About May2015

May2015 is the New Statesman’s new, unaligned election site. It will be producing stories, interviews and ideas on the general election, and gathering all the most relevant data – on everything from polls to policy.

What’s going to happen over the next eight months and who’s going to win? We have built an interactive platform that allows you to track the latest polls, look ahead to different scenarios, and make your own predictions.

Track the latest polls

  • Our poll of polls automatically tracks the latest numbers and allows you to explore how voting intentions have changed since 1970.

You can zero in on any time since the coalition was formed. Did media storms like the “Cash for Access” scandal or hacking inquiry make a difference? Did the Great Recession? And has the recent economic upturn helped the government? You can use our data to find out.

Who will win?

  • What do those polls mean? Each day we turn the headline numbers into a projection which shows you how many – and exactly which – seats each party would win if the election were tomorrow.

You can see what percentage of the vote would UKIP need to win the 20-30 seats they covet, how many more seats would Labour win if both parties received the same number of votes, and what the current polls suggest will happen on election day.

The team

May2015 will be edited by Harry Lambert. He will be helped by regular analysis from New Statesman political editor George Eaton, commentary and on-the-ground reporting from Staggers editor Anoosh Chakelian and NS contributor Tim Wigmore, and posts from our range of contributing editors. Tom Monk heads up data and development for the site, Charles Morris is the site’s executive editor.

The site will cover the day’s major political stories, link to the best content elsewhere, and include regular features – from interviews to in-depth analyses of the key issues.


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