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Boris Johnson's election victory speech in full: 'We smashed the roadblock'        G        13 December 2019

Boris Johnson has said Britain will leave the EU on 31 January

in his victory speech after a sweeping election win.

'We will get Brexit done on time ... no ifs, no buts, no maybes,'

the prime minister told cheering supporters in London on Friday

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https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Li-aIEzL72k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2017 general election explained for non-Brits | Guardian Explainers        G        8 June 2017

 

 

 

 

The 2017 general election explained for non-Brits | Guardian Explainers        The Guardian        8 June 2017

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bO2EHcwDMw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK GENERAL ELECTIONS 2015        BBC
 

 

 

 

UK GENERAL ELECTIONS 2015        BBC

 

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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBVnkdl4f2kaWKakUdD1KDw4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labour promised a better Britain in 1959,

a general election they lost.

 

Photograph: Douglas Miller/Getty Images

 

'Who will protect, provide, shelter, build?'

Why privatisation is the key to the election

G

Monday 27 April 2015    18.04 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/27/why-privatisation-is-the-key-to-the-election

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

election

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

general election / General Election

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/electionspast

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/dec/13/
election-2019-what-just-happened

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
johnson-unleashed-what-the-papers-say-about-the-conservative-election-landslide

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
five-reasons-why-labour-lost-the-election

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/13/
labour-conflict-party-defeat

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2019/dec/13/
tears-and-cheers-uk-general-election-night-2019-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/oct/31/
boris-johnson-general-election-gamble

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2017/jun/08/
live-uk-election-results-in-full-2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2005/apr/11/
mondaymediasection.politicsandthemedia 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

general election > blogs / sites

 

http://www.toryscum.com/

http://www.labour.org.uk/tonyblair

http://www.blairditchproject.com/

http://www.keysforsedgefield.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

call the general election

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/apr/05/uk.polls 

 

 

 

 

call an early election

 

 

 

 

dissolve parliament

 

 

 

 

election battle on social media

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/17/
who-is-winning-the-election-battle-on-social-media

 

 

 

 

tight election

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/
millions-vote-as-polls-predict-tight-election-1964944.html

 

 

 

 

close-run election

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7684132/
General-Election-2010-Queens-cooling-off-period-for-the-winner.html

 

 

 

 

hold an election        2009

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/
dominic-lawson/dominic-lawson-stop-bleating-about-the-need-for-change-
and-hold-an-election-1700199.html

 

 

 

 

electioneering

 

 

 

 

election betting

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/election2005/betting/0,9054,1473575,00.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fair

 

 

 

 

the rigging of elections

 

 

 

 

ballot rigging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

policy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/23/david-cameron-gordon-brown-leaflets

 

 

 

 

policy on pensioners

 

 

 

 

manifesto

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/16/
labour-manifesto-analysis-key-points-pledges

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/manifestos-2010 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/apr/15/ten-of-the-best-political-documents

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/13/david-cameron-launches-conservative-manifesto

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2010/apr/13/conservative-manifesto-2010-policy-guide

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/12/general-election-2010-live-blog

 

 

 

 

stance

 

 

 

 

leaflet

 

 

 

 

set out

 

 

 

 

issue

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/27/
conservatives-three-point-lead-over-labour-guardian-icm-poll

 

 

 

 

 top election issue

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/20/
how-to-save-nhs-election-labour-conservative-billions

 

 

 

 

really big issues

 

 

 

 

substantive issues

 

 

 

 

on all the issues that matter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

general election 2019

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/general-election-2019

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/dec/16/
the-election-fallout-what-happens-next

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/15/
britains-new-political-landscape

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/
corbyn-takes-share-responsibility-defeat

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/
we-won-the-argument-but-i-regret-we-didnt-convert-that-into-a-majority-for-change

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/15/
under-jeremy-corbyn-a-window-opened-now-its-slammed-shut

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/
boris-johnson-plans-to-go-on-spending-spree-in-north

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/14/
working-class-voters-didnt-trust-labour-jess-phillips

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/
lib-dems-warned-not-to-back-december-election-vince-cable-tim-farron

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/
i-saw-just-how-many-voters-were-hostile-to-jeremy-corbyn

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/14/
tory-online-election-campaign-russian-bots-misinformation-retweeting

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/
boris-johnson-to-visit-new-tory-seats-in-north-east-england

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/
jeremy-corbyns-sons-condemn-despicable-attack-on-him-after-defeat

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/dec/14/
bbc-staff-express-fear-of-public-distrust-after-election-coverage

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/14/
labour-meltdown-decades-govern-votes

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/
john-mcdonnell-will-not-return-to-shadow-cabinet-labour

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/
east-dunbartonshire-weighs-up-its-future-after-jo-swinson-defeat

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/dec/14/
peterborough-voters-cite-brexit-brexit-brexit-as-reason-they-turned-blue

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2019/dec/13/
anywhere-but-westminster-how-labour-lost-and-the-hope-that-endures-video

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/13/
victory-boris-johnson-election-jeremy-corbyn

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=s7eG1kbdr0M
- G - 13 December 2019

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Li-aIEzL72k - G - 13 December 2019
 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/13/
boris-johnson-majority-govern-as-he-likes

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
tories-hopeful-election-political-earthquake-will-smash-labours-red-wall

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/dec/13/
election-2019-what-just-happened

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
brexit-what-the-tories-landslide-victory-means

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
johnson-unleashed-what-the-papers-say-about-the-conservative-election-landslide

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
five-reasons-the-tories-won-the-election

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
five-reasons-why-labour-lost-the-election

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/13/
labour-conflict-party-defeat

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2019/dec/13/
tears-and-cheers-uk-general-election-night-2019-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
bombastic-boris-johnson-wins-huge-majority-on-promise-to-get-brexit-done

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/oct/31/
boris-johnson-general-election-gamble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

general election 2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/general-election-2017

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/09/
the-snap-what-you-need-to-know-election-results

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2017/jun/09/
theresa-may-election-gamble-fail-conservatives-majority-polls

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2017/jun/08/
live-uk-election-results-in-full-2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2017/jun/08/
general-election-results-2017-uk-live-labour-tories-corbyn-may-election-results-live-news-line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

general election 2015

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/general-election-2015

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2015/may/07/
general-election-2015-explainer-for-non-brits-video

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/13/
beware-of-instant-explanations-for-what-went-wrong-with-labour-campaign

http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/may/11/
yes-right-wing-newspaper-coverage-did-cause-ed-milibands-downfall

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/11/world/europe/
a-chasm-divides-david-cameron-and-nicola-sturgeon-leaders-of-a-kingdom-still-united.html

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/10/
tories-mistake-meaning-victory-not-more-conservative-welfare-cameron

http://www.npr.org/2015/05/09/405415633/plenty-were-humbled-in-uk-elections

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/09/
tony-blair-what-labour-must-do-next-election-ed-miliband

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2015/may/09/election-aftermath-live-news-comment-and-reaction

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/lynton-crosby-wedge-politics-general-election-tories

http://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2015/may/08/election-2015-the-front-pages-in-pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/10-defining-moments-of-the-2015-general-election

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/07/
britain-at-a-crossroads-why-you-should-pay-attention-to-the-uk-general-election

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/06/
guardian-view-election-2015-may-be-election-of-lifetime

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/05/06/should-britain-change-the-way-it-elects-its-leaders

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBVnkdl4f2kaWKakUdD1KDw4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Election 2010

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/gallery/2010/may/13/general-election-2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2010/may/15/coalition-conservative-liberal-democrat-agreement

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/may/12/general-election-2010-davidcameron

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2010/may/12/election-2010-new-cabinet

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/11/david-cameron-toughest-hand

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/12/david-cameron-nick-clegg-coalition

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/11/coalition-government-liberal-democrats-editorial

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/11/coalition-government-conservatives-lib-dem

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/11/david-cameron-speech-full-text

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/david-cameron/7713272/
David-Cameron-becomes-Prime-Minister-after-coalition-deal-with-Liberal-Democrats.html

http://uk2010.shiftcontrol.dk/#/Results

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/11/gordon-brown-queen-david-cameron

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/video/2010/may/11/gordon-brown-resigns-as-prime-minister

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/11/gordon-brown-resignation-speech

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/11/general-election-2010-gordon-brown

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/2432632/UK-General-Election-2010-political-map.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7083987/General-Election-2010-results.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7689589/General-election-2010-The-winners-and-losers.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7558554/General-Election-2010-latest-live.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/11/alastair-campbell-adam-boulton-election

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/
leading-article-mr-browns-unexpected-electoral-legacy-1970596.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-brown-paradox-1970533.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2010/may/06/election-2010-parliament-commons-seating

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/07/general-election-2010-hung-parliament1

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/video/2010/may/07/general-election-2010-gordon-brown1

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/election-2010-full-uk-interactive-results-map-1963087.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7684132/
General-Election-2010-Queens-cooling-off-period-for-the-winner.html

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/election2010/article2961073.ece

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/05/06/
be-smart-for-your-children-s-sake-vote-labour-115875-22237064/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7684156/
General-Election-2010-voters-go-to-the-polls-in-tightest-election-in-decades.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cartoon/2010/may/06/david-cameron-steve-bell

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/gallery/2010/apr/12/general-election-2010-campaign-trail

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/apr/06/general-election-campaign-starts

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/election-video/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/
7682386/General-Election-2010-funny-pictures-from-this-years-campaigns.html

 

 

 

 

Election 2010:

the new cabinet

Who's who in the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition cabinet

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2010/may/12/election-2010-new-cabinet

 

 

 

 

General Election 2010:

UK election results map showing all the results in all UK constituencies

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2010/may/06/uk-election-results-map

 

 

 

 

General election 2010: the defeat of the BNP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/14/general-election-2010-fall-bnp

 

 

 

 

General Election 2010: day by day

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2010/mar/02/uk-general-election-2010-timeline

 

 

 

 

General Election 2010: Election day newspaper front pages

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/gallery/2010/may/06/general-election-2010-newspapers-front-pages

 

 

 

 

General election turnouts since 1945

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/may/06/general-election-2010-turnout-since-1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

general election        2005

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/election2005  

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/election2005/stateofparties/0,15991,1473522,00.html 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/may/06/politics.ukgeneralelection2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Election        2001

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/election2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

general election race

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/16/
nick-clegg-polls-labour-conservative

 

 

 

 

key seats / marginal constituencies

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/
7683464/General-Election-2010-Women-in-100-key-seats-will-give-us-victory-say-Labour.html

 

 

 

 

SNP wins 56 out of 59 seats in Scotland

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
david-cameron-uk-one-nation-scotland-election

 

 

 

 

win most parliamentary seats

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/video/2010/may/07/
general-election-2010-conservatives

 

 

 

 

fall short of an overall majority

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2010/may/07/
general-election-2010-conservatives

 

 

 

 

get an absolute majority / win an overall majority

 

 

 

 

seat tally

 

 

 

 

stalemate

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/07/
queen-take-control-election-stalemate-speech

 

 

 

 

hung parliament

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/hung-parliament

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2017/jun/08/
general-election-results-2017-uk-live-labour-tories-corbyn-may-election-results-live-news-line

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/06/
general-election-2015-britain-heading-for-hung-parliament

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7689985/What-is-a-hung-Parliament.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/09/hung-parliament-queen

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/07/hung-parliament-what-happens-now

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/25/britain-hung-parliament-1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

snap election

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/oct/03/
conservatives.conservatives20074 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

byelection

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/mar/01/liberal-democrats-ukip-eastleigh-byelection

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/jun/30/uk.byelections 

 

 

 

 

by-election

 

 

 

 

council byelection results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

debate

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/video/2010/apr/30/leaders-debates-general-election-2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cartoon/2010/apr/30/tv-debate-brown-bigot-row

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/22/election-debate-nick-clegg-storm

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/video/General-Election-Sky-News-Leaders-Debate-In-Full/Video/
201004415614025lpos=video__Video_Player___1&lid=VIDEO_15614025_
General_Election_Sky_News_Leaders_Debate_In_Full

 

 

 

 

leaders' debates

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/leaders-debates

 

 

 

 

exchange over N

 

 

 

 

attack

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/23/david-cameron-gordon-brown-leaflets

 

 

 

 

clash over N

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/22/election-debate-nick-clegg-storm

 

 

 

 

debate winner

 

 

 

 

win the debate

 

 

 

 

win on substance

 

 

 

 

win on style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

local elections

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/local-elections

 

 

 

 

local elections 2016

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/06/
sadiq-khan-london-mayor-corbyn-labour-scotland-snp

 

 

 

 

local elections 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/local-elections-2012

 

 

 

 

local elections 2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/elections-2009

 

 

 

 

London elections 2008

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/london08

 

 

 

 

London mayoral election 2008: how the city voted, mapped

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/datablog/interactive/2012/apr/12/london-
mayoral-election-2008-votes-map

 

 

 

 

English county council

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/05/
bnp-wins-first-seat-county-council

 

 

 

 

councillor

 

 

 

 

Local election results map        2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/local-election-results-map-2009

 

 

 

 

local elections        2006

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/05/gordon-brown-cabinet-reshuffle

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localelections2006/story/0,,1768386,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localelections2006/tables/0,,1762932,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localelections2006/story/0,,1768133,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localelections2006/story/0,,1768184,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localelections2006/story/0,,1768182,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localelections2006/story/0,,1768174,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localelections2006/comment/0,,1768164,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localelections2006/comment/0,,1768170,00.html

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/localelections2006/0,,1747348,00.html 

 

 

 

 

seat

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/05/bnp-wins-first-seat-county-council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European elections        May 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/may/26/
10-key-lessons-european-election-results

 

 

 

 

European election results map        2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/european-election-results-map-2009

 

 

 

 

European election results        2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/european-elections

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/5472045/
European-elections-2009-BNP-wins-first-seat-in-Yorkshire-and-the-Humber.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/08/european-election-results-labour-bnp

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/meltdown-1699447.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigel Farage 2015: UKIP Leader’s Candidacy Divides a Town        NYT        4 May 2015

 

 

 

 

Nigel Farage 2015: UKIP Leader’s Candidacy Divides a Town | The New York Times        4 May 2015

 

Nigel Farage,

the leader of the U.K. Independence Party,

visited Ramsgate, England,

last week during his campaign for a seat in Parliament.

 

He faces both strong support and opposition there.

 

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1GDhXXl

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lGGZXKEEhQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

campaign

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/06/
general-election-2015-britain-heading-for-hung-parliament

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/
the-campaigns-over-ndash-but-the-tories-are-still-not-there-yet-1964468.html

 

 

 

 

gutsy

 

 

 

 

exhausted campaign staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pledge

 

 

 

 

pledge

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/16/
labour-manifesto-analysis-key-points-pledges

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/26
/lib-dems-pledge-british-return-eu-next-general-election

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/10/
where-is-the-ed-stone-tabloid-hunt-for-miliband-tablet

 

 

 

 

vow

 

 

 

 

issue

 

 

 

 

top issue

 

 

 

 

deliver the reforms

 

 

 

 

deliver on that vow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

negative campaign

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/02/uk.
media 

 

 

 

 

election stunt

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/
ukip/7687094/Ukips-Nigel-Farage-Im-lucky-to-be-alive-after-plane-crash.html

 

 

 

 

strategist

 

 

 

 

underdog

 

 

 

 

television

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/05/uk.media1 

 

 

 

 

poster campaign

 

 

 

 

canvass

http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/
Petition-launched-MP-bring-rail-service-North/story-20815337-detail/story.html

 

 

 

 

leaflet

 

 

 

 

supporter

 

 

 

 

disenchanted Labour supporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the electorate

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
election-2015-stuart-heritage-nine-reasons-to-be-cheerful

 

 

 

 

out of touch with the electorate

 

 

 

 

electoral wilderness

 

 

 

 

voter

 

 

 

 

working-class voters

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/14/
working-class-voters-didnt-trust-labour-jess-phillips

 

 

 

 

aspirational voters

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/09/
alan-johnson-labour-aspirational-voters-tony-blair

 

 

 

 

voter registration

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/22/
surge-voter-registration-election-volatile

 

 

 

 

ghost voters

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/may/04/
localgovernment.postalvoting
 

 

 

 

 

alienated voters

 

 

 

 

floating voters

 

 

 

 

volatile voters

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/may/06/uk.
localelections20061

 

 

 

 

abstain

 

 

 

 

switch vote

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/16/
nick-clegg-polls-labour-conservative

 

 

 

 

switch allegiance

 

 

 

 

defect to minor parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vote

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/
millions-vote-as-polls-predict-tight-election-1964944.html

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/feb/27/uk.voterapathy 

 

 

 

 

vote

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/07/
every-vote-counts-election

 

 

 

 

share of the vote / vote share

 

 

 

 

cast a / his / her / their

vote / votes

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2015/may/07/
election-polling-day-live-tories-and-labour-neck-and-neck-uk-votes

http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000003671514/
british-party-leaders-cast-their-votes.html

 

 

 

 

postal votes / postal voting

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/postalvoting 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/22/
surge-voter-registration-election-volatile

 

 

 

 

postal voting

 

 

 

 

postal vote fraud

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/08/uk.postalvoting 

 

 

 

 

e-voting

 

 

 

 

British voting system

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/09/
australian-born-leader-of-uk-greens-blasts-british-voting-system

 

 

 

 

protest vote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

opinion

 

 

 

 

opinion poll / poll

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/09/election-polls-made-three-key-errors

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/06/general-election-2015-labour-tories-final-guardian-icm-poll

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/13/conservatives-six-point-lead-guardian-icm-poll-labour

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/19/scottish-independence-opinion-polls-referendum-vote

 

 

 

 

according to the polls

 

 

 

 

confound the polls

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
election-2015-how-shy-tories-confounded-polls-cameron-victory

 

 

 

 

polling

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/
polls-wrong-pre-election-results

 

 

 

 

neck and neck

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/06/
general-election-2015-labour-tories-final-guardian-icm-poll

 

 

 

 

knife-edge poll

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2015/may/07/
election-polling-day-live-tories-and-labour-neck-and-neck-uk-votes

 

 

 

 

nail-biter        USA

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/05/07/
404878743/britons-go-to-the-polls-in-whats-predicted-to-be-a-nailbiter

 

 

 

 

Poll takes Tories to 39%

ahead of Labour on 33%,

as Lib Dem support stays at 8%

and Ukip drops back two points

to tie with Greens on 7%

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/13/
conservatives-six-point-lead-guardian-icm-poll-labour

 

 

 

 

survey

 

 

 

 

approval ratings

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/oct/23/conservatives.uk

 

 

 

 

predict

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/
millions-vote-as-polls-predict-tight-election-1964944.html

 

 

 

 

Tory support

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/27/
conservatives-three-point-lead-over-labour-guardian-icm-poll

 

 

 

 

poll lead

 

 

 

 

Labour has one-point lead

over Tories in final Guardian/ICM poll

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/07/
labour-one-point-lead-tories-final-icm-poll

 

 

 

 

Conservatives take three-point lead over Labour

in Guardian/ICM poll

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/27/
conservatives-three-point-lead-over-labour-guardian-icm-poll

 

 

 

 

six-point lead

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/13/
conservatives-six-point-lead-guardian-icm-poll-labour

 

 

 

 

widen

 

 

 

 

according to a MORI poll

 

 

 

 

pre-election polls

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/
polls-wrong-pre-election-results

 

 

 

 

exit polls

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/07/
exit-polls-conservatives-largest-party-hung-parliament

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/video/2010/may/07/
general-election-2010-conservatives

 

 

 

 

predict

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/08/
polls-wrong-pre-election-results

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/07/
exit-polls-conservatives-largest-party-hung-parliament

 

 

 

 

pollster

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/06/
pollsters-polled-cameron-miliband-prime-minister-election

 

 

 

 

slump to new low in polls

 

 

 

 

sample

 

 

 

 

random sample

 

 

 

 

margin of error

 

 

 

 

percentage points

 

 

 

 

support

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/oct/25/uk.polls

 

 

 

 

surge ahead of N

 

 

 

 

poll > surge

 

 

 

 

poll > bounce back

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/oct/05/polls.topstories3

 

 

 

 

lag

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/may/01/uk.topstories3 

 

 

 

 

parties' poll ratings since 2005

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2008/jan/29/polls

 

 

 

 

voting intentions

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/27/
conservatives-three-point-lead-over-labour-guardian-icm-poll

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/oct/20/polls-economy

 

 

 

 

advance

 

 

 

 

shift in opinion

 

 

 

 

popularity

 

 

 

 

sliding popularity

 

 

 

 

waning popularity

 

 

 

 

dive

 

 

 

 

nosedive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

poll / election

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/apr/08/uk.labour

 

 

 

 

go to the polls        UK / USA

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/05/07/
404878743/britons-go-to-the-polls-in-whats-predicted-to-be-a-nailbiter

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/gallery/2014/sep/18/
scotland-decides-referendum-independence-in-pictures

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7684156/
General-Election-2010-voters-go-to-the-polls-in-tightest-election-in-decades.html

 

 

 

 

on polling day

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/06/
guardian-view-election-2015-may-be-election-of-lifetime

 

 

 

 

voting day

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2015/may/07/
election-2015-your-photos-of-voting-day

 

 

 

 

polling station / the polls

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/gallery/2015/may/07/weird-wonderful-polling-stations-in-pictures

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/18/scottish-referendum-what-happens-after-polls-close

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/may/07/polling-stations-chaos-queues-shutouts

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/may/06/general-election-2010-turnout-since-1945

 

 

 

 

polling booth

 

 

 

 

at the polling booths

 

 

 

 

at the voting booth

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/17/
alex-salmond-scotland-referendum-waverers-pension-currency-voting

 

 

 

 

at the polls

 

 

 

 

after polls close

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/07/
election-2015-labour-and-tories-prepare-for-post-poll-battle-for-power

 

 

 

 

post-poll battle for power

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/07/
election-2015-labour-and-tories-prepare-for-post-poll-battle-for-power

 

 

 

 

ballot box

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/03/
labour-conservatives-poll-grey-vote

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/19/
eu-referendum-result-polls-britain-europe

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/07/
every-vote-counts-election

 

 

 

 

ballot paper

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/05/
local-election-results-labour-defeat

 

 

 

 

spoilt ballot paper

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/jun/12/uk.london1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a knife-edge vote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

landslide

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
johnson-unleashed-what-the-papers-say-about-the-conservative-election-landslide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

landslide victory

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/13/
brexit-what-the-tories-landslide-victory-means

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

constituency

 

 

 

 

seat

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/08/
snp-surge-claims-first-major-labour-scalp-with-douglas-alexanders-defeat

 

 

 

 

safe seat

 

 

 

 

marginals / marginal seats

 

 

 

 

key battleground seats

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/03/uk.polls1

 

 

 

 

key seats

 

 

 

 

gain

 

 

 

 

regain power

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/05/
general-election-2010-david-cameron

 

 

 

 

share power

 

 

 

 

the pink vote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

candidate

 

 

 

 

green candidate

 

 

 

 

go electioneering

 

 

 

 

offer

 

 

 

 

pledge

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/13/
labour-manifesto-pledges-to-boost-minimum-wage-and-cut-deficit

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/11/
tories-pledge-to-take-family-homes-out-of-inheritance-tax

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/apr/21/uk.
conservatives 

 

 

 

 

pledge

 

 

 

 

proposal

 

 

 

 

promise

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/06/
general-election-2015-britain-heading-for-hung-parliament

 

 

 

 

deliver

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/oct/05/
conservatives2004.conservatives8 

 

 

 

 

deliver the things that need to be done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

results

 

 

 

 

latest results

 

 

 

 

come in

 

 

 

 

still to declare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

surge

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/5477309/
European-elections-2009-David-Camerons-victory-tempered-by-Ukip-surge.html

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/07/uk.otherparties

 

 

 

 

surge 10 points in poll

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/19/liberal-democrats-guardian-icm-poll

 

 

 

 

a massive Liberal Democrat surge

 

 

 

 

swing to the Liberal Democrats

 

 

 

 

election breakthrough        2009

 

 

 

 

political breakthrough        2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/5478468/
European-elections-2009-Ukip-claims-political-breakthrough.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

betting markets        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/
upshot/what-betting-markets-tell-us-about-britains-election.html

 

 

 

 

bookmakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(opinion) poll > exit poll

 

 

 

 

turnout

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/19/
alex-salmond-jim-murphy-united-praise-teenage-voter-turnout

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7686144/
General-Election-2010-turnout-could-be-highest-for-13-years.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/may/06/
general-election-2010-turnout-since-1945

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2010/mar/01/
labour-liverpool-harris

 

 

 

 

record turnout

 

 

 

 

huge turnout

http://stream.guardian.co.uk:7080/ramgen/sys-audio/Guardian/audio/2004/11/03/1003meldrum.ra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

contender

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2015/may/07/
general-election-2015-explainer-for-non-brits-video

 

 

 

 

above the fray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meltdown

Gordon Brown in danger
after Labour's share of vote
collapses to historic low of 16 per cent
in disastrous European elections

 

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Independent

By Andrew Grice

and Nigel Morris

 

The pressure on Gordon Brown to stand down intensified last night as the Labour vote went into meltdown in the European elections.

Labour won the lowest share of the vote in a nationwide election in its history, as support in its traditional heartlands collapsed following the scandal over MPs' expenses. In Yorkshire and the Humber, it suffered the humiliation of losing a seat to the far-right British National Party, which won its first seat in a nationwide election.

In Wales, Labour failed to top the poll for the first time since 1918; the Tories came first and Ukip gained a seat from Labour. In the North East, Labour's share of the vote dropped from 34 to 25 per cent. In Scotland, Labour was pushed into second place by the Scottish National Party.

The Labour vote appeared to free fall in the South East and South West, where in some areas the party plummeted to fifth. In London, Labour's vote dropped by four percentage points.

Labour officials admitted the party could finish third nationwide behind Ukip and the Tories. Labour was on course to win about 16 per cent of the vote, the lowest since it began fighting elections as an independent party in 1918.

A BBC projection early today forecast that the Tories would win 27 per cent of votes, Ukip 17 per cent, Labour 16 per cent, the Liberal Democrats 14 per cent, the Greens 9 per cent and the BNP 6 per cent. Labour's crushing defeat could prove a tipping point for many Labour MPs as they gather in Westminster today to decide Mr Brown's fate.

Many will calculate that they would lose their seats if last night's results were repeated at the general election. They left the Prime Minister on a knife edge as he prepares for a showdown at a critical meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party.

Harriet Harman, Labour's deputy leader, admitted the results were "very dismal" but insisted they were not Mr Brown's fault. "Our supporters are absolutely furious with us about expenses," she said. "They expect us to have higher standards than the Tories."

Nick Brown, the Government's chief whip, challenged rebel MPs to put up or shut up: "The time has come for them to nominate their candidate, see if they've got sufficient nominations and take the issue to a party conference. If they can't do that, they should get behind the leadership that the overwhelming majority of party members support."

Mr Brown is preparing key concessions to Labour MPs in an attempt to hang on to his job. The Independent has learnt that controversial plans to part-privatise the Royal Mail may be shelved on commercial grounds.

Although the Government would remain committed to selling a 30 per cent stake, it may delay the move to maximise the likely return for the taxpayer. Ministers believe more bidders would emerge when the recession is over. So far, only one firm offer has been tabled, by the private equity group CVC.

The delay would be welcomed by many Labour MPs, 149 of whom have signed a Commons motion opposing the sell-off. And within days, Mr Brown will announce a formal inquiry into the Iraq war and its aftermath, a move that would be welcomed by Labour critics of the 2003 invasion.

He has asked Sir Gus O'Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, to advise him on the scope and timing of an investigation and the possible membership of the inquiry team. Aides said the Prime Minister had always favoured the move but wanted to wait until the bulk of British troops had withdrawn from Iraq.

Despite the planned concessions, rebel Labour MPs warned they would step up their campaign to unseat Mr Brown. The Prime Minister will try to rally support at the make-or-break meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) tonight.

Although the new-look Cabinet remained firm in its support of Mr Brown yesterday, his critics hope a backbench rebellion – "the peasants' revolt" – could persuade senior ministers he must go. "If 100 MPs say it's all over, he will have lost the confidence of the PLP," one former Cabinet minister said last night.

But Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary and unofficial deputy prime minister, played down the impact of the hammering for Labour. He told the plotters they could not blame the results on Mr Brown, saying the attacks on his leadership and the MPs' expenses affair were responsible. He told The Independent: "People cannot spend days destabilising the Government and criticising the Prime Minister and then demand good results."

A Labour spokeswoman insisted the party's performance could not be translated into a general election result: "People are angry about expenses and as the party of government we have borne the brunt of that."

Yesterday Mr Brown admitted he faced "testing times" but said Labour could not turn in on itself and away from the serious challenges facing the nation. He was given a show of loyalty by Labour activists in East London after warning that the public would not understand if the Government gave up at a time when it faced the problems of tackling the recession and cleaning up Parliament. "What would they think of us if ever we walked away from them at a time of need? We are sticking with them," he said. "We have a purpose, we have a mission, we have a task ahead. We are going to get on with that task of building a better Britain."

Close allies believe the Prime Minister can see off his critics because of the Cabinet-level support and a recognition among backbenchers that a change of leader would need to be followed by an early general election in which many of them would lose their seats.

But Lord Falconer of Thoroton, the former Lord Chancellor and a close friend of Tony Blair called for an "urgent debate" on Mr Brown's leadership, telling the BBC: "We need unity above all. Can we get unity under the current leadership? I am not sure we can and we need to debate it urgently and I think probably it will need a change in leader."

His intervention fuelled claims by left-wingers that Blairites were plotting against Mr Brown.

Dissident Labour MPs promised to press ahead with their plans to publish a round-robin letter demanding his departure after the PLP meeting.

Mr Brown and Labour whips aimed a telephone campaign at wavering backbenchers over the weekend, offering a range of threats and inducements.

 

Labour milestone: Worst result ever

As it slumped to its worst performance since the modern party was formed in 1918, last night Labour failed to top the poll in Wales for the first time after an unbroken 91 years of dominance. Factions of the Liberal Party representing the interests of the working classes broke away in 1893 to form the Independent Labour Party, which held together an association of socialist MPs. The parliamentary group took the Labour Party name in 1906, electing Kier Hardie as leader. It adopted individual membership 12 years later.

 

Brickbats and bouquets: Voices from the party

*Nick Raynsford, former minister: "We have seen over the last week a whole series of events all indicating the profound unhappiness of very many MPs ... If we don't take the right decision now that mood of unhappiness will continue. We will have a long lingering downward decline towards ... almost inevitable electoral defeat next year. That would be disastrous."


*First Secretary Lord Mandelson:

"Stop taking shots at the Prime Minister ...

If we get the policy agenda right, and if it's sufficiently bold and decisive, then the public will take a different look at us."


*Alan Johnson, the new Home Secretary:

"I think Gordon Brown is the best man for the job. You are never going to get a politician that is absolutely perfect in every respect, Tony Blair wasn't, none of his predecessors have been."


*Cabinet Office minister Tessa Jowell: "Gordon Brown loves the Labour Party. He is Labour through and through. The team has got to rally round Gordon and build the strength that the evidence of a team and a government working together can do."

Meltdown,
I,
8.6.2009,
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/meltdown-1699447.html

 

 

 

 

 

Premier's gentlemanly election tour

 

11 February 1950

 

From The Guardian archive

 

Mr. Attlee's tour in the Manchester area yesterday was for the most part a cordial and gentlemanly affair. To compare his reception with that of some of his colleagues and opponents (or such, at any rate, as expose themselves to all the elements at open meetings) is to realise that the political leaders "receive but what they give."

An Othello, a Hamlet, hands out passion and is likely to get it returned. Nobody pelts Horatio. Mr. Attlee was so plainly the symbol of reasonableness and decorum that those who disagreed with him refrained not only from being rude but from making their voices heard at all.

Everything seemed to contribute: it was a morality play on moderation. At Stockport, where he began, the local Labour party chairman mentioned that someone had commented on Mr. Bevan's blue suit and blue tie. "We take this opportunity of apologising," he said. "We will see if it is possible to get some red suits for our speakers to wear.

Mr Attlee refused to join in this battle and arrived wearing a modest neutral brown. His car, which his wife had been driving, managed to make those parked near it look flamboyant. Indeed, almost any imaginable frame to this simple and dignified portrait, the wedding-cake Town Hall not excepted, would have seemed florid.

But even moderation, Mr. Attlee appeared to feel, can go to immoderate lengths. He found it necessary to direct a little gentle criticism towards Mr. Churchill. "Apparently he thinks that we ration for the pleasure of it and simply to employ a lot of people in the Ministry of Food." And he had a reproving word for Mr. Eden and his "property-owning democracy", reminding the audience that they owned the railways, the Bank of England, and the coalmines anyway. "And," he added, coming near to rais ing his voice, "there'll be other things you will own presently."

Never once for all that did this master of non-gesture lift his hand from the watch-chain it was fingering. Never once did he make a "fancy promise". That he said, would be dishonest. "We have a difficult task. We are not promising that we can complete it even in the next period you give us. We set no limit to the onward advance of the people."

His recognition that there were people as well as politicians in England was received with a roar of applause. Thanks to them, there had been a recovery in this country unparalleled anywhere else. Several children sat on the knees of women near the front of the hall, and not even from this source was there any interruption.

Premier's gentlemanly election tour,
G,
11 February 1950,
republished 11.2.2009,
p. 32,
http://digital.guardian.co.uk/guardian/2009/02/11/pages/ber32.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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