General Election 2019

Can Labour’s moderates learn from all their mistakes?

13 December 2019 16:18

Labour’s defeat is so terrible that it provides the kind of creative destruction that could save the party. It will…

Boris Johnson promises to ‘unite and level up’ the UK. Can he really achieve that?

13 December 2019 15:53

Boris Johnson’s victory speech in Downing Street was aimed at the voters unsure about his government, whether they be the…

The fall of Labour’s ‘Red Wall’ is a moment to celebrate

13 December 2019 7:26

The ‘red wall’ has fallen. Brick by brick. Almost every bit of it. Seats held by Labour for decades have…

Election live blog: Boris Johnson leads Tories to huge victory

13 December 2019 6:12

Election headlines (all 650 seats now declared) The Tories have secured a majority of 80, with a vote share of 44%…

What are the parties trying to tell voters in their leaflets?

10 December 2019 19:53

What’s the point of political leaflets, anyway? Many voters in target seats will be asking that very question on an…

Tories benefit from no-show at chaotic TV debate as election enters final days

8 December 2019 20:49

Believe it or not, there was yet another televised election debate tonight, this time on Channel 4, called the ‘Everything…

Andrew Neil interview: Jo Swinson sticks to her guns

4 December 2019 20:29

Jo Swinson had a terrible session on Question Time earlier in the election campaign, but tonight in her interview with…

How money for losing MPs can skew elections

4 December 2019 19:09

With just over a week to go till polling day, tis the season for endorsements from publications and public figures.…

This is the most important election in modern history – it’s time to take sides

4 December 2019 16:33

Next week, voters will decide the future of the government, of Brexit, and perhaps of the Union. Jeremy Corbyn has…

Party leaders shape up for a week of talking Trump and terror

1 December 2019 22:04

Tonight’s ITV election debate had a slightly different cast to the seven-way BBC programme on Friday night, but its spokespeople…

Election debate: leaders squabble over how they can stop Brexit

29 November 2019 21:17

For a seven-way debate which didn’t even feature the two main party leaders, tonight’s BBC election programme was remarkably good.…

Five reasons why this election could still go wrong for the Tories

29 November 2019 16:00

With YouGov’s MRP model pointing to a 68-seat Tory majority, Conservative voters might think they have pretty solid ground for…

Tories shouldn’t be terrified by Trump’s trip to London

28 November 2019 11:35

Never mind the polls, Conservative insiders are more terrified about something else at the moment. The Donald is coming. CCHQ…

Jeremy Corbyn flounders on anti-Semitism, Brexit, tax and spending

26 November 2019 20:05

Jeremy Corbyn’s interview with Andrew Neil was one of the most uncomfortable half hours of the Labour leader’s tenure. In…

Can the Tories really underpromise in their manifesto and overdeliver in government?

25 November 2019 10:08

Boris Johnson is today launching the Welsh Conservatives’ manifesto. For the Tories, this event comes with a trigger warning: it…

Priti Patel hasn’t learned the lesson of ‘no such thing as society’

21 November 2019 18:27

Can Priti Patel really stand in Barrow-in-Furness, which has some of the most deprived wards in the country, and say…

The ten worst ideas in Labour’s manifesto

21 November 2019 16:00

It is quite a challenge to boil down the Labour manifesto to its 10 silliest ideas, but here are my…

What’s going wrong for the Lib Dems?

20 November 2019 18:44

The Liberal Democrats may have brought confetti canons to their manifesto launch, but they have still struggled to get as…

Why the Tories will be happier than Labour with last night’s debate

19 November 2019 22:20

Last night’s leaders debate was a scrappy affair. The format meant that neither leader was able to get going properly…

Boris vs Corbyn: ITV election debate live blog

19 November 2019 19:59

Boris Johnson has clashed with Jeremy Corbyn in the first leaders’ debate of the snap December election. Here are all…