington Post Team | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics

No-one can predict the outcome of the General Election 2015 with complete certainty, but with less than 24 hours until the result, there are a number ...

Time Has Run Out in the Battle to Swing Britain's 'Digital Election'

Dominic Trigg | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dominic Trigg

With 194 marginal seats in the UK, needing only a 5% change in behaviour for them to switch allegiance, the party that has utilised effective online marketing campaigns targeted at voters in these constituencies could have helped provide a deciding factor in these last couple of weeks of the campaign.

Tories Get A Poll Boost - But The Findings Aren't So Good For Ukip

PA | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics

Support for Ukip has fallen to a two-year low according to a poll from Opinium, while David Cameron was boosted by findings that Conservatives have ga...

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...

Green Party Surges Past Lib Dems In Latest Poll

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Greens have overtaken the Liberal Democrats for the first time in a decade, in the latest poll which is certain to fuel calls for the party to be ...

5 Amazing Pictures Of World Cup Classics With Current England Players

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport

England’s world cup team may have fallen short against Italy, but there is plenty of history that suggests the team could still qualify from the gro...

Tories, Not Ukip, On Course To Win Newark By-Election

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

David Cameron's four visits to Newark appear to have paid off according to a poll which indicates the Conservatives are on course to hold the constitu...

Osborne Puts Another Woman On BoE Interest Rate Setting Committee

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has welcomed American economist Kristin Forbes as a new member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the second wom...

Ignore the Polls: Ed Miliband Is Still on Course to Be the Prime Minister

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

The British press seem to have agreed that Ed Milband hasn't been doing very well lately. His budget response was rather badly received. His extension of the energy freeze to small business was barely reported...

Tories Receive Huge Boost In Polls, Ukip Slips Back

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories have received a huge boost following George Osborne’s budget, with Cameron’s party now tied with Labour across two polls. A Survati...

Changing the Narrative: The Challenge of the 2015 Budget

Laurence Stellings | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

If not specifics, then, what will the Chancellor be hoping to achieve with the Budget? He will want to try and convince voters that the economic recovery is bringing some benefits for them, their families and their households...

OSCARS 2014: Who Should Win The Best Actress Award?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars are coming! The little gold statuettes are being polished as we speak, ready to be handed out on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Each day...

OSCARS 2014: Who Should Win The Award For Best Actor?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars are coming! The little gold statuettes are being polished as we speak, ready to be handed out on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Each day...

Oscars 2014: Who Should Win The Best Supporting Actress?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars are coming! The little gold statuettes are being polished as we speak, ready to be handed out on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Each da...

Barman Dieted Using The 5:2 Diet And Now Gets Mistaken For Zayn Malik From One Direction

SWNS | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An overweight barman who went on the 5:2 diet to get a girlfriend has achieved his goal with an unexpected side effect - apparently he's now a dead ri...

Universities UK Withdraws Guidance Over Gender Segregation In Lectures And Debates

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A leading universities body has withdrawn guidance on the gender segregation of audiences in lectures and debates, after Prime Minister David Cameron ...

Gender Segregation In Unis Is Pandering To Extremism, Says Michael Gove

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Gender segregation in universities is pandering to extremism, Michael Gove has said, as he became the latest politician to wade into the divisive row ...

Poorna Bell

Brussel Sprout Juice: Does It Taste As Foul As It Sounds? | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now that we’ve moved past our formative experience of farty-smelling school dinner sprouts, we love the little green things doused in gravy, sitting...

Rusbriger To Appear Before Commons Home Affairs Select Committee Over Snowden Leaks

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger is to appear before the Commons home affairs select committee in December to answer questions from MPs on the newspape...

One In 10 Voters Think Nigel Farage Leans Towards The Left

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

One in ten voters believe Nigel Farage leans to the left, according to some rather confusing poll results. Voters surveyed in an Ipsos MORI poll fo...