The next election is shaping up to be one of the most bitterly fought – and most difficult to predict – in a generation. Labour and the Tories, which once attracted 96 per cent of the vote between them, are now both mired in the low 30s. Ukip is draining support from the Tories’ right flank (and may hurt Labour in its northern seats, too), while the Liberal Democrat vote has been significantly reduced by the party’s decision to enter a coalition with the Conservatives.
May2015 aims to give readers the tools they need to understand the the big currents underlying British politics.
Amid the day to day churn of politics, it can be hard to separate fact from opinion, and wild speculation from well-sourced predictions, as well as to distinguish between “the signal and the noise”. Today we’re launching our new election site, May2015.com, which aims to give readers the tools they need to understand the big currents underlying so much of British politics.