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Tories are consolidating while Labour are extending leads in key marginals

14 April 2015 16:14

Lord Ashcroft has released his latest round of polling, looking at ten competitive Tory-Labour seats. In all of the constituencies, Ashcroft has reported swings to Labour, ranging from 0.5 per cent… Continue reading

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Prime Minister David Cameron talks with a local family as he campaigns on April 13, 2015 in Alnwick, England.

Campaign kick-off: 23 days to go

14 April 2015 9:12

Today, it’s the Conservative Party’s turn to release its manifesto. Labour pushed out its own document ‘Britain can do better’ yesterday, so it’s Tories’ turn to try and better it.… Continue reading

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Exclusive: David Cameron’s official biographer responds to Lord Ashcroft

13 April 2015 15:58

This morning Lord Ashcroft wrote a blog post for ConservativeHome detailing information regarding his upcoming biography of David Cameron, Call me Dave. Ashcroft, who is known to have a lukewarm… Continue reading

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It’s now too late for Tories (or Labour) to change what people think about them

12 April 2015 7:04

My most recent constituency polling has found an increase in support for Labour and the Conservatives (and, in their own battlegrounds, the Liberal Democrats) while the UKIP share has drifted… Continue reading

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Protesters hold placards and signs against nuclear weapons during a rally against the Trident nuclear programme in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland, on April 4, 2015.

Campaign kick-off: 28 days to go

9 April 2015 9:56

Trident is set to be the big issue today — but the fight isn’t just about policy. Several newspapers have splashed on the news that the Tories are attempting to… Continue reading

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Ashcroft marginal polls show Tory-Labour races remain tight — and Ukip is falling behind

8 April 2015 21:37

The Tory-Labour battleground remains very close. Lord Ashcroft has returned to ten competitive marginal seats in his latest round of polling and has found swings to Labour, ranging from 0.5… Continue reading

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Could Nick Clegg really lose his seat?

1 April 2015 13:29

Will the Liberal Democrats avoid being wiped out at the upcoming election? In his latest round of constituency polling, Lord Ashcroft has revisited eight Liberal Democrat marginal constituencies he deems to… Continue reading

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Lord Ashcroft jets off into the sunset

31 March 2015 16:49

So farewell then Lord Ashcroft: well, not quite. The former Tory Party treasurer has announced today that he has resigned his life peerage, yet will be able to keep his… Continue reading

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Labour leader Ed Miliband and Jeremy Paxman chat during the filming of  'Cameron & Miliband ; The Battle For Number 10' on March 26, 2015 in London, England.

Two more polls suggest Ed Miliband’s ‘Paxo bounce’ is sliding away

30 March 2015 23:56

Ed Miliband’s so-called ‘Paxo bounce’ in the opinion polls is ebbing away. The polls out this evening have the Conservatives either level pegging with Labour or slightly ahead. Tonight’s latest from YouGov/The Sun… Continue reading

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Still no lead: Tories and Labour tied in two new polls

23 March 2015 23:51

Two polls out today have the Conservatives and Labour neck and neck, while another has Labour ahead by two points. Lord Ashcroft’s national poll has the two main parties at 33 per cent… Continue reading

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Poll of key marginal seats finds swing towards Labour

17 March 2015 15:07

Are the Conservatives or Labour wining the ground war in marginal seats? Lord Ashcroft has polled eight key constituencies — of which seven are currently held by Conservatives and one by Labour — that he… Continue reading

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Four polls show that neither Conservatives nor Labour are pulling ahead

16 March 2015 23:16

Another week, another set of polls that put Labour and the Tories on an almost level footing. In his weekly national poll, Lord Ashcroft has the Conservatives two points ahead… Continue reading

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David Cameron wants to party like it’s 2011

11 March 2015 10:50

This was a landmark week in this long election campaign. It was the first this year in which two pollsters (YouGov and Lord Ashcroft) each posted a Conservative lead outside… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage’s birthday message for Lord Ashcroft

6 March 2015 12:00

As Lord Ashcroft turned 69 this week, the international businessman celebrated with a polling event on his birthday to announce the impending Labour bloodbath north of the border: ‘Good evening and… Continue reading

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New Ashcroft polling points to Labour/SNP bloodbath

4 March 2015 20:45

Has the SNP threat to Labour in Scotland abated? Not yet according to Lord Ashcroft, who has released his latest round of constituency level polling. Focusing on the SNP/Labour marginals,… Continue reading

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Glasgow Prepares For The Independence Vote

Night of the long claymores: the SNP are poised for a historic, momentous, victory.

4 March 2015 19:16

The latest Scottish polling conducted by Lord Ashcroft is another reminder, should you still need it, that this year’s election looks like being an unmitigated disaster for Unionism. The noble,… Continue reading

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Two polls put the Tories ahead while the Lib Dems hit a 25 year low

4 March 2015 9:26

Are the Conservatives beginning to pull ahead of Labour? Two polls out this week suggest this might be the case. Today’s YouGov/The Sun poll puts the Tories on 36 per… Continue reading

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Ukip's Nigel Farage Campaigns Before European Elections

A bad week for Ukip in the polls — and a good one for Labour

24 February 2015 8:56

Ukip’s spate of bad publicity appears to be hitting it in the polls. The racism row over the Meet the Ukippers documentary comes as the party has dropped several points in two new… Continue reading

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Ashcroft poll: Ukip second in four top target seats

19 February 2015 11:56

How close is Ukip to taking away seats from the Conservatives in May? Lord Ashcroft has surveyed the Ukip-Tory battleground in his latest round of constituency polling. He has surveyed four likely… Continue reading

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Scottish electoral geography is working to the SNP’s advantage

6 February 2015 12:31

The dramatic rout of Scottish Labour continues. Polls suggest the SNP will take 55 out of 59 seats and of the 14 constituencies surveyed by Lord Ashcroft, only Glasgow North East is set… Continue reading

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The implosion of Scottish Labour means the battle for Britain has only just begun

4 February 2015 14:02

Gordon Brown is holding an adjournment debate on the union this evening, which comes after an Ashcroft poll which shows precisely what danger the union is in. If today’s polls… Continue reading

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Ashcroft poll: Labour faces wipeout in Scotland

4 February 2015 10:01

How much is the SNP going to harm Labour in the general election? Labour is already braced for a battering but a new set of polling from Lord Ashcroft shows just how… Continue reading

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Coming soon: David Cameron’s obituary

29 January 2015 10:00

Isabel Oakeshott has gone to such lengths to get close to David Cameron for the biography she is helping Lord Ashcroft write that she has even been pictured following him… Continue reading

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100 days till polling day: the Tories are just ahead but anything could happen

27 January 2015 12:17

Today marks 100 days till the election — so how is the race looking? Still very close, according to the most recent opinion polls. In three polls released over the… Continue reading

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Last Minute Canvassing Takes Place Before Tomorrow's Crucial Elections

Green Party up to 11 per cent in latest Ashcroft poll

19 January 2015 17:06

After overtaking Ukip in membership stakes, the Greens are now snapping at its heels in the polls. According to Lord Ashcroft’s latest poll, 11 per cent are now intending to vote Green… Continue reading

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