When Theresa May called for the election on April 18th, she was the most popular UK leader since the late 1970s. Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was at his most unpopular. At the time the Conservatives also held a 16.1 point lead over Corbyn’s Labour. Over the next few weeks leading up to the election, the media and many pundits told us to expect a … Continue reading Why Did the Tories Lose the Election?
With a turnout of 68.7%, over 32 million votes were cast. 13,667,213 of these votes went to the Conservatives, which led to a loss of 13 seats and the loss their once precious majority, leaving them with only 318 seats. Meanwhile, in second place, Labour with 12,874,985 votes and 262 seats, representing a 30 seats gain. For the Tories, each seat was worth approximately 42,978 votes, … Continue reading Welcome to Disproportionate Representation!
If you’ve only got time to keep up with 10 key seats after voting on June 8th, then boy have we got the 10 constituencies for you! Gower! In 2015, the Conservatives won this seat by a margin of 27 votes. With Labour coming second and UKIP third. If the progressive parties’ votes were added together in 2015, then the Progressive Vote advantage over Conservatives would have been 5,737 votes. … Continue reading Key Seats to Watch on June 8th
On the European leg of his book tour for ‘Our Revolution‘, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders stepped out on stage at the O2 Brixton Academy. With six days to go before the UK General Election, Sanders arrived in London greeted by an audience of 5,000 passionate admirers eager to hear what the great man had to say. With issues of social justice, inequality and the environment key to both … Continue reading Bernie in Brixton!
In an election, which from day one looked like a Tory landslide inevitability, many people have spent the last month or so desperately hoping to stop the Tories. Hoping to stop the rise of a one-party nation. Hoping to stop an ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor. Hoping to stop the growing use of food banks. Despite a Labour surge in the polls, leaving … Continue reading Progressive Alliance: The UK’s Best Hope