Twitter is abuzz today following the election site May 2015‘s claim that Ed Miliband will most likely win the election. The article in question argues that it would be very difficult – and surprising – for Cameron to win a majority or gather enough seats to form a coalition. The site, which describes itself as ‘an unaligned election site‘ came to this conclusion after sampling several polls and looking into marginal seats along with possible coalition deals.
The article won wide praise on social media, with one pundit describing the ‘non-partisan analysis’ as a ‘must-read’:
— Matt Clifford (@matthewclifford) April 19, 2015
— Janice Turner (@VictoriaPeckham) April 19, 2015
— ian leslie (@mrianleslie) April 20, 2015
— Jenni Russell (@jennirsl) April 19, 2015
While Mr S doesn’t doubt the claims in the piece, he wonders whether in the interests of transparency there ought to be a declaration of interests given that the site’s editor Harry Lambert is Ed Miliband’s godson.