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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 latest polls suggest the SNP will take 55 of Scotland's 59 seats

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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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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An anomaly or new trend? Tories six points ahead in latest Ashcroft poll

12 January 2015 18:15

What is going on with the opinion polls? In his first national poll of 2015, Lord Ashcroft has the Conservatives six points ahead of Labour at 34 per cent —… Continue reading

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Five constituencies to watch in the 2015 election

7 January 2015 17:12

Politicians and commentators of all varieties agree: the next election is nigh-on impossible to predict. Even the grand Tory pollster Lord Ashcroft has refused to publicly say what he thinks,… Continue reading

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Watch out Labour, Ukip are coming for you

18 December 2014 17:35

How much of a threat is Ukip to Labour? The tanks of the people’s army have been on the Conservatives’ lawn for some time but we now have an idea… Continue reading

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Esther McVey is one of the Tories under threat according to the latest Ashcroft polling. Picture: Getty

Tories to lose nine seats to Labour in latest Ashcroft poll

5 November 2014 14:08

Lord Ashcroft’s polls are, as a rule, very rarely good news for the Tories these days – the peer clearly hopes that he’s at least warned the party before it… Continue reading

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Labour and Conservative supporters’ placards, held on the occasion of a visit by Gordon Brown to Cardiff during the 2010 election campaign. Image: Getty

Lord Ashcroft’s poll shows a swing to Labour in Tory-held marginal seats

20 August 2014 16:31

One of the most fascinating things about Lord Ashcroft’s latest poll is not its content, but who in the Conservative party will be reading it. Naturally, those trying to hold… Continue reading

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Proof that the Liberal Democrats are a party of ninnies

30 June 2014 16:44

I know that it is unfashionable to feel sorry for Liberal Democrat MPs. Nevertheless there are times when, contemplating their unhappy lot,  it seems appropriate to feel the odd pang… Continue reading

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The Lib Dems are set to lose 15 seats to the Conservatives at the next election.

Tories set to take a dozen seats from Lib Dems in 2015

19 June 2014 18:03

How many seats will the Conservatives take from the Lib Dems at the next election? According to Lord Ashcroft’s latest polling, a dozen or so Tory-Lib Dem marginals look set… Continue reading

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson campaigning in Newark before the by-election. photo: Getty Images.

Tories on course to win Newark by-election, says Ashcroft poll

2 June 2014 17:27

The Tories are looking ever more likely to hold Newark in Thursday’s by-election. In a new poll from Lord Ashcroft this afternoon, the Conservatives are now on 47 per cent… Continue reading

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Who will be the next Prime Minister? Lord Ashcroft's polling suggests Ed Miliband. Photo: STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages

Five things you need to know about Lord Ashcroft’s latest polling

24 May 2014 21:45

Labour is on course to win the next general election, according to Lord Ashcroft. In two polls — one of 26 Tory-Labour marginal constituencies and another national poll carried out… Continue reading

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Tories ahead in national poll for first time since 2012

12 May 2014 15:48

The Tories are ahead in a national opinion poll for the first time since 2012. The first Lord Ashcroft/Conservative Home poll has the Tories ahead by two points, on 34 to… Continue reading

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Who is David Cameron? Read all about it

28 February 2014 14:45

Whatever happens to David Cameron, he will have some reading material post 2015. Dr Anthony Seldon has announced that he will be writing about the Cameron years, just as he… Continue reading

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Labour on track to beat Ukip in Wythenshawe & Sale East

6 February 2014 16:05

Will Ukip make great gains in the Wythenshawe & Sale East by-election next week? According to the latest polling from Lord Ashcroft, the party has increased its vote share by… Continue reading

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Lord Ashcroft to embark on biography of David Cameron

12 November 2013 16:00

Lord Ashcroft is writing a biography of David Cameron, which can’t have pleased the prime minister: the pair fell out, spectacularly, after the 2010 election. Ashcroft has announced that the… Continue reading

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Lord, actually

19 September 2013 17:58

Lord Ashcroft’s Lunch Offensive continues, mercilessly. When he’s not entertaining Tom Watson and other animals, the former Tory donor can be spotted plotting with naughtier Cabinet ministers and loose-lipped journalists.… Continue reading

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The Tories are facing a serious Ukip problem

15 September 2013 19:21

Is Ukip damaging the Tories in crucial marginal constituencies? As I wrote earlier this week, the next election is looking to be close, but there has been much speculation as… Continue reading

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Alex Salmond outside the Scottish Parliament. Two institutions disliked by Scottish voters. Photo: Getty Images.

Scottish voters don’t like independence, their Parliament, what it does or the leaders

9 September 2013 18:23

What do Scottish voters think about the Scottish Parliament? Nothing particularly pleasant, according to Lord Ashcroft’s latest polling. The Tory peer has asked 12,000 Scots over the last few months… Continue reading

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Peter Cruddas is writing a book about his falling out with Downing St.

Cruddas’s revenge

7 August 2013 17:51

Roll up, roll up, Cameron-bashers everywhere. Peter Cruddas is planning to blow some of the £180,000 he won in libel damages against the Sunday Times with a ‘Victory Party’ at… Continue reading

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