Lord Ashcroft

Campaign-kick off: 24 hours to go

6 May 2015 8:11

Finally, after six weeks of campaigning, endless opinion polls and the semi-TV debates, the final day of the 2015 general…

Campaign kick-off: 48 hours to go

5 May 2015 10:12

Polling day is nigh upon us and the campaigns are going into overdrive today as the party leaders jump on…

New Sheffield Hallam poll raises questions about Lord Ashcroft’s methodology

4 May 2015 21:30

If Nick Clegg loses in Sheffield Hallam, it would be the Portillo moment of the 2015 election. After several tight polls,…

Lord Ashcroft’s final marginal polling shows how tight the election remains

1 May 2015 22:24

Lord Ashcroft has released his final marginal polls before the election, looking at ten marginal seats in England and Scotland.…

Has the Tory crossover in the polls finally arrived?

30 April 2015 16:27

As election day nears, the number of polls appearing is rapidly increasing. But it still remains very tight and the movements…

Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg still locked in tight battles to win their seats

29 April 2015 17:47

Will there be a Portillo moment on election night with any of the party leaders? Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage…

Ukip struggling in key target seats

27 April 2015 20:50

Ukip is expected to do well in a handful of seats, but where? Lord Ashcroft has polled four marginal seats…

Tories six points ahead in new Ashcroft poll and three points ahead according to ICM

27 April 2015 16:55

Two new polls out today have the Tories ahead. Lord Ashcroft’s latest national poll says the Conservatives currently have a…

The arts rely on the generosity of non-doms. We pursue them at our peril

27 April 2015 16:32

This much we know. If Ed Miliband wins, he will reintroduce the 50p top rate of tax, impose a mansion tax on…

Do Labour voters hate the SNP enough to save the Lib Dems?

24 April 2015 12:36

For someone who might be about to lose her seat, Jo Swinson seems very perky as she walks the streets…

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…

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’…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…