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    Do party leader approval ratings predict UK general election results?

Do party leader approval ratings predict UK general election results?

In the lead up to the UK general election in May, a number of commentators have focused on the approval ratings of each of the main parties’ leaders. But do approval ratings have a clear impact on the overall support for a party in British elections? Jack Blumenau examines past trends in party leader approval rates, putting recent figures […]

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    If the European Parliament voting system were changed to an open-list system, many voters would switch their support from UKIP to the Conservative party

If the European Parliament voting system were changed to an open-list system, many voters would switch their support from UKIP to the Conservative party

Britain currently uses a closed-list system for the European Parliament elections, allowing voters only to express support for a parties as a whole. An open-list system would allow a voter to choose a candidate from one of the mainstream political parties, whilst still expressing her preferences on the European issue through the selection of a party. Since their exists substantial intra-party diversity. Jack […]

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