By-election previews 8.12.16

By-elections on 8th December 2016: SLEAFORD AND NORTH HYKEHAM House of Commons; caused by the resignation of Conservative MP Stephen Phillips, who is dissatisfied with the Government’s strategy for leaving the European Union. He had served since 2010. For the first time since 1990 we have two parliamentary by-elections taking place in successive weeks. After…

Richmond Park

When I look at constituencies I first want to know the demographic balance in the seat. Are there particular demographic groups which dominate? If so, how do they vote? And where else are they found? So, below is the demographic profile of Richmond Park: The first obvious take is that two colours dominate; pink and…

Just to say

I have taken down all the research related to UKIP from these pages. I paid for them out of my own pocket. I didn’t need to do this but I did so in order to try to come up with practical solutions for how Labour deals with the threat from UKIP. There are a number…

By-election preview 28.11.16

One Monday by-election on 28 November 2016: ARBROATH EAST AND LUNAN Angus council; caused by the resignation of Independent councillor Bob Spink on health grounds. He had served since 2003 after retiring from the family firm R R Spink and Sons, manufacturers of Arbroath smokies. Monday by-elections don’t come around very often, but this is…