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UK Elections

UK Election: Conservatives, Lib Dems Report Progress In

AP | PAISLEY DODDS and DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a dramatic bid to keep his beleaguered Labour Party in power after it was punished in election...

Why the Hung Parliament in UK Could Make a Greener Britain

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin D. J. Harper

As parties scratch around to make uneasy coalitions and alliances, I believe that green jobs and technology could provide a unifying theme that will draw together uneasy political allies.

Bill Lucey

UK Election: A Fight Worth Losing

HuffingtonPost.com | Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If the latest British election estimates hold, Conservatives have won 306 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, short of the 326 needed for a majo...

UK Election: Who Will Lead Britain If No One Wins?

AP | PAISLEY DODDS and DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — There's only one good bet in Britain's razor-edge election: It's likely to reshape the country's politics in historic ways. Should Gor...

What Will Britain Lose If Labour Is Defeated Today?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

The gap between Labour and the Conservatives is far too small, but a lot of people live and die in that gap. If we, the anti-Tory majority, cast our ballots smartly, we will strip Cameron of a majority.

Bigotgate: The Fallout From Gordon Brown's Gaffe

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

No matter what Gordon Brown hopes, his now notorious gaffe - nicknamed 'bigotgate' by the British press - is likely to play a pivotal role in the upco...

Televised Debates are Bad For Democracy

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

There seems to be a consensus that the UK's first televised debates were good for our democracy. I would hesitate before making such a hasty judgment.

British National Election Set For May 6

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain is bracing for a May 6 general election that may alter the landscape of its politics – a race that offers at least three ...

Britain National Election To Be Held May 6, Official Says

AP | DAVID STRINGER and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's first national election in five years will take place on May 6, Prime Minister Gordon Brown planned to announce Tuesday, laun...

UK Coalition Deal Finalized By Cameron, Clegg

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's coalition government outlined a joint program Thursday, promising support for the Afghanistan war, a new drive toward Middle ...

A Momentous Change in British Political History

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

This week, British politics has undergone one of the more momentous changes in history. I don't think we've even begun to appreciate the scale of what has happened.

UK's Electoral Abeyance Spurs Social Media Storm

Amanda Julius | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Julius

Brits didn't exactly flock to the polls in record numbers for last Thursday's election, but after the results left us in limbo for five days we've been refreshing Twitter and news feeds like it's going out of style.

Miliband vs. Miliband: Labour Leader After Gordon Brown Could Be A Family Feud

AP | DAVID STRINGER and RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's humbled Labour Party has begun a potentially bitter race for Gordon Brown's successor following its ouster after 13 years in ...

Gordon Brown To Resign As Labour Party Leader (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced today that he will ask the Labour Party to organize a leadership election so that he can be replaced. Br...

Looking Back at the UK Polls

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for this week looks back at how the exit poll, the pre-election polls and seat projections did in last week's elections in Great Britain. Pl...

UK Exit Polls

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Today is Election Day in Britain and with it come the inevitable questions about exit polls. UK Exit polls are handled a bit differently than ours. In...

Roundup of Final UK Vote & Seat Projections

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The final UK polls have been released and our colleagues at PollingReport/UK and PoliticsHome have updated their averages and seat projections. Here i...

Polling in the UK

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column this week takes a closer look at the mechanics of pre-election polling in the United Kingdom in advance of Thursday's parliamentary election...

Ford: Response to Nate Silver

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

In a previous post at pollster.com I explained the model we have developed with politicshome. Nate Silver has since posted a lengthy critique of our approach, which I will respond to here on behalf of the team.

Ford: Our Model vs. 538

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

As noted yesterday, we are now following the PoliticsHome UK poll tracking and seat projection model developed by political scientists Robert Ford, ...

UK Projections from PoliticsHome

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As the attention of American political junkies turn to May 6 general election in the United Kingdom, we want to highlight the polling averages and pro...

Anthony Wells Interview: Part 2

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Anthony Wells is the editor of the UK Polling Report and an associate director at YouGov [interests disclosed: YouGov is Pollster.com's parent company...

Anthony Wells Interview: Part 1

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Anthony Wells is the editor of the UK Polling Report and an associate director at YouGov. He spoke with Emily Swanson on Tuesday about polling and the...