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Watch out 2025 polling stations

Watch out 2025 polling stations | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
What issues were important to you when you were 10? Pupils at Grasmere Primary School have been thinking up some serious questions for local politicians. Here are some:
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UK election 2015: can young voters make a difference?

UK election 2015: can young voters make a difference? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the electorate ages, young people are becoming less and less of a political force but there are some seats where they remain key to the result

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Labour and Lib Dems to hit joint total of 339 seats, study predicts

Labour and Lib Dems to hit joint total of 339 seats, study predicts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Forecast for May election based on mathematical modelling shows Labour on 291 seats, Tories on 281 and Liberal Democrats on 48.

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Labour's 'manifesto for women': Miliband to target the 9 million who didn't vote at the last election

Labour's 'manifesto for women': Miliband to target the 9 million who didn't vote at the last election | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour will target the nine million women who did not vote at the last general election after new figures showed that more women than men have turned their backs on politics.
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Labour's 'manifesto for women': Miliband to target the 9m who didn't vote at the last election

Labour's 'manifesto for women': Miliband to target the 9m who didn't vote at the last election | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour will target the nine million women who did not vote at the last general election after new figures showed that more women than men have turned their backs on politics.
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Political parties are in need of friends

Political parties are in need of friends | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour’s problem is that many of the voters lost in 2010 have now moved on to UKIP (propelled more by immigration than Europe), rather than being won back.
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Student vote may hand power to Labour as Lib Dem support collapses

Student vote may hand power to Labour as Lib Dem support collapses | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research by an Oxford academic suggests that university students could hold the key to which political party forms the next United Kingdom government after the May 2015 general election.

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Immigration: Boston and Skegness most negative area about immigration impact in whole country

Immigration: Boston and Skegness most negative area about immigration impact in whole country | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The issue of immigration has often thrust Boston into the spotlight. Here – and in a series of articles online today – Gemma Gadd explores views on its impact and one study that looks at the negative feeling in the area...
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New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation

New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In five decades, the number of people with no religion in Britain has grown from just three per cent of the population to nearly half, according to a new survey.

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Ukip support keeps evolving since European polls

Later this month, Ukip will descend on the northern Labour-held town of Doncaster to hold its annual conference. The party has good cause to celebrate. Since its last conference in 2013, at which Nigel Farage was overshadowed by Godfrey Bloom, Ukip has made a serious advance.

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Boost for Scottish independence as undecided voters switch to yes camp

Boost for Scottish independence as undecided voters switch to yes camp | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A quarter of voters who were undeclared in March have since said they will be voting yes, survey finds


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The British Election Study's latest Future of the UK and Scotland work features in this article. 

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Meet Labour's teenage hopeful with more Twitter followers than Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg

Meet Labour's teenage hopeful with more Twitter followers than Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

IBTimes UK quizzed 19-year-old George Aylett about social media, young people and politics.

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Students Surging for Green

The 'Green Surge' has landed. The growth of the party now boasts a lead over the Liberal Democrats. The growth of the Young Greens this year has been particularly interesting, doubling in size since March alone to over 11,000 members.

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Almost 100 years on from winning the vote, women shun the polling booths

Almost 100 years on from winning the vote, women shun the polling booths | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study, commissioned by Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman, has revealed a widening gender 'turnout gap' in general elections - with fewer women voting than men

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Britain likely to allow voting at 16

In a massive shift, Britain is planning to allow 16 year olds to vote in the upcoming general election in May. Prime Minister David Cameron has backed a House of Commons vote on expanding ballot to teenagers.

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Parties target older voters at expense of young, says Labor's Sadiq Khan

Parties target older voters at expense of young, says Labor's Sadiq Khan | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Shadow justice secretary says campaign managers for all major parties focus on older voters who are more likely to vote

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The Farage revolution gets more absurd, yet the voters still back it

The Farage revolution gets more absurd, yet the voters still back it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ukip is embroiled in yet another scandal, but far from self-destructing, the party remains a threat to the Tories.

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Students could swing the general election – if they register

Labour and the Tories are so close in the polls that students could prove decisive if they turn their anger over tuition fees into electoral might

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South Holland and The Deepings: We're mainly eurosceptics with a dim view on the impact of immigration

Many voters in South Holland and The Deepings have a strong leaning towards the UK leaving the European Union and believe immigration has had a bad cultural impact, new research has found. The report published last week was based on the 2015 British Election Study, which interviewed about 30,000 people in May and June 2014. ...
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Love your local MP? Probably not

MPs who take comfort in the old adage that while people don’t like politicians, they do like their own MP, may have to think again, according to new research from the British Election Study (BES)

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The Tories' future is threatened by their lack of minority appeal

The Tories' future is threatened by their lack of minority appeal | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Baroness Warsi was right – the Tories do have a problem with the ethnic vote, a problem that could crush them.

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Where the big arguments for devolution are heading

"A recent survey by the British Election Study suggests 74% of voters want some or a lot more devolution. Only 35% of them are Yes supporters.  57% of No voters actually want more devolution and 50% of all voters believe it will happen if No wins. This is a rising tide the pro-Union parties are desperate to harness."

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